Unicorn, Black and Silver Porcelain Large Tea Cup & Saucer

$48.00


This tea cup and saucer is just right for your morning coffee or tea, but it's lovely enough for your evening dessert too. After making many different size and shape cups, I've decided that this is my favorite. I consider this cup to be the perfect size holding approximately 14 oz., not too big or too small. It measures 3" in height and 4.25" in dia., wide enough to gradually cool down your hot drink. The saucer is 5" in dia. and 1" in height.

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These pieces are wheel thrown and made of a mid-fire porcelain. The interior of the cup is painted with black underglaze, and features a unicorn screen printed and hand detailed before the first firing. Each piece is then dipped in clear glaze and fired a second time. Finally, the edges of the cup and saucer are brushed with silver overglaze and fired a third time.

Unicorns have a special significance to me. As a little girl I'd spend hours drawing them, my bedroom was decorated with them and I owned every plush unicorn toy ever made (I still have a few).

Unicorns are a symbol of purity, faithfulness and grace, their horns were said to have the power to heal sickness. The Greeks claimed that unicorns could be found in India, and they’re mentioned in several different books in the Bible. During the Renaissance a popular allegory featured a maiden, often representing the Virgin Mary, capturing and taming a unicorn and it remained a popular subject in religious art. DiVinci wrote about unicorns, “The unicorn, through its intemperance and not knowing how to control itself, for the love it bears to fair maidens forgets its ferocity and wildness; and laying aside all fear it will go up to a seated damsel and go to sleep in her lap, and thus the hunters take it.”

All my pieces are food safe and areas with metallic overglaze can come into contact with food and drink, but this piece is NOT microwave safe. As with any metallic surface, they could cause sparks. Avoid hard scrubbing when washing because of the possibility of scraping off the thin layer of silver overglaze, it is best to treat these pieces as you would fine china. Although silver overglaze will take repeatead washings in a dishwasher, it will eventually wear away, so please hand wash.

This design is part of an open edition collection. The piece pictured may not necessarily be the piece you receive. As with most handmade work slight variations are natural.

I've had to stop accepting commissions and special orders to focus on designing and making new work. Sorry!

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Payments

You can pay through Etsy or Paypal, but I also accept money orders. I must receive money orders within 10 days of your order. If that is not possible please convo me. No orders are shipped until I receive payment.

Shipping from United States

I will ship to the address you provide through Etsy. If you want your item shipped to another address, please let me know in the "message to seller".

I now use Etsy's calulated shipping, so if you'd like expedited postage domestic or internationally, I now offer the option. I ship every order with tracking and provide the tracking number in the shipping confirmation email. International buyers are responsible for any duty or customs charges incurred.

All items listed are ready to be shipped. Sorry, I do not do custom orders or commissions. Please alert me if there is any problem with your order and I will work to resolve the issue.

Refunds

I hope that you or the recipient will love your order when you receive it, but if you don't or if it is damaged in anyway please contact me as soon as possible, preferably w/in 10 days of arrival.

Damaged Items: I will replace damaged pieces with no additional charges to you.

Returned Items: Items should be shipped back to me unused and in their original or similar packaging. I will refund the cost of returned items when I receive them back safely. The cost of shipping and return shipping will not be refunded.

Additional

Interested in wholesale orders? Please convo me for more information.
Sorry, I do not sell my work on consignment.

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