Herend Rothschild is one of the first and best-known patterns made by the Herend Porcelain company. This Hungarian firm, founded in 1826, is famous for its artistic porcelain creations. Their first customers were members of aristocratic houses in Europe, and the early patterns are named for their famous recipients.
The Rothschilds were a wealthy German family with interests in the banking business, and the patterns that Herend made for them are now considered to be among the best examples of painted porcelain art. The original pieces of the pattern were a set of twelve motifs depicting birds in the garden of Baroness Rothschild. The Rothschild pattern celebrated its 120th birthday in 2010 with the presentation of a new piece at a trade show in Frankfurt.