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Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique continental silver mounted coconut cup with nautical interest; an addition to our diverse ornamental silverware collection

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Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890
Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This exceptional antique silver mounted coconut cup has a plain rounded form.


This antique coconut cup retains the original silver mount and hinged strapping system securing the natural vessel.


The coconut bowl is embellished with three exceptional carved panels depicting strolling figures on a dock, and two nautical scenes incorporating manned ships.


Each intricately decorated panel is encompassed with an incorporated carved layered leaf border.


The convex silver panel to the lower portion of the coconut vessel is encompassed with an impressive applied array of suspended leaf festoons accented with a floral motif to the nadir of each.


This antique cup is supported by three simplified hoof style feet; this style foot proffers an older appearance whereas the construction, condition and further ornamentation determines this piece was crafted circa 1890.


NOTE: Coconut cups were popular in the late 15th and early 16th centuries as it was believed that the shell of the coconut would act as a natural defence against poison. The shells shape and scarcity of the commodity enabled the wealthy to mount the shells in precious metals to allow them to be used as respectable and highly treasured drinking vessels.


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Origin: Europe

Condition


This mount of this antique coconut cup is a excellent gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition.

The coconut vessel is in perfect condition.

The applied decoration is all very sharp.

There are no hallmarks as often expected with such a piece.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Diameter of rim 10.3cm/4.1"

Width across feet 8.5cm/3.3"

Height 9.6cm/3.8"


Weight


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as cup has a coconut shell drinking vessel.


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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