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Maori Carved Wood Canoe Bailer

Auction:
2473
Lot:
191
Sold for:
$5,036$4,250

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

Description:

Maori Carved Wood Canoe Bailer, New Zealand, 19th century, the scoop partially edged with scroll design, the unusual double handle with bird head finials sharing a common mouth, patina of use, lg. 21 in.

Provenance: Collected by Rev. Alfred Fairbrother, Baptist minister to the Maoris, 1882-85.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

New Zealand, Alfred Fairbrother, minister, Roofs

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