Porper Copper Cups by Joe Porper(c. 2003) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Effect: These are really one incredible set of cups and the storage is not some standard draw string fabric bag but a beautiful heavy custom hardwood case with nice inlay work on top. The cups are heavy and finished flat black inside for contrast. The cups have a opening diameter of 3 inches and a height of 2 3/4 inches.
The storage box has heavy brass hardware and measures 11 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches with a height of 3 1/2 inches. I bought this set back in September, 2002 from Bob Kohler who was then Joe’s dealer till he went on his own. In an e-mail dated 09/10/02, Bob wrote, “The good news is that you have the first set of Copper Porper Cups coming to you.”
The wand in the set was an unimpressive dark Cocobolo wand that I later sold. I was then visiting Joe at his company in Chatsworth, CA and he showed me a gorgeous copper segmented wand made with California Buckeye Burl. That became the replacement for this set of cups and it’s one beautiful wand. Joe has long changed the design of his wands, so this one is a collectible (the choice of wood may also make this one rare or unique).
The only drawback to this set is that these cups are so nice, you would hate to use them from fear of any damage coming to them.
Approx. Price: $895.00 (2009) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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