Lot 2
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Viti Throwing Club (Ula), Fiji Islands

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
Sold
10,000 USD
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Description

  • wood, whalebone
with star shaped inlays carved from Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) at top and bottom; inscribed "H.901" in white pigment on the side.

Provenance

James T. Hooper (1897-1971), Arundel (inv. no. "H.901"), acquired from Dundee in 1934
By descent from the above through the Hooper family
Christie's London, June 19, 1979, lot 107
Wayne Heathcote, New York
Maureen Zarember, New York, acquired from the above
Allan Stone, New York, acquired from the above on July 15, 1981

Literature

Steven Phelps, Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas: The James Hooper Collection, London, 1976, pp. 204 and 430, pl. 117, cat. 901
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