Dunoon and other fine bone china mugs

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Dunoon is a thriving family business which began manufacturing the highest quality mugs in 1974 when the company was formed by two former executives of
Staffordshire Potteries Ltd, Gordon Smith and Bill Harvey, both of whom were committed to the concept of producing quality ranges of stoneware mugs, filling a gap in the market with user friendly, beautifully designed original mugs.

After receiving backing from the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation and The Highlands and Islands Development Board, Dunoon in Argyll, Scotland was selected as the ideal location of the first factory and Dunoon Ceramics Ltd was born!

The first firing of the new kiln was of 72 mugs for displaying at the Highland Trade Fair in Scotland. The gamble paid off as orders started to flow in, skilled operatives were recruited and production began. Dunoon was soon selling mugs globally to quality retailers worldwide.

In 1982 a new factory in Stone, Staffordshire, the heart of the ceramic industry was opened and under Gordon’s management Dunoon developed a policy of working with numerous designers and artists to constantly update its ranges with new designs and unique mug shapes in both Stoneware and Fine Bone China.

Dunoon uses slip casting instead of the more conventional ‘jollying’ machine-made technique employed by other mug manufacturers to guarantee a fine, lightweight mug; a method still used today.

As Dunoon’s popularity expanded so did the product ranges with the inclusion of kitchenware and teapots whilst the family input and dedication to the business was strengthened with Gordon’s sons, Peter and Alan taking roles within the company. The Smiths took sole control of Dunoon in 1989 when their business partner was bought out.


Anna Wright - Knitting Circle

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Anna Wright is a Scottish born artist and illustrator from Dumfriesshire with strong interest in interior design, fashion and costume for theatre and film. This, combined with her rural upbringing kindled a love affair with wildlife and the Great Outdoors that has formed the subject matter for her mixed-media collages and painterly illustrations.
She is a firm believer in the power of art to communicate, to entertain and make one laugh in the face of what appears to be an incongruous situation.

Beautifully drawn animals with their own quirky story to tell, a gorgeous and expanding range to add to your collection

Mug Shape: York
Capacity: 10.fl/oz/275ml
Inside Wording: The Knitting Circle
Full Details add to cart NZ$48.00

Anna Wright - Ladies who lunch

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Anna Wright is a Scottish born artist and illustrator from Dumfriesshire with strong interest in interior design, fashion and costume for theatre and film. This, combined with her rural upbringing kindled a love affair with wildlife and the Great Outdoors that has formed the subject matter for her mixed-media collages and painterly illustrations.She is a firm believer in the power of art to communicate, to entertain and make one laugh in the face of what appears to be an incongruous situation.

Beautifully drawn animals with their own quirky story to tell, a gorgeous and expanding range to add to your collection.

Shape: York Shape: 10fl.oz/275ml
Dishwasher Resistant: YES
Inside Wording: Ladies Who Lunch
Full Details add to cart NZ$48.00

Anna Wright - The Crew

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Anna Wright is a Scottish born artist and illustrator from Dumfriesshire with strong interest in interior design, fashion and costume for theatre and film. This, combined with her rural upbringing kindled a love affair with wildlife and the Great Outdoors that has formed the subject matter for her mixed-media collages and painterly illustrations.
She is a firm believer in the power of art to communicate, to entertain and make one laugh in the face of what appears to be an incongruous situation.

Mug Shape: York
Capacity: 10.fl/oz/275ml
Inside Wording: The Knitting Circle
Full Details add to cart NZ$48.00

Anna Wright - Twitawoo

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Anna Wright is a Scottish born artist and illustrator from Dumfriesshire with strong interest in interior design, fashion and costume for theatre and film. This, combined with her rural upbringing kindled a love affair with wildlife and the Great Outdoors that has formed the subject matter for her mixed-media collages and painterly illustrations.
She is a firm believer in the power of art to communicate, to entertain and make one laugh in the face of what appears to be an incongruous situation.


Mug Shape: York
Capacity: 10fl.oz/275ml
Inside Wording: Twitawooooooo
Full Details add to cart NZ$48.00

Castles of Scotland - Glencoe shape

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Dunoon 2

Capacity 0.5L Height 150mm Diameter 100mm

Fine bone china mug for the seriously large coffee or tea.  Read about some of the historic castles of Scotland.

Dunoon mugs are made in Great Britain

Full Details add to cart NZ$60.00

Classic collection. Lorries & buses

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Dunoon 23
Richard Partis Lorries and Buses classic collection.

Full Details add to cart NZ$57.50

Edinburgh - Glencoe shape

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Dunoon 4
Capacity 0.5L Height 150mm Diameter 100mm

Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Holyrood House.  Read about these historic places while having your coffee break.
Full Details add to cart NZ$60.00

Highland thistle mugs (4)

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  • Traditional Thistle design
  • Unusual and interesting gift
  • Supplied in a matching colour gift box of 4 mugs
  • Volume: 10oz/295ml
  • Suitable for use in the Dishwasher
Full Details add to cart NZ$72.00

Roy Kirkham - Highland & Friesian cattle

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Farm Animal Cows mugs in Fine Bone China. Features a cow design, comes in two designs. Capacity 320ml. Select a Highland Cow or a Friesian

*ROY KIRKHAM Fine Bone China
*Enjoy your favourite drink with this exquisite bone china mug
*Made in England
*microwave dishwasher safe
Full Details add to cart NZ$29.50

Shaggy Tails - Bute shape

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Dunoon 13
Dunoon Ceramics Bute Shape mug

Featuring original "Shaggy Tails" Design; two very well accessorised highlanders

300ml capacity

Dishwasher and Microwave Safe
Full Details add to cart NZ$45.00

St Andrew's flag

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Dunoon St Andrews Flag Fine Bone China Mug

This lovely shaped Dorset mug from Dunoon features the flag of Scotland wrapped around the mug.

 

A lovely Scottish gift.

Full Details add to cart NZ$44.00

Tartan thistle mugs (4)

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  • Classic Tartan and Thistle Fine China Mugs with Matching Gift Box

  • Set of four Tartan Thistle fine china Mugs with four individual tartan designs and matching colour gift box.
Full Details add to cart NZ$72.00
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