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Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11224
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1979
Silversmith: Francis Howard
Place: Sheffield
Price: $ 980.00
Weight: 116 grams
Dimensions: 8 cm height, diameter 5.6 cm
Condition: Excellent.

Description: A sterling silver stirrup cup with cast foxes head, on bell shaped cup. The fox has good detail and texture, the cup is a pleasing quality and weight. The cup is designed to stand both ways, so can stand upright on a tray when filled. This is a modern version, with clear hallmarks for Sheffield 1979, and is in excellent condition. Stirrup cups originated in the late 18th century, they are drinking vessels which were presented to riders on horseback prior to leaving or arriving home from a hunt, this happened whilst their feet remained in their stirrups. Most stirrup cups were crafted in shapes that were relevant to the hunt, such as a hound or fox head, as is represented here. Francis Howard was established in 1900 and still trades today from Sheffield.
Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
Stirrup cup silver fox back

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
sterling silver stirrup cup interior

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
Fox silver stirrup cup

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
Francis Howard Sheffield 1979 silver hallmarks

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
Stirrup cup silver fox scale

Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup - Francis Howard
Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup standing

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