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.
Only the artistry of Herend could create such fluidity and motion out of a porcelain figurine. With a striking swirling pattern combined with arching legs that were seemingly caught in mid-movement, a complex, active scene arises creating the illusion of an octopus stirring before our eyes as he slithers across the ocean floor. With the addition of beautiful colors pulled directly from the aquatic realm, the mise en scène is complete.