Take a good look at these two cups. Both are Block Optic green depression glass from Hocking but see the difference in the handles? The one on the left is called a pointed handle cup and the one on the right is the plain handle. The differences are subtle and you may be happy with either.
For some reason Hocking went a little overboard with Block Optic cups, creamers and sugars. There are 6 cups shapes. Four of these are like the ones shown, round body with handles being fancy scroll, plain point, fancy point as shown and plain as shown. Another shape is squarish like a mug the last is more triangular.
I’ve seen all of the first four with round body shapes, and have never seen the other two. As long as you don’t particularly care which handle type you get there are a lot of Block Optic cups available. If you prefer only one type then either of the two shown are about the most common, at least here in mid-Michigan.
Hocking made multiple shapes of creamers and sugars and we’ll cover that another time.
Shopping information: We carry Block Optic depression glass in our eBay store Vintage Elegant Depression Glass. It’s like antiquing with your best friend.