HIC's Porcelain Blue Willow Tea Cup depicts the popular and highly collected Blue Willow dinnerware design. Originating in England, circa 1780, this richly illustrated design, featuring a weeping willow, pagoda, bridge and lovebirds, portrays the Chinese legend of a wealthy man's daughter who's fallen in love with her father's clerk. The father pursues the newly eloped couple through his garden and onto the bridge where they transform into lovebirds and fly off beyond his reach. Whether serving afternoon tea, or entertaining for the holidays, Blue Willow is casual enough for use every day, yet elegant enough for those special occasions. This beautiful 5-ounce Chinese Teacup is perfect for enjoying the ancient tradition of tea, or other favorite beverages, like mulled wine, spiced cider, hot chocolate, even warm milk and honey. Crafted from fine-quality porcelain, it's durable with a natural heat-retaining characteristic to help keep beverages warmer longer. It's microwave safe for quick reheats, and performs equally well for cold drinks, like iced chai. Make great gifts for art enthusiasts and tea lovers, or hostess gifts and coffee gifts for at-home baristas. A tradition since 1957, HIC Fine Porcelain is safe for use in the microwave, oven (to 500-degrees Fahrenheit), and freezer. Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
Item Number: YK-324
Catalog Page Number: 19