William & Mary Silver Tot Cup

Ralph Leeke (Leake), London, c1695




Of heavy gauge silver, the small footed and girdled cup bearing the
marriage arms of a Continental Marquis;
Marked verso : within a shield, RL a trefoil below, and a lion passant;
Interior and upper edge with remains of gilt


Note :
"Tot cups" are small drinking vessels,
sometimes with a single handle, or handleless, in beaker form. 
They are usually footed and dram size (about two inches). 
Tot cups are said to be predecessors of the later Georgian "stirrup cups" -
so popular in both silver and ceramic from the mid-18th century forward. 
Tot cups, like stirrup cups, were likely handed to riders before or after a hunt,
and meant to be drunk without putting the vessel down.


Provenance : Upon Request


Condition : Excellent; good marks; normal wear


2-3/8" High / 3 oz.






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See Also :





Queen Anne Britannia Silver Tot Cup

Jacobite Interest

John Eckfound (probably) London 1707

William & Mary Silver Tumbler Cup,
London 1692

Queen Anne Britannia Silver Beaker

William Gibson, London, 1702














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William & Mary Silver Tot Cup, c1695, London, Ralph Leeke (Leake)