Rothschild Bird depicts the activities of two "notorious" songbirds in a garden in Vienna. However, as if to protect their innocence, Herend painters have always deliberately obscured their exact breed and lineage. In celebration of the pattern's 150th anniversary, the artists were inspired to revisit this famous backyard and while not unmasking the original culprits, they wanted to create a crisp new interpretation by featuring specific breeds. Furthermore, in honor of the numerous American admirers of the pattern, the artists focused on North American songbirds. While these birds may not be as legendary as their necklace-snatching European cousins, they are certainly famous for their vocal contributions to the avian chorus. Featuring a black-capped chickadee, eastern bluebird, yellow warbler and a robin, the Songbird pattern is being introduced on the 1520 dessert plate.