Staffordshire Fox Stirrup Cup(351 views)
Description: A Staffordshire fox head form stirrup cup, the molded and glazed pottery vessel with expressive fox head, its neck festooned with grapes and grape leaves, English, circa 1810-1820. Stirrup cups were drinking cups and are so called because wine and other beverages were served to guests on horseback, already in the saddle and stirrups, to have a few sips or a swig, on departure or return at the hunt.
Dimensions: Measure: Length 5". Diameter 2 1/2".