"Pear Powder End Of The Eighteenth Century."This powder pear, made from a coconut shell, is very finely carved, it has on one side, inside a cartridge, a trophy made up of musical instruments, on the other side is a bouquet. in a vase, the whole of the nut is carved, over its entire surface, with numerous scrolls and foliage scrolls, bouquets, florets, friezes of leaves, at the base we observe a rosette and at the other end a head of a fantastic animal, the eyes are materialized by two pieces of silver metal in the shape of an almond, they are surmounted by thick eyebrows, we can distinguish the nose and the small holes of the nostrils, as for the mouth it is symbolized by the spout. While many sculpted coconuts are the work of convicts or sailors, the finest and finest originate in the Ivoirian workshops of Dieppe who put all their know-how into making these objects. Dieppe work from the end of the 18th century. A large crack clearly visible in the photos is to be noted and a small fixing ring is missing. Dimensions: length 14 cm, diameter approximately 8 cm.