Since 1826, Herend has produced some of the finest porcelain in the world. With painstaking care, each Herend figurine is brought to life by the skilled hands of artisans crafting and painting these charming porcelain creations. Brush your fingers along Herend's smooth white porcelain figurines and hand-painted designs, and sense the passion of great sculptors, master painters and visionary designers imbued in every piece they lovingly craft.
What Is Herend Porcelain?
Herend is a world-renowned manufacturer of fine porcelain. Based in Herend, Hungary, Herend has been producing handmade and hand-painted porcelain home decor and dinnerware since 1826. Over the many years, Herend has won a number of awards and considerable recognition for their beautiful porcelain creations. In 1957, Herend products became available in the USA and now there are over 350 authorized dealers nationwide. Today, Herend offers a large selection of elegant dinnerware and porcelain figurines, from bunnies and baby shoes to cats and dogs.
Why Are Herend Figurines So Valuable?
Each Herend figurine undergoes a laborious process to be created out of the finest materials by a skilled porcelain artisan and then is hand-painted with extreme detail. The porcelain used to manufacture Herend figurines and dinnerware is the finest you can find anywhere in the world. Herend products are made from a hard-paste porcelain using a mixture of kaolin, feldspar and quartz. After multiple firings, they are hand-painted with Herend’s trademark fishnet pattern design found on most of the figurines today. It is this use of the finest materials combined with the large amount of highly skilled labor and 100’s of years of experience that goes into each piece which makes these artful creations so valuable.