This tea pot, from artist Wieki Somers (no price available), has a skull-like shape made, appropriately enough, from bone china. The water rat fur cozy keeps the tea warm, and the bone china is thin enough to view the water level through the curves of the skull shape. In her artist's statement, Wieki writes, "Nothing is more decadent than to satisfy the human need for status and extravagance through the harm of animals."
I think this piece makes a compelling argument against animal cruelty. But judging it purely from an aesthetic point of view, what do you think?