Large Round Platter, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 46
Large Round Platter, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Large Round Platter, Hawaiian Islands Large Round Platter, Hawaiian Islands
Lot Details
Large Round Platter, Hawaiian Islands
Wood, probably kou
diameter 25 1/4in (64cm)

Provenance:
Anchor House Antiques, Honolulu, Hawaii
Private Collection, Hawaii

This ancient stone-carved platter, of incredible petrified (probably kou) wood similar to some of the oldest examples around, was most likely recovered out of a cave 100 or more years ago.

Cf. Jenkins, Irving (1989: p. 42) for examples of similar ancient kou wood which "are among the oldest documented containers in the Bishop Museum."
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