These solid silver cups are made from solid Sterling Silver (.925 pure) and they are planished; that is hand beaten – showing the hammer marks over the entire body of the cup (but smooth on the inside) this makes the cups almost immune to everyday knocks and scratches picked up in the field.
The cup is Hallmarked Edinburgh and holds 120mls, it has a nice rim to help stacking and stands 6.7cms high with a 6cm diameter across the top and the insides are gilded ( gold washed ) with 22ct gold.
Each port cup weighs about 75 grms.
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 and horrible 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 contrasting pigskin ( usually green or havana brown ) 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 double cleaning cloth together with cleaning instructions.
Most of our cups are numbered at the bottom on the inside. The numbers 6 and 9 are underlined to avoid the obvious. Sets of 10 are numbered accordingly. Sets of 12 usually have 1 to 12 in numbers but occasionally there are sets with 1 – 10 plus 2 cups with no numbers – if 11 and 12 are important then please make sure that I know this.
We usually block in gold ( silver also ) in 16 point ( 5 mm 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.