Skinner

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Auction 2893B

May 6, 2016 10:00AM

05-06-2016 05-06-2016

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Lots

Three African Carved Wood Passport Masks

Three African Carved Wood Passport Masks

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$308$250

Three African Carved Wood Passport Masks, two with stylized coiffures, all pierced at the edge for attachments, ht. to 6 in. More ...

African Carved Wood Animal Helmet Mask

African Carved Wood Animal Helmet Mask

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$185$150

African Carved Wood Animal Helmet Mask, Komo Society, Mali, or Burkina Faso, the stylized mask with open mouth, backswept horns, and encrusted patina, lg. 26 1/2 in. More ...

Bamana N'tomo Horned Mask

Bamana N'tomo Horned Mask

Lot:
3
Unsold
 

Bamana N'tomo Horned Mask, Mali, with incised decoration and cowrie shells at forehead and nose, dark patina, (wood loss), ht. 16 in. Tribal Art Online More ...

African Carved Wood Chair

African Carved Wood Chair

Lot:
4
Sold for:
$615$500

African Carved Wood Chair, probably Fon, incorporating six stylized lions, ht. 30, wd. 20 1/2 in. More ...

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$615$500

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area of Nigeria, a maternity figure with a female attendant on either side and two infants, attributed to Oniyide or his son, ht. 24, wd. 19 More ...

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

Lot:
6
Sold for:
$492$400

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area of Nigeria, depicting a noble with a flywhisk and two male and two female attendants, possibly the work of master carver Oniyide (c. 1875-c. More ...

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group

Lot:
7
Unsold
 

Yoruba Polychrome Carved Wood Shrine Group, Abeokuta area, Nigeria, a mounted warrior with weapons on one side and female attendant on the other, attributed to Oniyide or his son, ht. including More ...

Yoruba Beaded Cloth and Leather Diviner's Bandolier Bag

Yoruba Beaded Cloth and Leather Diviner's Bandolier Bag

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$492$400

Yoruba Beaded Cloth and Leather Diviner's Bandolier Bag, Nigeria, the leather bag covered with beaded cloth panels and with an elaborate trade bead strap, patina of long use, (some bead loss), bag 8 More ...

Igbo Ikenga Figure

Igbo Ikenga Figure

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

Igbo Ikenga Figure, Nigeria, a seated male figure holding a knife and severed head, his headdress with two birds on the top tier and four more severed heads below, ht. 28 1/2 in. Provenance: A More ...

New Guinea Carved Wood Sago Ladle

New Guinea Carved Wood Sago Ladle

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$400$325

New Guinea Carved Wood Sago Ladle, Huon Gulf, the scoop issuing from a stylized human, lime-filled detail, lg. 20 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected in the 1960s by Mark Lissauer; The Leo and Lillian More ...

New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula

New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$800$650

New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula, Massim area, the decoration with lime fill, custom stand, ht. 13 in. Provenance: Ex Beasley collection; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

New Guinea Commercial Adze

New Guinea Commercial Adze

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$738$600

New Guinea Commercial Adze, Geelvink Bay, the decorated handle with dark patina, lg. 13 in. Provenance: Mme. Lemaire; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums

Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums

Lot:
13
Unsold
 

Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums, the small retains the original lizard skin head, the other from Seassi Island in the Huon Gulf with incised decoration, ht. to 29 3/4 in. Provenance: The More ...

Dayak Knife and Carved Wood Sheath

Dayak Knife and Carved Wood Sheath

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$369$300

Dayak Knife and Carved Wood Sheath, c. 19th century, the knife with carved antler finial, the sheath with designs on one side and a braided cane strap, dark patina, (damage), lg. 22 1/2 in. More ...

Two Australian Aborigine Carved Wood Items

Two Australian Aborigine Carved Wood Items

Lot:
15
Unsold
 

Two Australian Aborigine Carved Wood Items, c. 19th century, a boomerang with incised decoration, and a throwing club, old tag on club reads: "Australian war club," the boomerang with two old More ...

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

Lot:
16
Sold for:
$369$300

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club, Ula, c. 19th century, minor decoration, (cracks), lg. 14 3/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Fiji Islands Throwing Club

Fiji Islands Throwing Club

Lot:
17
Sold for:
$677$550

Fiji Islands Throwing Club, Ula, c. 19th century, decorated grip with calendric dots, dark patina, lg. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex Fagan collection; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Fiji Islands Throwing Club

Fiji Islands Throwing Club

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$554$450

Fiji Islands Throwing Club, Ula, c. 19th century, with decorated handle and dark patina, lg. 16 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Tonga Carved Wood Billet Club

Tonga Carved Wood Billet Club

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$523$425

Tonga Carved Wood Billet Club, "Powai," c. 19th century, completely covered with finely carved geometric designs, probably cut down in the 19th century, lg. 28 3/4 in. Provenance: Christie's, More ...

Tongan Islands Carved Wood Club

Tongan Islands Carved Wood Club

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$461$375

Tongan Islands Carved Wood Club, c. second half 19th century, overall chip-carved geometric designs, (a few edge chips), lg. 31 1/2 in. More ...

Samoan Carved Wood Palm Stock Club

Samoan Carved Wood Palm Stock Club

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$677$550

Samoan Carved Wood Palm Stock Club, c. second half 19th century, the upper half with chip-carved designs, (wood loss), lg. 27 1/2 in. Provenance: Te Pake and Hurst Gallery; The Leo and Lillian More ...

Maori Carved Wood Dance Paddle

Maori Carved Wood Dance Paddle

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$738$600

Maori Carved Wood Dance Paddle, c. late 19th century, with stylized Maori designs and four faces, lg. 36 1/4 in. Provenance: Christie's; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Papua New Guinea Stone Headed "Pineapple" Club

Papua New Guinea Stone Headed "Pineapple" Club

Lot:
23
Unsold
 

Papua New Guinea Stone Headed "Pineapple" Club, bamboo shaft with fiber wrappings, lg. 41 in. Provenance: Moriarty collection; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Vanuatu Carved Wood War Club

Vanuatu Carved Wood War Club

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$677$550

Vanuatu Carved Wood War Club, c. 19th century, with remnant bindings, lg. 23 in. Provenance: The Josef Mueller collection, Christie's; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Gunstock Club

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Gunstock Club

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$554$450

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Gunstock Club, "Gata," c. 19th century, the heavy form with dark patina, lg. 41 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Samoan Tapa Pattern Print Board

Samoan Tapa Pattern Print Board

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

Samoan Tapa Pattern Print Board, with different designs on each side, traces of multiple pigments, 37 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Hawaiian Carved Stone Pounder

Hawaiian Carved Stone Pounder

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$492$400

Hawaiian Carved Stone Pounder, Pohaku Ku'i Poi, with knob top and carved of basalt, ht. 6 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Melanesian Carved Wood Bowl

Melanesian Carved Wood Bowl

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$369$300

Melanesian Carved Wood Bowl, with chip-carving at the rim and two relief-carved circles at each side, (cracked), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Solomon Islands Feather Money

Solomon Islands Feather Money

Lot:
29
Sold for:
$17,220$14,000

Solomon Islands Feather Money, Tevau, Santa Cruz, wood coils covered with red feathers from the Scarlet Honeyeater, the multiple strands of shell attachments with red cloth at the ends, braided More ...

Two Polynesian Bone Figures

Two Polynesian Bone Figures

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$308$250

Two Polynesian Bone Figures, c. second half 19th century, possibly from the Tongan Islands, male and female standing figures, ht. to 3 3/4 in. More ...