Whether in film, fiction or indeed food, the duck has certainly left his mark over the years. His ancestry dates back to Egyptian times, when ducks were considered to be symbols of fertility and featured largely in drawings in ancient tombs. Fertility wasn't a problem either for Beatrix Potter's hapless Jemima Puddle Duck, although protecting her poor eggs sadly was! And then there's everyone's favourite.... Donald Duck, who burst into our lives over 80 years ago and remains much loved to this day. But Donald's plumage could in no way match that of the magnificent mallard as depicted on this fine bone china mug, part of a new and exciting range designed by Leslie Gerry. The mug, in indigo blue and iridescent green, reflects the colours of this wonderful bird and would make a stylish and vibrant addition to any kitchen, and a perfect gift for bird and art lovers alike.