English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup
English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup

English John Mitchison George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup

Ref: S1165
An antique, 18th century Georgian coconut goblet with silver mounts on a pedestal foot. The front features an oval plaque engraved with the owner's monogram: IR. At the time coconuts would have been quite a novelty to England, most-likely brought by a sailor. The silver mounted decoration would have been done by a silversmith converting it into a drinking vessel.
MAKER
John Mitchison (Newcastle, active 1774-92)
MARKS 
Hallmarked: (maker) IM, (duty) monarch's head and (standard) lion.
DATE
c. 1790
DIMENSIONS
Width 3.5 Depth 3.5 Height 5 in.
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