One of the most renowned dinnerware and giftware traditional blue print patterns in the world, the famous Willow pattern is steeped in history... Churchill Blue Willow is one of the most popular patterns of dinnerware ever made. The Blue Willow pattern was inspired by a Chinese legend about two young lovers. A wealthy man's daughter (Hong Shee) fell in love with her father's secretary (Chang). The father did not approve of the romance. So he confined the girl to the palace. With help from her sympathetic maid, Hong Shee escaped. The two lovers ran over a bridge to a boat and sailed away together. A terrible storm developed, the boat sank and the two lovers were drowned. Legend says that two lovebirds appeared in the sky-the spirits of Hong Shee and Chang happily together at last.... The mug is 4" high and hold 8 ounces of your favorite hot beverage. The mug is also brand new and in in great shape with no marks, cracks, or chips on any of them.