English fine bone china teacup and saucer designed in an exclusive collaboration with one of Europe’s leading art museums – The Wallace Collection in Marylebone, London.
Designer Melanie Roseveare has been commissioned by The Wallace Collection to create a timeless range of fine bone china tableware and sumptuous textiles inspired by one of the museum’s superb Old Masters paintings. The collection is also available to buy from the museum’s newly refurbished shop
Melanie chose to reimagine The Temptation of St Hillarion – a 19th Century painting by French artist Dominique-Louis-Féréol Papety – which she felt was in keeping with Melody Rose’s charming yet playful signature style.
In the painting, St Hillarion is seen living as a hermit, lying on the ground outside his cave. He appears to subsist on a diet of root vegetables and water which may have caused him to have hallucinations – namely a visit by a topless seductress offering cascading fruits, wine and a sultry look.
Deconstructing the painting and giving it a contemporary twist, the teacup celebrates the ‘temptation’ St Hillarion sees in his visions by depicting The Temptress and The Mon
Made of delicate fine bone china with a touch of luxurious hand applied 22kt gilding making this a delightful gift or unique wedding present.
Handmade in Stoke-on-Trent, England’s pottery heartland, each piece from the Melody Rose collection keeps at it’s heart the tremendous quality that made Britain renowned for its ceramics. Durable enough for every day use, the gilding and glorious detail also make them perfect for the grandest occasions.
Established in 2011, designer Melanie Roseveare has re-imagined some of Britain’s most beloved china into ceramic artistry creating elegant bone china tableware featuring designs that celebrate life’s gloriously quirky eccentricities.
Fine bone china, gilded by hand with 22kt gold lustre details
Perfect for use everyday though washing by hand will help prevent hand gilded gold trim fading over time.