Owl Cups were presented as trophies to the best archers. This Owl Cup was made in Flanders in the 16th. century. Size H. 22 cm Literature ; Chouette au poinçon d'Anvers .To date it is the only known Owl Cup to be made in ebony, which makes it a very rare showpiece indeed.
The eyes, beak and the band bearing the inscription are in silver.
The inscription reads "Hvyben Al Sydy Van Plvymen Slecht Nogtans Veel V Begeren Als Gy Staet Recht".