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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Colonial , Possibly South American Silver Mounted Coconut Cup"
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18 th Century
Size : 13 cm high , 13.5 cm dia. – 5 ins high , 5¼ ins dia
Coconuts , in their native lands were a never ending crop and as the commonest form of eating and drinking vessels little labour was usually expended on ornamenting them . However , as early imports to Europe , just like Ostrich eggs , they were great rarities and as valuable objects they were carved by skilled craftsmen and converted into silver mounted goblets and cups , or the bodies of jugs .
|Height||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
|Width||13.50 cm||(5.31 inches)|