Turned Coquilla Nut Snuff Bottle.c.1800

Heading :Turned Coquilla Nut and Ivory  Snuff Bottle.c.1800
Date : c.1800
Period : Georgian
Origin :
The fruit of the Brazilian palm, Coquilla nuts were imported to the UK
Decoration : Turned Barrel Shaped Coquilla nut snuff bottle. The screw threaded finial is turned to dispense snuff. The lid unscrews to open the bottle.
Size :  Height 6.8 cm, base diameter 2.4 cm
Condition :Excellent 
Restoration : None
Weight :  36 grams

Coquilla Nuts were used to produce edible nut oil for cooking and were imported in vast quantities. The shells were found to be ideal for carving and turning.  This has a beautiful patina and would be ideal for a pocket pill box if you are not a priseur.

 

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