Cups start out looking like a piece of copper pipe. Then, a bottom is placed on it and it is formed into a fluted cup on a machine. A figure is placed on the cup and then it is sent to be silver-plated.
A jigger cup in its raw copper form.
This is the machine used to form the cups into a fluted cup. This is called a spinning mandril.
These fluted cups are in the second phase. They need to be polished and a figure placed on them.
The mark if the artist. They still sign them with Thomas Wilson’s name with a triangle indicating that the work was posthumously done.
Wilson Cups are available in three sizes:
Wilson Julep Cup (10oz) – $250
Wilson Tippler Cup (7oz) – $225
Wilson Jigger (2oz) – $150
James and Martin from Brew Dogs track down the silver cup from Wilson Artworks and the mint leaves from Dohn & Dohn Gardens for their mint julep beer.