Ceramic Minipresso Cup, 'Peacock', white
This elegant espresso cup, that is a great example of designer coffee mugs and espresso cups, will delight you with its wonderful peacock bird. These coffee cup designs may remind you of a great trip to Berlin and its castles. There these ceramic mugs have been a great feature in the daily life of the Prussian kings and queens. Help yourself with these ceramic coffee mugs and build your own Prussian coffee or tea set.
Prussian Kings and Peacocks
Peacocks were a favourite bird of the Prussian Kings. When in 1793 Friedrich Wilhelm II received an island in the river Havel, he gave it the name of Peacock Island. For him it was to create a habitat for the preservation of nature and an artificial world. When today you walk around the island, you will notice that Peacocks are walking around, too, not constrained to a cage, but enjoying their freedom. Overlooking the articificially created landscapes, one is reminded of the romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich. Yet, a little later, the island became so fashionable with visitors, that to preserve the animals of the island, around the mid of the 19th century, king Friedrich Wilhelm IV brought the peacocks to the city, where together with other animals, the made the start of what later became the famous Berlin Zoo close to the Gedaechtniskirche.
The ceramic cup Peacock
The Prussians close merchant networks with and colonies in Asia and Africa changed their taste of design motifs. The King and his designers were even trendsetters to taste and fashion, a marvellous example being this mug with its peacock design.
Enjoy your espresso from the minipresso cup ''Peacock''. The colorful motif of the cup amused even the gloomiest day.
The dazzling exotic sprayed the decoration with the beautiful bird. The inspiration comes from a wall covering of an apartment in the New Palace in Potsdam.
- Measurements: Height : 7 cm, diameter: 4.8 cm
- Material: high-quality china mug with bright white shards of porcelain
- Made in Germany
- Decorated by hand
- Elaborate ceramic screen printing
- The porcelain cups are full surface decorated by the mouth rim to the foot of the cup
- Dishwasher safe