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English Victorian Blue & White Botanical Floral Transferware Shaving Cup / Vase


Brand Ridgways

Pretty antique shaving mug / cup / vase / toothbrush holder with lid and drainer by American potter Edwin Bennett

This antique tumbler was manufactured Circa 1890-1920 during a period known as the Aesthetic Movement.  It was originally part of a bath set to include a slop pail, a soap dish, a razor box, a chamber pot, and wash basin with pitcher.  These pieces are beautiful reminders of past times, whether you use for display in your bathroom, bedroom or repurpose as a vase, tumbler or toothbrush holder or other use elsewhere in the home. 

Most pieces in this set are marked on bottom “Bona Fama Est Melior Zona Aurea Alba China” around a globe pierced with a sword through the United States on the guard of which the initials of the company appear.  The phrase “Bona Fama Est Melior Zona Aurea” is a French expression that translates in English to "A good reputation is better than a golden belt".  The Edwin Bennett was in Baltimore MD until around the beginning of WW11

Measures: appx 4 3/4" tall

Condition: no chips or cracks