Rare Club, Tongan Islands
Lot 284W
Fine and Rare Paddle Club, Tongan Islands
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Rare Club, Tongan Islands
Lot Details
Fine and Rare Paddle Club, Tongan Islands
'aka tau
length 33 3/4in (85.5cm)
Wood

Provenance:
Morris Pinto, Paris
Pierre Bovis, Paris

The surface of this exceedingly fine club is intricately stone and shell carved overall with alternating geometric patterns. It is important to note the absence of glyphs incorporated by the artist in this work as it convincingly dates the club to the 18th century.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
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