Antique Georgian Glass Stirrup Cup In The Form Of A Boot c.1770
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This Is An Antique Georgian, Hand-Blown, Boot Glass Or Stirrup Cup, Dating From The Late 18th Century, c.1770.
Such Glasses Were Used To Mock The Earl Of Bute, Prime Minister Of Great Britain From 1762-1763 And The First Prime Minster Of Scotland Following The Act of Union.
Stirrup cups were used when offering a farewell drink to a rider already mounted for departure, with their feet in the stirrups, hence the name, “Stirrup Cup”.
Condition is good, commensurate with age and use. Structurally sound. No chips or cracks.
Measures 8.5cm x 5cm x 4cm
Weighs 50.35 grams