Kalakaua Branded Bowl Lid, Hawaiian Islands
diameter 6 3/4in (17.1cm)
the shellac-finish outer surface with contrasting light brown and dark brown wood, the interior recessed lid with branding.
Prendergast Ali'i Family Collection, Hawaii
On Kalakaua's fiftieth birthday in 1886, this brand was burned into each bowl and cover that was given to him as a present.
Cf. Jenkins (1989: 173-75) for a discussion of the branding.