Toxic Teacup And Saucer - You Have Been Poisoned
Historically known as the "Black Widow," Mary Ann Cotton spooned arsenic into the teacups of three unsuspecting husbands and two lovers. Who, after all, would suspect a nurse? (And a quite handsome one at that!)
Cotton's affinity for insurance premiums exceeded any longings for a soulmate, and her true tale is as chilling as a cup of chamomile that sits for hours on a January day.
Upon several sips, the foreboding message "You have been poisoned." is visible through the amber brew, thereby raising eyebrows as to one's pending fate. An opulent European china pattern cannot distract from such grave concerns.
- Verdant, poison-ivy green design.
- White porcelain.
- VTC Exclusive.
from Land of Oz
March 5, 2019
The cup is not as thin as I expected. But the effect of the final message has been the hit of several parties.
from Fernandina Beach, FL
February 25, 2021
I am quite disappointed in the poison tea cup. The script at the bottom of the cup is a not crisp or dark as pictured in the inset. The script is a light, shadowy, pale gray and barely legible. The gold line and flowered rim at the top of the cup is uneven and doesn't meet properly at the seam. The colors are far more muted than they appear in the photo. Seriously, this looks like a second and I certainly paid a high price for something so poorly finished. I only give the 2 stars because the packaging was outstanding. I had wanted to purchase at least 4 for a tea party. I am now glad I just ordered one first to see the quality. Loved the concept, but so disappointed in the execution. It could have been GREAT!