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chase33

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iconnumber posted 06-22-2020 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi all, its been awhile since I posted anything but I ran across this piece and have no idea of its original use. I think it may be a shaving mug since it has a pierced piece on the side, which may have held soap?? Any ideas or answers would be greatly appreciated!



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Chase

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Scott Martin
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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 06-23-2020 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very pretty cup.
The side compartment must be what held the soap. I think I have seen ones that also held a brush.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 06-23-2020 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not really sure....

I think the cup was used to create a thick lather. The side compartment was where the brush rested while shaving.

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chase33

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iconnumber posted 06-23-2020 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chase33     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Scott! Where did you find that page and does it give a year? I was close but I would love to know if the side is for the soap or the brush. Both make sense!

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 06-23-2020 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1906 Gorham catalog.

I think the curve on both sides of of the side piece are brush rests.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 07-06-2020 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's pretty cool! A first for me.

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