M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES

 

ENGLISH CERAMIC STIRRUP CUPS

19th Century

 

 

 

 

 

THREE ENGLISH CERAMIC 'STIRRUP CUPS' ,

including:

 

 two pearlware stirrup cups, the first modeled as tan hound, the second as a brown and white hound,

and one modeled as a Parian bull dog

 

Left : A tan Pearlware hound; excellent condition

5” High / SOLD

# 6056

 

 Middle : A Parian stirrup cup modeled as a white collared bulldog; excellent condition

4.5” High / SOLD

#6058

   

Right : A white Pearlware hound with brown ears; small glaze flake to the nose tip

4.5” High / SOLD

# 6057

 

Note:

The exact origin of the "stirrup cup", or "parting cup", is unknown.  However it seems tied to foxhunting, when

men gathering for the hunt on a cool morning would enjoy a drink as they departed.  As the cups were held on

horseback, there was no need for a foot to the vessel. The earliest were in silver and date as early as 1670,

the ceramic the mask or head cups dating from c1770.  The drink traditionally was port or sherry.

 

 

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Also Please See :

 

 

From the M. A. Orne Collection, Staffordshire Fox Head Stirrup Cup

 

 

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Email : mfcreech@bellsouth.net  or  mfordcreech@gmail.com

 

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