This rare Herend tea service is for twelve, an unusually large service, with a teapot that is also a large size (12 inches from spout to handle, and 7" high). The pattern is Petit Bouquet de Rose, and is decorated in all green, which is rare, as the roses generally are pink or yellow. The mark is that used between 1939 and 1948, and most of the pieces also are impressed with the Herend stamp and a number identifying the particular piece. Some of the impressed marks are very clear, and others are not as crisp. The set encompasses a teapot, a cream jug, a covered sugar bowl, and twelve plates (7 1/2" in diameter) and twelve teacups and saucers. The porcelain has a textured basket weave design around the rims of the plates, saucers and cups, with the same design on the service pieces. In addition, there are scrolling lines radiating out from the surface of the flat pieces, and all of the serving items, and all plates and saucers are scalloped. Close up images should show all the details. All are rimmed with gold, with more gold ornamentation on the spout of the teapot. There is very minor damage, one tiny flake on the rim of a tea cup, and each rose finial on the teapot and sugar have a broken edge to a petal (photos show losses).
Herend has been in operation in Hungary since 1826, and the first porcelain works created there were of fine quality and ultimately sold to the wealthy and the aristocracy. Herend was awarded numerous gold prizes for the beauty and excellence of their porcelain wares at world exhibitions, and is highly regarded for quality and artistry to this day.
NOTE: I had to use a flash for this set, so there is some reflection from the flash, and more photos are available if you wish to see a particular item.