Discovery & Oceanic Artefacts

14th July 2011

Auction Summary

The Discovery & Oceanic Artefacts catalogue attracted wide interest  and included a pair of 18th century Captain Cook related medallions. Two highlights among many were the offering of an exquisite 19th century carved bowl signed by the great Maori carver Anaha Te Rahui (1822-1913) and perhaps the only taxidermy Kuri (Maori dog) head thought to be in private hands – which ultimately sold to a national museum.