The year 2011 marks the 160th anniversary of one of Herend’s most famous and sought-after patterns of all time, Queen Victoria. Herend created a new twist on the pattern this year for Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton, presenting 45 pieces of the new Royal Garden pattern to the royal couple on the eve of their wedding. The royal couple’s official representative, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Sir David William Brewer, said that Prince William holds Herend in high regard and appreciates such a unique personal gift. His parents, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, owned Herend Rothschild Bird and Blue Garland dinnerware, and treated Princess Diana with a Herend figurine in her stocking each Christmas.
Herend master artist Hajnalka Szakos has represented Herend at numerous events around the world. She specializes in painting Herend’s Poisson fish pattern, the delicate Fish scale pattern and the Noel holiday pattern. She also enjoys more unique assignments, such as hand painting a friend’s wedding gown.
Both Queen Victoria and Royal Garden will be available at the event, along with a stunning array of other magnificent designs, special show colors and captivating shapes rarely seen in the U.S. “This show has something that’s sure to entice Herend enthusiasts of every genre,” said Kim Longe, Schiffman’s tabletop buyer, “we’ll have an expansive assortment during the event including Herend’s exceptional limited-edition Reserve collection of art sculptures.
Founded in 1826, Herend is considered one of the finest porcelains made in the world. Featured in museums and sold in the finest retail stores, Herend remains one of few china manufactories in the world that still hand paints each exquisite porcelain piece, from dinnerware to home accessories to figurines. Many items are even made by hand, and depending upon the intricacy of the shape and its design can take many hours or even many days for an artist to complete. The result is an extraordinary piece of porcelain unique in its detail and perfection.
Established in 1893 by Simon Schiffman, Schiffman’s Jewelers is the longest standing, family-run business in the Piedmont-Triad region and is now guided by the 4th generation of the Schiffman family. The firm’s headquarters have been located at 225 S. Elm Street in Greensboro since 1923. Schiffman’s Jewelers stores are also located at 811 Friendly Shopping Center in Greensboro, and at the Stratford Road Shopping Center in Winston-Salem.
For more information about The Herend Event at Schiffman’s Jewelers Winston-Salem on October 28 and 29th from 10am to 5:30pm, please call 336-725-1911 or visit www.schiffmans.com.
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Established in 1893, Schiffman’s Jewelers is the oldest, family-run business in the region. Schiffman’s Jewelers stores are located at 225 S. Elm Street and Friendly Shopping Center in Greensboro, and Stratford Village in Winston-Salem.