A Very Fine Carved and Silver Mounted 'Bugbear' Coconut Cup or Taster , with bone and horn inlaid eyes . English or French
A Very Fine Carved and Silver Mounted 'Bugbear' Coconut Cup or Taster , with bone and horn inlaid eyes . English or French

A Very Fine Carved and Silver Mounted 'Bugbear' Coconut Cup or Taster , with bone and horn inlaid eyes . English or French

1800 to 1900 English or French

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A Very Fine Carved and Silver Mounted ‘Bugbear’ Coconut Cup or Taster , with bone and horn inlaid eyes . English or French
Circa 1800
When coconuts were first introduced to Europe is unknown but in 1259 a Bishop of Durham bequeathed his silver mounted coconut ‘Indies’ vessel to an Abbott . By the 15 th and 16 th centuries references in England to coconut cups , jugs , and flasks , occur fairly frequently in the inventories of the nobility . In the 18 th century sailors were carving examples on their long voyages home .
See Finch & Co catalogue no.4 item no. 112 for a fine quality bugbear flask

Dimensions
Height 15.00 cm (5.91 inches)
Width 9.00 cm (3.54 inches)
Depth 6.00 cm (2.36 inches)
Medium
Coconut
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