I tried to find some information about this mug, and despite having a ‘Made in Italy’ mark underneath what looks like a logo fo Ubriaverde Cermiche, I can’t find anything more than some bizarre pottery listing sites, someone trying to auction another mug like this off, and an article about factory closings in Italy. I think. Google translate isn’t perfect.
I bought this mug at Starbucks a few years ago. It was probably the mug that I actually realized ‘Hey, I’m starting a collection.’ I already had several mugs at this point, but this was the tipping point. I remember really liking this mug, because of the reverse of the bowing of the lip from my Partridge Mug. It was much easier to drink from, even though it didn’t hold *as much* coffee. Which isn’t a terrible thing.
I also had the intention of going back to buy more, to offset the collection by buying a set’s worth, but by the time I got back to ‘bucks, they were all gone, and I wasn’t able to find out anything more about them.
I’m also favorable to deep reds, so this mug is one of my favorites.