Rare Coconut Grater, Tikopia Island
Lot 40
Rare Coconut Grater, Tikopia Island
Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rare Coconut Grater, Tikopia Island
Wood, fiber, metal
height 21 1/4in (54cm)

Provenance:
James Malone Collection, Hawaii

This very rare and unusual grating stool from the Polynesian outlier Tikopia is whimsically carved in an animated manner with a large saddle seat supported on tripod legs, one bound underneath with vegetable fiber, the underlying ridge of the seat accented with a serrated edge; ancient and weathered varied light brown patina (the bound grating implement now lost) with nails of later date inset where the grater originally would have been.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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