LARGE Elliptical 19TH C. FIJIAN Food Platter DISH!
LARGE Elliptical 19TH C. FIJIAN Food Platter DISH
Origin: W. Polynesia, Fiji (Provenance: Ex. Norman Hurst, Cambridge Massachusetts)
Period/Date: Likely early to mid 19th Century
Materials: Vesi Hardwood
Description: I've owned many Kava bowls and dishes but never one of this beautiful type! This elegant and food dish is called a "Sedreniyaqona". A related example can be seen in Yalo i Viti by Clunie on page 95, figure 143. On the wood grain you can see areas that look like stone tool marks and stone polishing, especially underneath. There are 3 white X's marked on the bottom-- possibly a collection designation? In excellent condition with no chips or loss.
Dimensions: Length 27" (68.5 cm), Width 13" (33 cm), Height 13" (33 cm)