Onion Pattern Teacup and Saucer

Onion Pattern Teacup and Saucer


Onion Pattern Tableware

Teacup and saucer. Capacity 180ml

A misnomer, there is actually nothing oniony about the onion pattern tableware (it’s a pomegranate).

A design classic unchanged for 300 years, Zwiebelmuster tableware, as it’s known  in German, was once compulsory gear for any young bride setting up home. Wedding dowries in the 1860s recommended a minimum Zwiebelmuster service of 7 dozen cups with plates.

The design is inspired by East Asian  symbolism  represents time, cohesion and growth.

Tableware hand finished by skilled craftsmen, the attention to detail on this teacup and saucer will take your breath away.

Dishwasher, oven and microwave safe.

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More about the company – Kahla

Kahla has been producing pottery since 1844 and has just celebrated its 90th design award.

Founded in the early days of industrialisation it has survived the upheavals of the 20th century.  It thrived as a state owned company during the Cold War, employing 18,000 people but in 1991 German reunification and privatisation brought it to the brink of bankruptcy.

Proud of its history it is now at the forefront of environmentally friendly technology boasting a solar powered production plant which treats and reuses its own waste water.  A green quality seal on all products vouches for porcelain made from natural resources and tested for harmful substances.