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.
When mother nature gets it right from the start, she knows better than to continuously improve upon her own design. That is probably why the nautilus has remained virtually unchanged in over 500 million years and is considered to be a living fossil. The artists at Herend know perfection when they see it so they have decided to simply add some Herend-style flourishes such as dramatic gold fishnet and touches of pearlized paint to further highlight the beautiful details of this animal.