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#1 Lucille Oka

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:14 AM

Now this guy has lots of personality. I don't think his origin will be hard to detect but what it is, is the real question. As usual do not use screen shots. I have one other view I will show later.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:44 AM

Is that an orgy cup? One that can not be set down?
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

He looks Greek-Red Figure or Black Figure.
The term is stirrup cup, where a rider was given a drink of wine, while or after riding. The bottom is not flat so you have to set him upside down on his rim, after you have completely drained the cup.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:17 PM

I don't know whether to comment on the business forum or here ... but ... if one wanted to retire off making mugs imagine a line of these ( with the specific Greek Lettering of certain societies ) sold on or near college campuses??? :unsure: :lol: :rolleyes: The volume off breakage and replacements would be worthwhile too.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

Is that an orgy cup? One that can not be set down?
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They have cups at orgies? Don't answer!

But yes, it is a cup.


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#6 Lucille Oka

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

He looks Greek-Red Figure or Black Figure.
The term is stirrup cup, where a rider was given a drink of wine, while or after riding. The bottom is not flat so you have to set him upside down on his rim, after you have completely drained the cup.
What do I win?
Tom[TJR]



Do you mean a rhyton? It really isn't that type of cup, but yes it is a cup. Tom there is nothing to win sorry. It is not a contest or sweepstakes it is just a little thought provoking fun.



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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

I don't know whether to comment on the business forum or here ... but ... if one wanted to retire off making mugs imagine a line of these ( with the specific Greek Lettering of certain societies ) sold on or near college campuses??? Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image The volume off breakage and replacements would be worthwhile too.



It is not a bad idea, but that would require molds and slip for casting and lots of storage space. So get going at it Chris. It was your idea.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:15 PM

Yes it is a cup. Here is the other image shown at an angle so that the handle is in view-

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