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Three early 20thC Māori carved tekoteko figures by Henry Evan Lloyd,

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Lot Details

each stylised figure with one hand clasping it's lower jaw, the other clasping it's wrist. Paua inserts. H.545mm. Note: Henry Evan Lloyd, architect and builder from Manaia was the brother of Trevor Lloyd, an Auckland cartoonist, artist and noted collector of Māori artefacts. It is recorded that around 1914 Henry started carving Māori designs on everything in wood around his home and garden, including plant holders, a fire screen, clock case, lamp stand, front gates and a summerhouse whare. He inspired his brother, Trevor, to decorate their houses in a similar style. Provenance: By family descent. From the collection of Henry Lloyd's great granddaughter.