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.
These exquisitely detailed giraffes are standing in a symbolic manner. One giraffe features the artist's interpretation of "giraffe print" while the other is featured as you see it in nature. The two depict science and imagination. As one looks back at the evolutionary path, the other looks forward to the scope of imagination.