Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890
Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890

UNMARKED (worked from c.1745)

Antique Continental Silver Mounted Coconut Cup - Circa 1890

c. 1890 Europe

Offered by AC Silver

£1,695 gbp
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This exceptional antique silver mounted coconut cup has flared rim and plain waisted pedestal onto a circular domed foot.

This antique coconut cup retains the original sterling silver mount and hinged strapping system securing the natural vessel.

The coconut bowl is embellished with three exceptional carved panels depicting strolling figures on a dock, and two nautical scenes incorporating manned ships.

Each intricately decorated panel is encompassed with an incorporated carved layered leaf border.

The convex silver panel to the lower portion of the coconut vessel is encompassed with an impressive applied array of suspended leaf festoons accented with a floral motif to the nadir of each.

This antique cup is supported by three simplified hoof style feet; this style foot proffers an older appearance whereas the construction, condition and further ornamentation determines this piece was crafted circa 1890.

NOTE: Coconut cups were popular in the late 15th and early 16th centuries as it was believed that the shell of the coconut would act as a natural defence against poison. The shells shape and scarcity of the commodity enabled the wealthy to mount the shells in precious metals to allow them to be used as respectable and highly treasured drinking vessels.

Dimensions

Diameter of rim 10.3cm/4.1"
Width across feet 8.5cm/3.3"
Height 9.6cm/3.8"

Weight

An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as cup has a coconut shell drinking vessel.


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This mount of this antique coconut cup is a excellent gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition.

The coconut vessel is in perfect condition.

The applied decoration is all very sharp.

There are no hallmarks as often expected with such a piece.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique silverware.
Date: Circa 1890

Origin: Europe
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A6879 when enquiring about the piece.
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Stock Code
A6879
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique continental silver mounted coconut cup with nautical interest; an addition to our diverse ornamental silverware collection
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