BLOSSOMING TORTOISE 8.75"L X 4"H Limited Edition Size = 225 The colors, ridges and patterns found on a tortoise’s shell usually work to conceal the turtle and make him less conspicuous. In the case of this newest member of the Reserve Collection, either the tortoise spends all of his days frolicking in a meadow hiding out among flowers and wild berries or then he is abandoning his camouflage strategy. Who could blame him if it was the latter since such beautiful applied and painted details would make any turtle come out of his shell (pun intended)!
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.