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 black-backed kingfisher, also known as the oriental dwarf kingfisher, is a shy bird usually found near small streams in densely shaded forests. He is the smallest of the kingfishers being only slightly larger than a medium-sized hummingbird; yet, in the talented hands of the artists at Herend, this bird has an outsized presence. With his luminous colors no longer hidden in the shadows, the full beauty of this bird, amplified Herend-style, is breathtaking.