waxantiques

Antique Silver Coconut Cup

£950

Stock: 9923

Date: Circa 1750

Country: England

A very charming piece of antique silver. The coconut cup is mounted with an engraved and scalloped silver rim and...

More Below

Buy NowEnquire

Description

Description

A very charming piece of antique silver. The coconut cup is mounted with an engraved and scalloped silver rim and a low spreading silver foot. The very nice period features include the heart shaped supports at the base of the twin side handles and the little flower shaped nut attaching the silver foot to the coconut.

Height 9.2cm (rim), 9.8cm top of (handle).Diameter 8.3cm.

Makers mark only “MF” double struck.

Probably English circa 1750.

Marks. Stamped underneath the body twice with maker’s mark “MF”. The foot is hand engraved with initials in old fashioned script, the style is English.

Literature: Drinking vessels formed from the coconut were prized in early times for their healing powers. The coconut cup is a variety of standing cup, made and used in Europe in the 15th-17th 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. 17th century examples normally had the rim mount joined to the foot mount by three equally spaced vertical straps. These cups are rarely found with a full set of hallmarks.

Condition

In very good condition. Not watertight. One minor wear mark just below the rim.

Maker Information

No maker assigned

Our Guarantee

Customer satisfaction is our primary concern

All silverware on our website is checked thoroughly prior to offering it for sale and every product listing contains a condition report and details of the silver hallmarks.

All items offered on our website include:

  • Free Shipping Worldwide
  • Tracked and Insured
  • 14 day no quibble money back guarantee
  • We are accredited members of LAPADA and conform to their strict professional standards
  • We dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payments

More detailed information about deliveries, returns and how to pay is available in the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Recently Viewed Products

    Keep up to date with our Latest Items and News on Early Silver

      Instagram