Antique Silver Coconut Cup


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Object Description

An antique silver mounted coconut cup on a tall spreading foot. Good size and excellent condition. The silver mount has a silver inner bowl with the original gilding. Contains 320 ml. Height 14.5 cms. Diameter 9 cms. The silver is marked inside the bowl and on the rim and foot for London 1800. Maker Phipps and Robinson.

Object Literature

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.

Object Condition

This collectible cup is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The coconut has a good finish and does not leak. Both bowl and foot are fully stamped with English silver hallmarks, the rim has the lion and makers mark.

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.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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