Stéphen-Charles Chauvet, Paris
Presumably Maurice Ratton, Paris, acquired from the estate of the above in 1967
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, sold at auction circa 1970, presumably consigned by the above
Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired at the above auction
According to Harry Franklin's notes, this patu onewa was once in the collection of Stéphen-Charles Chauvet, more commonly known as Dr Stéphen Chauvet, collector and author of L'île de Pâques et ses mystères and Les arts indigènes en Nouvelle-Guinée
. A sizeable group of objects from Chauvet's collection was acquired in 1967 by Maurice Ratton (see
Arts d'Afrique Noire, No. 63, Autumn 1987, p. 6).