18thc Carved Coconut . English. C1780-90
Code: MS sold
Dimensions:W: 4.8" (12.2 cm)H: 5.6" (14.2 cm)
A wonderful example of sailors carved work, a coconut carved with a hunting scene showing a stag being chased by hounds and hunter taking aim to shoot, and on the opposite side a collection of carved musical instruments....note the carved face on the end of the coconut, it shows what a remarkable skill the mariners of the day could achieve with what would have been fairly basic tools.
English. Late 18thc.