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William & Mary Silver Tot Cup

Ralph Leeke (Leake), London, c1695

 

 

 

Of heavy gauge silver, the small footed and girdled cup bearing the marriage arms of a Continental Marquis;

Marked verso : within a shield, RL a trefoil below, and a lion passant;

Interior and upper edge with remains of gilt

 

Note :

"Tot cups" are small drinking vessels, sometimes with a single handle, or handleless, in beaker form. 

They are usually footed and dram size (about two inches). 

Tot cups are said to be predecessors of the later Georgian “stirrup cups” -

so popular in both silver and ceramic from the mid-18th century forward. 

Tot cups, like stirrup cups, were likely handed to riders before or after a hunt,

 and meant to be drunk without putting the vessel down.

 

Provenance : Upon Request

 

Condition : Excellent; good marks; normal wear

 

2-3/8" High / 3 oz.

 

Price : Please Inquire

 

#6867

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Also :

 

 

 

 

Queen Anne Britannia Silver Tot Cup

Jacobite Interest

John Eckfound (probably) London 1707

William & Mary Silver Tumbler Cup,
London 1692

Queen Anne Britannia Silver Beaker

William Gibson, London, 1702

 

 

 

 

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William & Mary Silver Tot Cup, c1695, London, Ralph Leeke (Leake)