I’ve seen one or two of these double-headed horse mugs over the years and have always wondered about them so I’m glad that I’ve now had an excuse to do a bit of research on them. The mugs were made by an American company, Macbeth-Evans, who specialised in fine glassware, but were most famous for their depression-ware glass. These milk glass mugs were designed as shaving mugs, with most sites dating them to the 1930s. The period makes sense to me because the company was taken over by Corning in 1936, and no one seems to refer to the mugs as anything other than Macbeth-Evans. Obviously not many people shave with a brush and blade anymore, but for those few civilised folk out there who do then this is the missing accessory that you’ve been looking for! And for everyone else I think these mugs would make great cups for your bathroom (toothbrush, toothpaste etc), especially if you have a bit of a deco theme going on, but even if you don’t!
Note: the one mug is more of a white than the other, which is a light cream colour (see pics under ‘more’).
Dimensions: Each mug measures 9.5cm tall x 13.6cm wide x 6.5cm in diameter
Price: R110 each
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