A delightful, pretty vintage hand painted Herend, Rothschild bird design, three piece coffee ( espresso / mocca ) set for one, post 1948. Many connoisseurs consider this pattern, first created in 1860 for the Rothschild family of Europe, to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain. Twelve different motifs portray a 19th century tale about Baroness Rothschild, who lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. Several days later it was found by her gardener, who saw birds playing with it in a tree.
Size : plate - diameter : 16.5 cm. ( 6 1/2 inches ).
saucer's diameter : 11.5 cm. ( 4 17/32" ).
cup : 6 cm. ( 2 23/64" ) tall, diameter at the top : 6 cm. ( 2 23/64" ).
The set weighs : 305 g. ( 10 3/4 ounces ).
Condition : very good - no chips , cracks or other flaws.
Vintage Herend, Rothschild bird design, three piece coffee set.