H97.101.4

c.1980
2.125 in|.875 in HIGH x 3.5 in WIDE
(5.40 cm|2.22 cm HIGH x 8.89 cm WIDE)
Gift of Mrs. Della Hardmon Guess, Della's Tea Cup Cafe
H97.101.4


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: cup; B: saucer. The cup and saucer are hand crocheted out of white cotton, trimmed in blue cotton at the lip, handle, and rim. Della Hardmon Guess, when commenting on this cup, said, " A lady made it for me. I liked to ask children on field trips, 'How much tea do you think it will hold?'... [She made it for me] at least 12 years ago."

Used: Della's Tea Cup Cafe | Della Hardmon Guess | African American | Lynn Neighborhood

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