Advertised as the "Siradivarius" of Cups, these modern cups, designed and manufactured by American magician Brett Sherwood, were inspired by engraved cups once owned by the legendary 20th century magician Dai Vernon. Vernon's routine with the Cups and Balls set the modern standard and has strongly influenced nearly all contemporary handlings. These Sherwood cups were spun from sterling silver and then engraved with original designs. Finally, the cups were gold plated on the inside and given gold highlights on the outside. The accompanying balls have a solid core covered by a crocheted exterior.