Skinner

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Auction 2862B

November 7, 2015 10:00AM

11-07-2015 11-07-2015

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

Two African Pipes

Two African Pipes

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$400$325

Two African Pipes, the first a Chokwe pipe with stylized human head, the second with clay bowl and brass bindings, both with patina of long use, lg. to 9 1/2 in. More ...

Zulu Carved Wood Feasting Ladle

Zulu Carved Wood Feasting Ladle

Lot:
2
Unsold
 

Zulu Carved Wood Feasting Ladle, with elaborate handle, separate ring at the top, and pyro-engraved detail, lg. 28 1/2 in. More ...

Senufo Carved Wood Ladle

Senufo Carved Wood Ladle

Lot:
3
Unsold
 

Senufo Carved Wood Ladle, with twisted handle and stylized bird finial, with custom stand, ht. 27 in. Provenance: Norman Hurst. More ...

Two Dan Carved Wood Masks

Two Dan Carved Wood Masks

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$461$375

Two Dan Carved Wood Masks, Liberia, Poro Society, both with blackened patina, mounted on cloth-covered panels, ht. 8 1/2 in. Provenance: Ladislas Segy Gallery; Skinner, Lot 57, November 12, More ...

Kuba Carved Wood Mask

Kuba Carved Wood Mask

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$338$275

Kuba Carved Wood Mask, the rectangular form with perforations under the open slit eyes, with a glass bead and raffia strip applied to the ridge of the nose, tufted feather coiffure and raffia hood, More ...

Three Ashanti Female Fertility Dolls

Three Ashanti Female Fertility Dolls

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Three Ashanti Female Fertility Dolls, Ghana, all with stylized forms and disk-shaped heads, one decorated on the back of the head with relief-carved pictographs of a tree, leaf, and comb device, ht. More ...

Baule Carved and Painted Wood Mask

Baule Carved and Painted Wood Mask

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$246$200

Baule Carved and Painted Wood Mask, Goli, the circular stylized animal head with pierced eyes and rectangular mouth, patina of use, ht. 14 3/4 in. More ...

Baule Carved Wood Female Figure

Baule Carved Wood Female Figure

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$400$325

Baule Carved Wood Female Figure, with dark red-brown patina, ht. 13 in. Provenance: Collected by Major H. Frank during World War II. At the end of the war he was commanding officer at Sandau More ...

Two Shona Carved Wood Items

Two Shona Carved Wood Items

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

Two Shona Carved Wood Items, a headrest with stylized geometric designs, and a knife with chip-carved wood handle and sheath, both with dark patina, headrest ht. 6, lg. 6 1/2, knife lg. 9 in. More ...

Dogon Carved Wood Lock

Dogon Carved Wood Lock

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$677$550

Dogon Carved Wood Lock, with incised geometric designs and two seated human figures at the top, (minor wood loss), includes stand, ht. 10 3/4 in. More ...

Yoruba Eshu Figure

Yoruba Eshu Figure

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$800$650

Yoruba Eshu Figure, Nigeria, the tapering block-like form with protruding breasts and incised geometric designs, the leather collar with multiple strands of cowrie shells and a cloth bag, dark More ...

Baule Carved Wood Heddle Pulley

Baule Carved Wood Heddle Pulley

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

Baule Carved Wood Heddle Pulley, depicting a seated female figure with stylized coiffure and scarification designs, with custom stand, ht. 9 in. Provenance: Norman Hurst. More ...

African Carved Wood Staff

African Carved Wood Staff

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

African Carved Wood Staff, Angola, possibly Ovimbundu, the finial depicting a woman's head with elaborate coiffure and scarification marks, detailed with brass tacks, (old repairs), lg. 22 1/2 More ...

Bamana Antelope Dance Staff

Bamana Antelope Dance Staff

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$492$400

Bamana Antelope Dance Staff, with elaborate notched and cutout decoration, blackened surface, ht. 31 1/2 in. More ...

Kurumba Antelope Headdress Mask

Kurumba Antelope Headdress Mask

Lot:
15
Unsold
 

Kurumba Antelope Headdress Mask, Burkina Faso, with elongated features, polychrome geometric designs, cowrie shell decoration, pigments include indigo blue, ht. 53 in. More ...

Bamana Antelope Headdress

Bamana Antelope Headdress

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

Bamana Antelope Headdress, Chiwara, the two-headed form with chip-carved detail, metal eyes on the larger head, and fabric ties, lg. 23 1/2 in. More ...

Bamana Antelope Dance Headpiece

Bamana Antelope Dance Headpiece

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$615$500

Bamana Antelope Dance Headpiece, Chiwara, Mali, the stylized form with incised detail, old repairs, brown patina, ht. 27 1/2 in. Provenance: Ladislas Segy Gallery; Skinner, Lot 20, November 12, More ...

New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula

New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$923$750

New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula, Massim area, with an elaborate bilateral figurative and abstract design, some lime remaining in the details, lg. 14 1/2 in. More ...

Two New Guinea Carved Bone Daggers

Two New Guinea Carved Bone Daggers

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$400$325

Two New Guinea Carved Bone Daggers, Abelam, Maprik, area, both with abstract human design, one with polychrome pigments, lg. to 14 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Papua New Guinea Bark Belt

Papua New Guinea Bark Belt

Lot:
20
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Papua New Guinea Bark Belt, carved on the exterior with concentric four-point star design, white pigment, wd. 7 5/8 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group

New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group

Lot:
21
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New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group, Highland area, five graduated shell ornaments on a bamboo frame, with shell-hung cloth and wire ties, feather remnants, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Leo and More ...

New Guinea Ceremonial Axe

New Guinea Ceremonial Axe

Lot:
22
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New Guinea Ceremonial Axe, c. first half 20th century, the large form with wood handle, stone blade, and basketry covering, (some damage), lg. 31 in. Note: Collected during World War II. More ...

New Guinea Utilitarian Axe

New Guinea Utilitarian Axe

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$369$300

New Guinea Utilitarian Axe, the stone head secured by plant fiber wrapping, wood handle, lg. of handle 20 in. More ...

Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces

Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces

Lot:
24
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Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces, a dog tooth and nassa shell ornament; a fox tooth necklace; and a fighting charm ornament from the Maprik area, all with patina from long use, lg. More ...

Three New Guinea Necklaces

Three New Guinea Necklaces

Lot:
25
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Three New Guinea Necklaces, a dog tooth headband from Belek village; a large shell pendant decorated with shell and glass trade dog teeth; and a large shell pendant, all with patina of use, lg. to More ...

Three Melanesian Arm Rings

Three Melanesian Arm Rings

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$215$175

Three Melanesian Arm Rings, two carved shell rings from the Solomon Islands, one a currency ring, the other used as a weapon, and a German porcelain trade ring from Bosman village, Lower Ramu Madang More ...

Two Ethnographic Necklaces

Two Ethnographic Necklaces

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$154$125

Two Ethnographic Necklaces, c. late 19th century, a multicolored beaded Zulu necklace and a Trobriand Islands necklace with glass beads and Cuscus teeth. Provenance: Zulu: H.G. Beasley, Cranmore More ...

Three Solomon Islands Shell "Money" Necklaces

Three Solomon Islands Shell "Money" Necklaces

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$246$200

Three Solomon Islands Shell "Money" Necklaces, c. 19th century, lg. 22 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Solomon Island Chief's Staff

Solomon Island Chief's Staff

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$677$550

Solomon Island Chief's Staff, carved with a stylized bird and human face at one end, extensive stylized shell inlays, lg. 39 1/2 in. More ...

Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Club

Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Club

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$277$225

Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Club, Massim, the blade with stylized geometric designs, the finial in the form of a frigate bird head, lime pigment, lg. 34 3/4 in. Provenance: Muelendisk More ...