Bone China Cup and Saucer - "Rare Bird" Bird Pattern
Our very first print, and most popular design, Rare Bird. This charming bird print china set is sure to brighten up your day.
- Fine bone china with 22ct gold details
- Cup is 8.5cm wide, 6.5cm tall with 220m capacity (filled to 1cm from rim)
- Saucer is 12cm across
- Microwave safe and dishwasher ‘safe’ up to 300 washes. Hand wash to best preserve gold paint
- Designed and made in the UK
Inspiration for the print ‘Rare Bird’:
The design for this bird print is inspired by sensational women past and present, and is named after British fashion stylist extraordinaire Isabella Blow (her husband used to refer to her as a rare bird). The cockatoo Issie represents Isabella Blow, the toucan Frida represents Frida Kahlo, the penguin Luisa represents Marchesa Luisa Casati, and the puffin Dita represents Dita Von Teese.
House of Hopstock uses a lot of the same colours in all their china products, which makes it easier for you to mix and match!
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Aase Hopstock is a Norwegian-born artist who has lived in London for 16 years. For as along as she can remember, she has been obsessed with colour, form, texture, glamour, beauty and aesthetics, not to mention a neatly sharpened set of pencils.
Having told aesthetic tales through stage costumes, her own footwear brand, as well as numerous published illustrated works, Aase developed a great interest in the stories and philosophies that drive people’s personal sense of colour and style. After growing somewhat weary of fashion cycle, Aase decided to go back to her first love, drawing, and create a brand with a stronger sense of sustainability and permanence. In 2018, House of Hopstock was launched as her own illustrated universe, full of prints, vibrancy and colour.
House of Hopstock has a unique aesthetic, focusing on modern, bold, and vibrant illustrated prints. It is neither shy nor understated. Stories are an important part of the brand, be it the story behind the product and who produced it, to the materials used, as well as the story behind each print.
Currently the brand offers velvet cushions, fine bone china with 22ct gold detailing, kitchen textiles, wallpaper, fine art prints, as well as beauty bags and lavender-filled eye masks. Great value is placed on the ideas of quality, sustainability, and permanence. The entire production chain is based in the UK, with transparency and provenance being protagonists, and all print collections are made to last.