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.
“No other member in the whole class of mammals is colored in so extraordinary a manner as the adult male mandrills” wrote Charles Darwin in “The Descent of Man”. It should therefore come as no surprise that the artists at Herend would want to capture this striking animal in porcelain - but with their usual Herend twist. Combining Herend’s signature fishnet with the Mandrill’s fantastical colors, this figurine is a dazzling homage to the world’s largest monkey.