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One Porcelain Sage Green Grasshopper Tea Cup

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**Featured in Handpicked Items on the Etsy homepage Feb. 12th 2013!**

This tea cup is now sold alone, but it loves to come in twos. It holds approximately 5 oz. and measures 3” in dia. and 2.25” high. This cup is meant for tea, and is happiest when coupled with the Grasshopper Teapot (https://www.etsy.com/listing/105663822/20-oz-porcelain-emerald-green). But this little cup can be used for all sorts of purposes, from holding sauces and dips to keeping jewelry and coins, add a tea light and it makes a lovely candle holder.

This tea cup is wheel-thrown and made of mid-fire porcelain. The exterior is a matte sage green glaze and the interior of the bowl features a grasshopper, painted in black underglaze with clear glaze. Each grasshopper is painted by hand using a graphite transfer process.

In China grasshoppers are thought to contain the reincarnated souls of ancestors. They mostly hop, but can jump as far as 20 times their own length. They have 5 eyes, which allow them to see long distances, but also forwards, backwards & sideways. They are associated with happiness, good luck, good health, patience.

All my pieces are food, microwave and dishwasher safe, though they prefer hand washing.

This design is part of an open edition collection. The piece pictured may not necessarily be the piece you receive. As with most handmade work slight variations are natural.

I've had to stop accepting commissions and special orders to focus on designing and making new work. Sorry!

One Porcelain Sage Green Grasshopper Tea Cup


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ceramics, porcelain, glaze, clay
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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