Very beautiful fully carved 1840s WAKA Huia . This box is allocated a NZ Te Manatu Taonga Protected Cultural Heritage No.Y15136. Exceptional deep superb relief carving, triple haehae & dog tooth notching extending in to fish scale haehae. Guarded by two male Tiki figures. A superb old traditional feather box example.
Capt. Erastus Church New Bedford – Nantucket –Connecticut USA. 1834-1911.
Private Collection. St Louis, MO, USA.
Mark Blackburn Collection Hawaii.
Michael Evans Fine Art Collection Dijon France.
Arthur Beau Palmer Family Collection Queensland.
Christies South Kensington 28th. June 1988. Lot: 169.
Moss Green. Sydney.NSW. 29th. August. 2010. Lot: 74.
NZ Ministery of Culture & Heritage Te Manatu Taonga September 2010.
Webbs Auckland November 2010. Lot.256.