19th Century Tribal Bone Fish Hook, Hawaii

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This rare and beautiful Hawaiian fish hook is the perfect meeting of form and function that epitomizes Hawaiian craftsmanship. Fine, silky patina.
Details
In the Style Of
Tribal
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
circa 1850
Period
19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Bone
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
2 in. H x 1 in. W x 0.25 in. D
5 cm H x 3 cm W x 1 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU104801311116
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