SPOTTED SANDPIPER ON DRIFTWOOD 9"L X 6.25"H Limited Edition Size = 200 Mother nature perfected him and now Herend’s artists have immortalized the famous little shorebird often found darting along the water’s edge doing his memorable bobbing dance. With stilt-like legs designed for standing in water and a long beak ideal for digging for coastal creatures, the sandpiper is a common presence along beaches (but can actually be found anywhere with water). In the hands of Herend’s artists, the sandpiper makes his debut in dramatic fashion from his striking coloration to the swirls of texture on the driftwood to the natural painting on the shells so detailed they appear plucked from nature.
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.