Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg
Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg

Fox Head Stirrup Cup Deaccessioned from Colonial Williamsburg

1820 England

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A fine antique  pottery figure of a fox head stirrup cup.This stirrup cup was made in England, circa 1820. Most stirrup cups are related to fox hunting so were made in the form of foxes or hounds. Foxes are imagined to be fierce but this smiling fox seems to be the exception.
Stirrup cups in pottery and porcelain became popular in England in the last quarter of the 18th century. They were originally made in silver to be held in the hand while on horseback, and therefore had no need of a foot. A stirrup cup is a "parting cup" used for drinking and given to guests, especially when they are leaving and have their feet in the stirrups.
Dimensions: 5.25" deep x 4" across x 3.35" tall

Provenance: The collection of Colonial Williamsburg, previously part of the Harry H. Coon Collection

Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

Price: $1700
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored
Provenance: The collection of Colonial Williamsburg, previously part of the Harry H. Coon Collection
Dimensions
Height 3.35 inch (8.51 cm)
Width 4.00 inch (10.16 cm)
Depth 5.25 inch (13.33 cm)
Medium
Creamware
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