MAORI WHALE BONE KOTIATE
19TH CENTURY
the handle with a carved mythological head with inset abalone shell eyes
39cm long
Estimate £3,000-5,000

Provenance: Collected in the early 20th century. Property of a Glasgow family.
Note: A kotiate is a type of short hand club of the Maori people of New Zealand.


Sold for £18,125 (buyer's premium included)