Herend is known for its long history of producing the finest hand-painted porcelain worldwide. Herend’s trademark fishnet pattern design, which is most popular in the U.S., originated in 1858 when an artist intrigued with a Chinese plate’s fish scale design painted it onto a rooster figurine’s breast to imitate feathers. Each Herend figurine is handmade in Hungary.
Sandhill Cranes are very large, tall birds with long necks, legs and broad wings and therefore not apt to be described as dainty. And, yet, at the hands of the artists at Herend, these gregarious birds take on a feminine quality. Like a lady of the Victorian era, the Sandhill Crane is defined by its drooping feathers that form a “bustle” over the tail area which the artists have painted in such an elegant, exquisite manner that the feathers appear almost flower-like. Known for living in family groups most of the year, the sweet, maternal vignette of the crane with two of its young completes this very charming figurine.