London, South Kensington
16 June 2004
A George III Silver Stirrup Cup
Maker's mark I.L, London, 1773, Grimwade 3652
Realistally cast as a fox's head - 4¼in. (10.8cm.) long, 4oz.
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Another stirrup cup by the same maker was offered Christie's New York 20 October 1997, lot 280.
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