VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE CUPS
I am aware that there are those amongst us who are concerned about shooting and drinking; and this cup is for those who enjoy a drink but are concerned about quantity – it is the same shape as our fluted champagne cups but it has 20% less capacity.
The Silver plated cup weighs 120 grms, it measures 7.5 cms in diameter across the fluted top, it stands 7.5 cms high and holds 175 mls nearly full, so say 120 mls in the field. These cups are supplied in sets of 10 or 12.
In my meanderings through Birminghams jewellery quarter I found a small firm that could make these cups with an interesting milled band around the body – so I have given them the order. I think you can see from the photo that this band sets them off nicely and I am pleased with it, they are gilded ( gold washed ) on the inside.
These cups are available in either silver plate or SOLID SILVER,
In Solid Silver these cups weighs 100 grams and they are perhaps more affordable than my heavy Fluted Champagnes. They are made from .958 purity silver and so bear the Britannia hall mark and they are gilded on the inside.
I often have a solid silver set without the milled band around the body.
These cups are made in Birmingham and the case in our workshop.
All of our cups come with a handstitched case, we are rather proud of these as no one else makes a case of such quality.
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 completely 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 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 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.
We usually block in gold in 16 point ( 5 mm high ) Engravers Roman – capitals for initials and a combination of upper and lower case for Shoot names.
This size is discrete, legible and impressive. Please phone to discuss your requirements.
The case in made in our own workshop.