YAQONA BOWL (TANOA)
Diameter: 16 ⅜ in (41.6 cm)
Good condition for an object of this type and age. Minor marks, nicks, scratches and small losses throughout. Some areas of glued cracks and possible repairs along two edges of the bowl, one edge of the lug and bottom edges of feet.
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.
Ralph C. Altman, Los Angeles
Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired from the above by 1967
John Lunsford, Arts of Oceania, Dallas, 1970, n.p., cat. no. 132 (listed)
George R. Ellis, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, San Diego, 2009, p. 86, cat. no. 66
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Arts of Oceania, October 10 - November 29, 1970
San Diego Museum of Art, Oceanic Art: A Celebration of Form, January 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010