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Antique Silver Coconut Cup

Date: Circa 1800

Country: Colonial

Stock Number: 6955

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An antique silver mounted coconut cup on a pedestal foot with scalloped decoration. Large size and excellent condition. Height 14 cms. Diameter 11.5 cms. The silver is unmarked. Circa 1800. Colonial. Origin unknown.

Literature: Coconuts were prized in early times for their healing powers and drinking vessels were often formed from them. The coconut cup is a variety of standing cup, made and used in Europe in the 15th and 16th Century, with a revival in Georgian England. Usually they have a pedestal foot or 3 ornamental feet and are mounted in silver or Old Sheffield plate.

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