Standard Sloe Gin Cups
These standard SLOE GIN CUPS are 6 cms high, 5.5 cms across the rim and 4 cms at the base – they have a capacity of 75 mls and they are nice and wide at the base so they sit on a Landrover bonnet without tipping over.
My Sloe Gin Cups are available in sets of 6, 8, 10 or 12 cups and all numbered accordingly.
These cups have been a favourite for a long time and I can report that my own 25 year old set is still going strong – slightly scuffed yes, but after possibly 1000 outings the silver plating is still in excellent condition.
I still use the same Birmingham makers to make these (and others in the range) using the best heavy weight materials and thick silver plating, the insides are gold plated (gilded). Perfect for sloe gin.
Solid Silver Sloe Gin Cups
I can also supply these cups in sterling silver, exactly the same shape and size as the plated version. Each cup weighs about 75 germs and they are also gold washed on the inside. Sold in sets of 10 cups only.
Large Sloe Gin Cups
These large silver plated Sloe Gin cups hold 100 mls and are of a different shape to our standard sloe gin cups. They are a copy of a set of cups from an Edwardian picnic set that I bought on the Portabello Road some time ago, they have been faithfully reproduced by my spinners in Birmingham.
These heavy cups are 8cms high and 6cms across the top – they are a nice shape having a slightly fluted side with a distinct rim, again they are made from heavyweight material. They are gilded on the inside and numbered on the bottom, inside.
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 didnt 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 sloe gin 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, which we are happy to do. Our Handstitcher uses a form of best Sedgewicks Bridle leather in Dark Havana and lines it with a dark cherry red 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 25 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 double 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 but clearly legible, please discuss your requirements.
The cups are made in Birmingham and the case in our own workshop.