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Pair of Georgian Silver Coconut Cups

£2,350

Stock: 9708

Date: 1826

Maker: Thomas Johnson

Country: England

An excellent pair of antique silver mounted coconuts on decorative silver bases. The coconuts are carved in the forget-me-not design....

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Description

Description

An excellent pair of antique silver mounted coconuts on decorative silver bases. The coconuts are carved in the forget-me-not design. Very ornamental examples.

Each contains 300ml.

Height 16.4cm. Diameter 8.7cm.

London 1826.

Maker TJ, probably Thomas Johnson.

Sterling silver.

Coconuts carved with the forget-me-not design are generally thought to have been made by a sailor or prisoner of war, probably of French origin

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.

Condition

The silver mounted coconuts are in good condition. Each collar and stem bears a full set of English silver hallmarks. The coconuts have been tested for water retention and there is some water loss. 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.

Maker Information

Maker: Thomas Johnson

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