Superb Bowl, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 33
Superb Bowl, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 6,000 inc. premium

African and Oceanic Art

5 Dec 2017, 13:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Superb Bowl, Hawaiian Islands
pohaku ku'i poi
Wood (probably kou)
diameter 14 1/2in (36.8cm)

Provenance
Kepokai Family, members of Maui Ali'i

The Kepokai family were the ali'i managers for the Wailuku district and the family collection of artifacts is well known and of extremely high quality. Family members included such noted people as High Chief Auwae and Judge Auae Noa Kepokai who served as treasurer of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the cabinet of Hawaii's last monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. The home in Wailuku, considered a museum of priceless Hawaiian heirlooms, played host to prominent members of Hawaii's royal families and Washington dignitaries for many years.

Finely hand carved of deep, wide and rounded form with inward tapering walls; multiple indigenous repairs throughout and the inner surface patina with significant age and wear; fine varied honey-brown and dark-brown patina on the outer surface.
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