01-14-2022, 08:29 PM
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  • Shaun
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I don’t collect mugs, but for $3 what can you do? This is Australian, with a sticker reading "Roselyn Artware" (I think from Rye, Victoria) and looks very racy, space-agey, or ‘Buick’ or something. Nice colours, too. Mostly black, but with blue tinges.

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 01-14-2022, 11:35 PM
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....very nice!!!

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 01-15-2022, 04:27 AM
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Very interesting.....

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 01-15-2022, 06:47 AM
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Shaun, it’s a good looking piece and a helluva score. Thanks for sharing  Sherlock

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 01-15-2022, 02:47 PM
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(01-15-2022, 06:47 AM)chazt Wrote: Shaun, it’s a good looking piece and a helluva score. Thanks for sharing  Sherlock

It is, I agree. Odd, though, that there is a 'long' soap holder at the top... or is it purely intended as a brush rest? Why then the holes? No puck would fit; perhaps scraps? I think it must only be to rest the brush. Thoughts?

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 01-16-2022, 11:49 AM
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Very cool.  And I like the descriptive "Buicky".  No way the top cup can hold a soap puck.  And if putting a few scraps in there, not enough room to swirl up any lather.  So to me it looks to be a brush rest.  That all said, it would be great for presoaking the brush in the bottom, and resting it on top between passes.  Also as a post shave dry rack.  I say you got a winner.

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 01-16-2022, 07:25 PM
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(01-15-2022, 02:47 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(01-15-2022, 06:47 AM)chazt Wrote: Shaun, it’s a good looking piece and a helluva score. Thanks for sharing  Sherlock

It is, I agree. Odd, though, that there is a 'long' soap holder at the top... or is it purely intended as a brush rest? Why then the holes? No puck would fit; perhaps scraps? I think it must only be to rest the brush. Thoughts?

A brush rest with drainage?

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 01-16-2022, 07:27 PM
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Can hold a Wee Scot. I checked. All a bit odd. Looks great though Wink

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 01-16-2022, 08:18 PM
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That's an interesting piece but it's hard to see the functionality of it.  It doesn't seem suitable as a lathering bowl.  As Ron suggested, perhaps it's for soaking a brush then holding it while it's full of lather. 

Is it possible that this is not shaving related?

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 01-16-2022, 08:29 PM
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No. It’s definitely a shaving mug Smile

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 01-16-2022, 08:40 PM
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Here it is with a vintage Wee Scot Wink 

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 01-17-2022, 06:38 AM
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Clearly it’s a “vintage Wee Scot accessory” Wink

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 01-17-2022, 07:44 AM
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The Wee Scot fits on the rest but may be too small to go into the bottom bowl.

Is that bottom bowl complerely hollow, all the way under the handle?

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 01-17-2022, 11:22 AM
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(01-17-2022, 07:44 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: The Wee Scot fits on the rest but may be too small to go into the bottom bowl.

Is that bottom bowl complerely hollow, all the way under the handle?

Completely hollow, yes.

A long, slim handled brush, perhaps? I have some like that. Maybe layer, I’ll take a pic or two.

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 01-17-2022, 02:21 PM
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Here it is with an Anthony Hordern (large Australian department store, went out of business in 1973) bristle brush; this is an exceedingly rare brush used around the same period as the manufacture of the scuttle. Balance is good, fits nicely in the bowl. 

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 01-17-2022, 02:46 PM
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Man, you must open a museum. It’d be a destination, for sure!

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 01-17-2022, 02:54 PM
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(01-17-2022, 02:46 PM)chazt Wrote: Man, you must open a museum. It’d be a destination, for sure!

I'd rather a local council did so, or the Australian Museum here in Sydney had the slightest interest. But, you know..."What? Shaving gear?? Huh???"

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