ALEX PHILIPS
OCEANIC ART


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ALEX  PHILIPS  OCEANIC  ART

 

private collector gallery specializing in the finest and rarest

museum quality tribal art objects from Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia

 

Weaving peg 'turuturu'

Maori, New Zealand

Mid to late 18th century

Wood

46.5cm

Provenance :

 Purchased at Leonard Joel auctions deceased estate sale May 2021
Collected by the maternal side of the deceased's family pre ca 1890
who lived in the New Plymouth area, New Zealand and moved to Victoria Australia ca 1890
where it remained in the family for the next ca 130 years

I would like to thank the children of the family for their research regarding the family history of the 'Turuturu'

Also the work of Chiara Curcio from Leonard Joel for her correspondence with the family

I also respect the wishes of the family not to disclose the family name and remain anonymous

 

 

 


ALEX PHILIPS
OCEANIC ART