Animal Head Stirrup Cup

Animal Head Stirrup Cup

Regular price $69.00 Sale

Hunting came to America by way of longstanding European tradition, particularly in Britain.  In the 19th century, rituals of hunting became an official part of American life for big game hunters like Lucius George Fisher, the second owner of the Nickerson Mansion.

A Stirrup Cup, or silver "parting cup," bearing features of the hunter (dog or horse) or the hunted (rabbit, stag, fox, or boar) was part of the hunting party tradition.  Mounted riders, feet already in the stirrups, were given a bracing libation in these cups upon departing an estate to embark on the hunt.

Our reproduction Animal Head Stirrup Cups are an essential for any well-appointed bar and a most fitting glass to raise with good friends and family in a farewell gesture of goodwill.  An elk, a wolf, and a wild boar will hold just the right pour.

Available individually or as a set of 3.

Material:  Glass/Aluminum  (food safe)

Dimensions:  5 1/4 to 5 1/2"H x 2 3/4 to 3 1/2"Dia