The Sacred Butterfly was a Chinese export pattern of about 1800 and was intended for those who admired the sophistication of placing traditional Chinese motifs of birds, butterflies and flowers on European shapes. The Chinese word for butterfly, tieh, is a pun which expresses the wish that the owner might live to a ripe age. These motifs were rendered with characteristic understatement in the traditional Chinese orange and gold colors in an all-over pattern. The marriage of shape and design was a success and was reproduced in English china of about 1800-1810. Our reproductions are based on originals in Historic Charleston. Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Mottahedeh is the recognized leader in luxury ceramic antique reproductions and historic designs. With an emphasis on hard porcelain faience and stoneware, we license authentic fine china reproductions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Historic Charleston Foundation, Mount Vernon, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Monticello, and Tony Duquette. We’ve also been commissioned by the White House, the U.S. State Department, and the Diplomatic Corps to production collections used in official state capacity.
5 piece set includes: Dinner Plate, Dessert Plate, Bread & Butter Plate and Teacup with Saucer.
- Special Order Only
- Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
- Can be purchased individually
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