WOODPECKER ON TREE 2.5"L X 6.75"H Limited Edition Size = 150 Almost as if they are conspiring together, a ladybug momentarily distracts a woodpecker so that the grub can make his 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.
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.