A rare superb solid sterling silver mounted coconut cup. It is unmarked but tests as sterling silver, its design dates it to the late 18th early 19th century. It has been beautifully made from a polished coconut shell with cast silver legs and bright cut rim. The cocunuts were often brought back by sailors, sometimes washed up, them polished and silver mounted to make them into novelty talking point cups.Its in super condition being free from chips cracks and repairs, the cartouche has a few very faint marks possibly an old erasure or just age marks. The silver is free from dings splits and repairs. It measures over 4 inches (10.5cms) across the rim by 3.5 inches tall and weighs 136 grams.
A rare and very interesting piece. If you have any queries etc...To see lots more rare and beautiful silver. All items are cleaned and display ready should you be a retailer or collector, or ready to wrap should you be purchasing a gift. That way we save you time and we discover any faults, not you. The item "RARE GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER COCONUT CUP c1800 SUPERB ANTIQUE" is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets".
The seller is "spidermonkey10" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.