He began with commissions to make replacements for some of the existing Meissen, Sevres and Vienna services owned by the aristocracy throughout Europe.
The Hungarian porcelain and china manufactory Herend, locally known as Herendi Porcelánmanufaktúra, is one of Europe’s most respected manufacturers of “white gold”.
Herend produces many classic designs dating back to the nineteenth century – all of which continue to be handcrafted and to enjoy great success on the market.
The ties to the British royal family are also legendary.
In 1851, Queen Victoria was attracted to the Chinese-styled dinner service that Herend had on show at the World Exhibition in London.
Founded in 1826 to produce earthenware products it struggled until 1839 when Moric Fischer took over the factory and perfected the art of porcelain manufacture.
A man of great vision he looked to emanate the great factories of Germany and produce dinnerware to rival Meissen.
Although the design and shape of your dishes look old, this Herend mark indicates they were not made before 1965.
The four-digit number and letters FH identify the piece and the pattern name.
It is still in business and is the world's largest porcelain factory.
Herend started out making earthenware, but by the 1840s was producing porcelain tableware.
Fischer, an ambitious man with new ideas, started manufacturing artistic porcelain in the same year.