cup, mustache
cup, mustache
cup, mustache
cup, mustache

cup, mustache

Object

Accession Number
983.037.001
Alternate Name
moustache cup
Description
A white glazed earthenware moustache cup or mug, a gold line atop the scalloped rim, inside the top opening an earthenware strap with scalloped and gilded edges of dimensions suitable for keeping liquids off of a moustache while still allowing fluids to pass into the user's mouth, on the body exterior a black transfer-print image of Ripon Cathedral with its name beneath, the image encircled by a gold line, on the outside bottom of the cup the words 'Made in Germany' in uppercase font inside a brown-coloured circle.
Narrative
This unusual cup is designed to allow the moustached user to drink from it while keeping the liquid from moistening the moustache.
History of Use
Unknown
Date
circa 1900
Dimensions
8.5 cm
8.5 cm
Material
Ceramic, earthenware
Technique
Moulded; Transfer printed; Fired
Inscription
MADE IN GERMANY
Country of Origin
Germany