Coconut cup and coverOn display
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Cup, formed of a coconut, with silver mounts, feet and tail and a detachable head. The head, formed as a monster's face, is open mouthed and cannot be used as a cup. It has glass eyes.
Coconut cup and cover
Datec. 1510 - 1600
Material and technique
coconut, silver, glass
Dimensionsmax 13 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)