Teacup or similar article


FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a teacup or similar article showing my new design the side opposite is a mirror image;

FIG. 2 is an end elevational view taken from the left side of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is an end elevational view taken from the right side of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view thereof taken along line 6--6 in FIG. 4.

The characteristic feature of my design resides in the single row of beads incised into the sidewall between two elongated grooves in combination with the configuration of the teacup or similar article as best shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 on the drawing.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D89391 March 1933 Fisher
D100852 August 1936 Cowan
D131032 January 1942 Kupper
D167936 October 1952 Folley
D206891 February 1967 Allen et al.
D266298 September 28, 1982 Moskal
Other references
  • Jackson China, .COPYRGT.1972 Postmarked 6-6-75, p. 7 "Swirl"-Handled and Unhandled Cups shown. Noritake Has More Beautiful Ways, p. 35, cup in right center panel, (B 976) "Ice Flower". Hall Artisan "Cimarron", brochure 7/8/76, cups/handled and unhandled with smooth and ribbed walls.
Patent History
Patent number: D325148
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 10, 1989
Date of Patent: Apr 7, 1992
Assignee: Syracuse China Corporation (Syracuse, NY)
Inventor: Steve A. Unger (Manilus, NY)
Primary Examiner: Winifred E. Herrmann
Law Firm: Cushman, Darby & Cushman
Application Number: 7/321,323
Current U.S. Class: D/7536