War club, Gata

Fiji Islands

19th Century

An elegant Gata hardwood club from the Fiji Islands of Western Polynesia. Note the beautiful curve and the peculiar ridge on the head. Form and patina both speak mid 19th century to me.

Custom base by Romain Laforêt.

 

Provenance: British private collection

H : 84 cm  (33 inches) L: 93 cm (30 inches)

Price : 2100 euros enquiry