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Antique George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup
Offered by AC Silver
The upper portion of the cup is encircled with an impressive, applied hallmarked sterling silver border to the rim with a plain girdle above a scalloped lobed shaped border.
The decoration to the rim incorporates an impressive bright cut engraved crest depicting a demi lion with a sun.
The plain coconut vessel surmounts a fine and impressive knopped pedestal and domed circular foot, encircled with bands of tooled decoration.
The foot is embellished with the bright cut engraved initial 'H' to one side.
The pedestal secures to the foot with a screw fitment to the underside.
The coconut cup retains the original gilded, hallmarked sterling silver lining; this lining indicates the high quality of the piece.
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.
Diameter of rim 8.5cm/3.3""
Diameter of body 9cm/3.5""
Diameter of foot 8cm/3.1""
An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as cup has a coconut shell drinking vessel.
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Full hallmarks struck to the interior of the vessel and rim are all clear in keeping with age and location; the maker's marks have wear in keeping with age and use, but remain legible.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Georgian silverware.
Origin: London, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear