Antique Silver Coconut Cup

GBP 875.00

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Object Description

An antique sterling silver mounted goblet with a tall spreading foot. Good size and very good condition. The top mount has a silver inner lip. Contains 300 ml. Height 14.5 cm. Diameter 8 cm. London 1806. Maker Joseph Ash.

Biography – Joseph Ash I, London silversmith, apprenticed to Roger Biggs of the Glovers Company 1793 for 7 years, free 1801. 1st mark entered as smallworker 1801 one day after his freedom. Two apprentices of his former master were turned over to him the following month. 3 new marks 1810. 3 further marks 1818. His son James apprenticed to Joseph Bibbs 1818.

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. Stamped underneath the foot with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Small dink to the top rim.
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

Dealer Opening Times

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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