Coconut cup and coverOn display
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A coconut shell carved with three panels of frolicking putti, mounted as a cup, mounted in silver, partly gilt and partly patinated black. The stem is formed as a black man [an African or a South American?] with bow and arrows. The foot and lid have embossed flowers and fruit in patinated silver.
Coconut cup and cover
Datec. 1670 - 1700 probably
Material and technique
coconut, parcel-gilt silver, parcel-patinated silver; gilded and carved
Dimensions30 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)