Windmill cup, anonymous, c. 1650

Windmill cup, anonymous, c. 1650

silver (metal), h 25.5cm × w 9.5cm × d 10.5cm More details

By blowing into the pipe attached to the windmill, the drinker set the sails in motion. On the back of the windmill is a dial with twelve numbers. The rules of play for using this cup are not known. Did the drinker have to drain the cup before the sails stopped spinning? And did the dial indicate whose turn it was next?

On display in room 2.12

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