Fiji Islands Pottery Water Container, Republic of Fiji Islands
Lot 147
Earthenware Drinking Vessel, saqamoli, Fiji Islands
US$ 1,000 - 2,000
€720 - 1,400
Auction Details
Oceanic Art San Francisco
11 Feb 2012 7:00 PST

Auction 20157
Lot Details
Earthenware Drinking Vessel, saqamoli, Fiji Islands
diameter 6 3/4in (17cm); height 4 3/4in (12cm)
most likely made at Nasilai, southeast Vitilevy, modeled into three spherical containers connected on the sides and on the top by a three strand handle pierced in the center, incised linear designs and raised bumps highlighting the surface; buff, unvarnished surface.

Leo Fleishman, Sydney (collection number on underside LF/P10)

Cf. Clunie (1986: fig. 17); and Kaeppler (2010: fig. 52)
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