Herend Reserve Blossoming Tortoise
The colors, ridges and patterns found on a tortoise’s shell usually work to conceal the turtle and make him less conspicuous. In the case of this newest member of the Reserve Collection, either the tortoise spends all of his days frolicking in a meadow hiding out among flowers and wild berries or then he is abandoning his camouflage strategy. Who could blame him if it was the latter since such beautiful applied and painted details would make any turtle come out of his shell (pun intended)! Limited Edition of 225. Measures 8 ¾" l x 4" h.$1,950
Herend Reserve Polar Bear
A fierce polar bear evokes the icy tundra of the arctic with its handpainted platinum and gray fishnet pattern. The intensity of the eyes and the skillfully sculpted muscle tone add a warm counterpoint to this stunning figurine. Limited Edition of 100. Measures 15 ¾"l x 4"w x 7 ¾"h.$3,850
Herend Reserve Tree Frogs On Leaf
Some species of tree frogs use a technique called startle coloration to protect themselves from predators. If a hungry bird or snake happens to approach a sleeping tree frog, the frog will suddenly open its bulging eyes and reveal the bold splash of red. This will usually stun the predator long enough for the frog to gain a few seconds to escape. In the case of Herend’s tree frogs, the artists may have inadvertently compromised the full effect of startle coloration by painting the frogs in such a captivating way that rather than being stunned, the primary response is apt to be admiration. Measures 9 ¼"l x 3 ¾"h. Limited edition of 250. Handmade Herend porcelain from Hungary.$1,595
Pair of Imperial Foo Dogs
With their origins in China, Herend’s Foo dogs are the perfect models to be dressed in the dramatic Chinoiserie pattern called Macao. This pattern first made its debut at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair where it, among other patterns on display, led to the Herend manufactory winning a gold medal. The saturated tones of Macao are due to the fact that the pattern is painted in enamel colors. Enamel painting is a very difficult process in that the enamel has a unique density and more layers than normal are applied to create the rich pigmentation. However, it is a balancing act of beauty versus technical constraints because if one layer is applied unevenly, it can prevent the paint from adhering to the piece. Therefore, only seasoned artists, with their skills and knowledge, are entrusted with working with enamel colors. Limited edition of 250.$3,150
Each measures 6 ½" l x 3" w x 6" h.
Herend Reserve Woodpecker on Tree
Almost as if they are conspiring together, a ladybug momentarily distracts a woodpecker so that the grub can make its getaway. Even if the woodpecker lost this round, his strong bill and sticky, barbed tongue ensure that he won’t be hungry for long. Although the insect population may disagree, woodpeckers are welcome additions to forests due to their ability to protect trees from mass infestations of pests. In this case, the woodpecker also provides a vibrant contrast to the surrounding arboreal colors with rust and gray fishnet on his head and body offset by dramatic 24k gold highlights on his wings and tail feathers. Measures 2 ½"l x 3"w x 6 ¾"h. Limited edition of 150.$945
Herend Reserve Birds and Nest
Hopefully mother bird is an early riser and got her worm because she clearly has a hungry chick on her hands with more about to come! One thing she has to be less concerned about is safety because father bird created the perfect little home for this songbird family and wove a tight little nest hidden among the tree branches. Of course, like all discerning women, she tested his building skills first and only picked the suitor that offered her the best sanctuary. While the scene is sweetly familiar, what is new is the type of bird. Bird watchers should rejoice in seeing this recently discovered species which originated in Hungary but is starting to be spotted by birders all over North America. With dramatic plumage in raspberry, various shades of orange and 24K gold, sightings are starting to come in from east to west coast as this new species clearly establishes itself in a new location. Measures 4 ¼"l x 6 ½"w x 3 ¼"h. Limited edition of 200.$1,450
Herend Reserve Kaleidoscope Tortoise
Limited edition Herend porcelain from Hungary, handmade and handpainted with 24k gold accents. Measures 8 ¾"l x 3"h.$2,625
Herend Special Edition Elk Figurine, Black, Blue & Platinum
Handmade and handpainted in Hungary with flower and butterfly designs and platinum accents.$2,580
Measures 9" w x 4 ½" d x 10" h.
Herend Reserve Grizzly Bear & Baby Figurine
While this mother & baby are a North American subspecies of the brown bear, they are more commonly known as “grizzly” bears. As to the origin of their name, the bears can thank none other than Lewis & Clark whose journals mention a “grisley” bear no doubt referring to these majestic symbols of the wild whose grizzled appearance is caused by the long guard hairs on their backs and shoulders frequently having white tips. The fur of these bears is often dark brown but can vary from light brown to black. To properly reflect this vibrant, complex coat, the artists at Herend have developed a new fishnet painting technique featuring dramatic drops of gold on top of swatches of undulating shades of brown and rust fishnet. The baby is clearly a chip off the old block with hints of the mature coat colors yet to come. Handmade and hand-painted in Hungary with 24k gold accents. Limited edition of 150.$2,695
Measures 8 ½" w x 6 ¾" h.
Herend Reserve Collection Buddha
Meaning “The Awakened" or “Enlightened One,” Buddha was the title given to Siddhartha Gautama, believed to have lived 563-483 B.C. According to legend, Gautama left a life of luxury at age 29 and devoted himself to years of contemplation and self-denial, finally reaching enlightenment while meditating beneath a tree. Henceforth, he spent his life teaching his beliefs and achievement of the enlightened state of Nirvana. Herend’s Reserve Collection Buddha is modeled after a smaller version sculpted in 1937 by Kata Gacser. The chinoiserie design decorating Buddha’s robe was created in 1996 to symbolize autumn, with its glorious colors of nature offset by a sense of mourning over the pending harshness of winter. The skills of eighteen Herend craftspeople are required to create each piece, which takes over a day to paint. Limited Edition Size 250 (8.6"H)$2,205
Herend Reserve Collection Large Giraffe
Herend’s newest figurine will no doubt incite similar curiosity to those first “diplomatic” giraffes since their newest introduction is an ambassador of creativity. Showcasing an unusual spin on traditional fishnet, the reserve collection giraffe features a modified fishnet made to look like animal print. This new fishnet technique is a complex process. It takes one artist over 20 hours to paint since it requires much concentration as the artist has to create “unnatural” breaks to mimic the spots - contrary to the usual, fluid style involved with painting fishnet. Limited Edition 250. (15.5"H)$4,170
Herend Reserve Collection Covered Urn
The story reveals how one day Baroness Rothschild went for a stroll in her garden in Vienna and lost the pearl necklace she was wearing. An exhaustive search by her staff yielded nothing. A few days later, a gardener noticed the birds were excitedly chirping and fluttering around something and he went over to investigate. That is when he discovered the birds had taken a liking to the Baroness’ necklace which was caught on a tree branch In 1860, this story inspired the creation of the Rothschild Bird pattern which was so well-received that soon similar bird designs were being produced by almost every major European porcelain manufacturer. With this introduction we celebrate Rothschild Bird and all of its many moods with a covered urn featuring all 12 motifs as well as all of the border colors that have been presented over the years. Available in a limited edition of 250, the urn is inscribed with a special commemorative anniversary logo which reads “Rothschild Bird 150th Anniversary”. Limited Edition 250. (14.4"H) 150TH ANNIVERSARY$4,255
Herend Reserve Collection Peacock
In reality it is a simple courtship display yet the striking fanned plumage of peacocks has fascinated people for thousands of years. From folklore to mythology to the history of a nation (it is the national bird of India), peacocks have both enchanted and drawn suspicion. To the peahen (female peacock), the peacock’s famous train made up of elongated tail “covert” feathers decorated with “ocelli” or eye spots is simply a test to determine the best mate. The greater the number of ocelli, the more attractive she finds the peacock. In ancient Greece, the ornamental eyes had a different significance. According to Greek mythology, the god Zeus was having an affair with the beautiful priestess Io. To hide the affair from his jealous wife, Hera, he turned Io into a cow. Hera, however, was not fooled by this and tricked Zeus into giving her the cow as a gift. Hera then sent her faithful servant Argus to protect the cow and since Argus was covered in one hundred eyes, he made a fine watchman. Zeus in turn dispatched Hermes to release Io from her captivity. Hermes accomplished this by lulling Argus and his many eyes into sleep and then killing him. To honor her faithful watchman, Hera took Argus’ eyes and placed them on the tail of her favorite bird - the peacock. Argus would certainly be proud of how the artists at Herend have immortalized him. Limited Edition 250. (9.75"W X 9.25"H)$2,775
Herend Reserve Collection Lion on Pedestal
From Europe to Africa and Asia, lions have been associated with strength, grace and nobility for thousands of years. Furthermore, it is their association with power that has led many different cultures to depict lions as sentinels standing guard at the entrances to revered places. Hungarian sculptors have continued this same tradition, and a tour around Budapest reveals numerous examples from the Hungarian Parliament building to the lions’ gate entrance of the Royal Palace. However, the most prominent lions in Budapest are those flanking the city’s famous and oft-photographed Chain Bridge. The first permanent connection between the Buda and Pest sides of the city (split by the Danube river), this suspension bridge (built in 1849) ignited the economic revival that would lead to Budapest's golden century. Guarding the historic bridge on both sides, the two pairs of stately lions were created in 1852 by Hungarian sculptor János Marschalkó. Fittingly, these sentinel lions remained intact (and on duty) when the rest of the bridge was destroyed in World War II (it was rebuilt in 1949). Limited Edition 250.$5,500
Measures 7 ¼" x 13" h.
Herend Reserve Collection Four-Color Fishnet Standing Parrot
Proudly showing off his yellow, orange, blue and green feathers in Herend's signature fishnet pattern. Handmade handpainted porcelain from Herend of Hungary with 24k gold accents. Limited Edition Size 250.$2,055
Measures 10" h.
Herend Reserve Collection Canadian Ducks
Two impressive painting techniques combined in one striking figurine: symphonic fishnet coupled with faux bois! Two Canadian ducks pose in their feathery finest with alternating colors of yellow, green, brown and terracotta fishnet offset by dramatic gold highlights. Their coy expression could be attributed to the fact that they know a secret: the logs they are sitting on aren’t real. Herend artists have done a masterful job painting in the faux bois style and only a close-inspection reveals the true porcelain composition. Limited Edition 250. (9.5"L X 7.75"H)$4,705
Herend Reserve Collection Bison
His thick fur makes him impervious to snow and he uses his large head like a snow plow and yet the American bison can achieve speeds of up to 40 mph. Mother Nature may have made him a highly efficient powerhouse but North America’s largest land mammal has always felt more hulking than handsome – until now. The artists at Herend have beautifully captured his virility and strength and covered it all in a mantle of gold accents and dramatic chocolate fishnet. Next breeding season the cows definitely won’t play so hard-to-get! Limited edition of 250.$3,360
Measures 10 ¾" x 7 ¾" h.
Herend Reserve Collection Weather Vane
A strong north wind blows in Herend today and the locals say this means cold weather is coming. While modern technology may end up providing a different weather report, the rooster is merely doing what he has been doing since the 9th century AD when a papal edict stipulated that each church must be adorned by a cockerel. Since many church steeples already featured a weather vane, it was a natural step for the rooster to become the default weather vane motif. While his traditional copper coloration is nothing new for a weather vane, it is the first time a Herend figurine has been painted in this fishnet color (with additional drama provided by the new blue, sapphire, on the wings, tail-feathers and base). However, contrary to his brethren in the field, the patina of Herend’s weather vane will never change with oxidation and his heart remains forever porcelain. Limited edition size of 100. 7 ¾" x 4 ½" x 13 ½"h.$2,095
Herend Reserve Pineapple
The pineapple was once considered the epitome of elite social status and hospitality at dinner tables because of its exoticness and scarcity. Consists of alternating butterscotch and key lime fishnet panels topped off with a dramatic crown of 24k gold leaves. Handmade and handpainted by Herend of Hungary. Limited edition of 150.$1,250
Measures 3 ½" x 3 ½" x 8 ½" h.
Herend Reserve Collection Rothschild Birds
Suddenly, the garden was devoid of any melodic tunes. A serious tone had overtaken the usually noisy expanse as word spread quickly that the Baroness de Rothschild was missing her pearl necklace. Ignorant of the disturbance, two songbirds are chattering away excitedly about their recent discovery. Once they realize who the rightful owner is, the songbirds will do the honorable thing because they proudly demonstrate their loyalty to the Rothschild household by the dramatically painted pattern on their wings. Their blue, green and brown fish scales have become intertwined with the Rothschild name and story. For the first time, the Rothschild Bird pattern has been rendered in sculptural form. Offering a stylized depiction of the birds, this lovely figurine brings to life the story including the tree that anchors all 12 Rothschild Bird motifs, the colorful buzzing insects as well as the famous pearl necklace. Limited Edition 250. (5"L X 6.5"H)$2,490
Herend Reserve Ming Dynasty Dragon
Handmade handpainted porcelain from Hungary with 24 karat gold accents. Limited edition of 100. Measures 11 ½”l x 4 ½”w x 4 ¾”.$3,950
Herend Reserve Pair of Peacocks
One has blue fishnet with green wings, the other key lime fishnet with blue wings. Handmade and hand-painted porcelain figurines from Hungary feature 24k gold accents. Limited edition of 75. 8 ¼” x 4” x 5 1⁄8” h.$1,155
Herend Reserve Collection Silk Road Elephant
This striking elephant is a replica of an antique figurine depicting an elephant carrying goods along the silk road. The silk road was an interconnected series of ancient trading routes stretching from China to the Mediterranean Sea. The silk road not only served as a means of moving precious commodities back and forth but was also significant for bringing new cultural influences. This Pink Elephant figurine certainly demonstrates this Eastern influence through its highly ornate decorative style including the dramatic rug on its back. The figurine was reissued from the Herend archives to commemorate the Manufactory’s 180th anniversary. Limited edition size of 180. 10 ¼" x 3 ½" x 9 ½"h.$6,405
Herend Reserve Collection Tropical Reef
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.$8,675
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 complete the sculpture. Handmade and handpainted by Herend of Hungary.
Limited Edition Size 100. Measures 8 ½" l x 13 ½" h.
Herend Reserve Giant Clam
If not for a shell, the beauty of porcelain would be known by a completely different name. In fact, it was Marco Polo who forever linked the two together. In his book Il Milione, also known as The Travels of Marco Polo, the famous Venetian trader compared the fascinating lustrous sheen of the Chinese ceramic he discovered in the Far East to that of the mother-of-pearl surface of a cowrie shell. At the time, the cowrie shell was well-known since it was used as currency in many parts of Asia, Africa and India and in the old Italian language it went by the term “porcellana”. Marco Polo’s book was a huge best seller by 14th century standards and was widely distributed in Europe and, as result, the word porcellana became synonymous with this intriguing new discovery from China.$1,810
How fitting, therefore, that seven centuries later, the Herend manufactory is paying homage to the link between shells and porcelain by immortalizing the world’s largest bivalve mollusk. A native of the south pacific and Indian Ocean, the giant clam can grow to be 4 feet long and over 500lbs. Their size is attributed to a steady diet of the sugars and proteins produced by the millions of algae living in the clam’s tissue. While Herend’s interpretation is not quite that healthy, it does highlight the pearlized surface that first drove Marco Polo’s comparison. Below the shiny core is a base of blue fishnet with 24K gold highlights.
Limited Edition Size 250. Measures 8" l. x 10 ¼" w.
Herend Reserve Blue Jay
He may be native to North America but in this case his flair is all Hungarian. A noisy songbird, the blue jay is not afraid to make his presence known with calls that carry for long distances; however, this time, his beautiful, painted feathers herald his arrival instead. The artists at Herend have embellished him with vibrant shades of blue with 24K gold highlights which are sure to put the other birds on notice. Limited Edition of 250.$1,445
Herend Reserve Collection Longhorn
It is said that longhorns were groomed by Mother Nature and a quick review of this cattle’s abilities would leave anyone convinced. The descendant of hardy Spanish stock, the longhorn can thrive in areas where no other breed can live; subsist on weeds and brush; go days without water and handle the extremes of weather without any problems. The newest member of the Reserve Collection beautifully captures the spirit of this animal from its determined disposition to the characteristic long horns. Limited edition of 150.$3,280
Measures 14" x 4" x 6" h.
Herend Dragon, Gold, White & Black
Exclusively at Scully & Scully. Handmade porcelain from Hungary, handpainted with 24k gold. 8 5/8” x 9 7/8” x 13 1/4”h.$9,650
Herend Reserve Musicians of Bremen
Strikingly different, an all porcelain fishnet version of the famous quartet. Copper, gold and platinum with natural eye coloration. Limited edition of 175. Handmade and handpainted by Herend of Hungary with 24k gold accents.$1,995
Measures 7 ¾" x 2 ¼" x 9 ½" h.
Herend Reserve Collection Snowy Owl
From the catlike yellow eyes to the defining salt-and-pepper pattern created through alternating layers of grey and platinum fishnet, the Snowy Owl makes a dramatic debut as part of the Reserve Collection. Limited edition of 200.$1,950
Measures 6 ½" x 4” x 9 ¼" h.
Herend Reserve Collection Brown Barred Owl FIgurine
In 1874, a Herend artist picked up his tools to try to mimic a Chinese plate's fish scale design and the illustrious fishnet pattern was born. From the Reserve Collection, the owl is painted in a rich palette of brown, green, and gold. The owl's soulful eyes and multiple color variations reflect the full breadth of Herend's creativity. Handmade and handpainted in Hungary with 24k gold accents.$2,995
Limited Edition of 150
Measures 3 ¼" l x 7 ½" h.
Herend Reserve Safari Animals
Limited edition of 150. The elephant features an orange chrysanthemum pattern, the zebra stays with natural coloration and the giraffe markings are Herend’s classic fishnet design. Handmade and handpainted in Hungary with 24k gold accents.$4,950
Measures 8 ½" x 4” x 12 ¾" h.
Herend Reserve Medieval Dragon
From the writhing serpent-like pattern to the crown of fire and horns of lightning, the heat and drama of this medieval dragon seem to radiate off of the figurine. In this case, the artists at Herend have appropriately abandoned a subtle approach and have created a quivering, fuming dragon seemingly caught in the middle of some activity - perhaps an imminent defensive strike with its powerful tail. However, with so many intense emotions on display, only a fool would say he did not see it coming.$10,750
Measures 9 ¾" x 13 ¼" h.
Herend Reserve Ram Bust Figurine
Rams usually need to use the large, curled horns they are famous for to fight for dominance among the other males as well as for the right to pick the girl of their choosing. However, Herend’s newest ram has no such battles ahead since his dramatic gold horns have immediately elevated him to elite status. Cementing his place at the top of the herd are the terracotta, brown and gold fishnet colors woven in an intricate pattern by the talented artists at Herend. Limited edition of 150.$2,650
Measures 11 ½" h x 7 ¾" w.
Herend Reserve Pair of Macaws Figurine
A rare quiet moment in the life of two macaws is beautifully captured in this sweet vignette. Gregarious, vocal parrots, macaws will mate for life and tend to live in large “talkative” family groups. Their plumage is as spirited as the bird and, while it seems counterintuitive, serves as a protective device by blending in well among the colorful fruits, flowers and bluish-shadows of the macaw’s rainforest home. With no subtle sparrow at hand, the artists at Herend knew they had to create an exotic medley of fishnet colors as vibrant as the birds themselves. Pulling from the full spectrum of the rainbow, yellow, key lime and all shades of blue converge to create a tropical tableau. Limited Edition Size of 150$2,475
Measures 4 ¼" l x 10 ¼" h
Herend Reserve Pair of Finches - Limited Edition of 175
Normally relegated to the muted end of the color spectrum, the artists at Herend have given the female finch a makeover to rival her colorful mate and, as can be seen the male's turn of the head, the result have not gone unnoticed! Sporting a fishnet combination of various shades of oranges and grays with pops of gold, the female finch now rivals the spring buds for the prettiest flower on the tree. Of course, not wanting to reduce his ability to win over the ladies, the male finch's Herend-style transformation keeps his normal red coloring but the artists have added exuberant pops of pinks and oranges so the finch is sure to keep the love of his girl. Limited Edition of 175$1,795
Measures 7" l x 6 ½" h.
Herend Reserve Lioness on Watch
From the tan body to the gold fishnet, this figurine embodies so much warmth one can almost feel the heat of the African sun radiating back. Handmade and handpainted porcelain from Hungary, with 24k gold accents. Limited edition of 150. Measures 9 ½" x 3 ¾" h.$1,995
Herend Reserve Zebra - Limited Edition 100
When two famous patterns meet, magic happens! On the one hand you have Mother Nature taking her paintbrush to create an intricate composition tailored to the animal in question. On the other hand you have an artist at Herend who in 1874 picked up his tools to try to mimic a Chinese plate's fish scale design and the illustrious fishnet pattern was born. When painted on the same animal, a creative union of nature and fantasy give rise to a fascinating figurine. Limited Edition of 100$755
Measures 5" l x 4" h.
Herend Reserve Small Tiger - Limited Edition 250
When two famous patterns meet, magic happens! On the one hand you have Mother Nature taking her paintbrush to create an intricate composition tailored to the animal in question. On the other hand you have an artist at Herend who in 1874 picked up his tools to try to mimic a Chinese plate's fish scale design and the illustrious fishnet pattern was born. When painted on the same animal, a creative union of nature and fantasy give rise to a fascinating figurine. Limited Edition of 250$720
Measures 5" l x 2 ½" h.
Herend Reserve Fox & Hound
The legends and tall tales from this day, passed down from the fox to his grandchildren, will speak of his cunning and bravery in outwitting the hound. The reality of that fateful days falls closer to the talented hands of a Herend artists rendering faux bois in such a skillful manner that the hound was overcome with confusion by the disconnect his nose and his eyes. Handmade, handpainted porcelain from Herend of Hungary with 24k gold accents.$2,160
Limited Edition of 150.
Measures 5 ¾" l x 7 ½" h.
Herend Chinese Zodiac Year of the Monkey Figurine
It's the year of the monkey! Herend porcelain from Hungary, handmade and handpainted with 24K gold accents.$675
Measures 2 ¾" h
Herend Reserve Lying Wolf - Limited Edition
A full moon and a crisp winter landscape seem to be reflected back in the dramatic black, platinum and gray fishnet tones of this new addition to the Reserve Collection. On a long wintry night when stories are often told, the wolf’s proud stance and the intense depth of his eyes seem to speak to conquests of old and victories yet to come. Limited Edition of 175$995
Measures 7 ¾" l X 4 ¼" h.
Herend Tesserae Tortoise
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)$3,685
Herend Reserve Collection Flamingo Duet
While the bird and the dance have the same name in Spanish (flamenco), the two are not connected. Yet, there is an uncanny similarity in the graceful and proud upright carriage that both embody and how synonymous the lower body has become with each. With the dance, the explosive stomping of feet imparts the passion of the story being told. For the bird, the stereotypical pose with one leg elevated is driven by less romantic incentives. The main motivation for curling the leg up under the body is thermoregulation- it keeps the foot warm and conserves body heat since the birds spend most of their day in water. While it may not be the flamenco, Herend’s Flamingo Duet presents 2 flamingos in a dance of their own creation. It also features the world-wide debut of a new symphony of fishnet colors in light orange, raspberry and rust. While flamingos don’t eat carrots, it is the beta carotene found in their food supply that imparts them with such beautiful pigmentation. Ranging from light pink to bright red, the more colorful the flamingo, the more attractive he is to the opposite sex. It is also this brilliant display of color that gave rise to the name since “flamingo” has its origins in the French/ Provençal “flamenc" meaning “fire-bird”. Limited Edition Size 250. (4.75"L X 11"H)$4,335
Herend Reserve Collection Mermaid on Shell
Depictions of mythical mermaids differ strongly. Sometimes they are sirens of the sea luring sailors to their deaths with their song. Other times they are keepers of the ocean charged with rescuing mankind from accidents. Regardless of the mermaid’s intent, the legends agree that they are elusive, alluring beauties. Herend’s mermaid, with her soft smile, is not sharing her secrets today but even without her song, she still enchants. Perched on a giant clam shell with its pearlized core exposed, she holds a 24K gold tulip shell - maybe a silent invitation to the riches of the watery depths below. Blue layered upon green strokes of color comprise her key lime fishnet- the perfect camouflage for a water nymph. Perhaps not even her porcelain skin will prevent her from slipping away to once again entice and confound seafarers everywhere. Limited Edition Size 250. (9"L X 10"H)$4,080
Herend Reserve Collection Dragon
Even without its rich mythical past, Herend’s dragon makes a dramatic debut painted in the chrysanteme orange pattern which takes 21 Herend artists 3 ½ days to create. Limited Edition Size 300. (11.5"L X 4.5"W)$5,345
Herend Reserve Collection Swirl Hen
While the hands are busy, the artistic mind wanders to dreams of a variation on a theme of fishnet. Not quite a revolt, but after 153 years of painting the fishnet pattern, the creative team at Herend wanted to spread their wings. A chance to make a change at once both subtle and bold where a quick glance would still reflect the rhythmic pattern of fishnet but further scrutiny would reveal an altered state. Similar to the way the internal mirrors of a kaleidoscope adjust reality and reflect things back in a new geometric fashion, the artists at Herend pushed fishnet to the furthest corners of their imagination to see what they could find. Many new patterns were created and two were deemed dramatic enough to make their debut. It was a rooster figurine in 1858 which first enticed a painter to dress a figurine in Herend’s signature fishnet pattern. Of course, the ensuing fame only added to the rooster’s bravado around the farmyard. With word of two new patterns making their grand entrance in 2011, the long-suffering hens marched on the manufactory and demanded equal time in the spotlight. They are proud to feature one of their own in a dramatic debut of swirls and curls and kaleidoscope dreams. Limited Edition 100. (5"L X 7.25"H)$1,335