EMPRESS BARBARA CUPS
A collection dedicated to women worldwide, and foremost to Empress Barbara. The triple queen – of Hungary, Germany and Bohemia – unsettled her contemporaries with her beauty, intelligence and that special magnetism only strong women possess. Her passion for alchemy, astrology and metaphysical experimentation shone light into the darkness of medieval times. The five-pointed star combines the ocean star with our own Adriatic Sea star. It symbolises Slovenia’s path towards a state of intelligence and love.
d = 9,5 cm, h = 6 cm
Material: porcelain, gilded, platinum
I was drawn to the medieval story of a beautiful, young maiden, who had to marry a European emperor, and yet later started to study science and alchemy, which were at the time forbidden.