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White Porcelain Lidded Dish - Porcelain Jewellery Dish - Humpback Whale Ceramic Dish - White Lidded Container

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This porcelain dish is presented here as a jewelry box but it shouldn't limit what you choose to use it for. It can be used for candy, salt, or spices too.
This item was glazed in a clear glaze and fired a 3rd time with the addition of a humpback whale. This piece is one of a kind.

All tiles are made of a high density, vitreous porcelain clay. I concentrate on utilizing glazes that have an inherent variability and a rich tactile surface, not unlike those used in Arts & Crafts ceramics and unattainable in mass-produced commercial tiles.

Of course the glaze is lead free and food-safe, also easy to clean. Although the finish will not be affected by the dishwasher, the friction between items may cause the work to be damaged. I would call it dishwasher safe but happier to be hand washed.

The lid measures 4"d.(10cm) and the base dish measures 4"d.(10 cm) x .75 ht. (1.9cm). The overall height of the container including the lid is 1.25" (3cm).

Long before humans conquered the seas, we were fascinated by these beautiful behemoths of the ocean. These gentle giants have been sources of inspiration for many and providers of nourishment for countless thousands. Humanity first fell in love with whales the second we heard their siren songs and saw them magnificently rise from the unknown depths.

Indigenous tribes with close ties to the sea viewed whales as reincarnations of revered ancestors and all powerful gods. It is easy to see why early humans thought that the siren songs of the Humpback Whale or the rapid clicks of a Beluga were messages from the gods. It is believed that the ancestors, in the shape of whales, roam the coastline and protect villages from troubles on shore as well as on the high seas, so the practice of paying homage to these titans with offerings of tobacco and food is commonplace in many areas, including in Native American tribes on the Pacific coast to the indigenous people living in the cold reaches of Siberia. Whales are also prominent characters in many creation mythologies like the Inuit legends. In parts of Vietnam, full scale funeral services are held for beached whales and it is considered to be a sign of arrogance and disrespect if villagers do not come to the aid of a stranded whale.

It is worth noting that there's no mother in the ocean quite like a Mama Whale. They are completely are devoted to their calves, often putting themselves in great danger simply to protect their young. Much like Elephants, certain species of whales travel in close knit family groups that are, more often than not, comprised mostly (but not exclusively) of several generations of females. This is why whales symbolize the strong bond within families and close knit communities.
Whales are also seen as emblems of our emotions and our subconscious being, thanks to the fact that they are creatures of the natural element, Water. Spiritual gurus and yogis associate the inner workings of the human mind with this life giving natural element. Many of the animals that call the Earth's countless bodies of water their home are viewed as being expressions of our emotions. In the eyes of man, whales are calm cetaceans, therefore their images are representations of Inner Peace, Emotional Harmony, and Mental Tranquility. They are also viewed as beings of creative thought and intelligence.
The Mothers of the Sea embody a variety of traits, including:

Motherhood
Protection and Guidance
The Subconscious
Patience and Understanding
Intuition
Communication
Peace and Harmony
This porcelain dish is presented here as a jewelry box but it shouldn't limit what you choose to use it for. It can be used for candy, salt, or spices too.
This item was glazed in a clear glaze and fired a 3rd time with the addition of a humpback whale. This piece is one of a kind.

All tiles are made of a high density, vitreous porcelain clay. I concentrate on utilizing glazes that have an inherent variability and a rich tactile surface, not unlike those used in Arts & Crafts ceramics and unattainable in mass-produced commercial tiles.

Of course the glaze is lead free and food-safe, also easy to clean. Although the finish will not be affected by the dishwasher, the friction between items may cause the work to be damaged. I would call it dishwasher safe but happier to be hand washed.

The lid measures 4"d.(10cm) and the base dish measures 4"d.(10 cm) x .75 ht. (1.9cm). The overall height of the container including the lid is 1.25" (3cm).

Long before humans conquered the seas, we were fascinated by these beautiful behemoths of the ocean. These gentle giants have been sources of inspiration for many and providers of nourishment for countless thousands. Humanity first fell in love with whales the second we heard their siren songs and saw them magnificently rise from the unknown depths.

Indigenous tribes with close ties to the sea viewed whales as reincarnations of revered ancestors and all powerful gods. It is easy to see why early humans thought that the siren songs of the Humpback Whale or the rapid clicks of a Beluga were messages from the gods. It is believed that the ancestors, in the shape of whales, roam the coastline and protect villages from troubles on shore as well as on the high seas, so the practice of paying homage to these titans with offerings of tobacco and food is commonplace in many areas, including in Native American tribes on the Pacific coast to the indigenous people living in the cold reaches of Siberia. Whales are also prominent characters in many creation mythologies like the Inuit legends. In parts of Vietnam, full scale funeral services are held for beached whales and it is considered to be a sign of arrogance and disrespect if villagers do not come to the aid of a stranded whale.

It is worth noting that there's no mother in the ocean quite like a Mama Whale. They are completely are devoted to their calves, often putting themselves in great danger simply to protect their young. Much like Elephants, certain species of whales travel in close knit family groups that are, more often than not, comprised mostly (but not exclusively) of several generations of females. This is why whales symbolize the strong bond within families and close knit communities.
Whales are also seen as emblems of our emotions and our subconscious being, thanks to the fact that they are creatures of the natural element, Water. Spiritual gurus and yogis associate the inner workings of the human mind with this life giving natural element. Many of the animals that call the Earth's countless bodies of water their home are viewed as being expressions of our emotions. In the eyes of man, whales are calm cetaceans, therefore their images are representations of Inner Peace, Emotional Harmony, and Mental Tranquility. They are also viewed as beings of creative thought and intelligence.
The Mothers of the Sea embody a variety of traits, including:

Motherhood
Protection and Guidance
The Subconscious
Patience and Understanding
Intuition
Communication
Peace and Harmony

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(179)
Reviewed by allegraliu
Buyer photo allegraliu, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars
May 9, 2018
Beautiful handmade pottery mug. The turquoise and rust glazes form a lovely, variegated pattern on the cream stoneware and the effect is gorgeous. It’s well shaped, graceful yet sturdy. I enjoy my coffee in it every day and it’s a wonderful simple pleasure. Shipping was fast and mug was packaged with care.
Pottery Cup Handmade Stoneware Mug White Ceramic handmade cup White Ceramic tea cup Unique pottery cup Coffee Lovers

Reviewed by purpletomorrow
5 out of 5 stars
May 2, 2018
Thanks so much for safe delivery of really lovely pieces
Porcelain Cream and Turquoise Cup/ Ceramic Mug / Handmade Pottery / Pottery Cup

Reviewed by Sharon
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 13, 2018
This is every bit as beautiful as the hummingbird cup I bought from you a couple of years ago. A cup of tea in this cup is a wonderful way to start my daisy! :-)
Thank you, Janet!
Porcelain Mug with Daisy / Ceramic Cup / Ceramic Mug / Handmade Porcelain Cup with Daisy Decal - Mothers Day Gift

Reviewed by purpletomorrow
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 2, 2018
Thank you for fast shipment of lovely pottery!
Shaving Bowl, Mens Grooming, Shaving Cup, Ceramic Shaving Cup, Hot Wet Shave

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I want you to be completed satisfied with my product.
If you find that your piece has been broken in shipping, you will need to send me a digital image of an breakage within 7 days of receiving your item(s) in order for me to send a replacement. I may not always have an extra item on hand right away and sometimes replacements may take 2-4 weeks.
If you would like to exchange an item, you are responsible for the shipping cost to return it to me.

Shipping policies

These pieces are fragile and require care when they are packed. I try to use extra care knowing they are going to go through many hands.
All items are shipped via Canada Post. If you require faster service, please convo me with the details and I will send you an updated shipping quote.
Sometimes we go unconscious and unfortunate things happen. If you should find your piece(s) broken upon receipt, please let me know within 7 days. You will need to send me a digital image of any breakage to receive a replacement.

COMBINED SHIPPING: Multiple items usually ship for considerably less than the total of their individual shipping rates. I refund excess shipping through Paypal as soon as I have calculated the difference. If you would like to know the combined shipping rate before ordering, please contact me with the items that you are interested in and your location including your postal code or zip code.

CANADIAN SHIPPING: The shipping rates shown are based on Ontario to British Columbia. If you are closer, you will receive a refund if the shipping cost is less.

USA SHIPPING: Any packages with a $16.50 or $18.50 shipping rate are shipped using Tracked Packet and come with a tracking number. Most packages arrive within 7 business days if there is no interference from Customs. If you would like insurance or to upgrade your package to a faster service, please let me know in advance and I can research the cost for you. I have not had any problems with stray or damaged parcels yet.

TO EVERYWHERE ELSE: I will gladly ship to you wherever you are. Let me know what items you are interested in and your complete address. I will figure out the shipping cost and get back to you quickly.
These pieces are fragile and require care when they are packed. I try to use extra care knowing they are going to go through many hands.
All items are shipped via Canada Post. If you require faster service, please convo me with the details and I will send you an updated shipping quote.
Sometimes we go unconscious and unfortunate things happen. If you should find your piece(s) broken upon receipt, please let me know within 7 days. You will need to send me a digital image of any breakage to receive a replacement.

COMBINED SHIPPING: Multiple items usually ship for considerably less than the total of their individual shipping rates. I refund excess shipping through Paypal as soon as I have calculated the difference. If you would like to know the combined shipping rate before ordering, please contact me with the items that you are interested in and your location including your postal code or zip code.

CANADIAN SHIPPING: The shipping rates shown are based on Ontario to British Columbia. If you are closer, you will receive a refund if the shipping cost is less.

USA SHIPPING: Any packages with a $16.50 or $18.50 shipping rate are shipped using Tracked Packet and come with a tracking number. Most packages arrive within 7 business days if there is no interference from Customs. If you would like insurance or to upgrade your package to a faster service, please let me know in advance and I can research the cost for you. I have not had any problems with stray or damaged parcels yet.

TO EVERYWHERE ELSE: I will gladly ship to you wherever you are. Let me know what items you are interested in and your complete address. I will figure out the shipping cost and get back to you quickly.

Additional policies

I accept custom orders if it is something that I feel I could complete in a reasonable amount of time.
Feel free to look at my website for a complete gallery of all of my work.

FEEDBACK: I always leave feedback for my customers and also appreciate receiving it. I prefer to wait until I think a package has arrived before I do so. I appreciate each and every transaction whether they decide to do this or not.

White Porcelain Lidded Dish - Porcelain Jewellery Dish - Humpback Whale Ceramic Dish - White Lidded Container

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Materials: porcelain, clay, ceramic, glaze, natural cork
  • Feedback: 179 reviews
  • Favorited by: 35 people
  • Gift message available

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Returns and exchanges accepted
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