Lively as the Chinese tea drinking tradition, these Chinese teacups shimmer with bright blue brilliance. Use them to casually share tea with friends or formally celebrate important events. The solid construction makes the cups durable and the delicate design makes them beautiful. Drinking from these teacups is sure to make you feel like an emperor.
The Blue Willow design portrays the Mandarin legend of an affluent man whose daughter falls in love with his humble servant. To keep them apart the man secures his willow-draped pagoda with a magnificent fence and vows to marry his daughter to a Duke. Neither the fence nor the father’s fury could keep the lovers apart. They elope as the father pursues them through the garden, over the fence, and onto the bridge where they transform into doves and fly away to a secret haven. The Blue Willow design depicts the elements of this legendary love story—the weeping willow, pagoda, fence, bridge, and the doves—on every piece. Originated in England, circa 1780, the Blue Willow design has been one of the most popular and collected dinnerware designs in the world for over 200 years.