Dating herend porcelain
Objects such as teapots, vases, jugs and figures are made by pouring slip into plaster of paris moulds.
The resultant casts are removed from the moulds assembled using more liquid slip and the rough edges smoothed away.
Herend started out making earthenware, but by the 1840s was producing porcelain tableware.
Early Herend porcelain patterns are similar to Meissen and Sevres designs.
The pieces are painted with burnt orange flowers and gold trim.
They are marked with "Herend, Hungary, Handpainted" in blue. Can you tell me the name of the pattern and how old it is?
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The Herend factory, one of Europe’s finest porcelain manufacturers flourishes in the town.
Founded in 1826 to produce earthenware products it struggled until 1839 when Moric Fischer took over the factory and perfected the art of porcelain manufacture.
Herend makes replacement pieces for any of its patterns by special order. For more information on Herend, including a timeline of history and marks, go to
Although the design and shape of your dishes look old, this Herend mark indicates they were not made before 1965.
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Originally some items were thrown on a potter’s wheel or pressed onto moulds to ensure uniformity.