Fashioning luxury from a coconut cup

Frederiks Andries, Covered coconut cup, 1607 (Amsterdam), silver, coconut, 34.5 x 22.9 x 12.7 cm (gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in honor of Thomas S. Michie, and in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)


Additional resources

The Center for Netherlandish Art at the MFA Boston

Virginie Spenlé, ““Savagery” and “Civilization”: Dutch Brazil in the Kunst- and Wunderkammer,” Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art 3:2 (Summer 2011) DOI: 10.5092/jhna.2011.3.2.3


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Cite this page as: Courtney Harris and Dr. Beth Harris, "Fashioning luxury from a coconut cup," in Smarthistory, November 18, 2021, accessed May 20, 2024,