A lovely bore (hog) silver-plated stirrup cup, circa 1970s. This cup features the most incredible detailing...from the bore's ears to his snout. And when turned upside down, it rests perfectly on its head. Truly a neat figural stirrup cup.
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.
Hallmarks/era: "Italy" and "M / M" can be found on the lower back part of the upper section of the cup / 1970s
Measurements: Approx 6" tall x 3" in diameter Condition: Very good vintage condition. The silver-plating is vibrant overall. There's some very minimal/general "surface wear" in a few very small spots (purely from age, not necessarily from use). No dents or dings. There's some very minor tarnish to the interior bottom of the cup. Please note: the head of this stirrup cup has a tiny "hole" slightly larger than a pin head just below the bore's snout as well as behind one ear (we assume for aeration purposes, it was manufactured that way). Overall, this cup is in very good vintage condition and displays beautifully. We're selling other stirrup cups by this same vintage manufacturer. See other listings. Cheers!
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