Early Masonic Shaving Mugs

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These early shaving mugs were sent to American merchants as blanks from the great China and Pottery House all over Europe.  The names and emblems were individually hand-painted by local women who painted for extra income.  Many of them were received as gifts at Christmas and Birthdays and are still found in pristine condition as their owners displayed them instead of using them.  The prettiest ones we have seen come from England and Austria.

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A special "Thanks" to Brother Steve Kapp (kalbo on Ebay) for submitting the pictures of his beautiful Shaving Mug Collection.  Steve is a Master Mason and a Masonic Collector who is affiliated with the below listed Masonic bodies:

Leonard Wood Lodge No. 105, Angeles City, Philippines
Cavite York Rite, Cavite, Philippines
Okinawa Scottish Rite, Okinawa, Japan  (Valley of Okinawa and Guam) Aloha Temple, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

         

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