Traditional Tapered Cups | Copper | Polished Finish

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Traditional Tapered Cups | Copper | Polished Finish

Ideal for Renaissance Faire workers, the Traditional Tapered Cups are among the most classic designs of cups for cups and balls performers requiring a historical period style. One really cannot consider themselves a collector unless they have at least one set of traditional tapered cups. The tapered cups design is the style of cups you see street performers of the 18th century performing with in paintings or drawings from that period. They may have used tin or wood cups in those days, but they certainly didn't have a cup of the caliber of our Traditional Tapered cups. Quaint illustrations of cups and balls sleights are in Diderot's Encyclopedia, ca 1750 - 1775. These illustrations include traditional tapered cups. One will notice however that there has been a vast improvement added to our 21st century Traditional Tapered cups over the designs seen in vintage 18th century illustrations. Most notably, the skirt is now much larger, which allows for greater attic space in the cups when they are nested.


Brushed Satin Interior


Each cup is hand spun from the original RNT II tooling in .064 copper and polished to a brilliant glossy finish. The interior is a brushed satin finish. A set of Ireland Chrome cups was used for the design foundation of these cups. We expanded the dimensions and corrected bead height. We went to great lengths to assure the mouths of the cups nested properly with the center bead of the cup to eliminate any rocking or tipping. Unlike other tapered cups, there is little to no rocking when the cups are stacked.
Made in USA


  • 3 Traditional Tapered Cups
  • 4 x 1 1/8" RNT Red Balls
  • Deluxe Bag

Traditional Tapered Cups | Copper | Polished Finish made in USA.





Height per ea:
3 1/2 inch
Height per set:
6 3/16 inch
Inside Diameter:
3 inch
Inside Depth:
3 3/8 inch
Saddle Diameter:
2 1/8 inch
Dimple Depth:
1/8 inch
Weight per ea:
8 oz (227g)
Weight per set:
24 oz (680g)

Recommended Balls

All Purpose:
1 1/8 inch (28mm)
2 Balls Nested:
1 1/8 inch (28mm)
3 Balls Nested:
1 inch (25mm)
Load Ball:
2 5/8 inch (67mm)


Artist or Manufacturer:


These cups are fantastic in every way: appearance, weight, quality, load capacity, and stacking/nesting ability. At almost 4 inches in height these cups are highly visible for small stage or parlor performances, yet they manipulate easily.

These are so beautiful. Great feel; great weight; great finish. They stack superbly and are a delight to use.

Love the cups. Workmanship is beautiful. Very impressive.

These are the nicest Traditionals I have had the pleasure of owning. The weight and craftsmanship is stunning! You WILL NOT regret getting these cups.
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