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Object ID # 1961.060.001ab
Object Name Cup, Mustache
Title Prussian Mustache Cup
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Late 19th-century?
Artist R & S (Prussian)
Made R & S Pottery
Place of Origin Germany [Prussia]
Description Green and gold-coloured floral-patterned mustache cup (a) and saucer (b). Base of cup reads: "RS Prussia" (stamped). The cup has a dark green exterior rim with gold flowers and a gold border design below the green trim. There are two bunches of pink roses with green leaves (high detail, emerge from behind trim). It has a white background and interior and gold trim rim and interior rim, around edge of interior razor holder and on handle. It has a very fancy two finger handle, which curves to accommodate both ring and pinky fingers, which are left outside the hole of the handle
The saucer has white glaze, a scalloped rim, a diagonally- fluted body which gives the impression of petals, a gold trim edge, three bunches of pink roses with green leaves evenly spaced around interior body. There is green at rim fades into white at base and gold trim around interior base. It has greenish yellow background around flowers.
Provenance Original provenance unknown. Last owned by Grace Richardson (Mrs. H. E. Richardson), who resided at 739 3rd Ave. East, Owen Sound, Ontario in 1961.

It was manufactured in Prussia (a German state) by a R & S pottery.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Paint/Glaze
Dimensions H-11.5 W-8.9 D-8.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County