Reiko Kaneko and bone china.

I am always on the hunt for a good bread basket and I found this lovely new piece from Reiko Kanekpo‘s 2011 collection on NotCot. It’s not yet for sale on her site, but I wish it was! You probably know Reiko from her lip tease mug:
She also has a heart mug that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I love that Reiko‘s stuff is always clever and is bone china, which keeps things very hot. In case you are wondering like I was, technically bone china must have a minimum of 30% of phosphate derived from animal bone and cattle bones are typically used becasuse they contain a lower amount of iron. It makes me happy to think that we are using all parts of the animal… although I am pretty sure more hamburgers are being eaten than cups of tea consumed in bone china! It was developed by English potter Josiah Spode in the 1700’s and is also known for being very white, translucent, and chip resistance.

While we are on the subject of bone china and in case you’re a little more traditional,  I just had to share this lovely image I found on the always lovely Sacramento Street–who I had the great pleasure of meeting this past week at ALTitude Design Summit— originally from Viniagrette. Doesn’t it inspire you to start a teacup collection?
Why not begin your week with a fancy cup of tea? And don’t forget to enter our equally fancy giveaway!

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One response to “Reiko Kaneko and bone china.

  1. Oh! I’m glad you posted that bit about bone china. My sister and I were wondering why it was called “bone” while we were cleaning up from Christmas.

    I really apprecaite that along with being fancier, prettier, more elegant, it’s ALSO more durable! How often is that the case?? 🙂

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