Herend Rothschild Bird Fish Platter with Insert
Herend has been producing outstanding porcelain pieces since 1826. Each piece is kiln fired, then carefully hand decorated by one of 750 painters employed by the company. The skilled artisans are guided only by tiny dots of graphite applied through perforated forms. With multi-colored designs, multiple firings (between color applications) are often necessary to achieve the correct colors. A single piece may take weeks to perfect. This is the fish platter and insert in the Rothschild Bird pattern. The platter measures 24" long and 9.25" at the widest point. The insert measures 20.25" long and is 5.875" at it's widest point. It has the Herend mark (see photo) along with the mark 144 - 112-A RO. 144 is the number for this shape, and RO indicates that it's the Rothschild Bird pattern. It appears to be in MINT condition with no damage or crazing. The gold on the edge is 100% intact, and there are no apparent utensil marks.