07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Five Victorian Enamel Decorated Shaving Mugs

$1,715$1,400
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Five Victorian Enamel Decorated Shaving Mugs, late 19th century, German and French bodies all of slightly tapered cylindrical form, with small loop handles, hand-painted in gold with owner's names, over polychrome decoration of gentlemen at a bar, a carriage passing a large house, a farrier at work, a horse-drawn trolley, and a buggy wagon, ht. 3 1/2 to 3 7/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

the bar room scene bearing stamp for National barber's Supply Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. this one with some wear to the gold name. all with wear to gilding of upper rim, and minor wear to gilding overall.
all with plain ground except for trolley on maroon ground, and house with foliate accenting. Buggy wagon with chip to base interior-not at all visible unless turned upside-down.

Keywords

Cincinnati, Ohio, Supply Co.