Reintroducing The Swing fine bone china coffee mug. In an exclusive collaboration, leading London museum ‘The Wallace Collection’ has commissioned Melody Rose to redesign The Swing bone china mug following the two year project to restore and rehang one of the museum’s most popular paintings, The Swing. Find out more about the project here.
The launch is timed for the opening of the Inspiring Walt Disney exhibition from 7th April 2022 at the Wallace Collection.
Painted in 1767 by 18th century artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and notorious at the time for its naughtiness, The Swing’s heroine is a carefree young woman who, whilst being pushed on a swing, kicks off her shoe to give a fawning young admirer a teasing glimpse under her petticoats.
In true Melody Rose style, Melanie Roseveare has deconstructed the famous artwork and transferred the joie de vivre of its central character onto The Swing fine bone china mug.
Melody Rose bone china is expertly crafted by a third generation pottery (who also supply the Royal Palaces) in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of English ceramics. Housing some of the finest examples of craftsmanship within its historic collections of Sevre porcelain, The Wallace Collection were drawn to Melody Rose’ high production values and ability to invigorate the traditional into something fresh and new, leading to this exciting partnership.
Made from: Fine bone china. Features 22kt gold lustre gilded rim.
Dimensions: H9cm x W10cm
The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806); Les hazards heureux de l’escarpolette (The Swing); France; 1767 – 1768.
Copyright: The Wallace Collection. Image used with permission of The Wallace Collection