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May 5, 2017 10:00AMCalender

Maori Figural Carved Wood Hand Club

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3005B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 05, 2017 10:00AM


Maori Figural Carved Wood Hand Club, "Wahaika," c. late 18th century, with recumbent tiki on the inside and grotesque mask at the butt, square pierced handle, dark patina, includes metal stand, lg. 17 1/2, wd. 5 1/2 in.

Provenance: James Hooper collection, number 222; Christie's, London, June 21, 1977, Lot 77; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection.
Estimate $50,000-70,000

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James Hooper, Leo Fortess, Lillian Fortess, London