Hawaiian Islands Bowl
diameter 7in (18cm), height 4 3/4in (12cm)
probably koa and exceptionally carved revealing an iridescent "tiger" stripe design on the surface, thin and graceful tapering sides delicately curving out along the rim; extremely fine natural varied light and dark brown patina.
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, prince of the House of Kalākaua, and later territorial delegate to the United States Congress
Private Collection, East Coast
- This lot is together with a souvenir pamphlet of the congressional party to Hawaii in 1915