Presumably looks like an ordinary teacup until an unwary
drinker attempts to use it, then bites the drinker on the nose.2
The only way my TCNJ ID picture could look worst is if I drank
from a nose-biting teacup right before I had it taken. 3
House in the lead:
Points last updated: 04/02/2012
"They left Zonko's with their money bags considerably lighter than they had been on entering,
but their pockets bulging with Dungbombs, Hiccup Sweets, Frog Spawn Soap,
and a Nose-Biting Teacup apiece." from Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 14, pg 278 First Edition
The image you see at the top of this page is a clue. When it's a letter, that means it's time for young wizards and witches to come to Hogwarts and be sorted. When you see the notepad, it means our president has a message for everyone. And when you see the map, you know the Marauders are about causing mischief in the castle.
But when all you see is the teacup rest assured that all is well. Or is that just a teacup?
1 The Order of the Nose-Biting Teacups is hyphenated. Like Half-Blood Prince. 2 Definition from the HP Lexicon. 3 In case you were wondering, yes, we are dorks.