Queen Victoria Dined On It.
Princess Diana Delighted To
It In Her Christmas Stocking.
Now Savor A Special Herend
Experience Of Your Own.
Herend is a sound investment in hand painted art, but not the sort to admire from afar. Its durable hard paste porcelain body and dishwasher-safe attribute make it a breeze to enjoy.
Herend is perpetual, with dinnerware patterns never discontinued. Those purchased today will always be available, whether one, ten or a hundred years go by.
Herend is timeless, being ever in vogue.
Herend is uniquely yours, with dinnerware personalization options ranging from hand painted 24-kt gold monograms to custom-designed sets.
Herend keeps excellent company, being owned by royalty, dignitaries and celebrities from all walks of life and sold in very select stores specializing in superior goods and service.
Brush your fingers along Herend’s smooth white porcelain body and hand painted designs, and sense the passion of great sculptors, master painters and visionary designers imbued in every piece they lovingly craft.
Invite Herend into your heart and home, and behold the ideal co-mingling of beauty and practicality. Intended for use and enjoyment as well as artistic allure, Herend’s durability and ease of care ensure it fits perfectly with your lifestyle.
This is the start of the lifelong love affair. This is the romance of Herend.
How Herend Began
Herend holds a rich history spanning many years, crossing many oceans and charming generation after generation to enjoy worldwide acclaim as the pinnacle in supreme porcelain, also known as “white gold.”
Now the biggest porcelain manufactory in Europe, Herend was founded in 1826 to produce earthenware in the small Hungarian village for which it was named. At the time, Hungary was flooded with low-cost pottery, so competition was fierce. In 1839 a major turning point occurred when Mor Fischer became the Manufactory’s new owner. Taking Herend in an entirely new direction, visionary Fischer carved out the unique niche of producing dinnerware replacement pieces for Europe’s royal families to complement their valuable porcelain patterns from Germany and the Far East.