Shaving Mug

Shaving Mug

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Straight tapered half-pint mug with flared lip and flat bottom having a large, deep U-shape spout with hinged lid attached perpendicular to an ear-shaped, bead-edged strap handle, its terminals flat against the plain body, which is cut out at spout. Tall domed cover has brass button knop; appear to be of one piece with narrow flange and deep collar. No touchmarks apparent.
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Object Name
mug, shaving
date made
19th century
place made
United Kingdom: England
United States
Physical Description
Britannia metal (overall material)
brass (knop material)
overall: 4 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 in; 12.3825 cm x 11.43 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Gertrude D. Webster
Personal Hygiene
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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