Celebrate the birth of a new child with a loving cup decorated with a traditional Stork design hand painted by Susan Rose and inspired from her father’s Christening book created by her grandmother in 1929.
This exquisite, traditional piece can be made with either a blue or pink ribbon and is finished with a hand-painted gold rim.
The Victorians believed that boys should wear pink not blue and the idea of pink for a girl and blue for a boy is something relatively recent.
For generations these double handled loving cups have been given as family heirlooms to mark life changing, family events such as weddings, christenings and anniversaries. History tells us that the loving cup has been part of British history since Saxon Times as illustrated by The Worshipful Company of Distillers
Decorated with Susan’s original hand drawn image with a 1930s feel, she has been able to create a design which can be personalised with a child’s name on the front ribbon, whilst the back is filled with birth details including details of the date, time and weight of birth. To finish off the gift there is room for a personal message on the bottom.
The legend of the stork originated in Greek mythology with the vengeful Goddess Hera, but it was also popular in Norse mythology and was common place for the Pagans but Hans Christian Anderson’s fable of “The Stork” firmly popularised the story of the stork delivering the new baby into the family.
To create this family heirloom, simply supply us with the name, date of birth, time of birth, weight of the child and we will do the rest sending you a proof of the artwork for approval before sending it to our workshop in Stoke-on-Trent.
The china is despatched gift wrapped and boxed.
This traditional two handled loving cup is hand-made and hand-decorated by one of our skilled china makers in the Longton district of Stoke-on-Trent – a region that has a long tradition of bone china production. We at Susan Rose China are proud to support British manufacturing at its finest.
If you like the idea of a loving cup to mark the birth of a child, Susan has also used this piece of china decorated with a toy design based on some of her favourite childhood toys.
Height : 11cm
Diameter : 10.5cm