- Museum number
Bottle of coconut shell with a spout of bamboo with a cork stopper, covered with putty and painted red and black. The neck is inlaid with white and black shell (?) beads.
- Production date
- 19th Century (Pre- 1891)
Circumference: 44.40 centimetres
Height: 24.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register reads:
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Obtained by Admiral (then Captain) Davis in the Pacific
Register reads: Presented by Capt. Davis R.N. / obt. by him in the Pacific
Davis published a sales catalogue "LIST OF ETHNOGRAPHICAL OBJECTS Collected during the Cruises of H.M.S ROYALIST amongst the Islands of the WESTERN PACIFIC in 1890-91-92 Obtained by Admiral (then Captain) Davis in the Pacific 93". The British Museum copy (MUS/26b-9-6) is annotated: The Collection of Admiral Davis / Bt. by Edward Gerrard / 61 College House / Camden Town / N. W. / BM had first pick / part purchased by Urnlauff. Hamburg.
Collected on Admiral Davis' second voyage on the HMS Royalist to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, specifically between 3rd June 1891 and 25th August 1891.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1894C3.196 (old CDMS no.)