Kalakaua Branded Bowl Lid, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 6195
Kalakaua Branded Bowl Lid, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 1,708 inc. premium
Auction Details
Kalakaua Branded Bowl Lid, Hawaiian Islands
Lot Details
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.

Provenance:
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.

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