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Creative Art Products Romany Cup of Fortune

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The Romany Cup of Fortune was designed and distributed by Creative Art Products -- but the Creative Art Products backstamp only appears on the cup. The saucer was a standard un-ornamented Cavitt-Shaw saucer, with a Cavitt-Shaw backstamp. Both pieces were manufactured by the W. S. George pottery. No documentation has been found to explain the mis-matched backstamps. but it could be surmised that since no ornamentation was to be applied to the saucer, the use of a stock Cavitt-Shaw saucer would reduce the cost. However, because the backstamps do not match, it is quite common for the cup and the saucer to become separated at estate and yard sales, and even in antique shops, and collectors often do not understand that the Romany Cup of Fortune is incomplete without its saucer. This "odd couple" is a pair, however, and the set was issued as such with a light blue instruction booklet, titled "The Romany Cup of Fortune" by Barereggo.

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