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19TH CENTURY AUSTRALIAN WOODEN PADDLE

Lot : 14

The Art of Islam, Middle East and Africa

Estimate: $150.00 - $200.00

Starting Price: $125.00

Result: $125.00

Condition: Very good with a part of the handle missing.

Dimensions: Overall length: 28 in. (71 cm.)

Auction Date: April 21, 2018

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The paddle is made of dark brown wood with a handle broken off. Towards the upper end, the paddle becomes wider with curved or zigzag lines and other patterns. The entire club is ornamented with curved or zigzag lines and other patterns. Provenance: Collection of Edward Frey (1920-2003) Miami, Florida. Mr. Frey was a known collector and researcher of oriental arms and author of the book “The Kris Mystic Weapon of the Malay World.”