London, South Kensington
9 September 2003
Two Colonial Silver-Mounted Coconuts
Maker's mark ST.S, with pseudomarks, presumably Australian, possibly 19th century
the coconuts supported on a pedestal foot with a circular base, the sides each applied with fern motifs, some missing, the tops with applied silver angular handles - 25.7cm. (10 1/8in.) high and smaller.
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During the 19th century many Australian silversmiths mounted naturally occuring objects such as coconut cups, or more frequently, emu eggs.
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