Stirrup cups were used during the hunt by mounted riders who had to drain the cup before setting it down since it had no base or foot. The cups were usually in the form of a fox or hound.
Place object was created: Greenpoint, NY
hard-paste porcelain, gilding (material)
Measurements: height: 4.5 inches diameter: 3 inchesMuseum Purchase: Exchange Funds from the Gift of Harry and Mary Dalton 2003.97.10
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH