Georgian Sterling Silver Stirrup Cup

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Georgian Sterling Silver Stirrup Cup

An impressive George III Antique Silver Stirrup Cup, realistically modelled in the form of a fox’s head. The Surface is embellished with chased decoration reproducing the fine features of the fox’s snarling facial features and fur. The anterior of the rim is encompassed with a reed decorated border. Height 5.25 inches 13.5 cm Width of base 3 inches 7.62 cm
A stirrup cup is a cup given to guests, especially when they are leaving and have their feet in the stirrups.[1] It is also the traditional drink (usually port or sherry) served at the meet, prior to a traditional fox hunt. The term can describe the cup that such a drink is served in.
The last verse of the poem “The Stirrup – Cup “ by the American poet Sidney Lanier
Then, Time, let not a drop be spilt:
Hand me the cup whene'er thou wilt;
'Tis thy rich stirrup-cup to me;
I'll drink it down right smilingly.
TAMPA, FLORIDA, 1877.

Stirrup cup

Ref No.W202x20
MakerHENRY CHAWNER
OriginLondon
Year 1788

£ 9,800.00