Herend Rothschild Bird Dinnerware
The story behind the Herend Rothschild Bird pattern is an interesting one. It is said that in the 1850s, Baroness Rothschild of the famous Rothschild banking family had a set of dinnerware commissioned for her home in Vienna. She requested that the design feature birds and flowers found in her garden, and that the birds have a blue head like her favorite species of bird.
The task was given to the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, which was founded in Hungary in 1826 and was known for its high-quality and intricate porcelain pieces. The designers and artisans at Herend created the Rothschild Bird pattern, which features colorful birds, butterflies, and flowers in a delicate and intricate design. They added the blue head to the birds as per the Baroness's request, and the pattern was a hit with the Rothschild family.
The pattern soon became popular with other aristocratic families in Europe, and it has remained a favorite of porcelain collectors and enthusiasts ever since. The Herend Porcelain Manufactory still produces the Rothschild Bird pattern today, using the same techniques and attention to detail that have made it famous for over 150 years. It has become a symbol of the company's legacy of producing fine porcelain, and a testament to the lasting appeal of beautiful and timeless designs.