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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 93

    TWO SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT CHOCOLATE CUPS

    THE FIRST NICARAGUA, 18TH CENTURY; THE SECOND, GUATEMALA, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT CHOCOLATE CUPS
    THE FIRST NICARAGUA, 18TH CENTURY; THE SECOND, GUATEMALA, 18TH CENTURY
    The first carved with lions and foliage, applied with scroll handles, stamped leaf-form mounts, and a scalloped foot, cover possibly later; the second carved with stylized foliage and applied with scroll handles and stamped rococo mounts, on trumpet foot with spiralling chasing, apparently unmarked
    Each approx. 4½ in. (11.3 cm.) to rim (2)


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    A very similar coconut cup attributed to León, Nicaragua, is illustrated in Cristina Esteras Martín, Orfebreria Hispanoamericana, 1986, fig. 46, p. 95.