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Moustache cup

Modern Era, Europe

This cup was invented in the late 19th century when it was compulsory to have a moustache while serving in the French army. The little bridge going from one side of the cup to the other prevented a moustache from getting wet.


  • Type: Drinking vessel
  • Place of origin: France
  • Materials and techniques: Porcelain
  • Date: circa 1900
  • Dimensions: 8 x 9 cm
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