05-05-2018 05-05-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3099B Boston
May 5, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Early 19th Century Tongan Club

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 05, 2018 10:00AM


Early 19th Century Tongan Club, lg. 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm).

Provenance: A private Cambridge, Massachusetts, collection.

Note: Old paper label attached reads: "Australian Paddle. Presented to John Dovaston by Com-General Looker 1851."
Estimate $1,000-1,600

A crack around the collar, with a string binding as a repair, some loss to edges of paddle..

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John Dovaston