BLUE CHRYSANTHEMUM FOO DOGS 6"H Limited Edition Size = 100 Their role as guardians against evil spirits will surely be compromised when these Foo dogs are distracted by an admiring public coming in for a closer look. The dynamic pair reflects multiple layers of history and symbolism from their role as Chinese guardian lions down to their pattern of a stylized chrysanthemum flower which symbolizes longevity. However, in this case, the duo needs to be resigned to the fact that their more noble function will take a back seat to the lure of aesthetics found in the striking combination of their sapphire color offset by 24K gold.
Herend hand crafts porcelain dinnerware and home accessories adorned in a variety of hand painted patterns. Favorite patterns in the U.S. include Queen Victoria, introduced in 1851 and named for her royal majesty after she purchased a large set for Windsor Castle; Rothschild Bird, created for the European banking family in 1860 to portray a legend about Baroness Rothschild losing her pearl necklace in the family garden; and Chinese Bouquet, designed in 1930 for Hungarian Count Albert Apponyi . From the very beginning, Herend’s animal figurines painted in a fishnet design took the U.S. by storm. Now, over 50 years later, the ranks of enthusiasts clamoring for figurines in the signature Herend fishnet pattern continue to multiply.