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S/5949 Antique Early 19th Century Sailor's Scrimshaw Coconut Dipping Cup

A sailor's bugbear coconut dipping cup, carved at one end depicting a face with hair, eyes, nose and moustache and having a small hole for a piece of cord to hang it by. The top has a raised vacant rope twist roundel and the base has a double incised line. The whole has a lovely rich dark colour and excellent patination.

Sold 4 in. (10 cm.) Wide
5 in. (12.5 cm.) Deep
2 in. (5 cm.) High
English Circa 1820