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.
A whim, a daydream, a moment of impulse and a new variation on fishnet is born. Not one to be complacent, the artists at Herend are always looking to push the boundaries of creativity. Charged with painting a large sea urchin, they have given traditional fishnet the appearance of undulating waves which enhances the aquatic theme. Beautiful shades of blue pulled from the deepest oceanic depths to the effervescent surface above complete this beautiful figurine.