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Butterfly Lover Fine English Bone China Mug

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One of a set of seven finest English bone china mugs featuring Jane's original Biro drawings from her series 'In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia'. Hand decorated and made in Stoke-on-Trent to the highest standard by prestigious ceramic designers and manufacturers The New English, each mug has been specifically designed by Jane as a small piece of art in functional form, incorporating symbolism and a "little surprise inside!". Featuring an elegant handle, these contemporary yet timeless designs create unique conversation pieces as well as a beautiful gift for someone special. 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 around the mug exterior is a 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. '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 organization, to symbolize the plight of the South China tiger. 5% of profit goes directly to Save Wild Tigers.
Design and original Biro drawing by Jane Lee McCracken
Made in Stoke-on-Trent, England by The New English
Hand decorated
Dishwasher safe
HEIGHT 9.5 X DIAMETER 8.5 CM
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Meet The Designer

Artist Jane Lee McCracken constructs intricate multi-layered Biro drawings and sculptures and installations incorporating her drawings. Born in Edinburgh, her work is impassioned by childhood memoirs, fairy tales, forests, wildlife, films and documentaries. Along with her continuing interest in war and loss Jane's artwork is both beautiful and representational of life's brutal reality. Her meticulous drawings take several months to research and make, and incorporate complex and symbolic drawing layers. Her working process often includes photographing television screens as films or documentaries are played. This produces inspirational images to work from, giving her drawings a cinematic quality. Jane's exquisite print and fine English bone china collection of plates and mugs 'In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia' celebrate the beauty and majesty of threatened and endangered carnivores across the Eurasian continent, whilst highlighting the challenges they face in an uncertain world. China plates and mugs are made in Stoke-on-Trent to the highest standard by prestigious ceramic designers and manufacturers The New English. Each plate design is a limited signed and hand numbered edition of 200. Sumptuous archival pigment prints in editions of 50 per design, beautifully reproduced from Jane's original Biro drawings are made by one of the very best printmakers in the industry.

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