The Herend Porcelain Manufactory was founded in Hungary in 1826, but it became a force in the world of figurines in 1858, when one of the company’s artists took a fish-scale design he’d admired on a Chinese plate and applied it to a rooster figurine to simulate the look of feathers. That simple fishnet pattern became Herend’s signature design, which, in the intervening century and a half, has been applied to hard-paste porcelain cats and dogs, lions and tigers, and all sorts of barnyard animals, including a half dozen or so roosters. While today the most familiar color for the pattern is probably blue, thanks to its popularity in the 1950s, black was the pattern's original and only color.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

V&A Porcelain Figures

V&A Porcelain Figures

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s online collection of Meissen porcelain figures includes more than 150 pieces, in… [read review or visit site]

Most watched eBay auctions    

Herend 1999 Herend Guild Gold Fishnet Young Giraffe Sitting! In Original Box!Herend Black Fishnet Young Dragon W/terracotta! Brand New In Box! Magnificent! Herend Extra Large Butterscotch Fishnet 10" Parrot! Just Beautiful!Herend Lime & Raspberry Fishnet Pair Of Lovebirds! Superb! Brand New!Herend Large Lavender Fishnet Panda W/platinum! Oh Boy! Brand New In Box!Herend *dark Blue & Lavender* Fishnet **pair Of Ducks**! First Time Ever! Bnib!Herend Raspberry Fishnet Elephant **colonel Hathi**! Superb!Herend Figurine Pheasant Fishnet # 5179Herend Brown Fishnet Labrador Prancing! Wonderful First Edition! Very Rare Asprey Herend 4 Section Dish With Bird FinialHerend Raspberry Fishnet Elephant "luck" W/platinum! Oh My! Bnib!Vintage Herend Hungary Shepard Man 5427 Hand Painted Porcelain Figurine Nr SmsHerend Raspberry Fishnet Pair Of Lovebirds! Perfect!Vintage Herend Hungary Seated Nude Girl With Mirror White Porcelain Figurine SmsVintage Herend Hungary Queen Victoria Butterfly Baby Shoe Porcelain Figurine SmsHerend Foo Dog Sitting FigurineHerend Porcelain Puppy Dog Sitting Pink Raspberry Fishnet #158312006 Herend Porcelain Chubby Bunny Rabbit Natural Color #15899 Guild Collection Herend Of Hungary Hand Painted Reclining Ram Figurine - Black FishnetHerend Porcelain Little Baby Koala Bear Red Rust Fishnet #15356Herend Blue Fishnet Seahorse Vintage Herend Fishnet Fox FigurineHerend Bear, Blue FishnetHerend Hungary Porcelain Figurine Fishnet Rust Goose 24k GoldHerend Hungary Porcelain Figurine Fishnet Rust Rhino 24k GoldVintage Herend Fishnet Ram FigurineNatural Herend Porcelain Duck Figurine - Hand Painted HungaryVintage Large Ornate Spoon & Fork Hallmarked Sterling Silver Bird Herend HandlesHerend Hungary Figurine Rabbit Pair Rust Fishnet Bunny Collection 24k GoldMini Herend Bunny Rabbit , Hand-painted Rust Color Fishnet FigurineVintage Herend Hungary Girl Feeding Rooster Chicken Porcelain Figurine Nr SmsHerend Birds With FlowersHerend Figurines Golden RamVintage Herend Fishnet Little Goose With Golden Egg FigurineHerend Hungary Porcelain Figurine Fishnet Rust Ducks 24k GoldVintage Herend Fishnet Goose With Golden Egg FigurineHerend Hungary Porcelain Figurine Pair Field Mice Rust Fishnet 24k GoldHerend Mini Miniature Tureen Rothschild Bird 6017 Ro With Butterfly FinialHerend Rabbit Bunny Easter Handpainted Egg Shape Trinket Candy Box 6051/chtg NrHerend Multi-color Hand Painted Kingfisher Figurine W/ Fish In Beak 5 1/4" As IsHerend Porcelain Rothschild Bird #257 Open Salt - Sweetmeats Dish. Flawless.Herend Hungary Porcelain Rust Raspberry Fishnet 24kt Gold Bunny / RabbitLot Of 3!! Herend, Butterfly 2.4", Handpainted Porcelain Figurines/menu HoldersHerend Hungary Hand-painted Porcelain Fishnet Red Guinea Fowl FigurineSmall Grey Elephant Figure - Herend Porcelain Of HungaryHerend Hungary Porcelain Figurine Fishnet Rust Pheasant 24k GoldHerend Sea Shell, Blue Fishnet Herend 8in Porcelain Figure Mrs Dery Guitar Player W Ruffled Pink Floral DressHerend, Goose Rider Boy 3.6", Miniature Handpainted Porcelain Figurine C1950Vintage Hungary Porcelain Herend Figurine Miniature Boy Riding GooseHerend Handpainted Miniature Boy On Goose FigurineBeautiful Herend Figurine Bunny Rabbit One Ear Up-rust Fishnet Pattern-4"h (670)Herend / Hungary Hand Painted Dish With Birds