A lovely Hog or "Bore" stirrup cup, circa 1970s. This silver-plated cup features the most incredible detailing...from the Hog's tusks to his fur. 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: None, 1970s
Measurements: Approx. 6" tall
Condition: Good vintage condition with very mild signs of age. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage pieces, so here's a full summary:
1) There's general, very minor "surface wear" to the silver-plating exterior
2) There's "age" and wear to the interior of the cup (see photo #6, please note the "black lines" you see are our wooden celing beams/reflection)
3) Please note: the head of this stirrup cup has two intentional tiny "holes" slightly larger than a pin head (we assume for aeration purposes, we've sold vintage stirrup cups for years and many from the 1970s area all have these aeration holes) -- see photo #4 and #5
No dents or dings. Overall, this cup is in good vintage condition but does show mild signs of age/minor wear. It displays beautifully.
We're selling other stirrup cup (a Stag/Deer) by this same vintage manufacturer, if you'd like a pair. See other listings. Cheers!
**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces well to ensure safe delivery. If you buy multiple pieces/sets, we will combine shipping if possible (glassware sets typically ship in their own box to ensure safe arrival) and will reimburse you for any shipping overages.
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