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Lot 4: A FINE COLLECTION OF OCEANIC FISH HOOKS
March 28, 2012
Epsom, Auckland, New ZealandLive Auction
Description: One large and rare Tongan chiefly lure (whale bone shank turtle shell barb and pearl shell base and attached fibre binding) L.180mm W.30mm. One large Rennell Island shark hook (guan'akao) L.310mm. One octopus lure (maka feke). Two Marshall Island fish hooks. Two Haida Northwest coast halibut hooks. One rare and large fish hook Tokelau. Two Tami Island fish hooks. Eight Solomon Islands lures and three shell shanks. Three Micronesian lures. Three Polynesian lures. Two pecked stone sinkers. (33). Various sizes
Provenance: Private Collection New Zealand