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Birds Head Stirrup Cup, Silver

Birds Head Stirrup Cup, Silver

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Silver: Sterling: Pre 1920: Item # 1202671

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This is a great stirrup cup in the shape of a birds head. The stirrup cup is a "parting cup" given to guests, especially when they are leaving and have their feet in the stirrups of their horse. It is also the traditional drink (usually port or sherry) served at a meet before a foxhunt. This cup is in very good condition. This piece measures 6 x 2 x 2, and weighs 8.198 troy ounces. This piece also has the markings for 800 silver on the bottom rim of the cup.