Our FLUTED CHAMPAGNE CUPS are now my best selling cups, when full they hold 225 mls so at 60% they hold about 120 mls – I have measured a normal “house” glass of champagne at 100 mls so I think this cup is about right for all but the most enthusiastic (for you please go to my beaded champagnes) .These cups are 8cm high and 7.5cm across the fluted top; thickly silver plated and gilded on the inside; they are made from heavy weight material (they weigh 215grams) and a set is most impressive in the hand. We sell a lot of these for special birthday presents and they always go down well. A set of these cups is included with the Bowmont Field Tantalus.
All of our cups come with a handstitched case. We are rather proud of these as no one else makes such a quality case.
Years ago I realised that the usual Jewellers type case was made to a price and just didn’t stand up to use.
The problem is that the cups are used in the field! This means that the dregs are left in the cups and these seep out onto the inside of the case during the rest of the day and by 6 o’clock ( surely not the next day ) it is impossible to wash off. The liquid has now penetrated the leather and the rot literally sets in – result – a disintegrating case that marks the plating on the cups.
The solution is to spend a bit of money on a lined case. Our Handstitcher uses a form of best Sedgewicks Bridle leather in Dark Havana and lines it with a dark cherry pigskin with the finished side towards the cups – result – this case can be put under the tap and washed out with warm soapy water and each time the case comes up clean with no stickiness left.
My own Sloe gin cup case is 20 years old and was the first one (of many) to made like this, to this day it is in remarkable condition and is very nearly perfect.
With each set of cups I include a cleaning cloth together with cleaning instructions.
We usually block in gold in 16 point (5mm high) Roman Engravers – capitals for initials and a combination of upper and lower case for Shoot names.
This size is discrete, legible and impressive, I am happy to discuss your requirements.
We can also engrave each cup with initials or a coat of arms, as I have to send them away to Birmingham this is not cheap; again please phone for details.
The cups are made in Birmingham and the case in our own workshop.