This tea cup with teeth appears to be more of an art object than an everyday dish. It was made with a 3D printer and then glazed. The artist, Lily S. says,
Why is it that we find the cup so unappetizing? Could it have originated from survival tactics where we relate our proximity to another's teeth as a threat of life, a reminder of predator and prey, poison and contamination?
Is this object then successful in its design to prevent gluttonous behavior should food and drink only be offered in the cup?
And here's the kicker.
Cup is not intended to sit in a damp area for a prolonged time.