Shapes - Bone China Mugs
Of the 30-40 different mug shapes that we use, the ones we use most frequently are shown below. Of these, we find the most popular to be the Balmoral, Lyric, Castle and Topaz. If you scroll on down, you'll find that we list their dimensions and the sizes of our design templates so that you can draft up a rough sketch of your desired layout, or if you wish you can put together your own complete design to submit to us. Please work to these templates as your working maximum unless we advise you otherwise.
Right at the bottom are a few words of advice . . .
|Balmoral||Castle (a Large Balmoral)||Osborne (Small Balmoral)|
|King mug||Marquee mug|
|2-handled Loving Cup|
|Tankard ¾pint||Tankard 1pint|
|Shape||Height (mm)||Top dia.||Btm.dia.||Capacity||Template|
|Rio||103||80||60||Call us for advice|
|Emerald||98||80||54||Call us for advice|
|King||112||76||55||Call us for advice|
|Marquee||108||86||59||Call us for advice|
|Loving Cup (2-H)||85||79||80||2xRectangles 90x62mm|
|Large Balmoral||89||90||89||Rectangle 250x82mm|
|Tankard 1pint||117||91||99||Rectangle 244x88mm|
|Tankard ¾pint||93||92||93||Rectangle 243x68mm|
Points to bear in mind when designing:
1. The Face of the mug is to the RIGHT of your rectangle template, and the Back is to the LEFT.
2. No pottery mugs are perfectly cylindrical (otherwise they wouldn't drop out of the moulds) so please talk with us if your design requires very exact dimensional accuracy, particularly if you include unbroken straight lines at top or bottom. We will usually be able to give you a high-accuracy template, or we can make any essential conversion for you. Maybe we might even try to persuade you to adopt an approach which is more practical from our point of view . . . !!!!!! We're friendly folk . . .
3. Likewise, please let us know if you wish to use Rio, Emerald, King, Duchess, Marquee or RL shapes so that we can provide you with the most suitable template for your particular design.