African and Oceanic Art

Bonhams London
Los Angeles

Datum der Auktion: 02.07.2020

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Massim Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea

gobaela height 19 3/4in (50cm) Provenance Michael Hamson Oceanic Art, Palos Verdes, California John and Marian Scott Collection, Manhattan Beach, California, acquired from the above in 2008 Functioning as a wealth object rather than a spatula for actual lime use, this gobaela is carved with an

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Iatmul Headrest, Pagwi Village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

length 6 3/4in (17.2cm) Provenance Jean Jacques Laurent Collection, Tahiti Galerie Meyer - Oceanic Art, Paris Jolika Collection, Marcia and John Friede Collection, Rye, New York Acquired by the present owner from the above Published Meyer, Anthony P., Oceanic Headrests - Sleep with the Ancestors

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Malagan Mask, New Ireland

tatanua height 16 1/2in (42cm) Provenance Richard Monsein Gallery, Santa Monica, California John and Marian Scott Collection, Manhattan Beach, California, acquired from the above in 1982 A fine example of the prototypical tatanua design, the helmet portion of this mask is composed of a rattan frame

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Bahinemo Hook Mask, Hunstein Mountains, Papua New Guinea

garra height 25in (63.5cm) Provenance Philip and Rosalind Goldman Collection, London James Barzyk Collection, Florida This fine garra represents the fantastic surrealism embodied in artwork from the Bahinemo culture. The mask is finely carved, most likely without the use of metal tools, in hard wood

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 18.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Monumental Abelam Ancestor Figure, Maprik Area, East Sepik Region, Papua...

nggwal height 85 1/2in (217cm) Provenance Walter Randel Gallery, New York Wayne Heathcote Oceanic Art, New York and London Masco Corporate Collection, Detroit New Jersey Private Collection Published Wardwell, Allen, Island Ancestors - Oceanic Art from the Masco Collection, University of Washington

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Nukuma Male Figure, Washkuk Hills, Upper Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

height 70in (178cm) Provenance John Pasquarelli, collected in Ablatak, New Guinea in 1962 Sotheby's, New York, 14 May 2004, Lot 8 Canadian Private Collection Born in 1937 in Australia, Pasquarelli became a cadet patrol officer in Papua New Guinea in 1961. He resigned in 1962 to become a crocodile

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Iatmul Mask, Korogo Village, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

mai height 23 1/4in (59cm) Provenance Wayne Heathcote Gallery, London and New York, field collected in 1969 John and Marian Scott Collection, California, acquired from the above in 1982 Of archetypal elongated form with a broad forehead and flared nostrils with an arched element extending downwards

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Kayan or Kenya Dayak Door, East Kalimantan, Borneo

77 1/2 by 20 1/2in (197 by 52in) Provenance Robbie Bennet Collection, Sydney John Rix Collection, Sydney Acquired from the above by the present owner The surface on one side intricately carved in high relief with an aso motif, generally described as a dog or a dragon and associated with nobles or

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Ceremonial Inlaid Bowl, probably Santa Ana Island, Solomon Islands

apria ni mwane length 14in (35.5cm) Provenance Harry Geoffrey Beasley Collection (1881 - 1939) (label on underside) Jean-Louis Picard, Paris, October 8, 1991, Lot 17 Galerie Hélène and Philippe Leloup, Paris American Private Collection, acquired in 1991 Exhibited Long term loan, The Metropolitan

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 15.000 $ - 20.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Parrying Shield/Dance Club, Rennell Islands

length 56in (142.25cm) Provenance London Private Collection Important California Private Collection Finely carved with a tapered handle and cylindrical shaft gradually flattening out in a curved, broadly carved blade; dark brown patina with wear indicative of age and cultural use

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Ritual Shark Hook, Rennell Islands, Polynesian Outliers

gaung'akao height of hook 8in (20cm) Provenance Australian Private Collection Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection, Honolulu Important California Private Collection Published Kaeppler, Adrienne, Polynesia - The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 9.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Spured "Snake" Club, Fiji Islands

gata length 41in (104cm) Provenance Todd Barlin Oceanic Arts, Sydney James Barzyk Collection, Florida This finely carved gata with wonderful proportions and form has an incised zigzag design on the handle to enhance the grip; the blade with a square nubbed design, the opposite side with incised

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 8.000 $ - 12.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Priest's Oil Dish, Fiji Islands

sedreniwaiwai length 12 3/4in (32.4cm) Provenance Taylor A. Dale, Santa Fe Important California Private Collection Finely carved with classic spade-form dish on tripod feet with a squared handle; rich reddish brown patina with wear indicative of significant age and use

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Club, Tonga Islands

'akau tau length 43 1/8 inches (109.4 cm) Provenance Linda Ridgeway Cunningham, New York Eileen and Michael Cohen Collection, New York Michael Hamson Oceanic Art, Palos Verdes, California Canadian Private Collection Finely carved in classic form with a long cylindrical shaft leading to a flattened

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Club, Fiji Islands

totokia length 37 1/2in (95.3cm) Provenance California Private Collection Carved in dense wood with five rows of points circumventing the head behind the conical point; the cylindrical shaft with a perforated handle incised for better grip; rich dark brown patina with the letters "IT" painted in red

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Stilt Step, Marquesas Islands

tapuvai height 13 3/4in (35cm) Provenance Sotheby's, New York, 18 November 1997, Lot 327 Important California Private Collection Finely carved with a standing tiki figure with incised geometric designs below the curved foot support; fine semi-glossy dark brown/black patina with encrusted red

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Bone Ornament, Marquesas Islands

tiki ivi p'o height 1 11/16in (4.3cm) Provenance French Private Collection California Private Collection Carol Ivory notes, "In Marquesan art, Gauguin said, there is the face, always the face. It is a distinctive face, with its arched eyebrows, large and often outlined eyes, flattened nose, and wide

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Large God Image, Tahiti, Society Islands

ti'i height 25 1/2in (65cm) Provenance Massachusetts Private Collection California Private Collection Robert D. Craig notes, "There seems to be a natural inclination among humans to fashion images of gods and goddesses from earthly materials. Most cultures have left some physical form of

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 20.000 $ - 30.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Fine Serving Bowl, Hawaiian Islands

umeke lā'au puahala height 6 3/4in (17cm); diameter 9 1/2in (24cm) Provenance Queen Lili'uokalani (1838-1917), Hawai'i Lydia Ka'onohiponiponiokalani Aholo (1878-1979), Hawai'i Alfred Aholo Apaka Sr. (c.1891-1984), Hawai'i By descent through the Apaka family Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Serving Bowl, Hawaiian Islands

umeke lā'au puahala height 7in (17.5cm), diameter 9 1/2in (24cm) Provenance Christie's, London, 29 June 1990, Lot 257 Eric Tulman Collection, Hilo, Hawai'i A fine and early bowl, most likely stone carved from kou wood, with gradually tapering thin walls; varied light and honey brown marbled surface

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Ceremonial Dance Paddle, Austral Islands

ra'ivavae length 42in (107cm) Provenance John and Marian Scott Collection, Manhattan Beach, California Intricately carved throughout, the pommel with stylized dancing figures around the perimeter, a long cylindrical shaft with a spade-form paddle blade; fine semi-glossy dark brown patina. All

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Maori Treasure Box, New Zealand

wakahuia length 18 3/4in (47.5cm) Provenance John and Marian Scott Collection, Manhattan Beach, California Of elongated, oval form, carved throughout the exterior with illustrative Maori scrolling designs; the box with tiki figures on each end with the head stretching out to form handles for

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 3.000 $ - 5.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Exceptional Maori Digging Stick Step, New Zealand

teka height 7 3/4in (19.7cm) Provenance Kenneth Athol Webster Collection, London (Collector's mark #159 written twice on the back) Wayne Heathcote Oceanic Art, London and New York American Private Collection, acquired in 1993 Published Barrow, Terrence, Maori Wood Sculpture, The Charles E. Tuttle

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 60.000 $ - 80.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Maori Anthropomorphic Pendant, New Zealand, ca. 1600-1850

hei tiki height 3 3/8in (6.6cm) Provenance Wayne Heathcote Oceanic Art, New York and London American Private Collection, acquired in 1994 According to Roger Neich, 'Distinct from all of these forms, the jade breast ornament called hei-tiki is the most characteristic and most highly valued of all

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Maori Anthropomorphic Pendant, New Zealand, ca. 1600-1850

hei tiki height 3 5/8in (9.2cm) Provenance Arman Fernandez Collection, New York Entwistle Gallery, London and Paris American Private Collection, acquired in 1993 Finely carved without the use of metal tools, this hei tiki is of a dark olive-green pounamu stone with translucency around the edges. The

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 25.000 $ - 35.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Maori Hand Club, New Zealand

patu onewa Length 13 1/4in Provenance K. John Hewett Collection, London Alan Mann Collection, London Important California Private Collection This patu onewa is a refined example of the classic form, certainly carved without the use of metal tools. The butt is carved with concentric ridges and a

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Large Maori Hand Club, New Zealand, ca. 1600-1850

mere pounamu Length 14 3/4in (37.5cm) Provenance Christie's, London, 6 December 1995, Lot 6 Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection, Honolulu Published Kaeppler, Adrienne L., Polynesia - The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, 2010, fig. 492

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 40.000 $ - 60.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Magnificent and Rare Cadaverous Male Figure, Easter Island/Rapa Nui

moai kavakava height 18 1/2in (47cm) Provenance Mr. J. Pike, Esq., Nantucket, Massachusetts Sotheby's, New York, 2 December 1983, Lot 65 Merton Simpson Gallery, New York Christopher B. Hemmeter Collection, Honolulu, Hawai'i Bonhams, London, 17 June 1991, Lot 184 José Ramon Pons Oliveras Collection

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 800.000 $ - 1.000.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Asmat Shield, Citak Region, Western Papua New Guinea

height 81in (206cm) Provenance Collected by Countess Ingebourg de Beausacq while living in Papua New Guinea from 1957 to 1958 Wayne Heathcote Oceanic Art, London and New York Alan Steele Tribal Fine Art, New York Leon Meizlik Collection, Westchester, New York Carved in light wood with two rows of

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 6.000 $ - 8.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020

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Two Ancestor Figures, Ramu River, Papua New Guinea

kandimbong heights 11 1/2 and 7 1/4in (29.2 and 18.5cm) Provenance St. Augustin Mission Museum, Germany, Inv. 78.44.270 (the larger figure) Bruce Frank Primitive Art, New York Leon Meizlik Collection, Westchester, New York Each most likely stone carved, of classic, stylized form with proportionally

Los #: 31

Schätzpreis: 5.000 $ - 7.000 $

Datum: 02.07.2020