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3415T Marlborough
July 22, 2020 12:00PM - July 30, 2020 7:00PMCalender

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  • New Guinea Bull Roarer

    Lot: 1092
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    New Guinea Bull Roarer, Elema, Papuan Gulf Province, decorated with an ancestor motif on one side, traces of white lime pigment, with small hole at top for cord attachment, lg. 19 in. more ...

  • New Guinea Feather Bag

    Lot: 1093
    Sold for: $313$250

    New Guinea Feather Bag, c. 1900, cassowary feather woven bag, with paper label "1903 Cassoway feather bag. Aunty had brought back from Australia," 11 x 8 1/2 in. Provenance: Eleanor Tulman more ...

  • New Guinea Coconut

    Lot: 1094
    Sold for: $250$200

    New Guinea Coconut, coconut water container, decorated with relief carved designs, ht. 4 3/4 in. more ...

  • Twenty-two Tribal Wood Stools

    Lot: 1095
    Sold for: $625$500

    Twenty-two Tribal Wood Stools, including from Papua New Guinea, Sepik River region, sizes vary. more ...

  • Miniature New Guinea Mask

    Lot: 1096
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    Miniature New Guinea Mask, Madang Province, Ramu River delta, small maskette with pigments, pierced around the rim, probably for attachment to a bag, lg. 5 in. more ...

  • Ceremonial Stone Axe Head

    Lot: 1097
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    Ceremonial Stone Axe Head, Highlands, New Guinea, probably a green argillite stone, (minor repair), lg. 9, wd. 8 in. more ...

  • New Guinea Conch Shell Trumpet

    Lot: 1098
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    New Guinea Conch Shell Trumpet, Schouten Island, early to mid-20th century, pierced toward to top, with sooty blackened patina, (tip broken off), lg. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: The Rosman more ...

  • New Guinea Coconut Cup

    Lot: 1099
    Sold for: $125$100

    New Guinea Coconut Cup, Maprik, early/mid-20th century, a cut-out section of a coconut formed into a ladle or cup, decorated on the exterior with a human face and two birds, dark patina, lg. 4 3/4, more ...

  • New Guinea Wood Mask, Mwai

    Lot: 1100
    Sold for: $281$225

    New Guinea Wood Mask, Mwai, middle Sepik River, Sawos people, heavy wood ancestor mask, decorated with shells including nassa and cowrie, with boar tusks in nose and cassowary feathers around the more ...

  • Four New Guinea Lime Spatulas

    Lot: 1101
    Sold for: $88$70

    Four New Guinea Lime Spatulas, three fashioned from cassowary leg bones, and one from wood, lg, 13, 11, 9, and 6 3/4 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. more ...

  • New Guinea Ceremonial Figure, Minja

    Lot: 1102
    Sold for: $250$200

    New Guinea Ceremonial Figure, Minja, upper Sepik River, Washkuk, abstracted head on a spike, represents a water spirit, and used in yam ceremonies, (minor wood loss), lg. 32, wd. 12 1/2 in. more ...

  • New Guinea Bone Dagger

    Lot: 1103
    Sold for: $125$100

    New Guinea Bone Dagger, 19th century, possibly Maprik, polished cassowary leg bone with two incised circular designs on one side, with metal stand, lg. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, more ...

  • New Guinea Wood Stool

    Lot: 1104
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    New Guinea Wood Stool, Sepik River, wood stool with carved abstract faces on each side, (age crack on the top), lg. 21, wd. 10, ht. 10 in. more ...

  • New Guinea Woven Mask

    Lot: 1105
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    New Guinea Woven Mask, Blackwater River, woven cane helmet mask with dried clay and pigments, lg. 31, ht. 15 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mark Lissauer, Sydney, more ...

  • West Papua Ceremonial Stone Axe Blade

    Lot: 1106
    Sold for: $281$225

    West Papua Ceremonial Stone Axe Blade, Western Highlands, Mount Hagen area, large thin stone blade, used in ceremonial axes, lg. 13 3/4 in. more ...

  • Four New Guinea Bone Lime Sticks

    Lot: 1107
    Sold for: $175$140

    Four New Guinea Bone Lime Sticks, Sepik River region, made from cassowary leg bone, one decorated with fiber and nassa shells, lg. 15, 15, 13, and 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, more ...

  • Three Melanesian Shell Disk Money Necklaces

    Lot: 1108
    Sold for: $125$100

    Three Melanesian Shell Disk Money Necklaces, two shell disk necklaces from the Solomon Islands, the smaller from Huon Gulf, New Guinea, lg. 23, 11, and 8 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, more ...

  • Four Melanesian Shell Necklaces

    Lot: 1109
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    Four Melanesian Shell Necklaces, a Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, shell money necklace, two New Guinea nassa shell necklaces, and a short cowrie shell necklace from the Sepik River region, New more ...

  • New Guinea Stone Head Club

    Lot: 1110
    Sold for: $344$275

    New Guinea Stone Head Club, possibly Highlands region, the long wood shaft with pointed end, decorated with rattan and feathers, the stone the pineapple type, (minor loss to the stone, age cracks), more ...

  • New Guinea Carrying Pole

    Lot: 1111
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    New Guinea Carrying Pole, Sepik River, mid-20th century, hardwood, decorated on each side with repeated geometric designs, dark patina, lg. 52 1/4 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, more ...

  • Two New Guinea Stone Head Clubs

    Lot: 1112
    Sold for: $531$425

    Two New Guinea Stone Head Clubs, Collingwood Bay, long wood shafts each with circular stone disk at one end, held on the shaft with collar of woven fiber, lg. 35 1/2 and 32 in. Provenance: more ...

  • Six New Guinea Combs

    Lot: 1113
    Sold for: $406$325

    Six New Guinea Combs, late 19th century, wood with bush string, splayed finials and each with eleven tines, lg. 8 3/4 to 8 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Christie's, more ...

  • New Guinea Yam Mask

    Lot: 1114
    Sold for: $75$60

    New Guinea Yam Mask, Prince Alexander Mountains, Abelam, basketry mask made from the stem of a climbing vine, with applied pigments, used to decorate large yams, lg. 15 1/2, wd. 12 in. more ...

  • West Papua Stone Adze, Jaga

    Lot: 1115
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    West Papua Stone Adze, Jaga, Dani people, Baliem valley, wood haft with greenstone wrapped with orchid fiber, (age cracks), lg. 23 in. more ...

  • Three New Guinea Stone Adze Blades

    Lot: 1116
    Sold for: $63$50

    Three New Guinea Stone Adze Blades, lg. 6 1/4, 5 1/2, and 5 1/4 in. more ...

  • Massim Lime Spatula

    Lot: 1117
    Sold for: $281$225

    Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, clapper type, decorated on either side with incised lime-filled scrolling and terminating in a fish head, lg. 12 1/2 more ...

  • Massim Lime Spatula

    Lot: 1118
    Sold for: $188$150

    Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, long elegant palmwood spatula with high ridgeline on either side at the handle, and abstract scrollwork in the center, lg. 30 in. more ...

  • Massim Paddle Finial and Betel Nut Mortar

    Lot: 1119
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    Massim Paddle Finial and Betel Nut Mortar, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, scrollwork finial cut from a canoe paddle, with a betel nut mortar, finial with wood base, lg. 7 1/2 and 5 3/4 in. more ...

  • Massim Betel Nut Mortar

    Lot: 1120
    Sold for: $313$250

    Massim Betel Nut Mortar, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th/early 20th century, palmwood with incised scrollwork designs filled with lime pigments, lg. 4 3/4 in. Provenance: Fortess more ...

  • New Guinea Wood Pigment Dish

    Lot: 1121
    Sold for: $375$300

    New Guinea Wood Pigment Dish, Massim, boat-shaped pigment dish, incised with panels of scrolls and zigzags heightened with lime and with traces of reddish brown pigment, dark patina, lg. 12 in. more ...