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.
This sweet addition to the Reserve Collection features a mallard duck family with the mother keeping a close eye on her young. Mallards are known as “dabbling ducks” because they feed on the surface rather than by diving. In the case of Herend’s version, this inclination to stay topside is surely driven by the fact that they can optimize the number of admiring glances their beautiful, painted plumage will garner.