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A c.1900 Sherwin & Cotton Maori portrait tile of the chief 'Matene Te Nga'

Estimate: $1,600


Lot Description

A c.1900 Sherwin & Cotton Maori portrait tile of the chief 'Matene Te Nga', depicted with full moko and in a korowai (cloak), the chief of Ngati Maru iwi, entitled top left, the artist George Cartlidge’s monogram bottom right, maker's marks to reverse. 225 x 150mm.Professional restoration, in old rewarewa frame, the reverse with outline and starting of Maori carved detail.