The beautiful architecture of the lobules of the liver are represented on this cup and saucer as part of a unique range of fine china illustrating the anatomy and histology of the digestive system.
The microscopic structure of the liver reveals hexagonal shapes lobules bordered by a connective tissue septum. These feature portal triads containing vessels to supply oxygenated blood to the liver (hepatic artery), bring nutrients from the small intestine (portal vein), and bile ducts which collect the bile manufactured in the liver. The sinusoids drain blood to the central vein which carries processed blood back to the heart.
Cup 85mm diameter, 58mm high
Saucer 158mm diameter
Cup capacity 220ml
Bone china with hand gilded rim and handle on cup and rim on saucer
Made by hand in Stoke on Trent, UK
Not suitable for dishwashers, please wash by hand
Dinner plates and cup saucer sets are available in 4 different human tissue designs.