The past few days we’ve visited the Manufactory of Herend in Hungary. It is always a miracle to return to the hometown of the European White Gold. We met the Manufactory leaders, had some words with the painters, and also discussed some of our new ideas with the management. This is a great moment to say a few words about the start of the Manufactory.
Porcelain is the noblest ceramic material. The word ceramics comes from the Greek Kerameia, which means ‘fired’. Porcelain is a “white wonder” made of ceramic material heated to high temperatures in a kiln.
If you were thinking about the hunt of the pheasant but did not participated at it, here are some Good To Know facts about the Pheasant hunt and why Herend’s figurine is important at it.
In the name Fo Dog or Fu Dog, the Fo stands for Buddha or Prosperity. Herend and the whole Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was influenced by orientalism in the 19th century so it was obvious for them to include Foo dogs in the product range. But where did Foo dog came from?