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  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Headrest

    Lot: 15
    Sold for: $492$400

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Headrest, c. 19th century, (binding for one of the feet missing), lg. 15 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Warrior Fan

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $615$500

    Fiji Warrior Fan, c. 19th century, the plaited fan with sennit-wrapped handle, 19 x 21 in. Provenance: Collected in the 1880s by John A. Rabe; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Marquesas Islands Large Carved Coconut

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $1,968$1,600

    Marquesas Islands Large Carved Coconut, c. second half 19th century, with stylized carving overall, the remnant suspension cord with carved bone tiki and kukui nut beads, (the coconut bottom was ...

  • Lot of Seven Melanesian Coconut Items

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $185$150

    Lot of Seven Melanesian Coconut Items, includes three drinking cups, two with decoration, one from the Australian Board of Missions, a whistle, a rattle, a penis sheath, and a lime container from ...

  • Five Hawaiian Kukui Nut Leis

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $154$125

    Five Hawaiian Kukui Nut Leis, c. first half 20th century, lg. approx. 17 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Hawaiian Carved Wood Bowl

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $615$500

    Hawaiian Carved Wood Bowl, Umeke, c. 19th century, with flat bottom, carved from K'ou wood, ht. 4 1/4, dia. 8 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Melanesian Knob-headed Club

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $615$500

    Melanesian Knob-headed Club, c. 19th century, with an unusual stylized head, dark patina, lg. 41 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Ex John Friede collection. ...

  • Samoan Carved Wood War Club

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $461$375

    Samoan Carved Wood War Club, c. 19th century, the faceted form with bands of chip-carved decoration, lg. 33 1/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Ex Hartford Science ...

  • Melanesian Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 26
    Sold for: $185$150

    Melanesian Carved Wood Club, with an unusually elaborate carved head, lg. 38 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Caledonia Carved Wood Phallic Club

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $1,353$1,100

    New Caledonia Carved Wood Phallic Club, c. 19th century, dark patina, lg. 25 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; The Oldman collection, Christie's London, April 26, 1977, ...

  • Fiji Islands Root Stock Club

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $984$800

    Fiji Islands Root Stock Club, c. 19th century, with carved grip and dark brown patina, lg. 45 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Tonga Carved Wood Paddle Club

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $1,107$900

    Tonga Carved Wood Paddle Club, c. 19th century, with elaborate geometric decoration overall, dark brown patina, lg. 37 1/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Carved Wood Gunstock Club

    Lot: 30
    Unsold  

    Fiji Carved Wood Gunstock Club, c. 19th century, with checked carving on the blade, (some wood loss), lg. 42 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Dance Club

    Lot: 31
    Sold for: $677$550

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Dance Club, Kiakava, c. 19th century, dark patina, lg. 38 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Ex Herbert Rieser collection; Christie's, May 13, ...

  • Fiji Island Chief's Staff

    Lot: 32
    Sold for: $923$750

    Fiji Island Chief's Staff, c. early 19th century, dark patina, lg. 47 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. Literature: Fuller Collection of Pacific Artifacts, Force and ...

  • Large Solomon Islands Carved Wood Paddle Club

    Lot: 33
    Sold for: $492$400

    Large Solomon Islands Carved Wood Paddle Club, c. 19th century, dark brown patina, lg. 54 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by John Rabe in the 1880s; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Large Melanesian Stone-headed Club

    Lot: 34
    Sold for: $123$100

    Large Melanesian Stone-headed Club, with massive stone head, (repair to wood at top), lg. 52 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Child's Club

    Lot: 35
    Sold for: $861$700

    Fiji Islands Child's Club, Cula Cula, c. 19th century, the diminutive form with dark rich patina, lg. 29 3/4 in. Provenance: Collected in Fiji by Robert Brownlee; The Leo and Lillian Fortess ...

  • Tonga Carved Wood Tapa Beater

    Lot: 36
    Unsold  

    Tonga Carved Wood Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, dark brown patina, lg. 11 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Tonga Carved Wood Tapa Beater

    Lot: 37
    Sold for: $154$125

    Tonga Carved Wood Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, lg. 12 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Carved Wood Throwing Club, Ula,

    Lot: 38
    Sold for: $400$325

    Fiji Carved Wood Throwing Club, Ula, c. early 19th century, with chip-carved grip, dark patina, (minor bead loss), lg. 15 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Ex Wm. Fagan ...

  • Fiji Islands Throwing Club, Ula

    Lot: 39
    Sold for: $677$550

    Fiji Islands Throwing Club, Ula, c. early 19th century, with chip-carved grip and calendric dots, dark patina, lg. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Lobed Throwing Club

    Lot: 41
    Sold for: $308$250

    Fiji Islands Lobed Throwing Club, c. early 19th century, dark patina, (crack in the handle), lg. 17 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

    Lot: 42
    Sold for: $3,075$2,500

    Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze, Mangaia, c. 19th century, the haft with eighty-seven bands of stylized figures, the basalt blade affixed with "Mangaia Endless" cordage, lg. 47 in. ...

  • Group of Eskimo Artifacts

    Lot: 201
    Unsold  

    Group of Eskimo Artifacts, c. 19th century, includes seven harpoon heads, two fish hooks, a stone sinker, etc., lg. to 4 1/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, Ex J.C Leff ...

  • Papua New Guinea Bark Belt

    Lot: 1706
    Sold for: $738$600

    Papua New Guinea Bark Belt, carved on the exterior with concentric four-point star design, white pigment, wd. 7 5/8 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces

    Lot: 1707
    Unsold  

    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: 1708
    Unsold  

    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 ...

  • Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums

    Lot: 1710
    Sold for: $277$225

    Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums, the small retains the original lizard skin head, the other from Seassi Island in the Huon Gulf with incised decoration, ht. to 29 3/4 in. Provenance: The ...

  • Papua New Guinea Stone Headed "Pineapple" Club

    Lot: 1713
    Sold for: $492$400

    Papua New Guinea Stone Headed "Pineapple" Club, bamboo shaft with fiber wrappings, lg. 41 in. Provenance: Moriarty collection; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...