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3377T Marlborough
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Massim Lime Spatula

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3377T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 05, 2020 12:00PM


Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, 19th century, the handle in the form of an abstract frigate bird, with traces of white pigment infill, with Webster inventory number "2236" and Pitt-Rivers museum description: "China Strts, N. Guinea. Webster 1898. F...," with metal stand, ht. 12 3/4 in.

Provenance: Bonhams, New York, November 12, 2014, Lot 179; A.L.F. Pitt-Rivers Museum collection, Farnham, Dorset, United Kingdom; William Webster collection, Bicester, United Kingdom.
Estimate $800-1,200

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1898.F, William Webster, Guinea, United Kingdom, Bicester, Bonhams, Dorset