Large Bucket Mug 500Ml – Magnifique
A simple, stylish large mug designed by master ceramicist Keith Brymer Jones. Exquisitely crafted from super white porcelain and hand-stamped with the French word ‘magnifique’. The retro typewriter font contrasts beautifully with the contemporary design to create a sense of understated sophistication. The perfect way to add style to your dinner table, this 500Ml designer mug is hard-wearing and dishwasher and microwave safe.
Magnificent indeed! This elegant large white 500Ml ceramic mug holds a generous cup of tea or coffee and has the French word “magnifique” hand-stamped in a retro typewriter font.
Porcelain has a natural translucent quality. The traditional design and manufacturing process of porcelain cups made them thin and fairly fragile, but Keith Brymer Jones found a way to make them much more hard-wearing while retaining the aesthetic qualities of the material. Part of his unique technical process includes firing the porcelain mugs at a higher temperature to create a sturdy but lightweight ceramic mug that is tough enough to go through the dishwasher or microwave in everyday use.
The unusual shape of the Bucket Mug is one of its most recognisable features and was inspired by an old bucket in Keith’s Whitstable pottery studio. The elegant taper is pleasing to the eye but a closer look reveals that it finishes with an unusually thin lip for a mug. This is a reference to the fine porcelain cups of ancient China and it allows the tea or coffee to glide more gently and naturally onto the tongue. Keith’s attention to detail in the design of the Bucket Mug allows for a more relaxed, sit and sip style of tea or coffee drinking.
The technical achievement creates a fine porcelain mug that sits comfortably in the hand and is a pleasure to drink from, but what makes these designer mugs so unique are the words that are gently hand-pressed into the wet porcelain. Keith Brymer Jones calls this retro style his Word Range.
Full of technical skill, practicality and personality, the Keith Brymer Jones Bucket Mugs are deeply satisfying to own and make a wonderful, truly unusual gift.
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