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Julep Cups

Set of 6 “My Old Kentucky Home” julep cups

How exciting is this?? A complete set of the six julep cups Louisville Stoneware produced in 1976 to commemorate the Kentucky Derby’s centennial year and “My Old Kentucky Home,” the famous song written by Stephen Foster in 1853 and first sung at the Kentucky Derby prior to its 50th running in 1924. Each julep cup is different, quoting a line from the lyrics, with an appropriate graphic underneath. In order of their appearance in the song, they are:

“The sun shines bright” - pictures a racehorse and trainer in a fenced meadow.

“The meadow’s in the bloom” - pictures a whole tangle of meadow flowers.

“Where the birds make music all the day” - pictures a pair of cardinals perched on branches, one of which has his head thrown back and mouth open in song.

“Weep no more my lady” - pictures an old woman with bowed head wearing a long dress and lacy headpiece sitting on a chair in front of a window.

“We will sing one song” - pictures a group of ladies and gentlemen, one with a guitar, sitting and standing around a table singing.

“For my old Kentucky home” - pictures the door and windows of a 2-story brick house.

These handpainted julep cups all are banded top and bottom in a smoky blue color, the lyric quotes are in a deeper blue script, and the graphics are painted in various shades of green, yellow, brown, and blue, with dark blue outlines and accents. Cups stand 4" tall with diameters of 3-3/8" at their rims and 2-1/2" at their unglazed bottom rings. Each one is stamped “© Kind Trees, 1976” on the bottom, as well as with semicircular printing saying “Louisville Stoneware Co., Made in KY, U.S.A.” All 6 cups are in perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, crazing, or color loss. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $240.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **

 

1974 Kentucky Derby julep cup

Everyone knows about the famous Kentucky Derby mint julep glasses, but did you know that Louisville Stoneware Company has been producing beautifully handpainted stoneware julep cups for over 35 years? This is one of the oldest and rarest, having been created for the centennial Derby in 1974. Banded in soft shades of brown at both top and bottom, the front features a race horse and jockey thundering down the track in a cloud of billowing dust. Colors are rust, green, and deep navy blue. Cup stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Bottom says “Made in Kentucky U.S.A. by Louisville Stoneware Co., 1974, Year of the 100th Kentucky Derby.” Amazingly enough, this one has survived in pristine condition, with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $35.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **

 

1977 Kentucky Derby julep cup

Here’s a vintage Louisville Stoneware handpainted julep cup created for the 1977 Kentucky Derby. Its front depicts a horse’s head in shades of brown and beige, outlined and emphasized with deep navy blue, behind which are trees, grass and sky, painted in greens and blues. Top and bottom are banded in beige. Cup stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Bottom says “Made in Kentucky U.S.A. by Louisville Stoneware Co., 1977, Year of the 103rd Kentucky Derby.” Perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches.  (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $35.00 + s/h and insurance

 

  only 1 available

 

1977 Kentucky Derby julep cup #2

This is another 1997 Kentucky Derby Louisville Stoneware handpainted julep cup. Its front features a race horse ridden by a jockey in colorful silks. Colors are shades of brown, yellow, tan, and light blue, outlined and emphasized in deep navy blue. Top and bottom are banded in beige and deep brown. Bottom says “Made in Kentucky U.S.A. by Louisville Stoneware Co., 1977, Year of the 103rd Kentucky Derby.” Cup stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches, but some paint loss on the lettering on the bottom. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $35.00 + s/h and insurance

 

 only 1 available

 

1982 Kentucky Derby julep cup

This is a 1982 Kentucky Derby Louisville Stoneware handpainted julep cup. Its front features a race horse ridden by a jockey in colorful silks. Colors are shades of brown, yellow, tan, and light blue, outlined and emphasized in deep navy blue. Top and bottom are banded in beige and deep brown. Bottom says “Made in Kentucky U.S.A. by Louisville Stoneware Co., 1982, Year of the 108th Kentucky Derby.” Cup stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches. See the Louisville Stoneware story below. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $30.00 + s/h and insurance

 

 only 1 available

 

1983 Kentucky Derby julep cup

This lovely Louisville Stoneware handpainted julep cup is from the 1983 Kentucky Derby. Its front features a race horse ridden by a jockey in colorful silks. Colors are shades of brown, yellow, tan, and light blue, outlined and emphasized in deep navy blue. Top and bottom are banded in beige and deep brown. Bottom says “Made in Kentucky U.S.A. by Louisville Stoneware Co., 1983, Year of the 109th Kentucky Derby.” Cup stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $30.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **

 

1990 Kentucky Derby julep cup

Here from the 1990 Kentucky Derby is a Louisville Stoneware handpainted julep cup in the popular Twin Spires pattern. Front features the Churchill Downs clubhouse with its famous twin spires soaring into puffy blue clouds. Colors are deep blue and deep green, with accents of yellow and rust. Back says “116th Running of the Kentucky Derby.” Banded in blue at both top and bottom, the bottom features the distinctive Louisville Stoneware artist palette logo and also says “Officially Licensed by Churchill Downs,” as well as “Made in Kentucky” and “Microwave safe.” This cup is identical to our 1992 cup listed immediately below except for the number on the back. It stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $26.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **

 

1992 Kentucky Derby julep cup

This Louisville Stoneware handpainted julep cup in the popular Twin Spires pattern matches our 1990 cup listed immediately above. Front features the Churchill Downs clubhouse with its famous twin spires soaring into puffy blue clouds. Colors are deep blue and deep green, with accents of yellow and rust. Back says “118th Running of the Kentucky Derby.” Banded in blue at both top and bottom, the bottom features the distinctive Louisville Stoneware artist palette logo and also says “Officially Licensed by Churchill Downs,” as well as “Made in Kentucky” and “Microwave safe.” Cup stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $26.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **

 

Crossed horns Kentucky Derby julep cup

The front of this Louisville Stoneware handpainted julep cup features two large crossed circular horns. In the right circle is a steam boat and two hot air balloons. In the left circle is the Churchill Downs clubhouse with its two famous spires. Underneath the horns are two race horses and jockeys. Very colorful in shades of yellow, green, orange, and deep blue. Banded top and bottom in a lighter blue, the back says “Kentucky Derby.” Bottom carries the Louisville Stoneware artist palette logo and also says “Officially Licensed by Churchill Downs” and “microwave safe.” Cup stands 3-7/8" tall with diameters of 3-1/4" at the mouth tapering to 2-1/2" at the base. Perfect condition with no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $26.00 + s/h and insurance

** SOLD **

 

“For My Old Kentucky Home” julep cup

During the 1970s, Louisville Stoneware produced a line of items in the “Kind Trees” pattern that featured various designs coordinated with various phrases from the Kentucky Derby theme song “My Old Kentucky Home.” This one is the “For my old Kentucky home” handpainted julep cup. Underneath the dark blue script are a door and windows, also dark blue, on a light gray background. Lighter blue rims at both the top and bottom. Bottom carries the Louisville Stoneware artist palette logo and also says “Kind Trees 1976.” We have two of these special julep cups and price is for each. Both are in perfect condition with no nicks, chips, or cracks. (Click on picture for more images.) Tell a friend.

Price: $40.00 each + s/h and insurance

 

  ** 1 sold ** 1 remaining **

 

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