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Size: 31cm high – 12¼ ins high
See Finch & Co catalogue no. 3, item no. 35, for a blonde ‘Coco De Mer’
When the first European sailors and explorers found these seeds it was as huge, double coconuts floating mysteriously in a West Indian sea and so they named them ‘Coco de Mer’. An example in the Royal Danish Kunstkammer of 1737 is called a ‘Maldivian Coco’ and described as ‘complete, rare and beautiful’.