A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER MOUNTED CARVED COCONUT CUPS, THE MOUNTS UNMARKED, CIRCA 1790
the bodies carved with various anthemion and foliate bands around a central cartouche, initialled MB above the date 1790, on a turned wood stem and base with reeded silver rim
18.5cm., 7¼in. high
One of the top mount rims detached and damaged. Both coconuts with a few scratches but no obvious splits. One of theb hardwood bases with hairline split. Otherwise good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Inventory, 1949, 'COCONUT CUPS, carved, silver mounted, a pair', in the Strong Room