Mythical Beast Coconut Splitter

c. 1900
$380 $780 USD
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W: 15.75" D: 5.25" H: 6.25"
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This sculptural early 20th century coconut splitter was carved into the form of a crouching beast ready to pounce. It was likely a merchant's tool in a South East Asian market used to split coconuts which were then ground into fine snow-like flakes for use in dumplings, sauces and sweetmeats.

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