The best way to generate a rich lather with a shaving cream is to whisk the shaving brush and cream with a little piping hot water in a mug, just as the barber does! We could be biased but we think this fine example, made in the famous 'Potteries' district of Stoke-on-Trent, is the most handsome we have come across! Alternatively this makes a rather nice coffee mug. Or somewhere to keep your pens. Countless uses!