Wager cup, Joseph Walker

Wager cup, Joseph Walker

Wager cup
Maker's mark of Joseph Walker
Dublin, Ireland
1706-7
Silver
Museum no. M.1643-1944
J.G. Parker Bequest

Drinking Games

Drinking games were sociable activities that tested the skill and dexterity of the participant. The silver wager cup challenges co-ordination. While draining liquid from the milkmaid's skirt, the drinker must balance the full pail below to avoid an embarrassing soaking.