Very Rare and Large Fish Hook, Fakaofo (Bowditch Island), Tokelou
Lot 5
Very Rare and Large Fish Hook, Fakaofo (Bowditch Island), Tokelau
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Very Rare and Large Fish Hook, Fakaofo (Bowditch Island), Tokelau
length 10in (25.5cm)
carved with finely woven fiber binding and line, inscribed in old script on main shaft "Bowditch Island - 1837"; fine dark-brown patina.

Provenance:
Private Collection, Bangor, Maine
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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