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Antique Silver-Plated Stirrup Cups Set, RESERVED For Alexandra

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A stunning set of 6 silver-plated stirrup cups by Italy, REM. These stirrup cups were made around the same time as the GUCCI stirrup cups (which were also made in Italy). These silver-plated cups are extremely heavy in weight and very well crafted. They have the most incredible detailing...from the bore's tusks to the hound's nose. And when turned upside down, each cup rests on it's head. These came from a private seller and have been stored away for decades. Truly a breath-taking set that has a magical feel them.

A quick summary on this type of cup and where the name originated: Stirrup cups were given to guests when they were leaving and had their feet in the leather stirrups (of the horse). It was also traditional to serve wine/port/sherry at the meet, prior to the fox hunt, so the stirrup cup was taken by a rider who was about to depart.

Set includes 6 stirrup cups: 1 Hare, 2 Hound (Dog), 1 Horse, 1 Fox, 1 Bore

Hallmarks: "Italy REM" can be found on each cup

Measurements: Approx 5 1/2 to 6" tall (depending on the cup/animal) x 3" in diameter

Condition: Very, very good vintage condition. We're pretty Type A about the exact condition of our vintage pieces, so here's a cup by cup summary:

Hare - There's some tarnish at the very base/exterior rim, some very mild/general wear to two small areas, and some mild "wear" to the interior (not so much "wear" as it needs to be polished)
Dog 1 - Great condition. There's one single line of tarnish to the interior. Also note: when you shaker this stirrup, it makes a "bell" sound (there's a piece of metal in the upper/head section, completely common with vintage stirrup cups and the way they were made, on occasion a small piece of metal wouldn't "set" inside the figural head.
Dog 2 - There's some tarnish on the rim exterior and one very, very shallow ding on the body of the cup
Fox - This stirrup has more tarnish to the body/exterior of the cup than the others
Bore - Great condition
Horse - There's some very mild tarnish to the interior and some very mild/general wear to the exterior.

In short, this set is in very good vintage condition but does show signs of age in a few places as well as some tarnish in a number of places (please note: we do not polish our vintage pieces). Truly a stunning and magical set.

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery.

****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage or damage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage/damage. Cheers!

>>> IMPORTANT UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS/PROOF OF ORDER ACCURACY & SHIPMENT: on orders with MULTIPLE pieces please note that if your order has more than one item/piece in it (so multiple pieces such as a set of jiggers, cocktail picks, tags, Julep cups, combined shipping orders, the screw cap on a flask or shaker, etc.) please take care to thoroughly empty the box and unpack ALL pieces which may be hidden in tissue paper, bubble wrap, peanuts, etc. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally throw one of your items away! We WILL be able to confirm with 100% certainty that we shipped ALL pieces in your order as we photograph/document ALL PIECES in the box it ships in along with the buyer’s order receipt, shipping label, and tracking number (in case we need to verify that all pieces were shipped once the package has been received). Thank you for shopping with us and cheers!
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Alexandra K.
United States
Adore these stirrup cups!!

They are a perfect addition to our bar and quite the conversation starter. Thank you!!!