This delicate Butterfly Teapot from the Papillon Collection of Franz Porcelain pays stunning and reverent tribute to the vitality, detail and brilliance of nature's own artistry. An intricate sculptured porcelain butterfly alights on a few blazing wildflowers to become part of the teapot's handle in a clever and breathtaking design that evokes the harmony and symbiosis of nature. Each piece is hand-painted by the artisans of Franz to produce a marvelously textured finish.
About Franz Porcelain Franz Porcelain corporate commitment to ultimate quality and traditional craftsmanship has made its pieces among the most sought-after in porcelain. The finest Chinese clays and glazes are used to create, fire and color each piece in the painstaking time-honored artisan's tradition. Each piece begins life on paper as a sketch influenced by the power, vitality and beauty of nature; then, old and new - as well as East and West - meet as current software is used to refine the design and begin its journey to brilliant three-dimensional art. Decades of experience are required to understand and successfully employ the combination of mixing, firing, casting and coloring techniques used by Franz, including specialized skills such as the company's own unique take on undercut molding.
Each item is fired at over 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Colors will not fade.
Franz Porcelain is FDA approved food safe. They are all functional items.
Due to the delicate designs of Franz Porcelain, we do not recommend cleaning Franz products in a dishwasher.
Wash carefully by hand with mild soap and warm water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Considering the size and the complicated 3D sculpture of our products, we DO NOT recommend Microwave use.