Sterling Silver Gilt Badger Stirrup Cup Birmingham 1996
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Description: - An Elizabeth II sterling silver gilt badger stirrup cup hallmarked with the sponsors mark of Birmingham Assay Office, Birmingham 1996. The stirrup cup has been finely crafted to represent a badgers head, with gilt finish to the interior.
A stirrup cup is a "parting cup" given to guests, especially when they are leaving and have their feet in the stirrups. It is also the traditional drink (usually port or sherry) served at the meet, prior to a traditional foxhunt. [Referenced from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirrup_cup]
Assay: - .925 (Sterling Silver).
Period: - 1996.
Engraving: - Unengraved.
Measurement: - The stirrup cup measures 9.3 cm height x 5.1 cm at its widest point.
Weight: - 264.6 grams / 8.50 troy ounces.
Condition: - The stirrup cup is in good condition. Light surface marks, and tarnishing commensurate with age. Please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Item No: - 1037.