Northwest Coast and South Pacific regions of the world are well represented by property from the Rosman Rubel collection of New York City— including Haida argillite carvings, Northwest Coast masks, Oceanic tools and weapons, and jewelry from the Marquesas Islands. Oceanic artifacts from the Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection from Hawaii include a rare Maori war canoe bailer. A fine collection of Indonesian artifacts collected in situ in the early 1980s is offered here for the first time. We also have a collection of over a dozen high quality kachinas from a collection in Massachusetts, including examples by Wilson Tewaquaptewa, Jimmie Koots, Otto Pentewa, and Walter Howato.
Native American works feature a Plains Indian collection from New York with pipe tomahawks, catlinite pipes, and hide beadwork, and an early Cree pictorial beaded pipe bag collected by an army cavalry soldier in the 1880s. Historic Northwest Coast and Inuit artifacts include a Chilkat ceremonial robe which has been in the family of the consignor for over forty years, and masks from King and Nunivak Islands in Alaska. An extensive collection of Southwest pottery, both historic and contemporary, and a group of Navajo textiles and silver and turquoise jewelry round out the auction.
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