SUPERB EARLY INCISED PARRYING SHIELD, DARLING RIVER REGION, NEW SOUTH WALES, Carved and engraved hardwood and natural pigment (no custom stand) Early nineteenth century. Parrying Shield of bi-convex section and elongated triangular profile, with solid cut handle, showing beautifully carved sections of chevron and linear motifs emphasised by the surrounding smooth surface, terminating with undecorated bosses on the upper and lower face. Approx L80 x 13cm. PROVENANCE Dr Gerald Holt Collection H319 Lord McAlpine Collection Private collection, France Private collection, Sydney
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