Herend MING Pattern 7.3” Dessert Plate Jubilee Edition


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Manufacturer:Herend Porcelain Manufactory (Hungary)
Quality:Handpainted, 1st class, made in 1976
Pattern:Ming (MG)
Condition:Pre-owned, in excellent condition, as seen on photos.
No chips, no cracks or repairs.
Diameter:7.3″ (18.5cm)
Form number:2518/MG
Marks:Impressed HEREND and form number. Painted jubilee edition mark from 1976, form number and pattern code.
Note:The period of the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644) brought the golden age of porcelain. The shapes of the blueish-green porcelain pieces are very varied, with colourful decoration (landscapes or reclining figures). This type of Chinese porcelain reached Europe through Dutch traders and inspired European faience and later porcelain factories to make Chinese-style objects. Chinoiserie décors were made also at Herend in the 1850s, among them the Ming pattern, showing a seated woman in a Chinese interior, painted in enamel, surrounded by a gilded garland. A mid-19th-century king of Sardinia had an incomplete service in this pattern, for which no European factory had been willing to provide replacers. The ambassador of the kingdom turned to Mór Fischer, who undertook the task. Fischer delivered the pieces personally to the Turin court, where he managed to exchange the ones he had made for originals. The lords expressed reservations about these compared with the ‘originals’. Then Fischer revealed the truth and the Herend pieces greatly enhanced the manufactory’s reputation.