The lime spatulas from the Collingwood Bay area, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea are still considerably rare in both museum and private collections. Prior to my 2009 publication “Art of the Massim & Collingwood Bay” these spatulas were virtually unknown to the market besides those collected by the late David Baker. I find these spatulas appealing for their obvious great age, field use and minimal aesthetic. Notice the antiquity of the small gouged out holes along this spatula’s periphery where small tassels of seashells would have dangled. Such spatulas were the prerogative of village chiefs and were passed down from generation to generation. The present example is 19th century for sure (if not earlier), 17 1/8” (43.4 cm) in height and sells for $2800. Questions?