Herend “Bouquet de Fruits Necker”
Hand painted with different fruits, mushrooms and other vegetables, flowers and insects with gilt highlights and textured white border surface.
Since its introduction in the 1860s this pattern, with its beautiful hand-painted compositions, has been favored by many Royal houses. Czar Nicholas II of the Imperial Court of Russia ordered a set after admiring its display at the World Exhibition of 1900.
Collectors often call this pattern ‘Fruits and Flowers’. Some halved and some whole, the yellow, green and red-skinned apples, pears, pomegranates and figs are surrounded by cherries, plums, gooseberries, redcurrants, raspberries, strawberries and flowers. There are smaller fruits and vegetables placed around the central group. The pattern comes in twelve different variants.