Georgian Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup by Thomas Wallis II, 1800. 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. The anterior of the rim is encompassed with a reed decorated border.The interior surface of the rim bears the contemporary engraved presentation inscription. 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'. 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. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Georgian silverware. We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond! See the tabs below to read more about our policies.
Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store.
For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Georgian Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup by Thomas Wallis II, 1800" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets".The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.