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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Very Fine Carved and Silver Mounted Bugbear Coconut Cup or Taster , with bone and horn inlaid eyes . English or French"
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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 .
|Height||15.00 cm||(5.91 inches)|
|Width||9.00 cm||(3.54 inches)|
|Depth||6.00 cm||(2.36 inches)|