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Portable Shaving Pot by Drew

Maker: Drew & Sons

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Miscellaneous

The unusual shape of this silver plated pot belies its purpose for shaving with the large spout made to dip a shaving brush.

The pot has a spirit heater to warm the water which packs inside the pot for travel. There is also a removable soap bowl which has drainage holes around its edge. The pot has a leather case which is stamped with the owner's initials of C.H.C. In gilt to the inside of the lid is stamped To Her Majesty The Queen. Drew & Sons, 33. 35-37 Piccadilly Circus W. The inside of the lid of the pot is stamped Drew & Sons, Piccadilly Circus, London. Drew were established in 1844 and the quality of this pot is as good as you would expect of a company with Drew's reputation. There were foremost known for their high end leather goods and picnic sets, however on their second floor they also sold Military Furniture and Campaigning Equipments. Circa 1900.

Case Size

  • Dimensions:
    H 15.5cm x W 11cm x D 10cm
    H 6" x W 4¼" x D 3¾"

  • Year: Circa 1900
  • Medium: Silver Plate & Leather Case
  • Country: England
  • Signed: Drew & Sons
  • Style: Travel Equipment
  • Exhibition: An Officer's Room
  • Reference Number: 81264