Antique Silver Coconut Cup

Date: Circa 1800

Country: Colonial

Stock Number: 7276

An antique silver mounted coconut cup with scalloped decoration and standing on three decorative silver feet. Excellent condition. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 8.7 cms. The silver is unmarked. Circa 1800. Origin unknown. Probably colonial.

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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