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Flower Language Cups - Porcelain Mugs $90.00

This series of mugs is meticulously painted with underglaze, carved in the traditional sgraffito technique, and high-fired with a food-safe transparent glaze. Each piece features an original all-over floral pattern. The specific flowers are chosen for their association with certain characteristics during Victorian times, when one could quite literally "say it with flowers"--delivering coded messages to friends and lovers via floral arrangement. In a contemporary take on this tradition, each cup has its flower's associated quality inscribed somewhere hidden on its surface. In this way, the series allows people to send secret messages to others (or to keep them for themselves) that are not obvious to the casual observer but which can be discovered through intimate use of the object.

Each mug is hand-thrown, then clear-glazed and high-fired for durability. This listing is for one mug. Food safe and dishwasher safe, hand-washing recommended.

Flower Language Cups - Porcelain Mugs