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Lot 0120A
New World, Hawaiian Islands, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A beautiful lathe-turned bowl formed from the wood of the koa tree. The vessel exhibits a stepped footed base, a squat pedestal neck, a globular body, and a thin rim. An accompanying discoid lid has a stepped design similar to the foot as well as a thimble-shaped handle. The wood has been meticulously polished to a lustrous sheen. A painted Hawaiian coat of arms has been added to the exterior of the body at a later date. Size (with lid): 4" W x 6.75" H (10.2 cm x 17.1 cm).

Provenance: private San Francisco, California, USA collection, purportedly once owned by Queen Liliuokalani, last monarch of the Hawaiian Islands

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#136852

Condition

Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, light pitting to lid and body, and some fading to painted coat of arms, otherwise intact and excellent. Light earthen deposits throughout. An old hand-written note stating this is from the effects of Queen Liliuokalani is within vessel. Old inventory sticker on underside of lid.

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$400.00

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  • 24.5%

19th C. Hawaiian Koa Wood Lidded Jar, Coat of Arms

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Estimate $800 - $1,200
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