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.
Named for the distinctive patch of silver hair on his back, which only comes with maturity, this gorilla is the dominant member of his troop responsible for making all decisions, mediating conflicts and ensuring the safety of the group. Based on his serious, soulful eyes, his troop seems to be in wise hands. To fully capture the distinctive features of this proud silverback gorilla, Herend’s artists have combined striking natural painting with bold fishnet colors that speak to his vigor and tenacity– and maybe serve as a warning to any immature males that may want to succeed to the throne.