Thistles may be prickly in real life, but they are beautiful on this bone china mug. A terrific gift for Scottish lassies, young and old, made of bone china in the UK. Holding 11.8 oz. of coffee, tea or whatever you put in your mug, stands 3.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches in diameter. Heirloom quality, made by Dunoon Pottery, known for quality decorated drinking vessels - mug is really not the right word! Bone china is lighter weight than other ceramics. Please put a spoon in the mug before pouring in boiling water, or rinse the mug with warm water to bring the temperature up before adding your favorite hot beverage.
Dunoon is a thriving family business which began manufacturing the highest quality mugs in 1974 when the company was formed by two former executives of Staffordshire Potteries Ltd, Gordon Smith and Bill Harvey, both of whom were committed to the concept of producing quality ranges of stoneware mugs, filling a gap in the market with user friendly, beautifully designed original mugs.
The first firing of the new kiln was of 72 mugs for displaying at the Highland Trade Fair in Scotland. The gamble paid off as orders started to flow in, skilled operatives were
recruited and production began. Dunoon was soon selling mugs globally to quality retailers worldwide.
In 1982 a new factory in Stone, Staffordshire, the heart of the ceramic industry was opened and under Gordon's management Dunoon developed a policy of working with
numerous designers and artists to constantly update its ranges with new designs and unique mug shapes in both Stoneware and Fine Bone China.
Dunoon uses slip casting to guarantee a fine, lightweight mug; a method still used today. Dunoon is very loyal to its Scottish roots producing ranges dedicated to Scottish themes and customers. The growth in popularity of speciality coffee and teas has led to increasing sales and demand for both finer quality and unusual mug design.
This non-food item is lightweight and can be sent by USPS Priority Mail at a lower cost. If you are ordering non-perishable food products and non-food products to ship to the 48 continental United States, you pay a flat rate of $15 for ground shipping over 3.5 lbs. Delivery will be from 5 to 10 days from the time you place your order. Delivery will be by UPS Ground Home Delivery or Priority Mail depending on the weight and ship to location. Lightweight orders under 1 lb will be shipped for $8.50. Lightweight orders from 1 lb to 3.5 lbs will be shipped for $10. All orders are shipped from our North Carolina warehouse.
Shipments to Alaska & Hawaii are sent by Priority Mail in flat rate boxes and will be charged at the actual USPS rate for smallest possible box or boxes for your order.