Acorn Cups

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Acorn Cups

Cups made from silver and gold in the form of giant acorns, they were popular in the late 1500´and early 1600´s Britain. They are usually on twiggy stems, and the cover, the acorn itself, may well be engraved with a coat of arms. In the 1700´s and 1800´s the acorn appears in wood as a treen novelty, and sometimes in pottery for pepper and salt pots.