Large Bowl, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 53
Large Bowl, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Large Hawaiian Kou Wood Bowl
Lot Details
Large Bowl, Hawaiian Islands
'umeke la'au pakaka
Wood, probably kou
diameter 13in (33cm)

Emma Nakuina (1847-1929), first curator of the Hawaiian National Museum, forerunner to the Bishop Museum
Thence by descent

This fine example, cut and then hollowed from the center of the (probably kou) tree, has multiple native repairs throughout, including a large square repair on the underside, and a fine marbled honey-brown and light-brown patina.
  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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    United States
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