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Teacup - Victorian Inspired - Hand Painted Tea Cups - Arsenic - Cyanide

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Teacup: Poison: Painted Tea Cup: Victorian: Arsenic: Cyanide

These vintage tea cups have been hand painted and could make a unique housewarming gift -- or simply just to decorate any table or room in your own home! You can proudly sip your tea from these foreboding teacups. The saucers are matched with these cups to make an adorable set!

The Victorian era is generally regarded as the Golden Age of Poison. Some say poisoning was a common female defense against abusive husbands. During this era, approximately forty women were tried for poisoning their husbands. Then, as now, folks new this number was very underreported. As a result, Parliament restricted poison sales in 1851.

Arsenic was the most popular deadly weapon & In addition to its darker purposes, arsenic was also used by ladies as a beauty product. They would ingest the poison in small doses in an attempt to pale their skin for a dainty and "faint" look. Cyanide was also responsible for quite a few deaths (and still is to this day).


Allow for artist brushstrokes as "Arsenic" and "Cyanide" has been hand painted in black fancy script - it has been sealed with heat for longevity and can be hand washed after use. Gentle care and enjoy for years.

Teacup - Victorian Inspired - Hand Painted Tea Cups - Arsenic - Cyanide