Herend’s Madonna & Child is based on a Gothic wooden statue from (circa) 1420 called the Second Madonna of Toporc which is housed in the Hungarian National Gallery. The porcelain version made its debut in 1940 when artist Kata Gacser reinterpreted the image for the manufactory. In 2009, this figurine is being introduced for the first time in a mantle of forget-me-nots. Based on medieval legend, the pairing of the Myosotis pattern (botanical Latin for forget-me-not)with this figurine has significance beyond the purely aesthetic. Legend has it that the Christ child was sitting on Mary’s lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see the beauty of her eyes. He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and the blue of her eyes appeared forever in the form of the forget-me-not. It takes 3 painters a combined total of 48 hours to create this figurine. Limited Edition Size 250. (5"W X 22"H)
Item #: MYTP5632-0-00
Handmade handpainted porcelain boxes from France with decorative brass fittings.
Measures 2 ½" w.
Elegant square earrings fashioned from pure 18k gold. The earrings feature a highly-detailed and hand etched border with a milky aquamarine stone. Handmade in America.
Measures ¾" square.
A wild rosewood veneered, ebonized, gilt and satinwood banded writing desk. The oval top with protruding rounded corners and a paper-fold inlaid edge lays above a central frieze drawer and hinged swing open side drawers. Features turned splayed legs with brass cappings.
Measures 46" w x 28" d x 30" h.
Classic brass table clock with a battery operated quartz time only movement showing the various time zones around the world. Handmade in Germany.
Measures 7 ½" w x ½" d x 7 ½" h.
In 2017, we celebrate the year of the Rooster in Chinese astrology. Whoever was born under this sign is conservative, loyal, trustworthy and faithful to those who earn his trust. Quick-witted and resourceful, the rooster is pragmatic. Frank and honest, the Rooster is open-minded and always keeps his word. Handmade in France of clear crystal and gold stamped.
Measures 12" diameter x 3 ¾" h.
Beautifully handpainted in a lush and colorful floral design, this handmade Chinese porcelain garden stool is useful and attractive outdoors and also a fine decorative accessory in a living room, bedroom or library.
Measures 13" diameter x 18" h.