Tonga Club
Lot 102
Fine Paddle Club, Tongan Islands
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
€2,900 - 4,300
Auction Details
Tonga Club Tonga Club
Lot Details
Fine Paddle Club, Tongan Islands
'akau tau
Wood
length 42 5/8in (108.5cm)

Provenance:
Private Collection, England
James Barzyk Collection, Chicago, Illinois

This 'aka tau, with delicately incised geometric decoration overall, a strengthening cross-bar supporting a well formed blade and a shaft decorated with bands of tavatava and chevron design, is a fine example with rich, glossy dark-brown patina.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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