Coco De Mer
Not surprisingly, this nut was viewed by people in other parts of the world as a rare and fascinating object with mythological and even magical properties.
We are proud to offer a large 19th Century Coco De Mer example. With a lovely, aged patination in a deep ebony colour. Hinged example mounted onto a simple black support stand.
The nut of the Coco de Mer is exceptionally large (the largest seed in the plant kingdom) and is oddly shaped, being the shape and size of a woman’s disembodied buttock on one side, and a woman’s belly and thighs on the other side. The nature and origin of this extraordinary nut was mysterious, and the propagation of the tree was not understood. Several legends arose both about the nuts, and about the trees that produce them.
Size in inches: H 13.5” x W 11” x D 7”
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Republic of Seychelles
Completely solid in structure and form, please expect age related wear across all this item as the images aim to illustrate. With a deep natural patina, one brass hinge is missing, scuffs and aged marks across all this example. Its exceedingly difficult to photograph all the areas in this piece, therefore we strongly suggest reviewing all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose questions where sections are unclear to avoid disappointment.
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