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    Posted 9 months ago

    IronLace
    (644 items)

    Just a little something I found in an op shop...the smallest cup I've seen outside of a toy tea set. And it's made of glass!
    The cup measures 4.3 cm tall, 3.5 cm across the square top rim, & 2.5 cm across the polished base.
    It is made from clear, pale aqua blue glass, with an applied pale yellow handle - which is finely ribbed, with a "claw" attachment.
    There is a crack radiating out from both sides of where the handle is attached, but how could I turn it down?
    What would have this been used for? Not tea, not coffee...so maybe for a tiny shot of a powerful alcoholic beverage? I must admit, I have not ever drank out of a square cup, & imagine it could be rather awkward.
    It does have the faintest glow under UV light, towards the base of the handle.
    Bohemian, English...or whatever!

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
      Love the blue and amber mix.

      I have several examples with a similar base color and amber handle.

      scott
    2. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 9 months ago
      Cute. Looks like the size is a demitasse cup and your example is possibly from Legras.
    3. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 9 months ago
      Need to revise, and would agree the cup was part of a liquor set.
    4. truthordare truthordare, 8 months ago
      This combination of antique glass colors is called George Sands in France, this is probably one of the small cups part of the set of a punch bowl service.

      https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/1340/85524/44024597_1_x.jpg?auto=webp&format=pjpg&version=1456413940

    5. truthordare truthordare, 8 months ago
      and then as Leah said there is this one, in reversed colors, a French liquor set.
      https://i.pinimg.com/564x/ec/e7/7e/ece77e3ba95c9a1e1d6785991c0766a2.jpg
    6. glassiegirl glassiegirl, 8 months ago
      Good call, Lisa. The dainty cup shape could very well be this Legras shape #227. https://www.glas-musterbuch.de/Legras-1899.9+B6YmFja1BJRD05JnByb2R1Y3RJRD00NDkmcGlkX3Byb2R1Y3Q9OSZkZXRhaWw9.0.html
    7. truthordare truthordare, 8 months ago
      Thanks for the link Leah, the small one looks right, liquor make more sense than a fruity punch drink cup....lol.
    8. IronLace IronLace, 8 months ago
      Many thanks, Scott!
    9. IronLace IronLace, 8 months ago
      Thanks also, glassiegirl & TOD for the info...

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