The Orphans Fine English China Mug

Sale price Price £21.00 Regular price

Luxurious, finest English china mug featuring intricate Biro drawing The Orphans 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 Russian brown bear cubs 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 the Orphan Bear Rescue Center

 

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BACK IN STOCK MID - JANUARY 2019

 

THE STORY

This beautiful mug is reproduced from the second Biro drawing of Jane's brown bear diptych The Orphanswhich also includes Mummy Bear and Baby Bear.

Inspired by Ivan Shishkin’s painting Morning in a Pine Forest, Jane created an ethereal forest setting for the The Orphans playground. Eerie creatures are formed from the patterns in the pine branches and foliage. This evokes the precarious world in which the cubs inhabit without their mother’s protection.

On the back of this enchanting mug, bear cubs play on a tree branch that also has layered images of Wojtek the soldier bear, including his regimental badge. The tree branch image is repeated inside where it becomes a slide for cubs, their mischievous play revealed as the contents of the mug are drunk!

All brown bear products see 5% of profits go directly to the Orphan Bear Rescue Center, Russia

 

ORPHAN BEAR RESCUE CENTRE

The Orphan Bear Rescue Center is located in Bubonitsy village of Tver Region, 450 km northwest of Moscow. The Centre rescues, rehabilitates, raises, and prepares orphaned brown bear cubs for independent survival in the wild. Specialists of the Center release rehabilitated cubs into the wild and carry out post-release monitoring to check if the cubs adapt well to their natural habitats.

 

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