Two early Fijian Bowai pole clubs, 18/19th century, , both of the highest aesthetic quality, both carved from hardwood and extremely straight with exceptional form flaring towards the striking end & also at the grip which is covered in fine & deeply inc
Three Fiji Kiakavo clubs, 19th century, , these three fine examples are all made from hardwood and of good form, one has the very unusual butt that is definitely in the shape of a phallus. Provenance: Todd Barlin collection. 99 cm, 85 cm, 100 cm
A collection of five Fijian Ula throwing clubs, all 18/19th century, , includes four ball headed clubs (one with human tooth inlay). All have finely carved tavatava designs on the handles and another Ula with Lobbed head and serrated edged inlay to bott
A Fijian Kiakavo club, 18/19th century, finely carved from a single piece of hardwood, the striking section with raised detail and very old patina. Provenance: Robert Henry Pulleine (1869-1935), physician and naturalist, was born on 7 June 1869 at Picton,
Fijian Kava Bowl. Rising from four short, tapering, cylindrical legs, the bowl with fine, delicate, ovoid form, and a rectangular lug pierced through; varied rich, layered, redbrown patina. Height 7 cm, Dia.52 cm
Fijian Kava Bowl. Rising from four short, tapering, cylindrical legs, the bowl with fine, delicate, ovoid form, and a triangular lug pierced through; varied rich, layered, red-brown patina. Height 15 cm, Dia.41.5 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New
Rare Fijian Club Madrali. A rare form with raised cone shaped nubbins on the top portion of the club which represent limpet shells or madrali the handle is deeply carved with a leaf shaped designs, six kill marks visible to shaft. Mid brown patina showing
Early Fijian Rootstock Club. The rootstock of the tree forming the head of the club, the handle incised with zigzag design. Fine reddishbrown patina. Length 111 cm. Width 9 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New Zealand
Fijian Club. Kiakavo of well-balanced proportion. Orthodox rough incurve at top. Handle fully bound with sennit. Superb mid-brown patina. Length 98 cm. Width 22 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New Zealand
Early Fijian Rootstock Club. The rootstock of the tree forming the head of the club, the handle incised with zigzag design and dot patterns to head. Fine reddish-brown patina. Length 109 cm. Width 10 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New Zealand
A fine Fijian Totokai Club, 19th century. Provenance: Collected by Dr William Bromilow, Methodist missionary in Fiji (1879-1889), & then by direct family descent. Bromilow penned an account of his missionary life 'Twenty Years Among Primitive Papuans' publ
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