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March 14, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

New Britain Palm Wood War Club

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Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2791BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 14, 2015 10:00AM


New Britain Palm Wood War Club, c. late 19th century, with paddle-like form, incised decoration and red pigment, lg. 47 1/4 in.

Provenance: Collected by Martin Voigt, First Postmaster to New Guinea, 1902; Christies, November 20, 1997, Lot 138; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection.
Estimate $600-800

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New Britain Palm Wood War Club, Lillian Fortess, Martin Voigt, Guinea, Leo Fortess