Cup of Fortune (1940) Hy-Hil Studio

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There are two variants of the Hy-Hil Studio Cup of Fortune.

One is backstamped in gold "The Cup of Fortune / Hy-Hil Studio."

The other is simply backstamped in gold "Hy-Hil Studio."

The pattern of the pottery, the style of painting, and amount of gilding is different on the two types. This indicates that the cups were purchased as bisque ware from two different maker or pottery sources and then glazed or decorated by the Hy-Hil Studio.

Both types are marked with the Design Patent number D 124238. This number was issued in 1940.

No saucer has yet been found with either style of cup and it is presumed that no saucer was issued.


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See Also

The Cup of Fortune by Hy-Hil Studio Type One, D 124238: less gilding, some colour
Type One, exterior side
Type One, interior side
Type One, center
Type One, interior close-up
Type One, interior bottom
Type One, backstamp
Hy-Hil Studio Type Two, D 124238: gilded handle, no colour
Type Two, interior side
Type Two, center
Type Two, backstamp
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