A French Silver Mounted Coconut Cup , Struck with the mark of a Dolphin for the city of Grenoble

A French Silver Mounted Coconut Cup , Struck with the mark of a Dolphin for the city of Grenoble

1700 to 1800 France

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A French Silver Mounted Coconut Cup , Struck with the mark of a Dolphin for the city of Grenoble
Circa 1784 – 1789

Size : 11cm high , 7.5 cm dia. – 4¼ ins high , 3 ins dia.
Provenance : From the collection of an English Private Museum
Mounted cups , jugs , and bowls were popular from early mediaeval times . Wood , coconuts , ostrich eggs , rock crystal , mother of pearl , serpentine and rare porcelain from the East , were all made into useful or ornamental vessels by the addition of brass , silver or gold mounts . Often highly prized as magical objects made of rare materials from far away lands these items survived the centuries in cabinets of curiosities .
Dimensions
Height 11.00 cm (4.33 inches)
Width 7.50 cm (2.95 inches)
Medium
Coconut and Silver
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