Georgian Silver Mounted Coconut Cup, c. 1770

c. 1770
silver and coconut shell with reeded rim, on three short cabriole legs with hoof feet and shell headers
11 x 11 cm
$ 450

Nowadays our coconut water might be essential to your sense of well being, but the sheer exoticism and rarity of the coconut in mediaeval times gave it supernatural qualities, one of which was the belief that a cup made of the shell would neutralise poison. Many a princely collection featured richly mounted coconut cups and covers in their display of silver and gold treasure. In the rational 18th century, the age of discovery, they still held a fascination and became fashionable drinking vessels, with pretty silver mounts usually unmarked.

Available

Contact us to obtain a shipping quote for what you are interested in. object@michaelreid.com.au +61 2 6546 6767

Due to the unique nature of every artwork with relation to size, weight, distance and value – shipping costs will need to be quoted individually for each sale. We can arrange shipping at cost for you through one of our trusted partners and will present the options available to you.

Q: How much is shipping?
A: Delivery costs will vary from artwork to artwork – but we will provide you the options available to you at cost.

Q: Will my artworks be insured in transit?
A: Yes, all artworks will be covered by insurance en route to you. 

Q: When will my artwork arrive?
A: In most cases we can get your artwork to you within 5 working days within Australia.

Enquire about this item