During the Victorian era moustaches were the height of fashion. Men took great pride in maintaining them with wax to keep every hair in place. However, this caused a problem when taking a sip of hot tea as the steam melted the wax. British potter Harvey Adams is credited with solving this problem during the 1860s. He inserted a semicircular ledge across the diameter of the cup to protect facial hair and thus the moustache cup was born. This moustache cup was made by Worcester.