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.
He’s quite proud of himself, isn’t he? He’s the strongest male with the largest tusks and therefore he dominates his social group and that would certainly make any walrus proud on a given day. However, his pleased bearing goes beyond his stature within his group; rather, he is very aware of the captivating way the artists at Herend have painted him. Combining gold, platinum and copper fishnet for the first time, the walrus appears to be reflecting back a sunny day on the shores of his icy arctic home.