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Monday, 17 January 2011

French Coconut Shell Powder Flask.











http://www.antiquearms-armor.com/item_details.asp?p=751

4 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Very ornate and unusual. Are the white eyes from the "meat" inside, or is there ivory or something applied inside, I wonder.

Le Loup said...

Don't know Gorges, perhaps it is just white paint on the outside.

Ramana Rajgopaul said...

Simply amazing. Despite being very familiar with coconuts and regularly using them, I have never seen anything like this.

Le Loup said...

I have seen a plain looking one too, I think it had a pewter insert for the spout and it had a lock on it. An excellent choice for a container when you think about it.