This is an exceptional Large Soup/Vegetable Serving Tureen made by Herend in Hungary in their famous Queen Victoria Pattern. The tureen is marked with Herend back stamp and 22 / VBO on the bottom. It features a colorful Chinese influenced flowers and butterflies around the embossed lace like rim and green and gold border. The tureen shows the high quality of Herend porcelain. 8 1/8 in diameter. At the rim and 9 1/2 tall to the end of the lid. The tureen is in great condition with no chips, crack or crazing. I have more pieces of this lovely pattern. It is a truly beautiful vintage piece that will be a great addition to any collection. The Herend Porcelain Manufactoryis a Hungarian manufacturing company, specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain. Founded in 1826, it is based in the town of Herend. In the mid-19th century it was purveyor to the Habsburg Dynasty and aristocratic customers throughout Europe. Many of its classic patterns are still in production. Some well-known patterns were named for the first customers: (Queen Victoria, Esterházy, Batthyány, Rothschild, Apponyi). In 1865 Francis Joseph I gave a noble title to Fischer, in appreciation of his work in porcelain art. From 1872 Mór Fischer Farkasházy, Purveyor to the Royal Court, was entitled to use the shapes and patterns of the Manufactory of Vienna, which had closed down. Herend products are made from hard-paste porcelain using a mixture of kaolin, feldspar and quartz. After cleaning, decorating and drying, the porcelain is first fired at 830 degrees Celsius. The fired pieces are then immersed in a glaze and fired again, this time at 1410 degrees Celsius. This results in white, translucent porcelain. At this stage it is ready for painting by hand and then, depending whether it has been painted with colors or with gold, it is finished off with one or two more firings. Herend porcelain has won 24 grand and gold prizes in world exhibitions between 1851 and 1937. One of the best known Herend patterns was presented at the London World Exhibition in 1851, the Chinese-style butterflies and flowery branches painted in joyful, lively colors. The British Queen, Victoria, ordered a dinner set with its gold medal-winning pattern for Windsor Castle. And so the pattern is named “Viktória”. The Herend Porcelain Manufactory was purveyor to the Habsburg Dynasty and the aristocracy, both in Hungary and abroad. The factory continues to manufacture porcelain according to the traditional methods, in order to produce a consistent quality. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favourites list. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We will open an unpaid case after four days. The item “Large Herend Queen Victoria Large Soup Tureen Lemon Handle 22 VBO Green Border” is in sale since Saturday, March 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Herend”. The seller is “retro_saloon23″ and is located in Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Object Type: Platter
- Brand: Herend
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Pattern: Queen Victoria
- Featured Refinements: Herend Queen Victoria
- Model: 156 / V
- Color: Multi-Color