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With a carved inscription to one end reading ‘J.Long’
Traces of white lime still remaining in the carved formal decorative pattern covering the shaft and handle
Old smooth shiny patina
Early 19th Century
Size: 61.5 cm long – 24¼ ins long
Chief Ratu Seru Cakobau presented his favourite 'Bowai' to Queen Victoria at the time of cession, and it was later returned ornamented in silver by King George V to Fiji to act as the parliamentary mace.
|Height||61.50 cm||(24.21 inches)|