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.
From the tan body to the gold fishnet, this figurine embodies so much warmth one can almost feel the heat of the African sun radiating back. While the lioness may be lying in repose, the drama of her eyes shows that she is ever vigilant and any prey would be foolish to mistake this for an afternoon nap.