Mustache cups reached their height of popularity from 1850 to 1900 - a time when long flowing mustaches were fashionable. This cup is quite charming with a simple purple floral branch draped on the front of the cup. There is a tiny chip along the gold trimmed rim and a small spot of the purple paint on the back that was fired into the piece and visible wear on the gold. Mark on the bottom is a mystery. In gold paint is a slightly elongated 7 with a smaller 6 (see photo). Measure 3 1/16" tall and 3 1/4" across the top.