Butterfly Lover Fine English China Mug

Sale price Price £21.00 Regular price

Luxurious, finest English china mug featuring intricate Biro drawing 'Butterfly Lover' by Jane Lee McCracken. Designed as a piece of art in functional form with a "little surprise!" inside, revealed as the user drinks from the mug. A unique conversation piece that will last a lifetime and perfect as a gift for someone special or as an opulent treat. 

DETAILS

Made of the highest quality china with an elegant handle, this design tells a tale of the magnificent South China tiger and is one of a set of seven exquisite mugs.

  • Fine English Bone China Mug
  • Height 9.5 x Diameter 8.5 cm
  • Design and art by Jane Lee McCracken
  • Made in Stoke-on-Trent, England by The New English
  • Hand decorated
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 5% of profits go directly to Save Wild Tigers

 

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THE STORY

This beautiful mug design is reproduced from Jane's black and neon orange Biro drawing Butterfly Lover. Part of her print and fine china collection In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia, this body of work highlights threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent.

Inspired by the old Chinese legend Butterfly Lovers this stunning design pays homage to the South China tiger, thought to be extinct in the wild. Wrapped round the mug exterior is a beautiful male tiger lying in the grass, playing with butterflies. Featured on the back of the mug is a large orange butterfly layered with the image of a tigress. The interior features a fluttering butterfly inspired by the character Zhu Yintai from 'Butterfly Lovers'. There are also references to the 'Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto' 1959 by He Zhangao and Chen Gang as well as the film '2046' 2005 by Wong Kar-Wai. 

Butterfly Lover original drawing also illustrates The Legend of the Last South China Tiger. The tale and accompanying drawings were created by Jane for Save Wild Tigers organisation, to symbolise the plight of the South China tiger. The original drawing was auctioned in London in 2014 to raise funds for SWT vital work conserving the last remaining wild tigers.

 

SAVE WILD TIGERS

With so many geo-political & eco related issues facing the planet, why should we worry that there are less than 3,800 tigers left in the wild? After all, we can see them in zoos or appreciate their magnificence and historical significance through art, literature and film. Why should we bother to protect this creature in the far-flung corners of Asia?

Why? Because the tiger has walked the earth for two million years. Because we care about the legacy we will leave future generations. Because we can make the difference that will mean survival in the wild as opposed to extinction.  Because, together, our voices must be heard in the call for fundamental changes to international law to protect the tiger.

The wild tiger's survival is in the balance. If we fail to act to save the iconic tiger, what hope do other endangered species have? We have ten years to double wild tiger numbers, or ten years until their extinction. The choice is ours. The clock is ticking - and ticking fast.

Join us today in making the right decision for survival.

Simon Clinton, founder of Save Wild Tigers

 

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