A Finely Carved 'Bugbear' Documentary Coconut Flask
A Finely Carved 'Bugbear' Documentary Coconut Flask

A Finely Carved 'Bugbear' Documentary Coconut Flask

1800 to 1900 'Nuka Hiva' Marquesas Islands

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A Finely Carved ‘Bugbear’ Documentary Coconut Flask
Inscribed ‘H.A Germans 1802. Nuka Haiwa’
Mounted with an engraved silver spout and chain, decorated with military trophies, cannon, palm tree, a ball, an eagle and two stags
Circa 1802

Size : 13.5 cm dia. – 5¼ ins dia.
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See Finch and Co catalogue no. 4 ( item no. 112 ) and catalogue no. 6 ( item no. 8 ) for similar examples

'Nuka Haiwa' is now known as 'Nuka Hiva' and is part of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, which consist of 130 Islands covering an area of 4 million square miles.
Dimensions
Depth 13.50 cm (5.31 inches)
Medium
Coconut
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Inscribed 'H.A Germans 1802. Nuka Haiwa'
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