A beautifully detailed vintage stirrup cup by Gucci of Italy 1970c. - composed of a detailed antlered stag's pewter head mounted on a silver plated cup of excellent quality. Stirrup cups date back to the late 18th and 19th century, they are a form of drinking vessel which was traditionally presented to riders on horseback prior to leaving or arriving home from a hunt. This happened while their feet remained in their stirrups. Stamped at the head's base " Gucci" on one side and " Italy" on the other . A very attractive and collectible piece.

Size : 15.2 cm. ( 6 " ) tall, head's width ( nose to antlers ) : 14.5 cm. ( 5 45/64" ) , diameter of cup's bottom: 8 cm. ( 3 5/32").
Weight of the piece: 411 g. ( 14.5 ounces ).

Condition : very good - no dents/scratches to the cup - a few inconsequential 'smudges' to the cup's interior surface.

ITEM ID
CA 1140
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
PURPOSE
Cups, Goblets
COLOR
Silver
TYPE
Holloware
ORIGIN
Italy • Italian

Caragh Antiques.

Stirrup cup by Gucci, Italy - stag's head -silver plate cup/pewter head, 1970c.

$645 SALE

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