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Auction 3005B

May 5, 2017 10:00AM

05-05-2017 05-05-2017

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

Fante Carved Wood Doll

Fante Carved Wood Doll

Lot:
31
Sold for:
$677$550

Fante Carved Wood Doll, the female form with blackened surface, wearing strands of trade beads, ht. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Celia Ascher, New York. More ...

Dogon Standing Hermaphrodite Figure

Dogon Standing Hermaphrodite Figure

Lot:
32
Sold for:
$584$475

Dogon Standing Hermaphrodite Figure, with hands over the head, encrusted patina, ht. 10 in. Provenance: The estate of Celia Ascher, New York. More ...

Dan Carved Wood Mask with Hinged Jaw

Dan Carved Wood Mask with Hinged Jaw

Lot:
33
Sold for:
$2,829$2,300

Dan Carved Wood Mask with Hinged Jaw, with partial encrusted patina and pierced at the edge for attachments, with custom stand, ht. 9 1/2 in. Provenance: The estate of Celia Ascher, New York. More ...

Cameroon Beaded Calabash

Cameroon Beaded Calabash

Lot:
34
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

Cameroon Beaded Calabash, with a bird-form stopper, beaded allover with geometric designs in various size trade beads, (minor bead loss), ht. 29 in. Provenance: Pace Primitive, New York. More ...

Lega Carved Wood Mask

Lega Carved Wood Mask

Lot:
35
Sold for:
$2,706$2,200

Lega Carved Wood Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the face covered with Kaolin and with pyro blackened details, pierced at the chin for attachments, includes a custom stand, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 7 More ...

Makonde Carved Wood Deformity Mask

Makonde Carved Wood Deformity Mask

Lot:
36
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

Makonde Carved Wood Deformity Mask, with partially blackened surface and pierced the edge for suspensions, dark patina, (wood loss), with custom stand, ht. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Pace Primitive, More ...

Suku Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Suku Carved Wood Helmet Mask

Lot:
37
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

Suku Carved Wood Helmet Mask, with animal crest, blue and white pigment, incised geometric designs, and plant fiber attachment, with custom stand, ht. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Pace Primitive, New More ...

Mossi Karan Wemba Mask

Mossi Karan Wemba Mask

Lot:
38
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

Mossi Karan Wemba Mask, Burkina Faso, the stylized mask with small antelope head, surmounted by a standing female figure, with cowrie shell eyes, old repairs, dark patina of use, with custom stand, More ...

Songye Carved Wood Shield

Songye Carved Wood Shield

Lot:
39
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

Songye Carved Wood Shield, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the front with relief-carved Kifwebe masks, white pigment, pyro-blackened surface, (wood loss), with custom stand, ht. 25, wd. 10 in. More ...

Lobi Carved Wood Male Figure

Lobi Carved Wood Male Figure

Lot:
40
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

Lobi Carved Wood Male Figure, with crested coiffure, wood base, ht. 23 1/2 in. Provenance: Pace Primitive, New York. More ...

Vere Carved Wood Male Figure

Vere Carved Wood Male Figure

Lot:
41
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

Vere Carved Wood Male Figure, Nigeria, the standing figure with penetrating gaze, on a wood base, ht. 28 1/2 in. Provenance: Pace Primitive, New York. More ...

Senufo Carved Wood Staff

Senufo Carved Wood Staff

Lot:
42
Sold for:
$17,220$14,000

Senufo Carved Wood Staff, with head-to-head female figures and an avian form at the top, blackened surface, wood base, ht. 56 in. Provenance: Pace Primitive, New York. More ...

Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals

Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals

Lot:
43
Sold for:
$308$250

Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals, with traces of red pigment, wd. to 6 3/4 in. Provenance: George Ortis collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Solomon Islands Shell Currency

Solomon Islands Shell Currency

Lot:
44
Sold for:
$738$600

Solomon Islands Shell Currency, Rubiana Lagoon, dia. 5 in. Provenance: Stan Moriarty collection. More ...

Two New Guinea Stone Adze Heads

Two New Guinea Stone Adze Heads

Lot:
45
Unsold
 

Two New Guinea Stone Adze Heads, lg. to 8 1/2 in. Provenance: The large oval adze from the Stan Moriarty collection. More ...

Trobriand Islands Wood Lime Spatula

Trobriand Islands Wood Lime Spatula

Lot:
46
Sold for:
$984$800

Trobriand Islands Wood Lime Spatula, the handle in the form of a standing human figure, traces of red pigment, with metal stand, ht. 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Taylor Dale collection, London. More ...

Australian Aborigine Carved Wood Boomerang

Australian Aborigine Carved Wood Boomerang

Lot:
47
Sold for:
$461$375

Australian Aborigine Carved Wood Boomerang, c. late 19th century, one side with fine incised designs, dark patina, lg. 24 in. More ...

Hawaiian Ivory Object

Hawaiian Ivory Object

Lot:
48
Sold for:
$154$125

Hawaiian Ivory Object, sold with an arrow-shaped pendant, lg. of first 2 7/8 in. Provenance: Obtained in 1941 from Jack Altman. More ...

Society Islands Stone Adze Blade

Society Islands Stone Adze Blade

Lot:
49
Sold for:
$523$425

Society Islands Stone Adze Blade, excavated, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Acquired by Leo and Lillian Fortess of the Schooner Chance, Papeete Tahiti, 1941. More ...

Maori Stone Adze Head

Maori Stone Adze Head

Lot:
50
Sold for:
$185$150

Maori Stone Adze Head, finely ground black stone, lg. 3 1/4 in. Provenance: Otaga Museum; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Society Islands Carved Stone Food Pounder

Society Islands Carved Stone Food Pounder

Lot:
51
Sold for:
$308$250

Society Islands Carved Stone Food Pounder, basalt, excavated, ht. 4 1/8 in. More ...

Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones

Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones

Lot:
52
Sold for:
$246$200

Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones, "ulu maiku", largest ht. 1 3/4, dia. 2 1/2 in. More ...

Hawaiian Carved Wood Food Dish

Hawaiian Carved Wood Food Dish

Lot:
53
Unsold
 

Hawaiian Carved Wood Food Dish, (old split with glued repair), dia. 11 in. More ...

Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl

Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl

Lot:
54
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl, "bavelo," c. 19th century, with single lug at outside center, dark patina, lg. 23 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Bowl

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Bowl

Lot:
55
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Bowl, c. 19th century, yaquona, "bavelo," lenticular form with pointed ends, dark patina, lg. 21 1/2, wd. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet. More ...

Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater

Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater

Lot:
56
Sold for:
$738$600

Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, lg. 15 in. Provenance: Collected by Dr. John Rabe; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Fiji Islands Tapa Beater

Fiji Islands Tapa Beater

Lot:
57
Sold for:
$369$300

Fiji Islands Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, with grooves on three sides, dark patina, lg. 15 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

Lot:
58
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club, "ula tava tava", with complex gadroon design, dark patina, (minor wood loss), lg. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club

Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club

Lot:
59
Sold for:
$677$550

Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club, "ula", dark patina, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

Lot:
60
Unsold
 

Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze, the stone blade held in place with waxed string in place of original sennit wrapping, lg. 36 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...