2.125 in|.625 in HIGH x 5.25 in WIDE x 3.5 in DEEP
(5.40 cm|1.59 cm HIGH x 13.33 cm WIDE x 8.89 cm DEEP)
Gift of Mrs. Della Hardmon Guess, Della's Tea Cup Cafe

Raphael Weill & Co., San Francisco. France

The cups and saucers in this collection come from Della's Tea Cup Cafe, 7309 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, which was established in February, 1967. The cafe is noted for, and decorated with, a very large collection of tea cups. Some of the cups were purchased by the owner, others were presented to her as gifts, while still others were made for her. A: This cup is in the nature of a soup cup, with two handles, The interior is white, the exterior is baby blue and the top and varigates to white at the bottom. The rim, hands and delicate floral decorations are done in metallic gold. B: The saucer has a scalloped rim and is decorated in similar fashion to the cup: the rim and decorative flowers are done in metallic gold, and the color runs from a very light baby blue at the outside, to white in the center. There are molded ridges and dots in the saucer. The bottom is white, with orange colored markings: "Raphael Weill & Co., San Francisco. France." Tape from Della's collection had marked this as "9" on inside of cup.

Used: Della's Tea Cup Cafe | Della Hardmon Guess | African American | Drinking | Raphael Weill and Company | San Francisco | Lynn Neighborhood

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