This stunning pitcher is a hand painted, artist signed 3-dimensional fox head on one side, and a gray dapple horse head on the other. The detailing is beautiful on both animals, and in the branch that forms the handle of the pitcher, in the base of the tree with leaves.
Stirrup cups date from the elegance of the 1800s English Georgian Period and are made in the forms of the heads of a fox, stag, dog or horse, and traditionally hold a small drink presented at the fox hunt to riders on horseback in the stirrups, hence the name “Stirrup cup”. This 20th Century “Stirrup Cup Pitcher” from the Royale Stratford Staffordshire “Stirrup Cup Collection” was inspired by this tradition, and makes a striking addition to your table, buffet, or cabinet, and makes a wonderful gift.
There will be no reissue of these fabulous pitchers since Royale Stratford is not longer in business. The condition of the pitcher is as new, with no crazing, chips, cracks, stains or other defects, though the box has some scuffs from shelf wear and a spot on one side where a sticker was placed. The pitcher measures 10” tall, 11” wide and 6 ½” deep, and its original box measures 12 x 12 x 15”. This comes to you carefully packed and in a larger box to accommodate the Royale Stratford box and packing materials around it. This will be insured with tracking and signature confirmation.