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 white and black shell-bead (?) and shell Tongan (?) necklace on fibre with 14 ornaments. The shell ‘beads’ are no greater than 1 cm in length. The necklace is 56 cm long. Collected by Admiral Grindall in Tonga (?) whilst he was an Able Seaman aboard Captain Cook’s Resolution during his second circumnavigation. A list of the ornaments follows:


  1. A rectangular piece of scored amber (?);

  2. An amber (?) fishhook;

  3. An amber bead;

  4. An amber bead;

  5. A specimen of 'false cowrie' Diminovula margarita;

  6. An amber (?) fishhook;

  7. A trident-shape pierced horn (?) ornament;

  8. A specimen of 'false cowrie' Diminovula margarita;

  9. An amber bead (?);

  10. A specimen of 'false cowrie' Diminovula margarita;

  11. A horn fishhook (?);

  12. A specimen of 'false cowrie' Diminovula margarita;

  13. An amber bead;

  14. A piece of large bivalve shell (8 cm).

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Auction Date: 12th Apr 2022 at 12pm

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12th Apr 2022 12pm (Lots 1 to 243)