Secrets Of The China Trade

When Queen Victoria visited the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London in 1851, she was so taken by a charming butterfly-patterned porcelain from a little-known Hungarian factory called Herend that she ordered a complete service for Windsor Castle. Quick to see the marketing potential, the company's owner, Mor Fischer, promptly named the pattern...

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