THIS IS ON SALE DUE TO A MINOR GLAZE FLAW WHICH IS PURELY COSMETIC PLEASE EXAMINE THE PICTURES CLOSELY - FULLY FUNCTIONAL - FOOD SAFE ... Just missed a spot while glazing. Original dragon art sculpted and carved with Celtic Knot Work designs. This Celtic dragon beer mug is designed after a unique drinking vessel from the history of ancient Greece known as the Rhyton. This is a great cup for parties, costumed events such as Renaissance festivals, S.C.A. (Society for Creative Anachronisms) events ... or just for enjoying your favorite beverage in style. The design and craftsmanship of this piece makes it suitable for display as part of your home decor when not in use as an awesome mug.
Holidays, Graduation, Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Celebrations Unique Mugs for Unique People with an alternative sense of style. The historical, traditional style of this cup has made it a popular choice for Alternative and Celtic Weddings. I have made wedding sets that range from a special pair of mugs for the happy couple to sets for the entire wedding party!
I made the original dragon mug by first throwing the form on the potter's wheel. I then formed and sculpted the shape of the dragon's head and finally carved the meticulous Celtic knot work designs. I cast my own mold of my work to be reproduced in stoneware clay. All Chischilly Pottery designs are my own art work. NO commercial molds are ever used.... ever. This was designed and hand carved by Jane Chischilly and then cast and reproduced in studio by the mother/son (Jane/Jason) team that is Chischilly Pottery. "Stoneware ceramics". This means it is more dense and durable and can hold the temperature of your beverages far longer than any other natural material. You can chill your mug in the freezer for your favorite frosty beverage.
Length: 8 1/4 inches (Top of cup to nose/bottom) Height: 6 inches (Sitting Up on handle) Width: 3 inches Capacity: 16 fluid oz.
A Little HISTORY OF THE RHYTON A rhyton (plural rhytons or, following the Greek plural, rhyta) is a container from which fluids were intended to be drunk, or else poured in some ceremony such as libation (.libation (Σπονδή spondee in Greek) is a ritual pouring of a drink as an offering to a god or deity). Rhytons were very common in ancient Persia, where they were called takuk (تکوک). The English word rhyton originates in the ancient Greek word ῥυτόν (rhŭtón). After a Greek victory over Persia, much silver, gold, and other luxuries, including numerous rhytons, were brought to Athens. Persian rhytons, which appear in Athens suddenly in great quantities after the war, were immediately imitated by Greek artists. I have adapted and redesigned these cups for use today, bringing to the tradition my own original dragon and Celtic designs.