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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3536B Marlborough
December 14, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

Tongan Pole Club, 'Aku Povai

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3536B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: December 14, 2020 12:00PM


Tongan Pole Club, 'Aku Povai, 19th century, fully carved pole club, profusely decorated with numerous different geometric patterns, with a rare treatment of a continuous tavatava-style spiral pattern from the butt for nearly half the club, lg. 42 1/4 in.

Provenance: Christie's London, June 17, 1980, Lot 99; The James Hooper Collection, Arundel, Sussex, UK, number 709.

Literature: Steven Hooper, Art and Artifacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas: The James Hooper Collection, 1976, number 709.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

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Christie, James Hooper Collection, Steven Hooper, Arundel, London, United Kingdom