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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3536B Marlborough
December 14, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

Three Papua New Guinea Lime Spatulas

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3536B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: December 14, 2020 12:00PM


Three Papua New Guinea Lime Spatulas, Massim, Trobriand Islands, late 19th century, made from palm wood, two with anthropomorphic crouching figures atop the long blades, the third from Adzera, Markham valley, with carved interlocking triangular motifs, each with metal stand, lg. 15 1/4, 12 3/4, and 14 1/4 in.

Provenance: The shorter figurative spatula from the collection of Marcia and John Friede, Rye, New York; the remaining two from the Faith Dorian-Wright collection.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

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Marcia, Wright, John Friede, Rye