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  • New Guinea Adze

    Lot: 1715
    Sold for: $160$130

    New Guinea Adze, Cenderawasih (formerly Geelvink) Bay, West Irian, with fiber-bound stone head, the wood shaft carved with geometric designs and a korvar figure, traces of commercial pigments, dark ...

  • Maori Carved Wood Long Club

    Lot: 1717
    Sold for: $461$375

    Maori Carved Wood Long Club, Taiaha, c. 19th century, possibly made for a child, with Janus head finial, dark patina, lg. 49 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Guinea Carved Wood Sago Ladle

    Lot: 10
    Sold for: $400$325

    New Guinea Carved Wood Sago Ladle, Huon Gulf, the scoop issuing from a stylized human, lime-filled detail, lg. 20 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected in the 1960s by Mark Lissauer; The Leo and Lillian ...

  • New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula

    Lot: 11
    Sold for: $800$650

    New Guinea Carved Wood Lime Spatula, Massim area, the decoration with lime fill, custom stand, ht. 13 in. Provenance: Ex Beasley collection; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Guinea Commercial Adze

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $738$600

    New Guinea Commercial Adze, Geelvink Bay, the decorated handle with dark patina, lg. 13 in. Provenance: Mme. Lemaire; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Two New Guinea Carved Wood Kundu Drums

    Lot: 13
    Unsold  

    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 ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $369$300

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club, Ula, c. 19th century, minor decoration, (cracks), lg. 14 3/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Throwing Club

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $677$550

    Fiji Islands Throwing Club, Ula, c. 19th century, decorated grip with calendric dots, dark patina, lg. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Ex Fagan collection; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Throwing Club

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $554$450

    Fiji Islands Throwing Club, Ula, c. 19th century, with decorated handle and dark patina, lg. 16 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Tonga Carved Wood Billet Club

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $523$425

    Tonga Carved Wood Billet Club, "Powai," c. 19th century, completely covered with finely carved geometric designs, probably cut down in the 19th century, lg. 28 3/4 in. Provenance: Christie's, ...

  • Samoan Carved Wood Palm Stock Club

    Lot: 21
    Sold for: $677$550

    Samoan Carved Wood Palm Stock Club, c. second half 19th century, the upper half with chip-carved designs, (wood loss), lg. 27 1/2 in. Provenance: Te Pake and Hurst Gallery; The Leo and Lillian ...

  • Maori Carved Wood Dance Paddle

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $738$600

    Maori Carved Wood Dance Paddle, c. late 19th century, with stylized Maori designs and four faces, lg. 36 1/4 in. Provenance: Christie's; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Papua New Guinea Stone Headed "Pineapple" Club

    Lot: 23
    Unsold  

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

  • Vanuatu Carved Wood War Club

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $677$550

    Vanuatu Carved Wood War Club, c. 19th century, with remnant bindings, lg. 23 in. Provenance: The Josef Mueller collection, Christie's; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Gunstock Club

    Lot: 25
    Sold for: $554$450

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Gunstock Club, "Gata," c. 19th century, the heavy form with dark patina, lg. 41 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Samoan Tapa Pattern Print Board

    Lot: 26
    Sold for: $1,230$1,000

    Samoan Tapa Pattern Print Board, with different designs on each side, traces of multiple pigments, 37 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Hawaiian Carved Stone Pounder

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $492$400

    Hawaiian Carved Stone Pounder, Pohaku Ku'i Poi, with knob top and carved of basalt, ht. 6 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Melanesian Carved Wood Bowl

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $369$300

    Melanesian Carved Wood Bowl, with chip-carving at the rim and two relief-carved circles at each side, (cracked), ht. 5 1/2, dia. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Admiralty Islands Carved Shell Kap Kap

    Lot: 31
    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: 32
    Unsold  

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

  • Maori Carved Wood Long Club

    Lot: 35
    Unsold  

    Maori Carved Wood Long Club, Taiaha, c. 19th century, possibly made for a child, with Janus head finial, dark patina, lg. 49 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Two New Guinea Carved Bone Daggers

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $400$325

    Two New Guinea Carved Bone Daggers, Abelam, Maprik, area, both with abstract human design, one with polychrome pigments, lg. to 14 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Papua New Guinea Bark Belt

    Lot: 20
    Unsold  

    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. ...

  • New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group

    Lot: 21
    Unsold  

    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: 24
    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: 25
    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 ...

  • Three Melanesian Arm Rings

    Lot: 26
    Sold for: $215$175

    Three Melanesian Arm Rings, two carved shell rings from the Solomon Islands, one a currency ring, the other used as a weapon, and a German porcelain trade ring from Bosman village, Lower Ramu Madang ...

  • Two Ethnographic Necklaces

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $154$125

    Two Ethnographic Necklaces, c. late 19th century, a multicolored beaded Zulu necklace and a Trobriand Islands necklace with glass beads and Cuscus teeth. Provenance: Zulu: H.G. Beasley, Cranmore ...

  • Three Solomon Islands Shell "Money" Necklaces

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $246$200

    Three Solomon Islands Shell "Money" Necklaces, c. 19th century, lg. 22 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 30
    Sold for: $277$225

    Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Club, Massim, the blade with stylized geometric designs, the finial in the form of a frigate bird head, lime pigment, lg. 34 3/4 in. Provenance: Muelendisk ...