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Fine Rare Solomon Island Figural Paddle Polynesia
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Description
Very fine and unique canoe paddle from the Solomon Island, the paddle features a straight handle with two finely carved human figure heads, each finely carved with menacing toothy grins. The paddle, carved from a light colored wood has fine patina and is probably 19th century. Provenance: From the collection of Eugene Bernald of Ossining, New York. Height 46 1/4 Inches (117.5 cm) Width 6 3/4 Inches (17.0 cm)
Condition
Very good, some old damage and losses to the blade of the paddle, but no repairs or restorations.
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Fine Rare Solomon Island Figural Paddle Polynesia

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Jun 14, 2015
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Starting Price $1,500
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0069: Fine Rare Solomon Island Figural Paddle Polynesia

Sold for $7,500
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Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,500
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Jun 14, 2015 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0069 Details

Description
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Very fine and unique canoe paddle from the Solomon Island, the paddle features a straight handle with two finely carved human figure heads, each finely carved with menacing toothy grins. The paddle, carved from a light colored wood has fine patina and is probably 19th century. Provenance: From the collection of Eugene Bernald of Ossining, New York. Height 46 1/4 Inches (117.5 cm) Width 6 3/4 Inches (17.0 cm)
Condition
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Very good, some old damage and losses to the blade of the paddle, but no repairs or restorations.

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