Here is a very old Huon Gulf canoe bailer probably from Umboi Island or West New Britain. It has a wonderful expressive face with wide-open eyes, pierced nose and toothy mouth with projecting tongue. The piece is ex. Ben Birillo Collection, New York and ex. Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. It is illustrated in my most recent catalog “Between the Known and Unknown: New Guinea Art from Astrolabe Bay to Morobe” as fig. 82. The bailer dates to the late 19th century, is 23 ¼” (59.0 cm) in length and sells for $8000. Questions?