Information about mustache cups has been a well-kept Victorian secret, but this book brushes away the myths and the mystery. Here these Victorian oddities are displayed and explained, from dainty miniatures to hefty farmers' cups. Whether made from ceramics, pottery, silver, or other metals, mustache cups and their many surprising accessories are shown to be cross-collectibles for specialists of all types of tableware. A history of mustache cups is provided, and over 600 color photographs feature more than 640 cups, representing such famous manufacturers as Meissen, Dresden, Royal Crown Derby, Irish Belleek, Limoges, Nippon, and R.S. Prussia. Price guides are included.
Glenn Erardi, a Boston resident whose syndicated column The Collector appears nationwide in over forty newspapers, has been a long-time collector. Pauline C. Peck, a former executive editor with Harcourt Brace and a senior editor with Weekly Reader, is an award-winning author and journalist.