Two Fiji Islands Gunstock Clubs, Republic of the Fiji Islands
Lot 143
Two Spurred Clubs, kiakavo vividrasa, Fiji Islands
Sold for US$ 1,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Lot Details
Two Spurred Clubs, kiakavo vividrasa, Fiji Islands
lengths 37 1/4 and 40in (95 and 102cm)
each of traditional shape with rare woven fiber slings attached to the bend of each club (one with loosely woven sennit on the handle), the other with incised zigzag design and remnants of an old label; one with fine light-brown patina, the other with dark-brown resinous patina.

Provenance: George Wharton James
James (1858–1923) was a prolific popular lecturer and journalist, writing more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest.

Cf. Clunie (1986: fig. 183); and Kaeppler (2010: figs. 121 and 122)
  1. Fredric Backlar
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