19th century carved Bugbear coconut mounted on a 2.5" H wood and metal stand. 'Bugbear’ coconuts were carved on long voyages by sailors who had visited the Tropics and collected the 'green nuts', which were easier to carve while still young and fresh. French prisoners of war would also carve them to depict life back home. They were also used as portable gunpowder receptacles.
3" x 3" x 4.5"
See also: Carved "Bugbear" Coconut II