Coconut shell goblet on a round cast iron base.; Unknown sailor ; 1841; 74/350/1...
Coconut shell goblet on a round cast iron base.About this object
Coconut shell goblet on a round cast iron base. The goblet is dark brown in colour. The cast iron base has patterns of intertwined lines on it.Maker
The S.S Tyne is a ship which brought passengers from England to New Zealand.Medium and Materials
Cast Iron, coconutInscription and Marks
The name"Caroline Guyer" and three bunches of acorns and leaves are carved on it.
H 187mmSubject and Association Description
This was made by a sailor on the voyage of the barque, S.S. Tyne, from England to New Zealand in 1841 for Caroline Guyer. The base was originally a cast iron leg of a bed.
Caroline Guyer (born in England in 1821) emigrated to Nelson on the sailing ship, 'Cornwall' in 1849. She is listed as a domestic servant, aged 28.About 1851 in Wellington, she married Robert Craig, an emigrant on the 'Tyne' to Wellington in 1841.They settled thereafter in Thorndon, Wellington until her death in 1892, aged 71. Husband Robert worked as a labourer (1853) and as a grocer (1876). They had 5 children, 2 sons and 3 daughters.
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated by Mrs Kathleen EiversObject Type
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