SNOWY OWL 4"L X 9.25"H Limited Edition Size = 200 With the snow tempering all other sounds, only the wind can be heard whistling through the wide, open spaces that this snowy owl likes to call home. A patient hunter, this female or immature male (based on the markings) thinks nothing of spending hours perched on a fence post waiting for its next meal. Contrary to most of their cousins on the family tree, snowy owls are active during the day and take full advantage of the long days of an arctic summer to feed on lemmings, their favorite food, and other small mammals. While diminutive members of the animal kingdom would therefore not consider themselves a fan, there is much to admire in this new figurine from the artists at Herend. From the owl’s catlike yellow eyes to its defining salt-and-pepper pattern created through alternating layers of gray and platinum fishnet, the snowy owl makes a dramatic debut as part of the Reserve Collection.
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.