Coconut Box Lid

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-11087

Description

Globe-shaped coconut box with slightly domed circular lid with an ebony turned knop on a bulbous round body raised on a turned ebony shaft and domed coconut base. The lid, body and base are densly carved with animal figures in round or lunette shaped reserves, enclosed by varriously patterned borders including: flowerheads, gadrooning, and flutting.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lids
boxes (containers)
carving (processes)
coconut (fruit)
ebony (wood)
incising
lining (process)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
animals
floral patterns
gadrooning
lunettes
Coconut
Ebony
Lined
Carved
Incised
Mythical Animal
Lunette
Floral
Gadroon
Flute
LID

Inscription

Incised on the lid and base sides are carved animals identified: ""Hare on lid"", ""Lion, Tiger, Bull, Elephant, Buffalo, Pig, porcupine, Polecat, Hedgehog, Wild Rat and Dog"".

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9 1/4 x 5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1493A

Places

Maine (United States)

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