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The Story of Stirrups

Stirrup cups originated in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as vessels for sherry or port offered to those returning from a hunt. These men were often on horseback, having their “feet in the stirrups,” inspiring the name. These beautiful pieces were made of silver and featured detailed forms of foxes, hares, or greyhounds. Over time, these historic keepsakes became collectors’ items, inspiring contemporary manufacturers to modernize them. Our collection features the items you would have seen in the 19th century as well as our own modifications. Stirrup cups make wonderful gift for guests, hunters, groomsmen, or anyone who loves tradition.