2.125 in|.5 in HIGH x 3.5 in WIDE x 2.75 in DEEP
(5.40 cm|1.27 cm HIGH x 8.89 cm WIDE x 6.98 cm DEEP)
Gift of Mrs. Della Hardmon Guess, Della's Tea Cup Cafe

Gibson & Sons, Ltd. Burslem, England. Ro.No. 416 505. 1554A

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 of terra cotta glazed black and decorated with a lavish pattern of flowers, garlans and lattice-work panels. Marked on the bottom, "Gibson & Sons. Ltd, Burslem, England. Ro.No. 416505. 1554a". B: Saucer, matches cup in materials and decoration. Decorative pattern on the top oly, and encircles the saucer. Manufacturer's mark the same as cup's.

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

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