I Eat Swans Mug
Just in case you didn't know, the queen technically owns a lot of swans.
This is because a law from the 12th century declared all swans be forfeited to the king except those belonging to the most privileged. Swans were a delicious delicacy and status symbol, only owned by the king or aristocratic landowners who marked their swans with a crest. Any escapee swans 'flying at liberty' automatically belonged to the crown.
In 2007 artist Mark McGowan took the law into his own hands and dared to eat a swan.
But we all now know that it is only the queen who can fully exclaim 'I Eat Swans!'
A vital addition to all royal mug collections, designed by Scot Burgoyne.
Scot started decorating china for PRSC in 2012, enjoying the new challenge of working with a three dimensional medium. His one off pieces usually take the clean lines of the china and enhance them using symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. He is also the creator of the ‘I EAT SWANS’ mug.
Dimensions: diameter 8cm; height 9cm
Dishwasher Safe: No (here's why...)
Microwave Safe: Yes
Material: English Fine Bone China