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Loving cup

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– Loving cups found in several European cultures
– Examples include the Celtic quaich and the French coupe de mariage
– The Russian bratina is a wine bowl used for banquets
– Considered the Russian version of the loving cup
– Often without handles

See also:
– Lovespoon
– The Emperor, a chamber pot now used as a loving cup

– Wikimedia Commons has media related to Loving cups
– Loving cup at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
– Loving cup entry in Encyclopædia Britannica online
– Loving Cup Ceremony details from
– The Rulers of Russia book by Peter Andrews mentions the bratina

– The bratina is a Russian version of the loving cup
– Passed from person to person, uniting drinkers in brotherhood
– The bratina is an exceptional vessel for toasting
– The article is a stub; help expand it on Wikipedia

Additional Information:
– The bratina is a significant item of drinkware
– Used in preparation or serving of drinks
– The bratina symbolizes unity and brotherhood
– The loving cup tradition is rich in cultural significance
– Loving cups have a long history and diverse cultural variations

Loving cup (Wikipedia)

A loving cup is a large cup with two arching handles. It can describe a shared drinking container traditionally used at weddings and banquets, often made of silver. Loving cups are also given as trophies to winners of games or competitions.

Porcelain loving cup for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee (1897)
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