Josiah Snatt, London, 1813




The ovoid bowl with scalloped silver rim-mount and fluted and scalloped base mount
descending to a silver pedestal stem resting on a circular reeded foot,
the silver mounted rim crested with a lion rampant *;
both rim and base marked;
beautiful and elegant cup in excellent condition with crisp marks



Condition : Excellent; crisp marks and crest engraving; no splits or repairs;
slight bend to 1/2 inch of silver rim banding


5-7/8" High / 4" Wide at Rim / 3.75" Wide at Base

7.2 oz. Overall






* The "lion rampant" is a favorite among the British crest.
Many are quite similar, with only very minor differences -

as in the positioning of the forelegs, direction of head, angle of the tail.

This crest seems to be represented in Fairbairn's as 4.13, "lion rampant",

for the families of Adams, Addagh, Aufrere, Baker, Barrett, Baunceford, et al.


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Silver-Mounted Coconut Cups :


Coconut cups have been popular in Western Europe from the late 15th and 16th centuries,

transported from India, as well as South American and the West Indies,

particularly by the Spanish and Portuguese.

Drinking from a coconut cup was believed to cure all sorts of ailments such as fever, kidney failure and tapeworm.

They were not only restorative, but thought to have aphrodisiac powers.


"In the 17th century, travelers and merchants brought back to this country (England) coconuts,

exotic shells and rare birds' eggs, which were given silver mounts"**.

Coconut cups were often turned into the bowl of a wine goblet.

"These often only have a maker's mark or perhaps no mark at all. They are rarely found with a full set of hallmarks."**

17th century examples normally had the rim mounts joined to the foot by means of three equally spaced vertical straps.

Common during the time of Charles II, these cups went out of vogue for a time.

It was not until the reign of George III that examples are again found.

At that date, the British cup was often fully silver- lined, but without vertical straps,

having plain mounts and a full set of hallmarks.

(**Waldron, Antique Silver, p. 182)









See Also :



Shown With an 18th Century Good Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup, double crested for the families of Lee, and Guiness




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George III Silver-Mounted Coconut Cup, Crested Lion Rampant, London, 1813