Lot 207

A MAORI KOTIATE Carved in whalebone, of typical ‘kidney’ shape with two notches on each side, the handle terminating in a stylised bird head, inlaid with shell, pierced just below for suspension, 32cm long,  Provenance: From the collection of Lieutenant General Sir William Francis Drummond Jervois GCMG CB FRS (1821 – 1897), Governor General of Australia and the Straits Settlements (1875 – 1888); and thence by descent.

Estimate: £700-£900