MAORI TREASURE BOX (WAKA HUIA)
Length: 12 ⅛ in (30.7 cm)
Very good condition for an object of this type and age. Marks, nicks, scratches and abrasions consistent with age and use. Fine glossy medium-brown aged patina. Inventory number "37-QP-P" painted in both vessel and lid.
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Reportedly collected in situ in 1825
Julius Carlebach, New York
Denver Art Museum (inv. no. 37-QP-PD), acquired from the above on January 12, 1948
Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired from the above by exchange in April, 1962