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Object ID # 1957.032.006
Object Name Mug, Shaving
Title Bavarian China Shaving Mug
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Late 19th-century?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Bavaria (Germany)
Description Man's squat, glazed, ceramic shaving mug (stoneware china?) is white and decorated with green/ blue/ yellow/ mauve/ brown "grapes & leaves" on either side. The top has half of its circumference blocked with a perforated ceramic tray (has five draining holes). There is an ear-shaped handle. The top and bottom edges of the mug are uneven in their shape. A faded transfer-printed stamp on the underside reads "Made in Bavaria".
Makers mark transfer-printed stamp on the underside reads "Made in Bavaria".
Provenance Made in Bavaria (Germany). Provenance unknown. Last owned by Mrs. John Wilson of RR#2, Tara, Grey County.
Collection Toiletry & Cosmetic Collection
Material Ceramic/Glaze/Transfer Print
Dimensions H-5.7 Dia-8 cm
Found Tara, Bruce County
People Wilson, John
Subjects Shaving
Shaving equipment
Search Terms Victorian
Function A decorative means to hold soap and water while a man did his facial shaving.