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George V Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup

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Key Features

  • Marvelous chasing and repouss√© work is showcased in this beautifully detailed silver stirrup cup
  • Commonly connected with hunting, these cups traditionally were used prior to and after a foxhunt
  • Formed in the shape of a fox head, the George V-era cup is a charming relic of a bygone tradition

Item Details

  • Height:
    5 Inches
  • Period:
    Georgian
  • Origin:
    England
A delightful English silver stirrup cup in the form of an upturned fox head. Expressive and intricate, the George V-era cup features an engraved crest on the underside of the jaw. Traditionally, stirrup cups were used for farewell drinks, often offered to a rider already mounted for departure. Excellent condition.

Hallmarked London, 1912

5" high
Tureen by Paul de Lamerie

The Great Georgian Silversmiths

Discussion of the great silvesmiths and silver of this period almost invariably involves three silversmiths whose work has become synonymous with the Georgian ear. Paul de Lamerie, Hester Bateman and Paul Storr were each exemplary smiths enjoying a great deal of prosperity and success in their careers, and they share the distinction of being among the most highly respected and collected silversmiths today. Read More »

Understanding Hallmarks

For hundreds of years, hallmarks have been used throughout Great Britain to identify, date and grade silver, plate, gold and platinum. You might say it's one of the world's oldest forms of consumer protection. Read More »

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