Also Called :

Shaving Mugs

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Mid 19th Century

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Dimensions :

4 1/4″ top diameter, 2 3/4″ bottom rim diameter, 3 3/8″ high

5 1/4″ diameter x 3 3/4″ high (per Herbert Schiffer)

Weight :

11 oz.

Provenance :

Private collector

Jane Wilson, 1977 booklet-page 25

Herbert Schiffer, 1975 book-page128

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Description:  These are very rare mugs, considered to be Shaving Mugs. Their distinguishing characteristics are: a loop handle with one small tang, non-straight bulbous sides, and a slightly flared and scalloped rim. There is one continuous scene around the mugs. The familiar Canton mugs are all straight sided, have twisted handles and are sturdy and heavy.

The first pictures shown here are from a private collector. The single last picture shown is from Jane Wilson’s 1977 booklet on page 25. Another picture of a shaving mug is in Herbert Schiffer’s book, page 128 but, he does not label it as a shaving mug. His given dimensions are:  5 1/4″ in diameter by 3 3/4″ high.

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