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Carved coconut water bottle by Lucien Henry

Designed by Henry, Lucien
Water bottle carved from an empty coconut and elaborately worked in three decorative bands. The central band features medallions with profile portraits of New Caledonian Kanak natives. Each medallion has been separated by flowering plant motifs with long serrated leaves. The top of the coconut is worked into a wild-looking male face that has been designed around the coconut's three 'eyes', one of which has been extended to form a spout or mouth. Ivory pegs with small metal rings are inserted at each side and form 'ears', a slightly larger peg with an acorn shaped finial with attached metal ring pierces the base of the bottle.
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