A WOODEN MAORI CANOE BAILER, NEW ZEALAND of curved rectangular form, the low relief open work frontal crest representing an abstract face with two large slanting eyes, the thick curved handle terminating in a strongly carved double link design, overall dry aged patina, 19th century or earlier, 44cm x 28cm
Provenance: By descent from the Family of John Williams (1796-1839).
John Williams was an English missionary, active in the South Pacific. In 1817, John Williams and his wife, Mary Chawner, voyaged to the Society Islands, a group of islands that included Tahiti. John and Mary establishe...
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