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Moustache cup

Description:

During the Victorian and Edwardian period in Britain, moustaches were an extremely fashionable way for men to style their facial hair. Wax was often used to style moustaches to keep them neat and tidy, and so, the moustache cup was invented in 1860 by Harvey Adams to stop wax dripping into tea and put an end to soggy moustaches. This moustache cup was manufactured by Royal Albert Crown China in the early 20th century.

Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0001900
Creation Date:
Early 20th century
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council