865 – Cup and saucer
- Physical description:
- White and gold fortune telling cup and saucer, with pictures depicting tea-leaf shapes. Elegant shape with fluted cup. 1960s, made by Taylor & Kent.
- Museum classification:
- 75 x 105 x 80 mm (cup) 15 x 140 x 140 (saucer)
Tea leaf reading remained very popular well into the 1960s. There is an interesting tea leaf reading scene in the famous BBC science fiction series 'Quatermass and the Pit', made in 1958 (now available on dvd).