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Antique George III Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup

$18,706.50

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An exceptional, fine and impressive, original antique Georgian sterling silver stirrup cup modelled in the form of a fox’s head; an addition to our diverse silver drinking vessels collection This fine antique George III sterling silver stirrup cup has been realistically modelled in the form of a fox's head. The surface of this original cup is embellished with impressive chased decoration reproducing the Fine features of the fox’s snarling facial features and fur. The underside of the fox’s jaw features a convex oval cartouche bearing the contemporary engraved motto ‘Venationi Dattr’. The anterior of the rim is encompassed with a reed decorated border. The interior surface of the rim bears the contemporary engraved presentation inscription ‘The gift of Rob.t Moreton Wood to Will Skelhorne, 16th Dec 1801’. This exceptional fox head stirrup cup retains the original gilded interior. Georgian stirrup cups modelled in the form of a fox’s head are rare to the market and highly desirable. This motto is constructed from the Latin word for hunting - ‘Venatio’. Condition: This antique fox head stirrup cup is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The engraved and chased decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface are all very clear. Dimensions: Length 13cm/5.1" Width 9.6cm/3.8" Height 5.5cm/2.2" Weight 5.1 troy ounces/159g Maker: Thomas Wallis II Origin: London, England Date: 1800 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Georgian silverware.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.2 in. (5.59 cm)Width: 3.8 in. (9.66 cm)Depth: 5.1 in. (12.96 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1800
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A24311stDibs: LU1200220523662

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    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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