A late 18th Century incised coconut shell, HMS Leviathan,
Lot 616
A late 18th Century incised coconut shell, HMS Leviathan
£500 - 700
US$ 780 - 1,100

Lot Details
A late 18th Century incised coconut shell, HMS Leviathan
the shell with the typical "bugaboo" face carved on the crown, engraved with four cartouches; depicting a heart, a coconut tree, a foul anchor and an inscribed panel Richard & Esther Plaster Cape Nichola Mole Hispaniola Augt. 1796 and a solar face on the base,

Footnotes

  • Le Mole St. Nicholas is a port in what is now known as Haiti. It is recorded that HMS Leviathan was based there, and took part in the attack on Leogane, Haiti in March of that year.

    HMS Leviathan was a 74 gun Third Rate built at Chatham in 1790. She took part at Trafalgar and was reduced to a prison hulk at Portsmouth in 1816, being sold out of the Navy in 1848.
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