the whistling bird


sushi sake soup
crowded isles
hundreds
shuffling underfoot
everywhere
whispers heard
songbirds teapots
singing a fair share
all amidst
the whistling bird
my favorite
asian nook

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Phyllis' inspiration for "The Whistling Bird" came about from her vintage collection of Japanese porcelain Sako Servers (possibly Kutani). These unique decanters have a bird on top that whistles when the beverage is poured and the cups whistle when sipped. They are hexagonal in shape approximately 6.5" and hand-painted with 24K gold accents.