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 legends and tall tales from this day, passed down from the fox to his grandchildren, will speak of his cunning and bravery in outwitting the hound. The reality of that fateful day falls closer to the talented hands of a Herend artist rendering faux bois in such a skillful manner that the hound was overcome with confusion by the disconnect between his nose and his eyes. Wherever the truth may fall, the one thing all parties would certainly agree on is that the deep, saturated tones of the tree trunk and the vibrant fishnet colors of the fox and the hound create a striking new addition to the Reserve Collection.