This charming fine bone china Espresso Cup and Saucer is a miniature masterpiece of ceramic art. Measuring just 60mm (2½ inches) high, with a saucer 114mm (4½ inches) across, it is an exquisite piece of porcelain in its own right. The addition of a vivid cluster of fuchsia flowers makes it into a work of art and a wonderful example of the skills of Bronte’s artists and craftspeople.
Native to South America and New Zealand, the fuchsia shrub is prized for its colourful flowers and is cultivated around the world. Our artists have chosen to depict the Fuchsia regia, with its vivid red petals, on the tiny canvas of the bone china cup and in the well of the saucer. The cup and saucer are first cast in fine bone china, glazed and fired before the artist sets to work, painting entirely by hand onto the smooth, curved surface of the cup and into the confines of the saucer using a carefully chosen palette of ceramic pigments. It will take several applications of colour, and several further firings in the kiln, to bring the image to fruition. Finally, when the painting has been completed the finishing touch is applied with bands of 22 carat gold around the rim and saucer and on the handle. Each cup and saucer comes in a hand-made, silk-lined presentation box; a truly exquisite gift for coffee connoisseurs, lovers of beautiful flowers or anyone who appreciates ceramic art of the highest quality.
Espresso cup and saucer Height: 60mm
Cup Diameter: 55mm
Saucer Diameter: 114mm