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A Little Round-Round-Land Cups Double As Porcelain Zoetropes

A Little Round-Round-Land Cups Double As Porcelain Zoetropes

A Little Round-Round-Land Cups (Image courtesy Molla Space)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’ve never had the um… fortune… of attending an afternoon tea, but I have the feeling that being surrounded by doilies and cucumber sandwiches would make me a little fidgety. So if I ever find myself in that situation, I’m hoping the host or hostess has a set of these awesome porcelain tea cups that double as porcelain zoetropes.

The Little Round-Round-Land Cups feature a unique design with 2 saucers stacked atop each other. The upper saucer has a series of images around the outer edge that reflect in the platinum coated mirrors on the tea cup. And the upper saucer can be spun with a flick of your finger creating a merry-go-round like effect on the cup. Now maybe referring to it as a zoetrope is a bit of a stretch since it never really produces a true animation effect, but the idea is kind of similar.

Available from the Molla Space store in a Merry-Go-Round or Adventures in Wonderland pattern for $70. (And that’s for just one cup and saucer set as far as I can tell.)

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