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Moustache Cup, 1872 - 1886 | by Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
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Moustache Cup, 1872 - 1886

Gentlemen! Raise your moustache cups and never again drink in fear of embarrassment!


Don't risk unsightly stains and unseemly melting wax. Purchase your genuine Harvey Adams moustache cup today!


As we all know, it takes a great deal of carefully applied wax to keep one's moustache looking its best – and hot drinks pose a distinct threat!


Harvey Adams, the famous potter of Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, has developed an ingenious solution to this, a true Victorian Gentleman's problem! A small ledge on the inside of our attractive, quality made, white porcelain cups will spare your moustache from the heat and liquid of your favourite drinks. A neat opening in the moustache guard allows you to drink with dignity.


No more wax dripping into your tea!


No more unpleasant stains in your moustache!


Often imitated in Europe and America, you'll never find a better moustache cup than this Harvey Adams original. Look for the Harvey Adams maker's mark to ensure you're getting a top quality product!


What's more, this moustache cup comes as part of a breakfast set, allowing you and your adoring wife to enjoy a civilised breakfast together.


Visit the History Gallery at The Herbert to see this wondrous invention for yourself!



Note: This object was part of our 'Object of the Month' series which appeared on our website from 2007 - 2009. You can view the archives here:

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Taken on January 22, 2008