Medium Hippopotamus Figurine
Measures 5¼" w x 1¾" d x 2½" h.
Endearing animals meek and bold, large and small, demure and majestic eagerly await the chance to melt your heart and warm your home. Each is brought to life by the skilled hands of artisans crafting and painting these charming porcelain creatures. The famous fishnet décor adorning many of the animals took form in 1858 when a Herend painter became inspired by a fishscale design he saw on a Chinese porcelain plate and painted a similar pattern onto a rooster figurine to imitate feathers. The rest is history, with the fishnet design now a Herend signature prized worldwide.