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    Circa 1900 Baseball-Themed Occupational Shaving Mug. For those unfamiliar with the term, the "occupational shaving mug" is an artifact unique to the late 19th and early 20th century, when it was common for gentlemen to get their shaves at the local barber. Each patron had his own shaving mug, which was left at the barbershop on a shelf and used only when he would visit the establishment. Very often the patrons would pay an artist to have his name and an image of his profession handpainted on the side of the mug, and these mugs have become very popular with collectors of Americana for the simple, charming look they offer into the former owners' daily lives. Among the scarcest and most desirable of all occupational mugs are those celebrating our burgeoning National Pastime. This high-grade example features great crossed bat and ball imagery at center of golden flourishes, with the golden name of the owner below. No apparent maker's marks. No damage to note.

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