The history of Herend porcelain goes back over two hundred years, and over that time the factory has produced some 12,000 different types of handmade objects and ornaments.
The Herend Porcelain Manufactory is a Hungarian manufacturing company, one of the world's largest ceramic factories, specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain. Founded in 1826, it is based in the town of Herend near the city of Veszprém.
This lovely figurine, circa 1980, portrays a white cat playing with a blue ball. The natural white colored figurine has facial tints of pastel pink and blue. It measures 4 1/2" in length and 5" in height and carries the Herend backstamp introduced after 1948. Also impressed "Herend", form number and painter identification. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Lovely piece of Herend porcelain.