Also Called :

Pots de Creme, Sillabub Cups, Custard Cups

Rarity :

Common

Age :

Mid to Late 19th Century

Price Range :

$65.-$85.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

Cup: 2 1/2″ diameter x 2 1/4″ high; Top: 2 3/4″ diameter; Total Height: 3 3/8″

Cup: 2 1/2″ diameter x 2 1/4″ high; Top: 2 3/4″ diameter; Total Height: 3 3/8″

Cup: 2 5/8″ diameter x 2 1/4″ high; Top: 2 3/4″ diameter; Total Height: 3 1/4″

Cup: 2 1/2″ diameter x 2 1/8″ high; Top: 2 3/4″ diameter; Total Height: 3 1/8″

Weight :

Left to Right: Total: 5.3 oz. Top: 1.7 oz. Cup: 3.6 oz.—–Total: 4.8 oz. Top: 1.4 oz. Cup 3.4 oz.—–Total: 5.1 oz. Top: 1.5 oz. Cup: 3.6 oz.—–Total: 4.6 oz. Top: 1.3 oz. Cup: 3.3 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

1990

1965

1965

1967

Availability :

 

Description: Syllabub cups are divided into two categories on two pages: this page covers late cups with loop handles and ball knobs. The other category is the rare large and scarce small early twisted handled cups with berry knob tops. Here are 4 of the more common syllabubs. All the cups here are mid 19th Century to late 19th Century. The 4 cups have glazed bottoms and the decoration is well done.

An early syllabub is shown in Jane Wilson’s 1977 booklet on page 16 and a late example is in Herbert Schiffer’s 1975 book on page 131 along with an early one.

Syllabub, also spelled “sillabub” definition: a drink or dish of sweetened milk or cream mixed with wine, cider, or the like. Also: It is usually made from rich milk or cream seasoned with sugar and lightly curdled with wine. Also: A delicious Old English dessert made with whipped cream, sherry or white wine and sugar, and often infused with lemon.

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