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Solomon Islands, second half 19th Century | Ceremonial Paddle

Solomon Islands, second half 19th Century | Ceremonial Paddle

Solomon Islands, second half 19th Century | Ceremonial Paddle

Solomon Islands

second half 19th Century

Ceremonial Paddle


wood inlaid with shell

in the form of a fish

150cm. long; 59in.

To request this condition report please contact Emma.nichols@sothebys.com


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

‘Please note that where the buyer is from within the UK the lot is sold with no VAT symbol. Where the buyer resides outside the UK the lot is invoiced as if it bore the “†” symbol.’
Narrow pointed paddles of this type are characteristic of southeast Solomon Islands, from Makira to Gela.