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November 7, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Tongan Islands Carved Wood Club

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Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2862BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 07, 2015 10:00AM


Tongan Islands Carved Wood Club, c. early 19th century, paddle-form, completely covered in incised geometric designs, with several animal, human, and fish glyphs on both sides of the blade, the top edge of blade possibly trimmed down in the 19th century, dark rich patina, lg. 48 1/2 in.

Provenance: Albany Institute of History and Art
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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