Coconut shell goblet on a round cast iron base.; Unknown sailor ; 1841; 74/350/1...


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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.


Unknown sailor

Date Made


Place Made

S.S Tyne

Place Notes

The S.S Tyne is a ship which brought passengers from England to New Zealand.

Medium and Materials

Cast Iron, coconut

Inscription and Marks

The name"Caroline Guyer" and three bunches of acorns and leaves are carved on it.


H 187mm

Subject 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.

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs Kathleen Eivers

Object Type

Goblet/Food Service T&E/Food T&E/Tools & Equipment for Materials/Nomenclature

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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