Historic graphite mining in the Lake District is the inspiration behind the design on this striking black and white, fine bone china mug, featuring Herdy amidst the undulating landscape of the Cumbrian Fells.
Mined as early as the 16th century in Cumbria, the large quantities of graphite found at Borrowdale were the purest quality ever to be found. For many years Borrowdale graphite was used for marking sheep (most probably Herdwicks), although probably best known now for its use in the finest drawing pencils. How lovely to see the two brought together in this ewe-nique design.
Fine bone china, handmade in England’s Staffordshire Potteries. Approx. capacity 360ml. Hand wash recommended.