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  • New Guinea Stone-headed Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 2071
    Sold for: $400$325

    New Guinea Stone-headed Carved Wood Club, Highland area, c. 19th century, tapering to a spear point tip and with doughnut-shaped stone head, dark patina, lg. 54 in. Provenance: Collected by Dr. ...

  • Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals

    Lot: 43
    Sold for: $308$250

    Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals, with traces of red pigment, wd. to 6 3/4 in. Provenance: George Ortis collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Society Islands Stone Adze Blade

    Lot: 49
    Sold for: $523$425

    Society Islands Stone Adze Blade, excavated, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Acquired by Leo and Lillian Fortess of the Schooner Chance, Papeete Tahiti, 1941. ...

  • Maori Stone Adze Head

    Lot: 50
    Sold for: $185$150

    Maori Stone Adze Head, finely ground black stone, lg. 3 1/4 in. Provenance: Otaga Museum; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones

    Lot: 52
    Sold for: $246$200

    Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones, "ulu maiku", largest ht. 1 3/4, dia. 2 1/2 in. ...

  • Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl

    Lot: 54
    Sold for: $1,353$1,100

    Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl, "bavelo," c. 19th century, with single lug at outside center, dark patina, lg. 23 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater

    Lot: 56
    Sold for: $738$600

    Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, lg. 15 in. Provenance: Collected by Dr. John Rabe; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Tapa Beater

    Lot: 57
    Sold for: $369$300

    Fiji Islands Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, with grooves on three sides, dark patina, lg. 15 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

    Lot: 58
    Sold for: $1,230$1,000

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club, "ula tava tava", with complex gadroon design, dark patina, (minor wood loss), lg. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club

    Lot: 59
    Sold for: $677$550

    Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club, "ula", dark patina, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

    Lot: 60
    Unsold  

    Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze, the stone blade held in place with waxed string in place of original sennit wrapping, lg. 36 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Solomon Islands Paddle Club

    Lot: 61
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    Solomon Islands Paddle Club, with midrib on blade and conical butt, lg. 44 3/4 in. Provenance: William Oldman collection with original round metal-rimmed tag "Oldman/Solomon, Florida"; Leo and ...

  • Samoa Billet Club

    Lot: 62
    Sold for: $308$250

    Samoa Billet Club, c. 19th century, decorated with bands of incised triangles, traces of lime remaining, lg. 37 3/4 in. Provenance: Kimpel collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 63
    Sold for: $3,075$2,500

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Club, "totokia," the ironwood form with chip-carved grip, (some wood loss), lg. 33 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff

    Lot: 64
    Sold for: $2,829$2,300

    Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff, c. 19th century, "taiaha," the stylized face with red wax eyes on one side and one remaining abalone eye on the reverse, dark patina, lg. 50 1/2 in. Provenance: ...

  • Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle

    Lot: 65
    Sold for: $6,150$5,000

    Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle, c. first half 19th century, allover geometric carving, with six stylized dancers at the butt, dark patina, lg. 52 in. Provenance: Dr. Terry Barrow; Leo and ...

  • Three Maori Jade Ear Ornaments

    Lot: 66
    Sold for: $1,599$1,300

    Three Maori Jade Ear Ornaments, Ngatiana tribe, Taranaki area, North Island, New Zealand, lg. to 4 in. Provenance: Terry Emerson; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Maori Jade Ornament

    Lot: 67
    Sold for: $20,910$17,000

    Maori Jade Ornament, "hei tiki," c. 19th century, with original cord and bone toggle, ht. 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Edmund Muller Beromunster, House Zum Dolder Beromunster, Switzerland; Leo and ...

  • Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box

    Lot: 68
    Sold for: $12,300$10,000

    Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box, "Waku Huia," c. first half 19th century, with projecting tiki heads on each end of the narrow elongated box, the top and bottom covered with scrolling design, dark ...

  • Maori Figural Carved Wood Hand Club

    Lot: 69
    Unsold  

    Maori Figural Carved Wood Hand Club, "Wahaika," c. late 18th century, with recumbent tiki on the inside and grotesque mask at the butt, square pierced handle, dark patina, includes metal stand, lg. ...

  • New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group

    Lot: 1820
    Sold for: $123$100

    New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group, Highland area, five graduated shell ornaments on a bamboo frame, with shell-hung cloth and wire ties, feather remnants, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Leo and ...

  • Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces

    Lot: 1821
    Sold for: $98$80

    Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces, a dog tooth and nassa shell ornament; a fox tooth necklace; and a fighting charm ornament from the Maprik area, all with patina from long use, lg. ...

  • Three New Guinea Necklaces

    Lot: 1822
    Sold for: $111$90

    Three New Guinea Necklaces, a dog tooth headband from Belek village; a large shell pendant decorated with shell and glass trade dog teeth; and a large shell pendant, all with patina of use, lg. to ...

  • New Guinea Hafted Adze

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $185$150

    New Guinea Hafted Adze, with rattan-wrapped green stone blade, (chipped), patina of use, lg. 23 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Vanuatu Carved Pig Killing Club

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $400$325

    Vanuatu Carved Pig Killing Club, c. first half 20th century, lg. 23 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Guinea Carved Wood Spatula

    Lot: 4
    Unsold  

    New Guinea Carved Wood Spatula, Korwar, Geelvinck Bay, lg. 18 1/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Christie's, June 25, 1985, Lot 474. ...

  • Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Canoe Prow Ornament

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $246$200

    Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Canoe Prow Ornament, "Tabuya," New Guinea, very stylized decoration, with frigate bird prow, lg. 19 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Admiralty Islands Carved Shell Kap Kap

    Lot: 10
    Unsold  

    Admiralty Islands Carved Shell Kap Kap, dia. 4 1/4 in. Provenance: Christie's, April 26, 1984; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Ireland Carved Shell Kap Kap

    Lot: 11
    Unsold  

    New Ireland Carved Shell Kap Kap, dia. 3 1/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Samoan Squid Lure

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $523$425

    Samoan Squid Lure, with plaques of tiger cowrie shells on stone sinker, with strips of rubber and fiber cord, with additional stalagmite sinker, lg. 7 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian ...