Antique Silver Coconut Cup
Date: Circa 1740
An antique sterling silver mounted goblet with a tall spreading foot. Good size and excellent condition. The top mount has...
An antique sterling silver mounted goblet with a tall spreading foot. Good size and excellent condition. The top mount has a silver inner lip and a hand engraved crest to the front rim. Contains 430 ml. Height 17.3 cms. Diameter 9.3 cms. The top rim has the makers mark “JS” triple stamped, (see Grimwade ref 3684). Circa 1740.
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.
This collectible cup is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The coconut has a good finish and does not leak. The rim has the makers mark stamped 3 times, the foot is unmarked. 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.
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