Rare Kava Bowl, Rurutu Island, Austral Islands
diameter 15 7/8in (40.5cm)
Col. Donald Stanley Marshall, a 30-year Army veteran who saw action in World War II and Vietnam and an anthropologist who studied the languages and cultures of Polynesia; author of the book "Ra'ivavae" (1961)
Acquired from the Estate by the present owner
Of deeply hollowed form with rich, honey-brown patina and traces of kava residue on the interior.