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.
Caught jumping down from his perch, it is clear that the rooster has observed something amiss in the hen house. From his spotted cockscomb to the dramatic, flouncy tail feathers and the hearts he almost wears on his sleeves, this dapper dandy has clearly won the affection of his flock and now he is on a mission to protect them. At the hands of the talented artists at Herend, the prosaic ingredients of porcelain paste and water followed by powdery paint pigments and turpentine give rise to a tense figurine, all fluidity and motion, where the viewer is forever left wondering- what happened next?