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Bligh Coconut Cup Replica

Bligh Coconut Cup Replica

Regular price £15.00 £5.00 Sale

A replica of Bligh's coconut cup, a relic of the mutiny on the 'Bounty', currently on display in the new Pacific Encounters Gallery at the National Maritime Museum. 

These coconut shell replicas have been hand engraved in Thailand by an artisan community.

Not suitable for dishwashers. 

Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich. Part of the collection which includes bespoke kitchen gifts inspired by the new Pacific Encounters gallery at the National Maritime Museum.

In 1789, Lieutenant William Bligh of the 'Bounty' made and used a hollowed and coconut shell to eat his food ration while adrift.' The bowl was used by Bligh to during the boat voyage from Tofua to Timor in the 'Bounty's' launch - about 3600 nautical miles, which is over 4000 statute (land) miles.

 

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