This cup is just so, well, cute. It was pretty clearly made by a child, probably for his/her own use. Pie crust rim and child like designs, we can imagine the mother or grand-mother encouraging the child to make a beautiful cup. And so the child did; other people have thought this naive creation wonderful too because here it is, 100 years later, still surviving for someone else to love. I admit it: I love this one too.

Provenance: the Robert Nichols Collection