My desk at work needed a better coffee mug, so I improved upon the 20-ouncer that I was issued.
The mug was plastic with a metallic rim. I painted the plastic with my favorite bronze and gold-leafed the rim.
For the pressure gauge, I used a toy pirate compass (came in a pack of 4 for a $1), spiffied it up a bit and attached it with velcro (so I can remove it when washing the mug).
I also attached some nuts to the bottom for feet.
I intend to get some copper tubing to fashion a handle, eventually.