Blue, white Mugs with pineapple and leaf design Set of 4 Hand-painted and decal 3½"H Porcelain Dishwasher and microwave safe WILLIAMSBURG by Andrea By Sadek
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Seal your reputation for generous hospitality with this set of mugs featuring a blue pineapple surrounded by a leaf wreath on a creamy white porcelain background. Blue and white ceramics have been captivating homeowners since the first blue and white porcelains were exported from China to the western world 300 years ago. Of course the pineapple has become an enduring symbol of hospitality. This set of four mugs makes the perfect accessory for coffee, hot chocolate, or even warm soup on a cold day.
Exotic and rare in the 18th- century, the pineapple was an expensive delicacy for wealthy Williamsburg homes. Served with great flourish at dinner parties and used as a centerpiece in impressive displays, the pineapple became a symbol of welcome and hospitality. Pineapple motifs were therefore frequently used in architecture, ceramics, silver, textiles, and furniture during the height of the rococo period (about 1745 to 1770). Today the pineapple remains a hallmark of warm and gracious entertaining.