Price: 215.00 euro
For sale at http://www.propagandaworld.org
A young couple dressed in working-class clothes in the spirit of the ideals of socialism. A male and female figure from the Herend porcelain collection. Extremely rare, almost never made as a pair in the art deco style sometime in the 1950’s early 1970’s. The pair of statues, glazed white porcelain, are made after the designs of the sculptor Klára Herczeg (1906 – 1997). The sculptor’s signature is in the circle on top of the pedestal. There is a crack/damage to the neck of the male figure. The female figure is in perfect condition. Herend stamped on the bottom of the statues.
The Herend Porcelain Manufactory is a Hungarian manufacturing company, specializing in luxury hand painted and gilded porcelain. Founded in 1826, it is based in the town of Herend near the city of Veszprém. In the mid-19th century it was purveyor to the Habsburg Dynasty and aristocratic customers throughout Europe. Many of its classic patterns are still in production.
After the fall of Communism in Hungary the factory was privatised and is now 75% owned by its management and workers. As of 2006, the factory is profitable and exports to over 60 countries of the world. Its main markets are Italy, Japan, Russia and the US.