Now the biggest porcelain manufacturer in Europe, Herend was founded in 1826 to produce earthenware in the small Hungarian village for which it was named. Queen Victoria’s 1851 purchase of a large set for Windsor Castle was a milestone, setting the stage for aristocrats throughout Europe to clamor for Herend in their estates. Herend holds a rich history spanning many years, crossing many oceans and charming generation after generation to enjoy worldwide acclaim as the pinnacle in supreme porcelain.