Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


October 23rd, 2014
Diwali/Deepavali

October 24th, 2014
World Development Information Day

October 24th, 2014
United Nations Day

October 25th, 2014
Muharram/Islamic New Year

October 27th, 2014
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 29th, 2014
World Stroke Day

October 31st, 2014
Nevada Day

October 31st, 2014
Halloween

November 1st, 2014
All Saints

November 1st, 2014
All Saints' Day

November 2nd, 2014
Daylight Saving Time ends

November 2nd, 2014
All Souls' Day

November 4th, 2014
Election Day

November 6th, 2014
Return Day Delaware

November 6th, 2014
World Day to Protect the Environment in War

November 10th, 2014
World Science Day

November 11th, 2014
Veterans Day

November 14th, 2014
World Diabetes Day

November 16th, 2014
International Day for Tolerance

November 16th, 2014
World Day for Road Traffic Victims

November 19th, 2014
International Men's Day

November 20th, 2014
Africa Industrialization Day

November 20th, 2014
World Philosophy Day

November 20th, 2014
Universal Children's Day

November 21st, 2014
World Television Day

 



Search:

Superb Early Antique 19c Tongan Fully Carved Wooden Club No Maori Fijian Ula For Sale

Superb Early Antique 19c Tongan Fully Carved Wooden Club No Maori Fijian Ula

THIS ITEM WILL BE POSTED FROM THE U.K.

Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser.
Click Here. Double your traffic. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE!


SUPERB EARLY ANTIQUE 19C TONGAN FULLY CARVED WOODEN CLUB 
I will be selling a very large number of interesting antiques including Tribal art, Chinese, Japanese, and European antiques. I will possibly be selling over two days so please check again on FRIDAY as there may be more pieces for sale. PLEASE NOTE: This sale is in GB Pounds Sterling.

This is a really great antique 19th Century Tongan club. It is carved from a heavy hardwood (around 1.4kg unpacked so just about the heaviest I have had). It is carved the entire length with a wide variety of geometric patterns with one side of the blade having a completely different design to the other. There are too many interesting elements to the design to mention so I am sorry about how many photos I have attached but there is no other way of covering the club and I'm not even sure I have shown every surface as it is! I particularly like the wave like design to one face of the leaf shaped blade. The carving continues along the handle and the whole piece has a fantastic patina. There is quite a bit of chipping but I wouldn't be surprised if this club was actually used in combat as well as having a cermonial purpose and neither would it surprise me if it dated to the early part of the 19th Century. Either way it would certainly have belonged to someone of high rank within Tongan society. A wonderful piece for the collector I am selling it at a low start price and with . Please also cheack out the Native American antiques and superb multi lobed Fijian ula I am selling this week.

Please read down the entire listing for Dimensions, Condition, Postage & Payment Details - most of the information you will need is here on this page but please get in touch if you don't find what you are looking for. Condition & Dimensions Some chips to the edges and to the end but a great overall appearance and fine original patina. More photos below and I will attach another couple of the butt next week.

It is about 40.2" / 102.2cms long and weighs about 1.4kg unpacked.


More than just a pretty picture.  Try Vendio Image Hosting.


Postage & Packing For your peace of mind and mine items will be sent fully insured. I will be posting from WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL to Monday 29TH APRIL so please make payment as early as possible. PLEASE be a little patient with the post - I will get them posted asap but I work on my own, often have a fair amount to post and I do pack carefully. I also post in the order that things are paid for.

Any delays by the postal services either at my end or abroad are rarely my fault. I always post out at the latest 3 working days after receiving cleared payment but sometimes an item is slowed up by a backlog of post or delayed whilst being processed through customs. To give you an idea it generally takes about 3-7 working days within Europe and 9 - 14 working days to the U.S. / rest of the world. If speed is of the essence then I can use a courier (DHL / FEDEX etc.) but prices for couriers start at around £30 / £40GBP for the very smallest object and VERY quickly escalate depending on size, weight and destination. Please note also that there has been a considerable hike in postage prices by the Royal Mail this year. I add on very little, often not enough to cover the packaging materials, so the price I quote really is as fair as possible.

UK: Parcelforce 48HR: £15 GBP.

Europe: Courier: £40.

U.S. and Rest Of World: Courier: £55 GBP.Please do not ask me to falsify customs documents, thank you.***Any import duties or taxes applicable are payable by the Buyer. Please enquire with postage queries, requirements or any other questions you may have prior to offerding.*** Where possible I will of course combine shipping for multiple purchases (however if, for example, you win a walking stick and a box of some description this wouldn't be very practical!).

Payment Details (Important: Please Read) UK: PayPal.
Rest Of The World: PayPal only.
In the event of a recorded/traceable and insured item going missing in the post I will do everything in my power (provide proof of postage and evidence of value, etc.) to assist in obtaining a full refund from the postal service involved.

***Finally, thank you for taking a look at my sale and please have a look at the other antiques I am saleing this week including a superb Chinese jade twin handled cup; a very fine Tongan club with rare designs; several excellent examples of Native American beadwork; some rare Zulu knobkerries, staffs and snuff spoons; some good pieces of treen including figural snuff boxes; a Maori kauri gum head; interesting Japanese netsuke; a fine Indian silver bowl; several Islamic antiques including a Mamluk type box; examples of Napoleonic prisoner of war domino boxes; and many more interesting antiques from around the world.***



On 11-Apr-13 at 20:17:42 BST, seller added the following information:

Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser.

On 12-Apr-13 at 15:39:05 BST, seller added the following information:


Use the FREE Counters 1 million sellers do - Vendio!

On 19-Apr-13 at 15:03:19 BST, seller added the following information:

I promised to add these photos of the handle end of the club and I meant to put them on near the beginning of the week so I'm sorry about being so late. As you can see although the design stops apparently halfway through a pattern on the handle the patina at the end is exactly the same, and just as rich,as that on the body of the club so to answer an er's question I do not believe that it has been shortened or if it has then certainly not in the last 100-150 years. Please see the photos below.
More than just a pretty picture.  Try Vendio Image Hosting.


Superb Early Antique 19c Tongan Fully Carved Wooden Club No Maori Fijian Ula

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

Superb Early Antique 19c Tongan Fully Carved Wooden Club No Maori Fijian Ula:
$1,550




Papuan Carved Bone, Iatmul Carving, Papua New Guinea  picture
Papuan Carved Bone, Iatmul Carving, Papua New Guinea


Original Png Hand Carved Totem Pole. picture
Original Png Hand Carved Totem Pole.


Rare Vintage Bilum Bag Dani Tribe Papua New Guinea  picture
Rare Vintage Bilum Bag Dani Tribe Papua New Guinea


Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #6 picture
Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #6


New Zealand Maori Pounamu Greenstone Raw Slab Rock Specimen 196gm picture
New Zealand Maori Pounamu Greenstone Raw Slab Rock Specimen 196gm


Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #5 picture
Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #5


Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #4 picture
Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #4


Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #3 picture
Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #3


Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #2 picture
Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea - Stand Included - #2


Colorful Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea  Stand Included picture
Colorful Pottery Bowl Sawos People, Sepik River Papua New Guinea Stand Included