Polynesian Adze

Fiji

Date:  mid-19th century

Dimensions:  14 ¼ in. (36 cm) by 8 in. (19 cm)

Provenance:  ex. David Rosenthal, San Francisco, CA, Paris, France.

Price:  $950

Original wood haft and sennit binding.  Beautifully formed black stone adz blade.  Very fine patina and polish associated with native use.  Good condition with some chipping to blade end, shrinkage crack in wood haft, and minor chips and losses associated with age.