George Greenhill Jones, London, 1731



The small silver tot cup with flaring folded rim and cast spreading foot
the side with contemporary scratched initials W.C;

marked beneath the foot with date letter Q, leopard's head, lion passant,

and GI beneath a crown and rosette (Grimwade #834)



"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.

Early tot cups are also relatively scarce.


Condition : Excellent, normal wear, and without repairs or splitting; good marks


2-3/8" High / 2.2 oz.






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Early George II Silver Tot Cup, George Greenhill Jones, 1731, London, initialed W.C





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Early George II Silver Tot Cup, George Greenhill Jones, 1731, London 


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