As much as the strength of porcelain is celebrated, the wrong trajectory as a piece falls out of an artist’s hand can still yield broken shards. A natural hazard of life at the Herend manufactory has consequently inspired the dramatic Tesserae Tortoise (available in a limited edition of 250). Taking its name from the small pieces of stone, glass or ceramic used in mosaics, thirty-eight different Herend patterns create a mosaic-like composition on the tortoise’s shell. A crossroads of east meets west and past & present: four chinoiserie patterns anchor the center stripe of the turtle’s back while flanking the center tile featuring the Sèvres Petites Roses pattern which takes inspiration from French artistry. A medley of fruits and flowers dances around the rest of the shell. The tortoise himself is painted in the new, complementary key lime fishnet which draws out the subtle nuances of the many greens. It takes 5 different Herend artists a combined total of 19 hours to paint the entire figurine. Limited Edition 250. (8.75"L X 3"H)
Item #: SP831A15972-0-00
Catalog HotKey: AB196
Herend porcelain from Hungary, handmade and handpainted with 24K gold accents.
18k White Gold & Pearl Owl Pin
Wise owl has a pearl body, 18k white gold head, tail, feet and branch, with sapphire eyes and diamonds set into its brow (.07cts).
Measures 1 ¼" x 1".
Cabinets, Bookcases & Chests
Mahogany & Satinwood Bedside Table
Gorgeous mahogany bedside table is handmade with satinwood inlays. Perfect as a bedside or end table.
Measures 26" w x 18" d x 28" h.
Home Decor Accessories
Trompe L'Oeil Christmas Wreath
Perennial wreath adorned with colorful, classic ornaments as well as exotic animals in gilded attire. Printed in pigment varnished onto a flat wood composite board. 17 ½” d. with hanger on back; extends ½” from wall.
Crystal & Glassware
Flatware & Serving Pieces
Moser "Pebbles" Decanter
Created by Moser’s master engravers, this whimsical pattern called "Pebbles" evokes the look of both small stones and little chunks of ice.
6 ¾” h, one quart.