A beautiful example of a 'Coco De Mer' or double coconut

A beautiful example of a 'Coco De Mer' or double coconut

1800 to 1900 Seychelles

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A beautiful example of a 'Coco De Mer' or double coconut
19th CENTURY

Size: 31.5cm x 28.5cm
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These shapely nuts were often collected and brought back by merchant
seamen and have always been highly prizes as curiosities.
They come from a tall palm tree native to the Seychelles and are the
largest known seed in the world. As the first nuts were found floating
in the sea they are known as 'Coco De Mer'.
There is an example in the Royal Danish Kunstkammer 1737 called a
'Maldivian Coco' and described as 'complete, rare and beautiful'.
Dimensions
Height 31.50 cm (12.40 inches)
Width 28.50 cm (11.22 inches)
Stock Code
F002
Medium
Coconut
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