A collection of hardwood sculptural souvenirs from Pitcairn Island, 1940s, including:
1. Three hardwood carved fish, 11 x 5 to 14 x 7 inches, being two sea-bass and one flying fish, "Souvenir from Pitcairn Island" carved in each, one carved "made by Lyndon Warren," another carved "made by Ernest Clark," top tip of tail broken off of one bass.
2. Two hardwood goblets, each carved as a human hand holding a cup, 3 1/2 inch diameter, 7 1/8 and 8 1/4 inches height, "Made in Pitcairn Island by Lyndon Warren" carved on base of one, "Souvenir from Pitcairn Island made by Fred Christian" carved on side of the other, repair to base of Warren cup.
3. Two hardwood jewelry boxes, 7 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/2 inches and 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches, "Souvenir and Best Wishes from Pitcairn Island Made By Lyndon Warren" carved in one, "... Made by Lyndon Warren" carved in the other, sliding lid of one split, crack to lift-top lid of second.
4. Two woven baskets, 11 inches height, 9 inches and 8 inches diameter, one patterned in purple, pink, green, and orange, "Pitcairn Island" woven into design of each.
5. An assortment of painted leaves and shells, marked "Pitcairn Island," "Best Wishes from Pitcairn Island," etc, matted together as three framed pieces.
Provenance: Kenneth M. Dodson; by descent to present owner.
A collection of items handmade on Pitcairn Island by the descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty. The items were acquired by Captain Kenneth M. Dodson, author of naval adventure novels, who paid a visit to the island in 1942. (See preceding lot.)