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Size: 27cm high, 29cm wide, 15cm deep – 10¼ ins high, 11¼ ins wide, 6 ins deep
See: Finch & Co catalogue no.3, item no.35, catalogue no.15, item no.31, catalogue no.17, item no.50, for other examples
The source of many legends and mysteries ‘Coco de Mer’ were often found by sailors floating in the warm currents of the South Seas. There is an example in Rosenburg Castle in the Royal Danish Kunstkammer of 1737 described as ‘complete, rare and beautiful’.