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GEORGE III SCOTTISH PROVINCIAL SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT CUP

William Young, Dundee, c1810

 

 

The oval coconut cup in excellent state,

having a silver-mounted upper rim with stylized leaf-form edge,

the lower mount joined with a corresponding leaf-form edge to the reeded columnar pedestal base,

raised on a domed stepped and threaded foot;

the rim struck once to the rim and three times to the underside WY, in slightly angled letters

(Jackson's Revised shows a different font, p. 600, recorded in 1810)

 

 

Of Interest :

Coconut cups have been popular in Western Europe from the late 15th and 16th centuries,

transported from India, as well as South American and the West Indies, particularly by the Spanish and Portuguese.

Drinking from a coconut cup was believed to cure all sorts of ailments such as fever, kidney failure and tapeworm.

They were not only restorative, but thought to have aphrodisiac powers.

 

Condition : Excellent, the cup without splits or abrasions;

the silver also in very good stead with only a few very minor bends and pin-point dents.

 

6.25" High / Bowl Width, 3.75" / 6.5 oz.

 

PRICE : Please Inquire

 

#7864

 

 

 

Reverse Side

 

 

 

 

Rim Mark

 

 

Maker's Marks on Foot

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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George III Scottish Provincial Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup, Wlliam Young, Dundee, c1810 

 

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