We noticed several phases or times in our career, marked by the tools we used (or hoped to use) in our various acts across the decades. We have unearthed and will soon be selling wonderful pieces found during our excavation of what scientists have termed the Chop Cup age.
The Chop Cup Age lasted over several years and is found just before our Gimmicked Coin eon and just after our Card College era. All of these time periods are decades from one of our first temporal settings, The Cane Years. The Cane Years had canes that vanished, appeared, changed color, lit on fire and danced. They led to the subsequent period in which canes gave way to candles that also appeared, vanished, changed color but never danced.
We will have links to the eBay sale of some Rings and Things cups, a fine brass Benson Bowl (not technically a Chop Cup but still within the realm) and a wonderful China (as in Chinaware, not the country) Chop Cup using a wooden ball that makes a wonderful “ting” sound when the ball appears under the cup.
They are all beautiful pieces and, sadly, not extensively used. We even have a load ball for the Chop Cup that fits like a wonderful knitted surprise.
Also, although not technically (or in any way, really) a Chop Cup, we have a set of Brass Three Shells and a set of Perfect Peas that will be offered for sale at the same time. The set is from The School for Scoundrels and comes with a nice velvet bag and perfectly fitting chop cup.
Thank you in advance for sharing in our bountiful excavation of our magical past.