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Polynesian Coiled Basketry Bowl

Auction:
2473
Lot:
167
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2473
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 26, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

Polynesian Coiled Basketry Bowl, Tonga, c. first half 19th century, the oval form with flat bottom curving towards the rim, with braided fiber handle, dark patina, ht. 7 1/2, wd. 12 1/2 in.

Provenance: Ex Catherine and Ralph Metcalf collection.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

Keywords

Tonga, Ex Catherine, Ralph Metcalf, Braid, Polynesia, Renewable-energy economy

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