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Author Topic: 17th century glass - what is a flat glass to keep a mustache dry?  (Read 1628 times)

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Offline Ivo

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Re: 17th century glass - what is a flat glass to keep a mustache dry?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2015, 01:56:13 PM »
It would be a bit vile syphoning your wine through a moustache full of wax and pomade, of course.

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Re: 17th century glass - what is a flat glass to keep a mustache dry?
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2015, 02:08:44 PM »
Yes, I'd not thought of that either Ivo, horrible.  So therefore it must be a glass that kept the moustache out of the way of the wine.
hurrah :) I may be onto something.

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Re: 17th century glass - what is a flat glass to keep a mustache dry?
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2015, 03:49:47 PM »
and equally you wouldn't want your carefully styled moustache drooping because it's damp

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Re: 17th century glass - what is a flat glass to keep a mustache dry?
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2015, 04:14:09 PM »
Quite  ;D

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Re: 17th century glass - what is a flat glass to keep a mustache dry?
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2016, 02:26:02 PM »
I guess though, it's wise to remember that the account of the collection was written in the late 1800s.  The collection dates to c.1708/9 or before (if some of the items date earlier than that - I don't know if that is the case, it could be that they are all definitively made in 1708/9 but I have a query over two of the items which might date to mid 1600s).  So it could be that what was perceived as a 'mustache glass' in 1868 was not made as a 'mustache glass' in 1708 perhaps?  Unless of course that account was written by referencing earlier (contemporary to c1708) lists of inventory.  I don't know if that is the case.

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