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.
John Mitchison (Newcastle, active 1774-92)
Hallmarked: (maker) IM, (duty) monarch's head and (standard) lion.
Width 3.5 Depth 3.5 Height 5 in.
English George III Sterling Silver Mounted Coconut Cup / Goblet