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Auction 3075B

February 9, 2018 4:00PM

02-09-2018 02-09-2018

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Engraved Map of Africa

Engraved Map of Africa

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$431$350

Engraved Map of Africa, Johann Homann (1664-1724), unframed, 19 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. More ...

Fang Carved Guardian Figure

Fang Carved Guardian Figure

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Fang Carved Guardian Figure, Ivory Coast, early 20th century. More ...

African Hardwood Low Chair

African Hardwood Low Chair

Lot:
3
Unsold
 

African Hardwood Low Chair, Ivory Coast, late 19th/early 20th century, ht. 12 1/2, seat ht. 4 1/2, wd. 12 1/2 inches. More ...

Copper Mask

Copper Mask

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$2,952$2,400

Copper Mask, West Africa, 19th century. Provenance: Estate of June Ide Ellison, Boston, Massachusetts. More ...

Carved and Painted African Mask

Carved and Painted African Mask

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$123$100

Carved and Painted African Mask, late 19th/early 20th century, lg. appx. 25 in., ht. 17 1/2 in. More ...

Wooden Lip Plate

Wooden Lip Plate

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$277$225

Wooden Lip Plate, Africa, on brass stand, plate dia. 3 in. Provenance: Purchased at auction in Ohio. More ...

Kuba Wood Bellows

Kuba Wood Bellows

Lot:
7
Unsold
 

Kuba Wood Bellows, Central Africa, late 19th/early 20th century. More ...

Carved African Female Figure

Carved African Female Figure

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$215$175

Carved African Female Figure, 20th century, ht. 18 in. More ...

Senufo Hornbill Figure

Senufo Hornbill Figure

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

Senufo Hornbill Figure, Ivory Coast, depicting a bird atop a seated woman, ht. 53 in. More ...

Carved Baule Heddle Pulley

Carved Baule Heddle Pulley

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$154$125

Carved Baule Heddle Pulley, Ivory Coast, 20th century. More ...

Two Carved Baule Heddle Pulleys

Two Carved Baule Heddle Pulleys

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$277$225

Two Carved Baule Heddle Pulleys, Ivory Coast, 20th century, hts. 16 in., and 12 3/4 in. More ...

Mukonde Full Head Mask

Mukonde Full Head Mask

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$185$150

Mukonde Full Head Mask, carved wood with applied hair. Provenance: Hemingway Gallery, New York. More ...

Sculptural Bronze Head of an African Woman

Sculptural Bronze Head of an African Woman

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$523$425

Sculptural Bronze Head of an African Woman, mounted on a stand, overall ht. 11 in. More ...

Three Engravings

Three Engravings

Lot:
14
Unsold
 

Three Engravings, probably 18th century, Caffres, Hottentots, and De L'Afrique, Figure XIII, unframed. More ...

Engraved Map Morocco (Barbary Coast)

Engraved Map Morocco (Barbary Coast)

Lot:
15
Sold for:
$308$250

Engraved Map Morocco (Barbary Coast), Johann Homann (German, 1664-1724). More ...

Engraving Titled A Negro Pedlar and His Wife

Engraving Titled A Negro Pedlar and His Wife

Lot:
16
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Engraving Titled A Negro Pedlar and His Wife, 18th century, 12 x 18 in., framed. More ...

1737 Homann Map of Africa and Colored Engraving Vue de la Cote Depuis Mina  .

1737 Homann Map of Africa and Colored Engraving Vue de la Cote Depuis Mina .

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$369$300

1737 Homann Map of Africa and Colored Engraving Vue de la Cote Depuis Mina. More ...

Three Maps of West Africa

Three Maps of West Africa

Lot:
18
Unsold
 

Three Maps of West Africa, 18th century, unframed. More ...

Georg Matthaus Seutter (German, 1678-1757)

Georg Matthaus Seutter (German, 1678-1757)

Lot:
19
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Georg Matthaus Seutter (German, 1678-1757), Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii in America Septentrionali, hand-colored copper plate engraving, c. 1730, 19 1/2 x 22 1/2 in., framed. More ...

African Percussion Fowler

African Percussion Fowler

Lot:
20
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African Percussion Fowler, c. 19th century, carved walnut stock, iron fittings, with silver inlays and a woven cloth sling, barrel lg. 26 1/2, overall lg. 42 3/8 in. More ...

Article About Sugar Cane

Article About Sugar Cane

Lot:
21
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Article About Sugar Cane, 1764, discusses how sugar is made and characteristics of "Negroes," with fold-out engraving of "The Sugar Cane from Its First Planting till its Arrival at Maturity." More ...

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$1,046$850

Middle Passage Iron Bilboes, 18th century. Note: Bilboes are iron restraints placed on the ankles or wrists, most notably used on slave ships to fasten two slaves together. The word bilboes is More ...

Spiked Collar

Spiked Collar

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

Spiked Collar, possibly Barbary Coast, probably early 18th century. More ...

Brass Spyglass

Brass Spyglass

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$123$100

Brass Spyglass, with leather case, 19th century, reportedly passed down in a Barbary Coast family. Provenance: Gonzales Antiques. More ...

Iron Scold's Bridle

Iron Scold's Bridle

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$1,169$950

Iron Scold's Bridle, probably 18th century. Note: The scold's bridle or Branks mask consists of an iron face cage with a protrusion into the mouth, making it painful for a person to speak. Most More ...

Wrought Iron Headpiece

Wrought Iron Headpiece

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$615$500

Wrought Iron Headpiece, 18th century, with pierced holes along the bottom ring and loops on either side, (separation and loss). More ...

Triangle Trade Merchant's Shipping Record

Triangle Trade Merchant's Shipping Record

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$277$225

Triangle Trade Merchant's Shipping Record, 1818. More ...

Small Iron Shackles

Small Iron Shackles

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$615$500

Small Iron Shackles, late 18th/early 19th century, forged iron, (corrosion). More ...

Spanish Document Discussing the Sale of a Female Slave

Spanish Document Discussing the Sale of a Female Slave

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$277$225

Spanish Document Discussing the Sale of a Female Slave, 1644. Provenance: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. More ...

Insurance Document for the Ship John B. James

Insurance Document for the Ship John B. James

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$461$375

Insurance Document for the Ship John B. James, 1807, leaving Baltimore bound for St. Bartholomew, Haiti, Bermuda, and other islands. More ...