Outstanding quality. A very lifelike antique silver fox head stirrup cup with a well modelled face and intricate fur detail. Excellent weight. Original gilt interior. Weight 508 grams, 16.3 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter 7 cms. London 1867. Maker Edward Stockwell.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The stirrup cup held a drink which was consumed while mounted on horseback, usually prior to a hunt moving off. As it is of small capacity it can be emptied quickly and there is no need to set it down during use.