ANTIQUE HEREND PORCELAIN ROTHSCHILD BIRD DISH
Circa 1915 – 1930
Diameter: 9¾ inches / 24.7 cm
Height: 2 inches / 5.1 cm
Stock number: JH4453/0119
A circular porcelain bowl with a pierced border by Herend, Hungary, decorated with the Rothschild bird pattern, with two birds in the centre resting on a tree, surrounded with brightly coloured butterflies. The reverse with the makers stamp for 1915 – 1930 and with the product code 7501/AO.
Many connoisseurs consider this pattern, first created in 1860 for the Rothschild family of Europe, to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain. Twelve different motifs portray a 19th century tale about Baroness Rothschild, who lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. Several days later it was found by her gardener, who saw birds playing with it in a tree.