Lot 105
  • 105

A Cook Island Ceremonial Adze, South Sandwich Islands

3,000 - 5,000 USD
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rising from a squared openwork cage beneath a solid round section, the whole decorated with an intricate geometric pattern, and surmounted by an elegant  wedge shaped basalt blade, elaborately bound by braided fibers; aged varied brown patina.


Probably collected by Captain Stephen Martin (1780-1873)
By descent through the family