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Solomon Islands ornate MOP model canoe on dolphin

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Sculpture: Pre 1950: item # 996250

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Solomon Islands ornate MOP model canoe on dolphin
This Soloman island scale model canoe is ornately decorated mother of pearl inlay. It is complete with fixed seats, 7 paddles and rides on the back of a dolphin. Carved from hardwood, presumed to be teak, it was brought back to the US with an American GI, serving in the Pacific islands during WWII. The canoe spans 29 inches and in beautiful condition.


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