Herend’s famous fishnet porcelain first started as an experiment. By the 1830s, the Hungarian porcelain company was well-established as a trusted partner of the European royalty. The company soon counted Queen Victoria among its patrons. In 1858, an artist at Herend noticed a fish scale design on a Chinese plate and wondered if the pattern could also effectively represent feathers on a rooster figurine’s breast. While it was an imperfect match, the “fishnet” look quickly exploded in popularity, becoming one of Herend’s most iconic designs. A notable Herend signed fishnet elephant figurine is among the top lots of SJ Auctioneers’ upcoming autumn sale. Collectors of glass and porcelain can also consider a signed Steuben Aurene art glass vase and glasswork from Daum.
A selection of vintage and antique toys also leads the listings. These items include a Lionel train set with four add-on cars and a Dinky Toys gift set of five colorful racing cars. The available Lionel set is a 384e Blue Comet inspired by the real-life Blue Comet passenger train operated between the New York metropolitan area and Atlantic City in the 1930s. The Dinky cars set includes a reproduction box and a helpful reference book. To view the complete auction catalog and place a bid, visit LiveAuctioneers.
# of Lots:254
Price Range:$150 - $5,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Herend Signed Extra Large Black Fishent Elephant|| Estimate: |
|Gorham Mixed Metals Y50 Sterling Silver Holder 1850-1899|| Estimate: |
|Lionel Train Set 384e Blue Comet Set With 4 Add On Cars|| Estimate: |
|Dinky Gs 4 Racing Car Set Original Great Cars In Drbb Excellent Repro Box|| Estimate: |
|Wallace sterling silver dish pair|| Estimate: |
|David Yurman 18k Madison Chain Link Necklace 36|| Estimate: |