Astier de Villatte
Skull and Crossbones Mug
Part of the John Derian collection, the skull and crossbones mug from Astier de Villatte is a testament to the Parisian brand’s spiritual ethos.
Votary of pre-industrial fabrication, Astier de Villatte is celebrated for being the one and only studio in Paris to hold and harbour the traditions of artisanal ceramic production. Restoring the ancestral systems of moulding and stamping, the skull and crossbones mug is made using handcrafting techniques from the Middle Ages which involve moulding a handmade sheet of clay, double firing the ‘biscuit’ piece and glazing the product in white enamel – a lengthy process that involves a drying time of up to one month. Characterised by John Derian's skull and bones découpage, the ceramic mug is engraved with the brand’s signature crest - depicting an interlacing A & V - alongside the initials of one of the 40 master artisans who created it. Each handmade piece tells a beautiful story, it romances and imparts a sense of nostalgia into its owner. Arrange with other characterful mugs in the collection to breathe an air of authenticity into your dining collection.
- Skull and crossbones mug
- Skull and bones découpage
- Engraved with the brand's signature and initials of master artisan
- Clay sourced from quarries in the Paris basin
- Hand wash recommended
- Use dishwasher tablets free from phosphates
- Not suitable for microwaves or traditional ovens
- Made in Paris
COMPOSITION & SIZE
90% Parisian Black Clay; 10% White Enamel
H: 12.5cm, Dia: 10cm