A superb royal lidded pedestal bowl, Hawaiian Islands
height 10 1/2in
Important heirloom of the Oahu Prendergast family, in the classic Monarchy period style, incorporating bone, ivory, two varieties of wood (most likely koa and ebony) as well as coconut shell. The incorporation of such a large number of components is rare, especially with the current example's high degree of craftsmanship.
Prendergast Royal Ali'i Family