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Stirrup Cup

Stirrup cups were originally created for drinking from before a hunt. This example features a fox head.
Dimensions Holds 2oz
Material Pewter
Emblem Fox
  • Made from Pewter
  • Excellent quality
  • Holds 2oz
  • Fox head design

Stirrup cups were originally created for having a drink whilst on horseback, usually before a hunt moved off. As they are small, they could be emptied quickly and could be held easily. The most popular design of stirrup cup features a fox head. This example is made from pewter and is crafted by one of the UK's leading pewterware manufacturers, which has been making pewter tableware since the 18th century. The cup holds 2oz, and can be used as a spirit measure. Makes a unique gift idea.


Tradition of the Quaich

quiach /kwex/ pronounced: kw-ay-ch
derived from Gaelic cuach 'cup'

It is hard to guess from its appearance exactly what a quaich is. Indeed, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was a small decorative bowl with little other purpose, beyond being aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the quaich has a much more interesting beginning than that of a posh ornament.

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About Edwin Blyde Pewter

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The Spur has been the Trademark of Edwin Blyde & Co. Ltd for some 130 years when one of the Blyde family joined the Company straight from a Cavalry Division of the British Army.

Blyde's history can be traced back as far as the 18th century when one of its main activities was the manufacture of Pewterware. Blyde's manufacturing started when steam power and belt driven motors were used, when candle and oil were the only means of light, through the torrid times of world wars.

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Dimensions Holds 2oz
Material Pewter
Emblem Fox
  • Made from Pewter
  • Excellent quality
  • Holds 2oz
  • Fox head design

Stirrup cups were originally created for having a drink whilst on horseback, usually before a hunt moved off. As they are small, they could be emptied quickly and could be held easily. The most popular design of stirrup cup features a fox head. This example is made from pewter and is crafted by one of the UK's leading pewterware manufacturers, which has been making pewter tableware since the 18th century. The cup holds 2oz, and can be used as a spirit measure. Makes a unique gift idea.


Tradition of the Quaich

quiach /kwex/ pronounced: kw-ay-ch
derived from Gaelic cuach 'cup'

It is hard to guess from its appearance exactly what a quaich is. Indeed, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was a small decorative bowl with little other purpose, beyond being aesthetically pleasing. In fact, the quaich has a much more interesting beginning than that of a posh ornament.

Read full article


About Edwin Blyde Pewter

Edwin Blyde Pewter logo

The Spur has been the Trademark of Edwin Blyde & Co. Ltd for some 130 years when one of the Blyde family joined the Company straight from a Cavalry Division of the British Army.

Blyde's history can be traced back as far as the 18th century when one of its main activities was the manufacture of Pewterware. Blyde's manufacturing started when steam power and belt driven motors were used, when candle and oil were the only means of light, through the torrid times of world wars.

View all Edwin Blyde Pewter products (10)

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