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V&A Mythical Beasts Large Mug
V&A Mythical Beasts Large Mug
V&A Mythical Beasts Large Mug

V&A Mythical Beasts Large Mug

£55.00 GBP

Mythical Beasts is inspired by rare and highly decorative patterns from both Thomas Rose Coalport and Miles Mason. By bringing together these unusual designs and adding in an eastern-inspired, surreal background, Richard has re-imagined Coalport’s mythical creatures in a particularly striking way. At first glance these beastly dragons look somewhat menacing but upon closer inspection it becomes clear they are really rather friendly. Indeed, in East Asian symbolism, dragons are thought to bring good fortune, something which may not have been appreciated by 19th Century porcelain designers.

Collection Story

Richard Brendon has collaborated with the V&A to create a collection of exquisite bone china, in order to shine a light on the golden era of Georgian ceramics. The V&A collection consists of four striking saucers to pair with his signature gold and platinum reflective teacups. 

The original Reflect collection breathes life into 'orphaned' antique saucers, which have lost their matching teacups over time. When the reflective cups are placed onto the patterned antique saucer, they perfectly mirror the design below, making it appear as though the pair have always belonged together. 

For the first instalment of the collaboration, Richard has selceted four of his favourite patterns from the V&A's vast archives and re-imagined them with playful and whimsical twists. A great deal of consideration has gone into the research, design and creation of each of the saucers; the attention to detail in the patterns, illustrations, printing and manufacturing is second to none. 

To bring the collection to life, Richard has partnered with illustrator Chris Martin and, as always, the phenomenally skilled potters of Stoke-on-Trent, the home of British ceramics.

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