Porcelain Red Poppy Mug

Porcelain Red Poppy Mug


This hand-painted coffee cup is made on high quality Polish porcelain by folk artist Malgorzata Welc of Warsaw, Poland.

Height: 3.9 inches/ 10 cm
Diameter: 3.1 inches/ 8 cm

Color: White & Red

*This includes one mug per order

Care Instructions: Dishwasher safe /Gentle hand wash. (Clean the surface by hand with a soft sponge. Do not use abrasive or aggressive materials.)

The design of this mug features red poppies. The poppy became linked with Poland after a famous song entitled - "Red poppies at Monte Cassino" was written.

During World War II, a famous battle, actually a costly series of battles took place at Monte Cassino, Italy (also known as a Battle for Rome). It was fought by the allied forces with an intention of breaking through the German defense line and seizing Rome.  From May 11-May 19, 1944, under the command of General Anders, about forty thousand Polish soldiers from 2nd Polish Corps took part in the decisive and final part of the battle. Polish attack contributed to a final victory greatly, Poles were also the first who were able to reach the top of the hill and put Polish flag there. 

Since the mountain was full of beautiful red poppies when the battle took place, in May 1944, a song entitled -" Red Poppies on Monte Cassino" was written almost immediately afterwards.