Not a delicate little bit of china, but your classic cafe demitasse. I bought this while travelling with Sarah in Europe after college, at the Sant'Eustachio Il Caffè in Rome. Going to Europe was a caffeine-revelation. Back in the nineties, coffee shops hadn't quite proliferated stateside, but in Europe...? oh, my lord. Walk in, order an espresso, drink it while surrounded by incomprehensible but mellifluous chatter. Maybe order another. I dug it. (I was highly caffeinated for the duration of our travels.) This little cup is a reminder. Plus it has that really cool weird deer head with the shining cross between the antlers.