George III Silver Coconut Cup

Date: Circa 1780

Country: Colonial

Stock Number: 7781

An excellent example. An antique silver mounted coconut cup with scalloped decoration, bead border and standing on three decorative silver feet. Attractive carved coconut. Supplied with a blue glass liner. Height 9.5 cms. Diameter 8 cms. Makers mark only IB. Circa 1780. Colonial interest.

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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