DESCRIPTION: Absolutely timeless! This Herend handpainted little round vintage trinket dish could be placed on your night table, used as a soap dish during a dinner party, or hold dessert mints on your dining table. On white porcelain, the design features butterflies and a bird…with surprise little bugs roaming across the dish! The scalloped edge is rimmed in gold with a basketweave outer edge. On reverse, you’ll find three floating tiny leaves.
It is said you must brush your fingers across Herend pieces to fully appreciate the white porcelain, handpainted designs, and to fully understand the passion and vision of each master painter. I wholeheartedly agree.
Herend (near Budapest) Hungary, 1826-present, was founded by Vince Stingl and the company made earthenware. Herend was acquired by Mor (or Moric or Moritz) Fischer in 1839 whose productions were inspired by Sevres, Meissen and Vienna, and included fine reproductions. His grandson later assumed the business and it was nationalized in 1944 and re-privatized after 1990.
WHY I LIKE IT: Herend is synonymous with luxury and I think every home should have at least one collectible piece from this famous Hungarian manufacturer. This design is classic and the round trinket dish is versatile.
BACKSTAMP(S): Herend (impressed) and 2nd Class Product Mark (in blue)
DIMENSIONS: 4-7/8” round
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent. No chips, cracks, crazing or repairs.
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Best, Maureen Lynn