C. 1800 Stone-Carved Aboriginal VICTORIA CLUB w/ Incising
C. 1800 Stone-Carved AboriginalVICTORIA CLUB w/ Incising
Origin: S.E. Australia, Victoria (Provenance: Found in an old UK collection)
Period/Date: Late 18th- Early 19th century
Materials: Very dense heavy Indigenous hardwood
Description: This Victoria club is long, heavy and has warm rich color (presented on a custom metal display stand). About 40 percent of its surface is incised, the handgrip being most prominent. This is a business club and not a digging stick. Its tapered point is fire-hardened for thrusting and piercing. Its stone-carved motifs resemble a belt of pendulums with attached balls in a peck work technique. Its beehive-like handgrip is bold, textured and beautiful. There are areas along its shaft with attractive rippling. In good condition with minor old chips and hairline age separations in the wood. Note that there are remnants of tiny two old iron nails about 11.5 inches above the pommel.
Dimensions: Length 31.75" (81 cm), Width 1.5" (4 cm)