Coconut cup and cover

On display

Coconut cup in silver-gilt mount and set on the foot of a real eagle. On the cover a double headed eagle displayed. The coconut is supported by three hinged straps.


  • Title

    Coconut cup and cover

  • Associated place

    Northern Netherlands (place of creation)
    Germany (possible) (possible place of creation)
    Flanders (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1540 - 1560
  • Material and technique

    coconut, eagle-claw, silver-gilt

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    27 cm (height)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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