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Fox Head Stirrup Cup

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive, original antique Georgian sterling silver stirrup cup modelled in the form of a fox’s head; an addition to our diverse silver drinking vessels collection

SKU A2431


This fine antique George III sterling silver stirrup cup has been realistically modelled in the form of a fox's head.

The surface of this original cup is embellished with impressive chased decoration reproducing the fine features of the fox’s snarling facial features and fur.

The underside of the fox’s jaw features a convex oval cartouche bearing the contemporary engraved motto ‘Venationi Dattr’*.

The anterior of the rim is encompassed with a reed decorated border.

The interior surface of the rim bears the contemporary engraved presentation inscription ‘The gift of Rob.t Moreton Wood to Will Skelhorne, 16th Dec 1801’.

This exceptional fox head stirrup cup retains the original gilded interior.

Georgian stirrup cups modelled in the form of a fox’s head are rare to the market and highly desirable.

* This motto is constructed from the Latin word for hunting - ‘Venatio’.

Learn more about the history of the stirrup cup

Date: 1800

This antique fox head stirrup cup is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The engraved and chased decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Georgian silverware.

Length 13cm/5.1"

Width 9.6cm/3.8"

Height 5.5cm/2.2"

5.1 troy ounces/159g

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