Georgian Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup by Thomas Wallis II, 1800s. 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 foxs snarling facial features and fur.
The underside of the foxs 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 foxs 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.
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The item "Georgian Sterling Silver Fox Head Stirrup Cup by Thomas Wallis II, 1800s" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne.
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