A new Herend porcelain exhibition entitled “One with Nature” opened at the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture in Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest, in connection with the World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition.
At the exhibition, wild animals of the Carpathian Basin appear as huge and specially decorated Herend porcelain objects, made with technical bravura. János Estók, Director General of the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture, said at the opening ceremony:
“VERY SPECIAL, UNIQUE ITEMS ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM, WHICH ARE NOVELTIES EVEN FOR THOSE WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT COLLECTING HEREND PORCELAIN.”
Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd., highlighted as the motto of the exhibition:
“Nature creates the perfect, and those who draw inspiration from nature create valuable works of art for posterity.”
At the exhibition, visitors can see a 91-centimeter-diameter, pierced-edged ornamental plate, made in one original with technical bravura, depicting in the centre panel bathing wild ducks elaborated with lifelike painting. Further highlight of the exhibition is an ornamental fountain, which is unique not only because of its huge size, but also because of its special decoration depicting falcons in their natural habitat with lifelike painting. Another special feature is a nearly one meter high vase based on the Rothschild pattern, bearing its elements not painted but as three-dimensional small sculptures.