09-06-2014 09-06-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2745B Boston
September 6, 2014 10:00 AMCalender

New Guinea Carved Wood Canoe Bailer

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2745B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 06, 2014 10:00AM


New Guinea Carved Wood Canoe Bailer, Murik Lakes area, probably stone cut, with relief-carved lizards and animal head on the handle, patina of long use, lg. 13 3/4 x wd. 7 in.

Provenance: Mark Lissauer, 1960; Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection.
Estimate $400-600

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Murik Lakes, lizards and animal head, Mark Lissauer, Leo Fortess, Lillian Fortess