Item: Train Engineer Occupational Shaving Mug W.G. Bishop
ITEM DESCRIPTION:
Back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when a gentleman needed a shave, he would visit his local barbershop, where the barber kept each customer's personal shaving mug, inscribed with his name and often decorated with an image related to his occupation, in a cabinet. This example, manufactured by Royal China International, is inscribed W. G. Bishop in gold letters above a hand colored image of a speeding steam locomotive, indicating that he worked for the railroad, perhaps as an engineer. The shaving mug measures 3 5/8 inches tall by 3 5/8 inches in diameter and is in excellent condition with wear on the gold trim around the rim and base. 17335-81QQP
Item Condition: exc
DIMENSIONS: 3.625" tall by 3.625" wide
Stock #: 17335
$195.00

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