Vintage English Staffordshire Pottery Fox Head Stirrup Cup for the Beginning of the Hunt
In Antique as Found Condition - flake of black glaze missing on the snout - crazing
Measures - 4 1/2" x 5"
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. The term can describe the cup that such a drink is served in.