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Retter, Massey (artist), circa 1955, New Zealand
|Materials||kauri, metal, glass, paua shell, paint|
|Classification||radio receivers, phonographs|
x 475mm (Width)
x 415mm (Depth)
|Credit line||Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds|
A tall radiogram, carved in a Maori folk-art style by Massey Retter (1914-1980), Muaupoko, Ngati Raukawa, at Otaki, during the 1950s.
The fascia of the machine is carved in traditional figural motifs, juxtaposed with a naturalistic figure of a woman wearing a feather cape and piupiu, holding a patu. The gramophone component of the machine is housed in a hinged bin that opens out to reveal a painted kowhaiwhai pattern.
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- THE' NEW KING AND QUEEN.â€”A radiogram of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (who holds a bouquet) acknowledging lite cheers of-the crowds from the balcony of their Piccadilly residence after the .announcement of their accession on December .12. (Evening Post, 21 December 1936) - National Library of New Zealand
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