A George III cast silver gilt Fox Head Stirrup Cup made in London in 1806 by Thomas Phipps & Edward Robinson.

GBP 11,950.00

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Object Description

This exceptional example is silver gilt, is cast and realistically modelled as a fox head, with pointed ears and surface textured to simulate the fur of the fox. This piece is in exceptional condition, with a reeded rim, and crisp set of hallmarks. The cup is cast in two sections and soldered together, which can be seen on the interior which is also gilded. The name “Stirrup Cup” derives from having a cup whilst one’s feet were in stirrups. It was filled with a drink such as mulled wine and served to the huntsman when already mounted. Stirrup Cups are extremely rare and were first introduced in the early 1760’s however examples tend not to be realistically modelled at this date. By the time of the early nineteenth century, castings were very sophisticated and it is accepted that the great exponent of this was the firm of Phipps & Robinson. This partnership also made exceptional snuff boxes, during this period, from their workshops in Gutter Lane. Stirrup Cups were mot made in great quantity and examples are rare to find.

Length: 4.45 inches.
Diameter at the neck: 2.75 inches.
Weight: 10oz.

Object Condition

Excellent Condition.

Object Details

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