|The consultant who "turned" this cup was
sorrowful and had either just passed through
a bereavement, or such will take place in
the immediate future. The rough cross and
the grave near the handle point to this. The
bed, with the figure of the woman in nurse's
cloak near it tells of serious illness in
the home. But this is a future trouble, as
the symbols appear at some distance from the
handle. The saucepan also bears witness to
the general gloom.
The ivy leaves beyond the rough cross show
the patience with which the consultant bears
the trials; also that good and loyal friends
will be a source of comfort.
The small bit of wood and the closed book
are symbols of hope, and assure this sad
consultant that the expected improvement in
affairs will certainly take place and will
relieve some of the present anxieties.
This is the most that can be foretold of the
future, for there are no signs of pleasant
events or definite changes. Indeed, the
symbol of the loaf of bread in the centre of
the cup shows that monotony and ordinary
routine are all that can be predicted from
Ivy leaves beyond.
Large closed book.
Log of wood.
Figure of a woman in nurse's cloak beside
Grave, with small cross.
Loaf of bread.
Small symbol of a saucepan.
This cup gives an impression
of a somewhat undeveloped character which is
further brought into notice by the stump of
a tree on the circle; the hen on a nest,
near the handle, points to a home life of
comfort and affection.
The egg in the cup, and the duck, show that
a risk of threatened disaster, as a result
of rash speculation will be averted, and
with the symbol of the three boots,
fortunate prospects, and the guarantee of
hope fulfilled, may safely be predicted for
Hen on nest.
Egg in cup.
Near circle opposite handle
Stump of tree.
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