It takes one Herend painter 4 days to create this masterpiece which consists of 40 different components. Only a complex figurine could properly convey a coral reef- known as the busiest neighborhood in the ocean. Often referred to as the rainforest of the sea, the diversity and colors of the animals inhabiting a coral reef is unmatched anywhere else in the aquatic realm.
While many theories abound, there are two popular thoughts as to why the fish in a coral reef are so colorful and textured. First, the reef and its inhabitants reflect so many colors that the fish are just doing their part to blend in with their surroundings and be less obvious to predators. Their colors act as camouflage. A second reason is that the colors and patterns allow fish to identify friend and foe and find their own kind in the crowded reef environment.
With Herend’s tropical reef, the viewer has stumbled on a symphonic fishnet celebration with blue, key lime, and butterscotch fish dancing through the welcoming arms of a key lime coral dappled with 24K gold. Conch shells, sea snails, brain coral and starfish, while not as exuberant as their fish friends, add their own style of fun to the neighborhood party. Limited Edition Size 100. (8.5"L X 13.5"H)
Item #: VHSP605249000
Catalog HotKey: AG458
Sterling Silver Bird, Looking Straight Ahead
Handmade in Italy with techniques used since the 17th century, including remarkably realistic feathering and gold vermeil beaks. Each has multiple feather styles for wings, tail and body.
Measures 3" w x 2" h
18k White Gold Square Crystal Bracelet with Blue Topaz & Diamonds
A divine bracelet unrivaled in its purity and majesty. The bracelet consists of seven carved cabochon crystals, as well as sky blue topaz and 0.84 carats of brilliant diamonds, all set in 18k white gold. Measures 7 3⁄8" long. Handmade in America.
Cabinets, Bookcases & Chests
Four Drawer Mahogany Serpentine Chest
A luxurious mahogany chest with a serpentine front and four dovetailed drawers. Handcrafted of fine mahogany with a rich, clean finish. Antiqued drawer pulls are solid brass. Handmade in England exclusively for Scully & Scully.
Measures 18"w x 14"d x 29"h.
Home Decor Accessories
Fabric-Covered Wastebasket with Blue Dragon
Exceptionally pretty yet highly practical with fabric and braid trim over wipe-clean plastic. Made in America.
Measures &frac914;” diameter x 12” h.
Crystal & Glassware
Flatware & Serving Pieces
Baccarat Heritage Check Bowl
This large clear crystal bowl with bold, graphic cuts is typical of the modernist style of the Art Deco period. The fine horizontal bevel cuts richly embellish and enrich the bowl by multiplying light reflections. Handmade mouth-blown crystal from France.