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.
His appearance is iconic and yet mysteries remain about why the panda sports his famous black and white coat. Some theories speculate it acts as camouflage for the shade-dappled snow-covered rocky terrain he likes to call home. Oblivious to his popularity, nothing is detracting this panda from eating his favorite treat: bamboo. With drama provided by the platinum and black fishnet of his fur, his eyes provide a soulful counterpoint to create a complex, poignant addition to the Reserve Collection.