This is a Very Sweet Herend Hungary Hand Painted Miniature Basket. It is in the Raspberry Indian Pattern with a basket weave design around the top rim and has (2) delicate little handles. Herend Chinese Bouquet Raspberry This pattern and color were originally created for Count Albert Apponyi in 1930. The delicate East Indian flower detailing was adapted from the earlier Herend pattern "Indian Basket". This wee Basket has no damage or wear, is in perfect condition and measures 2 7/8" by 2 1/8" across the top, it is 1 3/8" by 2" across the bottom and measures 3" across the top with the handles. Herend is a small town in Hungary (Europe), near the city of Veszprém. The history of the town goes back into Roman times, indicated by the findings near the precincts of the town, while in the Middle Ages a few villages occupied the area where the current town stands. After the Ottoman Turkish administration of Hungary, the then-village was largely emptied, but the Barren of Herend was repopulated between 1764 and 1847. The Herend Porcelain factory in Herend, Hungary. The town is most famous for its long tradition of excellent porcelain manufacturing. Founded in 1826, Herend Porcelain is one of the world's largest ceramic factories, specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain. In the mid-19th century it was purveyor to the Habsburg Dynasty and aristocratic customers throughout Europe. Many of its classic patterns are still in production. After the fall of communism in Hungary the factory was privatized and is now 75% owned by its management and workers, exporting to over 60 countries of the world. The Porcelain Museum of Herend has been open to visitors since 1964 and was chosen as the museum of the year 2002 in Hungary.
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