c. 1950
2.5 in|.625 in HIGH x 3.5 in|5 in WIDE x 3 in|5 in DEEP
(6.35 cm|1.59 cm HIGH x 8.89 cm|12.70 cm WIDE x 7.62 cm|12.70 cm DEEP)
Gift of Mrs. Della Hardmon Guess, Della's Tea Cup Cafe


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, sqaure, pierced base made of opaque white glass, possibly milk glass. Sqaure belly with a "morning-glory" shaped lip. Pierced handle. B: Saucer, sqaure shape with round corners, pierced edge. Silver colored manufacturers sticker on front, "Lornita".

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

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