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Carved coconut cup

Carved coconut cup
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Description

Ca 1680 Goanese carved coconut cup with tortoise shell and ivory foot. The lid is carved, engraved and pierced with wonderful detail. The finial is also carved and pierced so one can see through. The shape of the small cup is European / see agate cups of the same shape ca 1600- 1640 in Europe / but the intensity of the decoration has an Indian feel. The virtuoso skill of the carving is imressive.

Very good condition, no previous repairs and no repairs needed.

Height : 11 cm

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