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VICTORIAN STAFFORDSHIRE WHITE-GLAZED FOX HEAD STIRRUP CUP

Late 19th / Early 20th Century

 

 

    

 


The fox head with laid-back ears and upgazing eyes, decorated with molded berries and leaves; >bearing collector’s label of M.A. Orme, whose collection of Staffordshire pottery sold at Christie’s London, 1957; further provenance Alasdair Sampson, London.  This mold, although late Victorian, is most appealing in both its modeling and expression, particularly in the white form.


Provenance:  Miss M.A. Orme Collection of Staffordshire pottery, sold at Christie's in 1957; and Alistair Sampson, London

 

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.

 

Condition : Excellent

 

 5" Long

  

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#6483

 

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See Also :
 
 
Staffordshire Lead-Glazed Zoomorphic Sauceboat, Ralph Wood The Younger, c1775-80
 
 

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Victorian Staffordshire White-Glazed Stirrup Cup in the form of a Fox Head, c1890-1910