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Georgian Sterling Silver Stirrup Cup (1788 London)

HENRY CHAWNER, LONDON (worked c.1786-1796)

Offered by William Walter Antiques Ltd

Contact Information
Dealer

William Walter Antiques Ltd

Contact

J Walter
E Simpson

Address

London Silver Vaults,
Chancery Lane,
London, WC2A 1QS,
England

Opening hours

Open Monday-Friday 9.30-5.30; Saturday 9.30-12.30

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Landline:
+44 (0)20-7242 3248
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Website

www.williamwalter.co.uk

Established

1932

Elected to membership

1941

   
Medium

Stirrup cup

Description / Expertise

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

Literature

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.

Stock Code

W202x20

Price

gbp 9800.00 (Pound Sterling)

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