Teacup set by Alessandro Merlin
A set of two teacups and saucers by Italian artist Alessandro Merlin.
Alessandro was born in Belluno, a small town in the Dolomites region of Italy. He studied graphics in Germany and settled in the Arsenale distict of Venice in the early '80s.
Influenced by artists like Jean Cocteau, Aubrey Beardsley, Hugo Pratt and Tom of Finland, the eroticism of Alessandro's designs evoke themes of play and seduction, whilst echoing the pagan world of the ancient Mediterranean.
Cup size: W10cm x H8cm x D4cm
Saucer size: W12.5cm x H12.5cm x D1.5cm
Material: handmade "Nove di Bassano" glazed ceramic
Condition: in excellent condition with the artists' signature on the cup handles
Care: hand-washing recommended