Garden Court Antiques, San Francisco Whimsical Painted coconut shy game piece on later iron tripod stand; English circa 1880
Garden Court Antiques, San Francisco Whimsical Painted coconut shy game piece on later iron tripod stand; English circa 1880Garden Court Antiques, San Francisco Whimsical Painted coconut shy game piece on later iron tripod stand; English circa 1880Garden Court Antiques, San Francisco Whimsical Painted coconut shy game piece on later iron tripod stand; English circa 1880Garden Court Antiques, San Francisco Whimsical Painted coconut shy game piece on later iron tripod stand; English circa 1880Garden Court Antiques, San Francisco Whimsical Painted coconut shy game piece on later iron tripod stand; English circa 1880

Whimsical Painted Coconut Shy Game Piece on Later Iron Tripod Stand; English, Circa 1880

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Product Description

Whimsical Painted coconut shy game piece on later iron tripod stand; English circa 1880; tapering shape with alternating wide bands of worn red and white painted metal. Some wear, consistent with age.1
height: 34 in. 86.25 cm., width: 9 in. 22.75 cm., depth: 9 in. 22.75 cm.

Further readings and sources:

  1. The coconut shy game started in England in the late 19th century. Generally, one would buy three balls to throw at a row of coconuts that were balanced on these posts. Players would attempt to knock the coconuts off the post. The winner would get to keep the coconut which was considered a rather prized exotic fruit in 19th century England.

Additional Information

Item Number

99254.135

Country

England

Period

Late 19th Century

Creation Date

Circa 1880

Height

34 in., 86.25 cm.

Length

9 in., 22.75 cm.

Depth

9 in., 22.75 cm.

Materials

Painted, Metal

Condition

Well worn

Wear

consistent with age.