05-12-2021 05-12-2021
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3640B Marlborough
May 12, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

Carved New Guinea Coconut Cup

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3640B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 12, 2021 10:00AM


Carved New Guinea Coconut Cup, Tami Islands, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, fully carved with complex chip-carved designs, with four birds in profile, with carved handle, custom metal stand, (minor cracks and repairs), 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.

Provenance: Private collection, New York; Leo and Lilian Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Christie's New York, November 20, 1997, Lot 154; Collected by Martin Voight (1878-1952) while a postmaster to German New Guinea between 1902-1905.
Estimate $700-900

Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Leo, Christie, Martin Voight, Papua New Guinea, Honolulu