A Good Coco de Mer (Lodoicea Maldivica) Nut Basket

A Good Coco de Mer (Lodoicea Maldivica) Nut Basket

Code: 10757

Dimensions:

W: 26cm (10.2")D: 12cm (4.7")L: 27cm (10.6")

£450.00

A Good Coco de Mer (Lodoicea Maldivica) Nut Basket
Polished, carved and worked with a handle
Seychelles
First Half of 20th Century

Dimensions: 27 cm long x 26 cm wide x 12 cm deep

An especially sensuous example of this curious and collectible natural history object. 

The lobes each opened to one side to act as a basket with a handle, trellis pattern to the rim.

Some ink marks to the interior where seemingly once used as a pen tray.