12 versions of Herend Rothschild Birds Decor
The famous bird decor has been popular among Herend Collectors since the 19th century.
Legend has it that one day Baroness Rothschild lost her valuable necklace. She charged her maid with the theft. As she was walking in the garden one day she saw songbirds on a tree and near them, she saw the lost necklace.
Mor Fischer, owner of the Manufactory, also heard this story and, rumour has it, he designed this famous decorative pattern in its memory. The Rothschild family fell in love instantly with the bird-patterned Herend porcelain, thus ordered the collection f 12 motifs in the 1850s. The members of the Rothschild family were important Customers and “Patrons” of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory. The bird pattern was named Herend Rothschild decor (RO) in honor of them in 1861.
When Baroness Rothschild ordered this set she ordered 12 different pairs of birds on a tree with a gold necklace. The customer can select for every RO item, which motif he or she prefers.