Past Exhibitions

Special Exhibition “Herend Porcelain from Hungary”


In 1826, porcelain production began in Herend, a small village in southwest Hungary. Learning from the antecedents such as the porcelain manufactories of Meissen and Vienna, which produced numerous masterpieces, the Herend factory achieved a remarkable improvement in the quality of their products. It did not take long before Herend Porcelain Manufactory to become a purveyor to the royal family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Shortly after Queen Victoria of England ordered a dinner set at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, Herend became widely known throughout Europe.
Thereafter Herend maintained its high reputation with its distinct style inspired by the ceramics of the East, being awarded a prize in every world’s fair. At the end of the nineteenth century, swimming against the tide of mass production, Herend stuck to handicraft manufacturing and continued to pursue the production of finest porcelain. The great artistry of their products enthralled the kings and nobles of Europe, and Herend became a leading work of art in Hungary, both nominally and virtually, and it still is even now.
This exhibition introduces the 190-year history and charm of Herend Porcelain Manufactory through the approximately 230 works selected principally from the collections of the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, the Herend Porcelain Museum and the Hungarian National Museum.


TitleSpecial Exhibition
“Herend Porcelain from Hungary”
DatesSaturday, April 8, 2017~Sunday, July 30, 2017
VenueThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka Closed daysMondays (open on May 1 and July 17), July 18
Opening hours9:30 am – 5:00 pm (last admission: 4:30 pm) Organized byThe Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Patronized byEmbassy of Hungary Sponsored byLion Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing, Co., Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc., Shimizu Corporation, Non-Destructive Inspection CO., Ltd.
Cooperated byLufthansa Cargo AG Coordinated byArt Impression Inc.
AdmissionAdults 1,200 (1,000) yen, university and high school students 700 (600) yen
a.Prices in parenthesis are group discount rates for a party of 20 or more.
b.The following visitors are free of charge:
①Holders of special IDs such as Shogaisha techo (Identification Booklet for the Physically Disabled), including one attendant
②Residents of Osaka City aged 65 or older (please show ID)
③Junior high school students and under
Number of items on displayapproximately 230 works
Also showing[Permanent Exhibition]
Chinese Ceramics of the Ataka Collection,
Korean Ceramics of the Ataka Collection and Rhee Byung-chang Collection,
Japanese Ceramics,
Chinese Snuff Bottles of the Oki Shoichiro Collection
Inquiries The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Phone: 06-6223-0055
Fax : 06-6223-0057

Examples of Objects on Display