Antique Silver Coconut Cup

Date: Circa 1740

Country: England

Stock Number: 9163

An antique sterling silver mounted goblet with a tall spreading foot. Good size and excellent condition. The top mount has a silver inner lip and a hand engraved crest to the front rim. Contains 430 ml. Height 17.3 cms. Diameter 9.3 cms. The top rim has the makers mark "JS" triple stamped, (see Grimwade ref 3684). Circa 1740.

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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