Esther Weeks Cabbage Rose, Forget Me Not and Thistle 2-Handled Loving Cup
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Wemyss Ware® is Scotland's most famous pottery. Hand finished and hand painted in Ceres, Fife at the Griselda Hill Pottery since 1985. Fife is the birthplace of Wemyss® pottery in 1882.
Esther Weeks was a painter of Wemyss® pottery when it was being painted in Devon. She was taught how to paint the Wemyss® designs by Joseph Nekola, the son of Carol Nekola, the origional Wemyss® painter in 1800s. Esther passed on her knowledge and taught our painters at the Griselda Hill Pottery how to paint the original Wemyss® designs.
The beautiful Cabbage Rose design is the one most often associated with traditional Wemyss Ware®. It is thought that Karel Nekola brought his rose painting skills with him from the Continent, and taught his Fife workforce the secret art of creating this exuberant, lifelike pattern. Karel Nekola was a master of the cabbage rose, and for many it is the design most associated with Wemyss Ware®. The secrets of painting the rose has been handed down to us from Wemyss® painters through the ages.
Wemyss Ware® flowers are full of freshness and delicacy. Thistles and Forget me nots are also painted on these Loving Cups.
A 'loving' or 'friendship' cup is a traditional Scottish design, introduced to the Wemyss® range in the nineteenth century. These cups were often handed round the table at weddings and other celebrations to reinforce kinship and goodwill. We can personalise loving cups for special occasions.
- Height: 12cm
Want to make it even more special?
Each piece is hand painted by our talented Pottery Ladies and we can personalise any design, whether it is a wee bee to finish it off or some meaningful names, dates, or sayings. Or how about your favourite flower or a beloved pet? We can even hand sculpt a mouse or butterfly onto a piece for you, the world is your oyster!
Please ask for personalisation when phoning or emailing us and we can discuss your design and piece. Timescale and price will also be given at this time.