From the Collection of Admiral Grindall, an Able Seaman aboa...

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From the Collection of Admiral Grindall, an Able Seaman aboard Captain Cook’s Resolution during his second circumnavigation; thence by direct descent through his family.
 
A six-spindled comb of quills and flying fox fur fibre. The spindles are approximately 22 cm long. The weaving is 2 cm wide. Collected from the North-East coast of La Grande Terre in New Caledonia by Admiral Grindall whilst he was an Able Seaman aboard Captain Cook’s Resolution during his second circumnavigation.
 
Compare a very similar ornament in the Museum of Australia’s James Cook Collection, registration # H000108

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Auction Date: 12th Apr 2022 at 12pm

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