H97.101.48

c.1910
3.75 in|.75 in HIGH x 3.25 in WIDE x 2.75 in DEEP
(9.52 cm|1.90 cm HIGH x 8.25 cm WIDE x 6.98 cm DEEP)
Gift of Mrs. Della Hardmon Guess, Della's Tea Cup Cafe
H97.101.48

Limoges, 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: Cup, tall and slender, possible a chocolate cup. The interior is white, the exterior is dule finish in pale green with a cartouche outline in metallic gold, feature a putto in full color. Handle is metallic gold. Bottom marked "Limoges, France". B: Saucer, top is matching pale green, with a single metallic gold band at rim. Marked on the bottom "Limoges, France."

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

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