Nautilus shells are so strong, they can withstand pressure at depths of 2,600 feet beneath the sea.. This Herend Small Nautilus may not be that strong but it will make a beautiful addition to any collection. 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.