Moustache cup
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Moustache cup


    • Porcelain moustache cup with Hebrew inscription and decorated with raised gilded acornsa. The moustache cup is a drinking cup with a semi-circular ledge inside. The ledge has a semi-circular opening to allow the passage of liquids and serves as a guard to keep moustaches dry. It is generally acknowledged to have been invented by British potter Harvey Adams (born 1835), but the invention did not occur till the 1860s.
    • Repository/Location: Jewish Museum London



  • Size:

    • 72 x 85 mm


  • Creation date:

    • 19th century, late [Production]
    • 1900s [Production]
    • 1910s [Production]


Additional rights information

  • Rights:

    • Digital image: Jewish Museum London

References and relations


  • Location:

    • England [Place] [Production]