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Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

'Qauata' Parrying Shield/Club, San Cristobal Island

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Start price: $250

Estimated price: $500 - $900

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

Oceania, Solomon Islands, San Cristobal, Makira province 20th century Qauata or Qauaata parrying shield/war club used in the 19th century and it is believed that patination indicates their period of popularity. The strong hardwood leaf shaped implement has a deep reddish brown patina with a finely inset bone applique to the face resembling an eye. The leaf with a strong hook and edged to either side it is carved to resemble a diving fish. Size 44" H x 20" W

ex-San Francisco area rribal arms and armour collection