S/2024 Antique Treen Georgian Carved Coconut (Bugbear)
A carved coconut, known as a bugbear, having eyes and a metal spout. The whole scratch carved with four panels, depicting the white ensign, a thistle, and two panels of leafage, all divided with decorative borders.
Coconuts lightly carved, as in this instance were often done by sailors, while deeply carved examples were considered to be worked by Napoleonic prisoners of war.
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) Wide
3 in. (7.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1800