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.
Barred Owls have a very distinctive call which sounds like “who cooks for you” or the variation “who cooks for you all”. It is said that if you imitate their call, a territorial Barred Owl may fly in to investigate further. Being close to one of these beauties would be a welcome occurrence (as long as you are not a small animal)- especially when painted Herend-style. From their soulful eyes to the multiple variations on painting a single feather, these figurines reflect the full breadth of Herend’s creativity.