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.
A creative showpiece, the Aquatic Garden vase features a frog seemingly breaking the “fourth wall” by climbing out of his porcelain home to jump into our reality. We are not quite sure why he would want to leave the idyllic setting of his favorite lily pad for there is much to admire in this study of life in a pond. From dragonflies to colorful water lilies to turtles soaking up the midday sun, this is a fascinating addition to the Reserve Collection.