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This lovely vintage mug has large pink and purple flowers in painted relief on the sides, over a basket weave pattern. It was made in Portugal in Bordallo Pinheiro (according to the label), an area famous for majolica-like pottery and dish patterns.

The circular stamped mark on the bottom reads "Bordallo Pinheiro Ltd. Caldas da Rainha." I do not know the name of this particular pattern, but I would just call it a flower basket motif. Because I cannot identify the pattern, I cannot date it accurately--I'm just guessing it's from the 80s. The flowers somewhat resemble magnolias, although I've never seen them in these colors. It's a nice large mug with a big handle that will keep your knuckles away from the hot sides in the morning!

3 in. Diameter + 2 in. Handle x 3 1/2 in. Tall (US)
7.5 cm. Diameter + 5 cm. Handle x 9 cm. Tall (Metric)

Condition notes: This mug has some crazing in the glaze, down near the bottom of the handle, especially, which is caused by uneven expansion of the pottery under the glaze. I discovered some invisible crazing on the inside of the mug by putting water in it. Apparently some water is able to get into the pottery underneath, causing darkening along these crazing marks that does not go all the way through to the outside. This could lead to coffee staining on the inside over time. I am selling this as is, and have discounted it significantly because of this concern.

I ship this first class domestic with delivery confirmation (2-5 days), or first class international (approx. 10-14 days). Where possible, I will combine shipping and ship multiple items in the same package.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I respond quickly! Thank you for visiting. I welcome you to check out the rest of my store while you're here.

Bordallo Pinheiro Mug, Basket Motif Pink Purple Flowers, Portugal, Caldas da Rainha


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Material: glazed pottery
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 321 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people