Ethnographic Arts & Textiles

August 28 — September 02, 2021
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LOT 77

Lot 77

Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Currency Necklace, early 20th century

Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Currency Necklace, early 20th century
Lot 77 Details
Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Currency Necklace, early 20th century

made from a gold lip pearl oyster shell, dyed woven fiber and cowrie shell, stand by Francois Massé, Montreal
shell size 7.5 x 7.75 in — 19.1 x 19.7 cm

Estimate $200-$300

Realised: $510
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Currency Necklace, early 20th century
  • Papua New Guinea Kina Shell Currency Necklace, early 20th century
Provenance:

Private collection, Toronto

Note:

This piece was possibly used as payment in a ceremony, possibly indicated by the red pigment.

CONDITION DETAILS

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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