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Lot 0145A
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South Pacific Islands, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A petite bowl carved from half of a coconut. It has a rounded base, sloping walls, a deep interior cavity, and a thin rim. The exterior of the bowl is detailed, with a decorative program of finely-incised linear and geometric motifs, and a large, four-petaled flower dominating most of the design. Covered in a light-brown patina, this is a fantastic utilitarian example from the South Pacific! Size: 5.2" W x 2.25" H (13.2 cm x 5.7 cm).

Provenance: private Denver, Colorado, USA collection; ex the late James Caswell collection, Historia Antiques, Santa Monica, California, USA

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Age-commensurate surface wear, small chips to rim, light staining along interior, with nice mineral deposits overall. Nice light-brown patina. An old black inventory sticker with "0908-04" is visible on interior of rim.

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19th C. South Pacific Carved Coconut Bowl

Estimate $300 - $400Feb 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA