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.
He may be native to North America but in this case his flair is all Hungarian. A noisy songbird, the blue jay is not afraid to make his presence known with calls that carry for long distances; however, this time, his beautiful, painted feathers herald his arrival instead. The artists at Herend have embellished him with vibrant shades of blue with 24K gold highlights which are sure to put the other birds on notice.