Lot 41: A Fine and beautifully carved Austral Islands paddle

A Fine and beautifully carved Austral Islands paddle; Austral Islands

The elaborately carved paddle with long slender handle with knop in the form of eight stylized dancing figures, the top with concentric sun motifs, the handle carved completely with geometric square and 'X' motifs, the long wide blade carved similarly, small asymmetrical areas of the sides of the paddle blade carved as well; the entire paddle with fine old patina and darken surface from handling. A classical and fine example of good size and condition. L. 41 1/2"

Property of an East Coast private collector

Ex. Private old New Hampshire Collection

Price Realized: $2,400

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