Fine Hungarian porcelain on show in Shanghai

The exhibition Festive Season with Herend Porcelain, which showcases 106 fine porcelain objects from Hungary, is taking place at the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum from Nov. 19 to Dec. 12.

"I'm pleased to have the exhibition of the Hungarian cultural heritage porcelain brand Herend in this stunning villa-building of the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum, which was originally designed by the Hungarian architect Laszlo Hudec in 1922," said Szilard Bolla, Consul General of Hungary in Shanghai.

According to Bolla, the Herend Porcelain Manufactory has since its foundation in 1826 been making high quality porcelain and is today one of the largest manufacturers of its kind. The crafting of the factory's porcelain is still done manually today.

Herend Porcelain is named after Herend, a city beside Lake Belaton in western Hungary, where it is produced. Queen Victoria of Britain once ordered a full set of tableware at the first World Exhibition in London in 1851, and the design that she loved was later named Queen Victoria. From that time on, Herend Porcelain has been highly appreciated and is still used by members of the British Royal Family.

According to Attila Simon, CEO of Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd, this exhibition in Shanghai is an integral part of the cultural mission of the company.

"In the last 10 years, 150 Herend exhibitions have been hosted worldwide as a way of contributing to the building of a positive image for the country of Hungary," said Simon.

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