An exquisitely sculpted bunny, so lifelike one keeps anticipating a twitch or an exhale, rests among a sea of hand-molded flowers. From a simple piece of clay, talented hands roll, pinch, and combine layer upon layer to create meticulous, delicate blossoms. Exhibiting the unrivaled artistry of Herend, the resulting vignette is so realistic even mother nature herself might be fooled.
With every figurine, there is the challenge for Herend's painters to honor and herald what the sculptor has accomplished in form. Here, after careful study of the subject in white, section by section, layer by layer, the artist has applied a complex painting style befitting this crested beauty, one of the largest and most memorable forest birds in North America. Alas, even noble birds like the pileated woodpecker can't escape the everyday, such as feeding a pair of very ...Read more of post
As with most creatives, Herend's artists have an inherent restlessness to perpetually innovate in the pursuit their craft. With this achingly elegant swan, they have employed a striking, new painting technique to capture the airy, delicate composition of a bird's feather. To heighten the swan's allure further, the face has been painted in a natural coloration which gives full expression to the haunting beauty of this figurine.
We love the German tradition this time year of giving gifts of marzipan pigs as a symbol of good fortune in the new year. However, we think gift recipients would squeal with joy and go hog-wild (see what we did there?) over a longer lasting Herend piggy.