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British Library Shakespeare Shop. Store illustrations by our Creative Director James Barker. Store design and visual merchandising by Exhibeo VM. Photo by Alberto Balazs.

William Shakespeare Mug

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William Shakespeare Mug


‘The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool’.

The William Shakespeare bone china mug is a perfect gift  for an aspiring playwright, actor, or book and poetry lover.

• Dispatched within 3 working days.
• International delivery available.
• Hand decorated in Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
• Original illustration by James Barker.
• Not sure about this item? See our return policy.

Add to Cart (Dispatched on 26 of April)

Part of the 'Great Britons' series, this mug features playwright William Shakespeare on the front, a quote on the reverse from 'As you like it', and the famous Yorick's skull on the inside from one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays ‘Hamlet’.

This exquisite monochrome mug is made from the finest bone china sourced in Europe – for its superior quality – and hand decorated in Stoke-on-Trent. The artwork is hand applied for a high-quality finish and longevity of use.

• Measures 11.5 cm x 9 cm (including the handle).
• Dishwasher and microwave safe.