This pair of
colorful stoneware "Marriage Mugs" was made at the Larnhof pottery in Eastern Austria which has since closed. They were produced in 1972 as a limited run of 400 pairs, and each mug is notated
on the back with its number in the series. They are all dated on the front, 1973.
The ware is highly fired and resilient stoneware, which is ovenproof, dishwasher, and
microwave safe. They are obviously hand turned and hand painted. The mugs are about 4"tall. Each mug is signed with the initials of
the decorator, and are marked on the bottom with the Larnhof trademark, Handmade-Stoob-Austria
The bride's raised forefinger admonishes the groom never to forget his vows. The groom, hat in hand, raises his glass to confirm his vow. Worked into the beautifully hand decorated design you
will find wedding bands, the nuptial knot, and the initials of the artist. All this and more is explained in the nicely written card that will be included with
Even if the year 1973 has no significance for you, these make a wonderful household
coffee or tea mug. These are in
perfect condition, with no chips, cracks, or defects of any kind. This set of mugs sold for $40.00 in 1973! Buyer pays $10.00 shipping/handling for UPS Ground in the lower 48 states. Buyers from elsewhere, please ask for a quote.