M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
EARLY GEORGE II SILVER TOT CUP
William Paradise, London, 1732
The small silver tot cup with flaring folded rim and cast spreading foot
the verso with contemporary scratch-engraved initials C over W.M;
marks verso : maker’s mark (Grimwade #3250), date mark R, and lion passant
"Tot cups" are small cups, usually footed as a beaker, and dram size - about 2 inches.
From c1670 to 1760, tot cups were handed to riders before or after a hunt,
or as a "friendship cup" to riders at the beginning or end of a journey.
Said to be predecessors of the later footless Georgian 'stirrup cups',
they too were meant to be drunk without putting the vessel down
Early tot cups are very scarce, if not rare.
Condition : Excellent; several minor usage dents to body; very crisp marks verso
2.5" High, 2-3/8" Diameter (Rim) / 2.2 oz.
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Three Early Georgian Silver Tot Cups (Left to Right) :
Scarce Early George II Silver "Tot Cup", Thomas Parr II, London, 1730
Scarce Early George II Silver 'Tot Cup', William Paradise, London, 1732
Scarce George I Silver 'Tot Cup', 1724, Scratch-Initialled 'AP 1723'
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