LIONFISH 6.75"L X 4.5"H Limited Edition Size = 250 Lionfish like to hunt in the evening or predawn hours when the low light allows their dramatic striped pattern to blend with the shadows and nooks and crannies of a reef. A favorite fish among saltwater aquarium enthusiasts; unfortunately, a lionfish’s beauty is protected by venomous spines so glass walls are a welcome barrier between human and fish. While a lionfish in nature demands a look-but-don’t-touch philosophy, Herend’s newest introduction requires no such discretion. A masterpiece in its execution, from the illusion of transparency achieved on his fins to the dramatic pattern on his body, Herend’s artists used new painting styles as wild and exotic as the fish they so meticulously captured.
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.