Elk by Herend
This figurine, the Herend Elk was designed by sculptor Janos Toth and introduced in 1957. A very popular figurine in its original natural coloration, it is now available for the first time in a shaded brown fishnet style. The elk figurine appears to be engaging in a behavior known as "bugling" which happens during the mating season (also known as the rut). Bugling is a very distinctive vocalization which begins deep and resonant and then becomes a high pitched squeal before ending in a succession of grunts. Similar to a preening peacock, this bugling serves to attract females during the very competitive mating season. While one can only guess as to this figurine���s success, he can be confident he looks his best since 19 artists took over 18 hours to create his powerful appearance.