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3415T Marlborough
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  • Solomon Islands Wood Bowl

    Lot: 1152
    Sold for: $225$180

    Solomon Islands Wood Bowl, San Cristobal Island, small elliptical bowl with pedestal base, painted black and heavily decorated with inlaid nautilus shells, each end ornamented with the front end of more ...

  • Solomon Islands Wood Bowl

    Lot: 1153
    Sold for: $344$275

    Solomon Islands Wood Bowl, San Cristobal Island, elliptically-shaped bowl with pedistal base, painted black and heavily detailed with inlaid nautilus shells, each end ornamented with the front end more ...

  • Solomon Islands Wood Figure

    Lot: 1154
    Sold for: $531$425

    Solomon Islands Wood Figure, Central Solomon Islands, carved from an ebony hardwood, consists of a seated anthropomorphic figure with hands held under the chin, mouth open with teeth, the back more ...

  • Solomon Islands Shell Funerary Plaque

    Lot: 1155
    Sold for: $1,063$850

    Solomon Islands Shell Funerary Plaque, Choiseul, Western Solomon Islands, flat plaque of tridacna shell, decorated with two friezes of circles, separated by a frieze of anthropomorphic figures and more ...

  • Solomon Islands Sea Spirit Figure, Karamanua

    Lot: 1156
    Sold for: $1,375$1,100

    Solomon Islands Sea Spirit Figure, Karamanua, standing figure with the head of a shark with up-swept tail, holding a shark upside down, decorated with shell inlay, varnished surface, (missing one more ...

  • Nine Items of Pacific Jewelry

    Lot: 1157
    Unsold  

    Nine Items of Pacific Jewelry, a shell disk belt from the Solomon Islands, shell nose ornament from the Solomons, two fiber earsticks with bamboo container from the Solomons, a shell nose ring, more ...

  • Two Solomon Islands Wood Clubs, Kila

    Lot: 1158
    Sold for: $200$160

    Two Solomon Islands Wood Clubs, Kila, Malaita, 19th century, two long straight hardwood clubs with raised central ridgeline on the blade, lg. 50 and 44 3/4 in. more ...

  • Two Solomon Islands Shell Armbands

    Lot: 1159
    Sold for: $281$225

    Two Solomon Islands Shell Armbands, tridacna shell, dia. 4 and 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mark Lissauer collection, Sydney, Australia. more ...

  • Solomon Islands Wood Club

    Lot: 1160
    Unsold  

    Solomon Islands Wood Club, Malaita, 20th century, short hardwood club with detailed incised decoration and shell inlay, (some shell inlay missing), lg. 25 1/2 in. more ...

  • Solomon Islands Shell Breast Ornament

    Lot: 1161
    Sold for: $344$275

    Solomon Islands Shell Breast Ornament, Malaita, early 20th century, pearl shell crescent ornament, with serrated bottom edge and shell decorations, with fiber cord, (minor rim chips), wd. 6 1/2 more ...

  • Large Fiji Tapa Cloth

    Lot: 1162
    Sold for: $188$150

    Large Fiji Tapa Cloth, Lau Islands, Fiji, early 20th century, decorated mulberry fiber paper, using wood print blocks, with freehand drawn circles, with two black-painted sides, 92 x 110 in. more ...

  • Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant

    Lot: 1163
    Sold for: $500$400

    Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant, 19th century, small bulbous pendant with large suspension hole, with metal stand, lg. 1 3/4 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. more ...

  • Large Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant, Tabua

    Lot: 1164
    Sold for: $500$400

    Large Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant, Tabua, early 19th century, a wide example with stained reddish color, complete with coconut fiber cord, lg. 6 1/2, wd. 3 1/8 in. more ...

  • Four Fijian Whale Tooth Pendants, Tabua

    Lot: 1165
    Sold for: $750$600

    Four Fijian Whale Tooth Pendants, Tabua, 19th century, one large example, pierced at each end for suspension, and three smaller teeth, one with sennit coconut fiber cord, lg. 5 3/4, 4 3/4, 4 1/4, more ...

  • Fijian Throwing Club, Ula

    Lot: 1166
    Sold for: $688$550

    Fijian Throwing Club, Ula, early 19th century, gadroon-head type, with carved tavatava grip, (age crack in head), lg. 17 in. Provenance: Christie's, New York, November 16, 1995, Lot 52. more ...

  • Miniature Fijian Throwing Club

    Lot: 1167
    Sold for: $313$250

    Miniature Fijian Throwing Club, hardwood, with the small domed head with evenly fluted carving, the butt end comes to a soft point, lg. 11 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. more ...

  • Fijian Throwing Club, Ula

    Lot: 1168
    Sold for: $281$225

    Fijian Throwing Club, Ula, 19th century, with partial tavatava carved grip, and broken hole for wrist strap at the butt end, partial old paper label, (age crack in ball), lg. 14 1/2 in. more ...

  • Fijian Tapa Beater, Ike

    Lot: 1169
    Sold for: $200$160

    Fijian Tapa Beater, Ike, 19th century, all four flat sides grooved, dark patina, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii. more ...

  • Fijian Tapa Beater, Ike

    Lot: 1170
    Sold for: $313$250

    Fijian Tapa Beater, Ike, 19th century, three sides grooved, the fourth smooth, dark patina, lg. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. more ...

  • Fijian Hafted Stone Adze, Matau Vatu

    Lot: 1171
    Sold for: $375$300

    Fijian Hafted Stone Adze, Matau Vatu, 19th century, the long black basalt blade lashed with coconut sennit, to a short hardwood handle, probably used in canoe building, (age crack), lg. 13 3/4 more ...

  • Fijian Kava Bowl, Tanoa

    Lot: 1172
    Sold for: $531$425

    Fijian Kava Bowl, Tanoa, hardwood, possibly vesi, with four cylindrical tapering legs, a typical semi-curved lug with two holes, and a woven sennit cord with two shells attached, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 18 more ...

  • Fijian Wood Slit Gong, Lali

    Lot: 1173
    Sold for: $138$110

    Fijian Wood Slit Gong, Lali, 19th century, made from hollowed out hardwood, the end cross-pieces repaired with nails, wd. 15 3/4 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. more ...

  • Fiji Hardwood Pole Club, Bovai

    Lot: 1174
    Sold for: $313$250

    Fiji Hardwood Pole Club, Bovai, 19th century, hardwood club with finely incised tavatava design on the grip, (part of the butt end cut off), lg. 42 1/2 in. more ...

  • Two Fijian Fans, I iri buli

    Lot: 1175
    Sold for: $313$250

    Two Fijian Fans, I iri buli, Daku, Tailevu, Fiji, 19th century, woven from young coconut leaf, the handles bound with sennit, lg, 15, 13, wd. 13, and 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, more ...

  • Two Polynesian Tapa Beaters

    Lot: 1176
    Sold for: $125$100

    Two Polynesian Tapa Beaters, the larger example from Tonga, with wide and deeply cut grooves on three sides, the second later example shows little use, possibly from Hawaii, lg. 11 and 11 3/4 in. more ...

  • Three Polynesian Tapa Beaters

    Lot: 1177
    Sold for: $406$325

    Three Polynesian Tapa Beaters, the largest from Tonga, with two sides grooved, the other two smooth, the round example probably from Fiji, and the third possibly from Futuna island, lg. 10 1/2, 9, more ...

  • Two Samoan Coconuts

    Lot: 1178
    Sold for: $125$100

    Two Samoan Coconuts, 19th century, large coconut containers, each with sennit coconut fiber, with inventory numbers painted on, one coconut cut in half for use, ht. 6 1/2 in. each. Provenance: more ...

  • Two Small Samoan Clubs

    Lot: 1179
    Sold for: $1,000$800

    Two Small Samoan Clubs, late 19th century, two hardwood clubs one with the typical Samoan sawtooth design and the other with raised chevrons on the blade, each with pierced lugs on the butt, lg. 20 more ...

  • Samoan Tapa Pattern Board

    Lot: 1180
    Sold for: $250$200

    Samoan Tapa Pattern Board, 19th century, hardwood, four deeply cut grooved sections for tapa cloth decoration, lg. 23 1/2, wd. 2 1/4 in. more ...

  • Samoan Wood Canoe Paddle

    Lot: 1181
    Sold for: $63$50

    Samoan Wood Canoe Paddle, the narrow paddle terminating to a point, with long shaft, lg. 67 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Sherrod Anderson collection, Honolulu, Hawaii. more ...