Carved New Guinea Coconut Cup, Tami Islands, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, fully carved with complex chip-carved designs, with four birds in profile, with carved handle, custom metal stand, (minor cracks and repairs), 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Provenance: Private collection, New York; Leo and Lilian Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Christie's New York, November 20, 1997, Lot 154; Collected by Martin Voight (1878-1952) while a postmaster to German New Guinea between 1902-1905.
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