Antique Silver Coconut Cup

Date: 1825

Maker: William Traies

Country: England

Stock Number: 8015

An antique silver mounted coconut cup (or bowl) on a shallow foot. Broad size and excellent condition. Height 9 cms. Diameter 10.5 cms. The silver is marked on both the rim and foot for London 1825. Maker William Traies (known for flatware).

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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