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Blue Tit and Spring Flowers Espresso Cup and Saucer

£295.00

Product code: EB005

Hand painted Blue Tit and Spring Flowers Espresso Cup and Saucer - exclusive to our website.
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Product Description

At just 60mm (2½ inches) high and with a 114mm (4½ inches) diameter saucer, Bronte’s elegant Espresso Cup is a delightful example of our artistry and craftsmanship. On this small but perfect fine bone china canvas our artists capture the very essence of the charming blue tit, one of our best-loved birds, shown among a cluster of spring flowers.


The Espresso Cup and Saucer are each cast in fine bone china, and a delicate, clear glaze is applied, after which they are fired in the kiln to bond the glaze permanently to the china. A range of ceramic pigments is then used to create the image, which is painted entirely by hand directly on to the surface of the cup. With such a small area to work on, it takes astonishing skill to capture every detail of the bird’s plumage and the delicate flowers, while also achieving the brilliance of the colours to match the familiar bright blues and yellows of the blue tit. The saucer, meanwhile, is given a gentle wash of colour and a small spray of the same flowers is painted into the well. Finally, both cup and saucer are finished with a band of 22 carat burnished gold around the rim.


The Blue Tit and Spring Flowers Espresso Cup and Saucer is available exclusively from Bronte’s website, and cannot be found in any shop or other online retailer. It is supplied in a hand-made, silk-lined presentation box, making it a perfect and thoughtful gift.


Dimensions

(approx)

Espresso cup and saucer Height: 60mm

Cup Diameter: 55mm

Saucer Diameter: 114mm 

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