Some of the most sought-after collectibles at Replacements, Ltd. are the splendid porcelain figurines from Herend – many hand-decorated in the trademark fishnet motif, with rich gold trim. A wide selection of Herend giftware – animal figurines, porcelain vases, boxes, and more – is available in our inventory. This month, we’re showcasing a wonderful selection of Herend figurines, just in time for springtime decorating and gift ideas!
The original Herend factory was established in Hungary by Vince Stingl in 1826. The firm focused primarily on the production of stoneware, but it also experimented with various methods for producing high-quality porcelain that could compete with the porcelain imported into Europe from Asia. In 1839, ownership of Herend was transferred to Mor Fischer. In a short period of time, Fischer successfully reproduced many of the popular patterns from the Orient. His works were recognized for their excellence at the Hungarian Art Exhibition, the Vienna Exhibition of 1845, the New York World Exhibition in 1853, and the Paris Exhibition of 1855.
Herend’s best-known figurines were first produced during the Great Depression. The company wanted to offer a line of affordable items for the average consumer as Europe recovered from the economic calamity of the 1930s. Herend released a porcelain figural collection that included designs of more than 150 birds and 200 animals, in a variety of sizes, to accommodate most budgets. The company faced more challenges during the Second World War, when the conflict made it impossible to import the raw materials needed to produce high-quality porcelain. When the Iron Curtain descended over Eastern Europe at the end of the war, Herend was nationalized by the Communist government. Eventually a deal was struck with authorities that enabled Herend to import the famous clay of Limoges, France, and resume production of high-quality porcelain.
Follow the link below to browse our special selection of Herend figurines this month and place your order.
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