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.
The Rothschild birds may be the most famous Herend birds but there are many other avian beauties in the catalog that deserve their time in the spotlight. With the Birds of Herend tray, rarely seen bird motifs have flown their coop in the Herend archives and are presented in stunning detail nestled among vivid scenes of flowers and foliage. Adding to the rich presentation are gold fishscale details and faux-bois handles that mimic the birds’ natural home.