An antique silver mounted coconut cup (or bowl) on a shallow foot. Broad size and excellent condition. Height 9 cms. Diameter 10.5 cms. The silver is marked on both the rim and foot for London 1825. Maker William Traies (known for flatware).
This collectible cup is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The coconut has a good finish and does not leak. Both rim and foot are fully silver hallmarked which is very rare for coconut cups.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Coconuts were prized in early times for their healing powers and drinking vessels were often formed from them. The coconut cup is a variety of standing cup, made and used in Europe in the 15th and 16th Century, with a revival in Georgian England. Usually they have a pedestal foot or 3 ornamental feet and are mounted in silver or Old Sheffield plate.