African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art

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Datum der Auktion: 15.05.2014

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Fine Lithic Stone Blade, Australia

Possibly obsidian with calcified deposits length 11 3/8in (29cm) PROVENANCE L. Sunde Ethnographica Gallery, Copenhagen, 1965 Paul Baus, Kent, Ohio

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Massim Betel Mortar, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood, lime length 4 3/4in (12cm) PROVENANCE H.G. Beasley Collection, Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst, England Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI EXHIBITED Honolulu Academy of Arts (#27498

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 1.500 $ - 2.000 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Massim Lime Spatula, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood length 9in (23cm) PROVENANCE James Calvert Collection, collected in the field Stevens' Auction, 1897, Lot 256 Lt. Gen. AHLF Pitt-Rivers, Farnham, England Christies, London, 10 June 1991, Lot 282 Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Massim Lime Spatula, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood length 8 3/4in (22.2cm) PROVENANCE James Calvert Collection, collected in the field Stevens' Auction, 1897, Lot 262 Lt. Gen. AHLF Pitt-Rivers, Farnham, England Christies, London, 10 June 1991, Lot 262 Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Massim Model of a Pig, Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New...

Wood, pigments length 19 1/2in (50cm) PROVENANCE Ellis Salas, field collected in 1921 Dr. Oliver Cobb, Seattle, WA PUBLISHED Silas, Ellis, A Primitive Arcadia: Being the Impressions of an Artist in Papua, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, MA, 1926, pl. 27, image no. 2

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Ceremonial Food Bowl, probably Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

Wood height 11 1/4in (28.6cm), length 20 1/2in (52cm) PROVENANCE Private Collection, New York, NY Of anthropomorphic form with four "legs" bent at the knees, two handles at each end (one now lost), and incised on the outer bowl surface with scroll decoration; fine dark-brown patina

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Massim Drum, probably Trobriand Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood, hide, fiber length 29 1/8in (74cm) PROVENANCE William O. Oldman Collection, London (#5594 List, 16 February 1904) Private East Coast Collection Of hourglass shape with openwork handle with unusual incised fish designs

Los #: 7Y

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Fine War Shield, probably Mengen, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Wood, pigments height 61 1/4in (156cm) PROVENANCE John B.L. Goodwin, 1912-1994 Anthony P. Russo, New York Private Collection, New York Of elongated rectangular form with the top and bottom edges slightly rounded, finely decorated on the front with geometric designs and motifs, a handle carved out in

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Fine and Rare Tami Islands Mask, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Wood, pigments, fiber, metal height 12 1/2in (31.7cm) PROVENANCE Savage Club Collection, Melbourne, Australia Marcia and John Friede Collection, New York Cf. Phelps (1978: fig 990) for an example in the Hooper Collection, and another similar example in the Australia Museum, Sydney (E. 1904) acquired

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Rare Sentani Serving Tray, Lake Sentani, Papua Province (Irian Jaya)

Wood length 18 3/4in (47.6cm) PROVENANCE Ben Tursch, Brussels American Private Collection Probably stone-carved with representative scrollwork pattern on the underside; dark-brown patina with encrustations

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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

yina Wood, pigments height 40 7/8in (103.9cm) PROVENANCE Chris Boylan, Sydney Private Collection, California Probably stone-carved from a dense wood, with representative large concave face with hanging nose and long neck-like staff, both eyes pierced; varied dark-brown patina with painted

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Fine and Rare Bahinemo Mask, Hunstein Mountains, Gahom Village, Papua New...

garra or gra Wood, pigments height 36 1/2in (92.7cm) PROVENANCE Philip Goldman Collection, London Marcia and John Friede Collection, New York Cf. Gathercole, et. al. The Art of the Pacific Islands, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1979, fig 22.63 for a very similar garra mask in the collection

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Large Sawos Male Figure, East Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

Wood, pigments height 43 1/2in (110.5cm) PROVENANCE Philip Goldman Collection, London Marcia and John Friede Collection, New York This exceptional, stone-carved male figure stands in an upright posture with his shoulders swept back with his arms behind his back and hands resting on his buttocks, his

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Abelam Dagger, Prince Alexander Mountains, Papua New Guinea

Cassowary bone length 14in (35.6cm) PROVENANCE Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford, England Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1985, Lot 102 Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI

Los #: 14

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Datum: 15.05.2014

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Abelam Dagger with Parrot, probably South Wosera Area, East Sepik Province...

Cassowary bone, black pigment length 16 1/2in (42cm) PROVENANCE Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Abelam Dagger, Prince Alexander Mountains, Papua New Guinea

Cassowary bone length 12 1/2in (32cm) PROVENANCE Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom, de-accessioned in 1877 Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1985, Lot 102 Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 1.000 $ - 1.500 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Large Iatmul Female Figure, Middle Sepik River Region, East Sepik Province...

Wood height 55 3/4in (141.7cm) PROVENANCE Charles Ratton, Paris Philip Goldman Collection, London John and Marcia Friede Collection, New York Most certainly stone-carved, and probably once serving as a suspension hook, the figure stands in an upright posture with her feet pointing downwards, her

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Figure, Vanuatu

Wood height 71 1/2in (182cm) PROVENANCE Père Moris, Paris 1939 Vérité Collection, Paris Galerie Monbrison, Paris American Private Collection In 1939, this figure was in the collection of Père Moris. He was a former French army officer who later worked in a Paris police station. Moris lived on the

Los #: 18W

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Figural Mallet Finial, Vanuatu Islands

Wood height 13 3/4in (35cm) PROVENANCE Scott Duggleby, Dallas, TX Private Collection, California Cf. Bonnemaison (1996: figs 16 and 311) for representations of the masked figure in Vanuatu. Cut from a larger implement, probably a staff, and depicting a masked figure; fine dark-brown encrusted

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Fish Trap, Kapingamrangi Island, (a Polynesian outlier)

Wood, shell, coconut sennit length 14 7/8in (38cm) PROVENANCE Dr. Robert Browne, Honolulu, HI Of intricate and complex design and technology with strands of light wood evenly spaced as a cage and tied together with fiber cordage

Los #: 20Y

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Large Adze, Marshall Islands

Tridacna shell length 7in (17.8cm) PROVENANCE Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI, acquired in situ ca. 1942-1945

Los #: 21Y

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Rare Fish Hook, Yasbel Island, Solomon Islands

Zebra mantis shrimp claw appendage (Lysiosquillina maculata) length 2 1/2in (6.4cm) PROVENANCE H.G.Beasley Collection, Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst, England Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI cf. Beasley, H., Pacific Islands Records: Fishhooks, London, 1928, plates 109-111

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Nose Ornament, Solomon Islands

Tridacna shell, fiber length 8 1/2in (21.6cm) PROVENANCE H.G. Beasley Collection, Elmstead Woods, Chislehurst, England Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection, Honolulu, HI

Los #: 23Y

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Breast Ornament, Solomon Islands

Pearl shell, turtle shell, coconut fiber width 7 1/4in (18.4cm) PROVENANCE Norman Hurst, Cambridge, MA Eric and Esther Fortess Collection, Boston, MA, acquired from the above ca. 1978

Los #: 24Y

Schätzpreis: 800 $ - 1.200 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Headrest, Tonga Island

kali hahapo Wood length 19 5/8in (50cm) PROVENANCE Private Collection, New Zealand According to Cartmail (1997: p 52), "Cook was mistaken in assuming that the kali were essentially stools. Kali in fact were kali, that is, native wooden pillows or headrests for the head or nape of the neck to rest

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 0 $

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Headrest, Tonga Island

kali hahapo Wood length 18 1/2in (47cm) PROVENANCE Private Collection, New Zealand Probably stone-carved, in the classic and elegant hahapo M-shape

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Fine Club, Tongan Islands

'akau tau Wood length 46in (116.8cm) PROVENANCE Preserved Fish Deuel, Cambridge, New York (1783-1861) Thence by descent Private Collection, New York Carved in rhomboid-shape in cross-section and tapers to a round handle; fine dark-brown patina

Los #: 27

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Club, Tongan Islands

'akau-ta Wood length 38 1/4in (97.2cm) PROVENANCE European Private Collection Finely carved throughout with bands of zigzag design

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 0 $

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Very Fine and Rare Chief's Mace Club, Tonga Islands

'akau tau Wood, marine ivory length 25in (63.5cm) PROVENANCE Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA Of graceful, possibly unique shape with handle gradually leading into a large bulbous form head, intricately carved throughout with superb geometric relief designs with finely crafted inlaid marine

Los #: 29Y

Schätzpreis: 0 $

Datum: 15.05.2014

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Superb "Swollen-Headed" Pole Club, Fiji Islands

bowai Wood length 40 3/4in (103.5cm) PROVENANCE Private Collection, France Probably stone-carved from extremely hard wood, the handle pierced through at one edge for attachment of suspension cord; fine reddish-brown patina with wear indicative of much use and significant age

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $

Datum: 15.05.2014