Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia
Height: 21 ¼ in (54 cm)
Very good condition for an object of this type and age. Marks, nicks, scratches, abrasions and small losses consistent with age and use. An age crack at the base of the handle. Handle worn. Vertical age cracks and some small areas of repair. Fine aged glossy patina. Surface varnished. Inventory number "4373" painted in white ink twice on interior.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired by the 1960s
George R. Ellis, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, San Diego, 2009, p. 93, cat. no. 73
San Diego Museum of Art, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, January 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010