You can buy it directly on our reception !
Queen Victoria dined on it, and Princess Diana delighted to it in her annual Christmas stocking. Now it’s time to savor a special Herend experience of your own.
Herend holds a rich history spanning many years, crossing many oceans and charming generation after generation, to enjoy worldwide acclaim as the pinnacle in supreme porcelain, also known as “white gold.” Now the biggest porcelain manufactory in Europe, Herend, was founded in 1826 to produce pottery.
The Vienna Exhibition in 1845, the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, the Exhibition of All Nations in New York in 1853, and the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855, brought the highest recognition for Herend. Orders were made on behalf of several royal courts and for many aristocrats, both in Hungary and abroad. The names of well-known patterns refer to the first customers, Queen Victoria, Earl Esterházy, the Rothschilds, and so on. Herend was a main supplier of porcelain to the Habsburg Dynasty as well.
Queen Victoria ordered a whole service of Herend porcelain at the first World Fair in London. Her name became associated with the Victoria pattern, and the collection was named after her. Princess Diana collected Herend China figurines. Her collection, now on display at the Spencer Family's home at Althorp, consisted of various animals, painted in the classic Herend fishnet design. Several Herend pieces were donated to Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI received a Herend figurine for his 80th birthday. Formula 1 pilot and champion, Lewis Hamilton is the happy owner of a Herend Trophy, presented to him for his victory in the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a collector and has purchased several pieces of Herend China.
Herend Porcelain Manufactory operates today as the world's largest porcelain manufactory and as a profitable enterprise. Herend performs the balance of tradition and innovation, passing on its 19th century traditions in the 21st century.
Where to buy?
Beside the tea set with Victoria pattern or Princess Diana`s favourite scaly animal figures, you can find many other pieces of the Herend Porcelain Manufactury. Each of them is a piece of art, and can be bought in the hotel, thanks to the cooperation of Hotel Amade with the Herend Porcelain Manufactury.