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Longtail Tit Loving Cup

£255.00

Product code: LC001

This 76mm loving cup is cast in fine bone china and hand painted to the outside with a Longtail Tit and Catkins design - exclusive to our website.
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Note: this item can have a personal inscription hand painted by one of our artists. Please set out the inscription carefully as unfortunately we cannot rectify any typographical errors. The inscription will be arranged by our artists to suit the size and shape of the piece.



Product Description

The two-handled drinking vessel known as a loving cup is found in cultures throughout the world, and ceramic loving cups have been made almost since porcelain was first discovered, many centuries ago. The idea of the loving cup is that its two handles allow it to be used as a shared drinking cup, which is why it is traditionally used at weddings, banquets and other ceremonial occasions. Nowadays loving cups are often used for commemorative and celebratory pieces.


Bronte Porcelain’s Loving Cup is in a traditional style with two elegant handles to either side, each with a handle dash, and the handles, rim and foot are finished with 22 carat burnished gold. On the front of the vessel our artist has created, entirely by hand, a beautiful image of a Long-tailed Tit, displaying the distinctive tail, which is longer than the bird’s body, that gives the species its name. As well as this prominent feature, the birds can be distinguished from others in the tit family by their plumage with its pink shoulders and underparts, as well as by their undulating flight and distinctive song and call as they move around in flocks.


Our artist has depicted the long-tailed tit perched among catkins, which are depicted with the same life-like detail as the bird itself, and a smaller motif of catkins is repeated on the rear of the vessel. It is also possible to add a personalised inscription of your choice to the base of the loving cup, perhaps to mark a particular occasion or simply to make a very special gift.

 

Dimensions

(approx)

Height: 76mm

Width: 120mm 

 

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