Two Oceanic items: Fiji bowl, Admiralty Islands bowl
Lot 1413
Two Oceanic items: Fiji bowl, Admiralty Islands bowl
US$ 1,500 - 2,000
£890 - 1,200
Lot Details
Property of various owners
Two Melanesian bowls
Including a Fiji feast bowl, of elegant oval form, with rounded base and raised tapering canoe-like terminals, the glossy surface showing evidence of extensive use and age; along with an Admiralty Island example, carved in dark wood, raised on four short slab leg supports, the circular vessel carved on the exterior with a decorative rim band and depictions of stylized frigate birds.
length 25 ¾ and 17 1/4in
See illustration

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby’s, New York, for first; Michael Hamson, for second
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