Bluefin Tuna Mug (medium round sided)
Bone china medium size mug with a Hen Richard Bramble painting on both sides.
Medium size round sided mug, made from fine hard wearing bone china, dishwasher and microwave proof. Measuring 8cm (3.5 inches) height x 8cm (3.2inches) diameter, holding a volume of 300 ml (10.1 fl oz). Please note size may vary ever so slightly, due to the hand made process.
Inspiration for the painting: My brother James is a keen fisherman and for quite a few years has been going out for a days fishing in the autumn off the Cornish and Devon coast trying to catch one. This was part of the research project Thunnus UK, which is providing a better understanding of the ecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the waters of the British Isles by attaching pop-up satellite archival tags that are released after a year, transmitting a summary of data. Plenty of marine life had been seen including including tuna and feeding short-beaked common dolphins and minke whales, and finally with myself observing on the boat in 2022 my brother caught one! Estimated at almost 400lb it was successfully tagged and realeased.