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May 19, 2022 12:00 PMCalender

Hawaiian Whale Tooth Pendant, Niho Palaoa

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 4100MLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 19, 2022 12:00PM


Hawaiian Whale Tooth Pendant, Niho Palaoa, finely carved curved hook tapering to a point, pierced for suspension, creamy patina, lg. 1 3/4 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Massachusetts; Ron Nasser Gallery, New York City; Christie's, London, June 25, 1984, lot 47, note in the description, "traditionally held to have been collected on the Third Voyage of Captain Cook."
Estimate $6,000-8,000

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Christie, Cook, London, New York City