The Pineapple was first
introduced into Hawaii in the early 1800's by Don
Francisco de Paula y Marin, the Spanish advisor to
King Kamehameha I.
Commercial pineapple plantations were established in
the late 19th century and ushered in the Plantation
Era of Hawaiian history. Pineapple fields still dot
the Hawaiian landscape today and remind us of Old
The back of the carving features a history of the
design and a short artist bio. The piece is also
signed and dated by the artist.