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  • Solomon Islands Carved Wood Paddle Club

    Lot: 31
    Sold for: $677$550

    Solomon Islands Carved Wood Paddle Club, c. second half 19th century, with central ridge on each side of the blade, lg. 44 in. Provenance: Ex Graves collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess ...

  • Samoan Island Tapa Pattern Board

    Lot: 41
    Sold for: $800$650

    Samoan Island Tapa Pattern Board, "Upete," c. first half 20th century, the hardwood form carved on both sides with geometric and foliate designs, traces of pigment, 38 x 15 1/2 in. Provenance: ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

    Lot: 42
    Sold for: $738$600

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club, "ula," c. early 19th century, the ball-headed form with chip-carved grip, dark patina, lg. 16 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Island Carved Wood Throwing Club

    Lot: 43
    Sold for: $800$650

    Fiji Island Carved Wood Throwing Club, c. first half 19th century, with gadrooned head and chip-carved grip, lg. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Dance Club

    Lot: 45
    Sold for: $738$600

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Dance Club, c. 19th century, "Kiakava," with original sennit wrapping, (some loss to fiber wrapping), lg. 36 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by Dr. John Rabe, 1887; Leo ...

  • Vanuatu Carved War Club with Original Fiber Wrist Strap

    Lot: 46
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    Vanuatu Carved War Club with Original Fiber Wrist Strap, c. 19th century, the paddle form with relief-carved hook design, dark patina overall, lg. 34 in. Provenance: Christie's; Leo and Lillian ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Pole Club

    Lot: 47
    Sold for: $923$750

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Pole Club, c. 19th century, slightly tapered and chip-carved grip, dark patina, lg. 47 in. Provenance: Wm. Fagan collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Britain Carved Wood Battle Club

    Lot: 48
    Unsold  

    New Britain Carved Wood Battle Club, "Karingring" Sulka tribe, wide bay, carved in a "hobnail" motif, darkened surface, lg. 50 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. Tribal Art ...

  • New Guinea Stone-headed Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 49
    Unsold  

    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. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Dance Club

    Lot: 50
    Sold for: $738$600

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Dance Club, c. 19th century, "Kiakava," the diminutive gunstock form retaining most of its sennet wrapping, lg. 30 1/2 in. Provenance: Theo Davies collection, 1880; Leo ...

  • Vanuata Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 52
    Sold for: $800$650

    Vanuata Carved Wood Club, c. 19th century, with faceted head and raised hand grip, dark patina, (cracks), lg. 28 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Guinea Adze

    Lot: 53
    Unsold  

    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 Stone Adze Head

    Lot: 56
    Sold for: $215$175

    Maori Carved Stone Adze Head, New Zealand, 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Two Northwest Artifacts

    Lot: 232
    Sold for: $277$225

    Two Northwest Artifacts, a Northwest Coast halibut hook and an Eskimo whale hunting harpoon head, lg. to 8 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess Collection. ...

  • New Guinea Carved Wood Food Platter

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $338$275

    New Guinea Carved Wood Food Platter, Murik Lakes area, the bottom with abstract faces in a central four-point star design, (cracks), dia. 18 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess ...

  • New Guinea Bone and Rattan Harpoon Head

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $338$275

    New Guinea Bone and Rattan Harpoon Head, carved from a crocodile jawbone, dark patina, lg. 11 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Guinea Kundu Drum

    Lot: 10
    Sold for: $369$300

    New Guinea Kundu Drum, Tinuka Village, Mimika Tribe, hourglass form with carved thorny lizard motif and original tympanum, ht. 21 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • New Guinea Carved Wood Ancestral Mask

    Lot: 15
    Sold for: $800$650

    New Guinea Carved Wood Ancestral Mask, Vokeo Island, Schouten group, stylized human face, red and brown pigment, ht. 21 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Sepik River Flute Stopper Figure

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $2,829$2,300

    Sepik River Flute Stopper Figure, Mundugamor, Yuat River, New Guinea, stylized human figure with fiber attachments, blackened surface, cowrie shell eyes, ht. 20 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and ...

  • New Guinea Carved Wood Ancestor Mask

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $615$500

    New Guinea Carved Wood Ancestor Mask, Mindibit, Middle Sepik River area, stylized human face, traces of red pigment, ht. 26 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Two New Guinea Coconut Items

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $154$125

    Two New Guinea Coconut Items, a Sepik River spirit whistle with incised decoration, and a spoon with anthropomorphic handle from Purari delta area, Papuan Gulf, lg. of spoon 5 1/4 in. Provenance: ...

  • Solomon Islands Carved Wood Chief's Staff

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $1,353$1,100

    Solomon Islands Carved Wood Chief's Staff, Melanesian Mission, with seated human finial and shell inlay, (some missing), lg. 37 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Solomon Islands Paddle Club

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $1,046$850

    Solomon Islands Paddle Club, c. 19th century, the graceful form with dark patina, (wood loss), lg. 42 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Solomon Islands Carved Wood War Club

    Lot: 30
    Sold for: $923$750

    Solomon Islands Carved Wood War Club, "Alafolo," with highly stylized face and geometric designs, lg. 41 in. Provenance: C. Yacoe collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Trobriand Islands Sword Club

    Lot: 31
    Sold for: $369$300

    Trobriand Islands Sword Club, Massim area, geometric designs set off with white pigment, the end perforated for attachments, lg. 26 1/2 in. Provenance: Donald Mitchell collection; Leo and ...

  • New Britain Palm Wood War Club

    Lot: 32
    Sold for: $2,706$2,200

    New Britain Palm Wood War Club, c. late 19th century, with paddle-like form, incised decoration and red pigment, lg. 47 1/4 in. Provenance: Collected by Martin Voigt, First Postmaster to New ...

  • Large Solomon Island Carved Wood Paddle Club

    Lot: 33
    Sold for: $984$800

    Large Solomon Island Carved Wood Paddle Club, c. 19th century, dark patina, (minor wood loss), lg. 57 1/2 in. Provenance: Collected by John Rabe, 1888; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Two Hawaiian Game Stones

    Lot: 35
    Sold for: $584$475

    Two Hawaiian Game Stones, "Ulumaika," dia. to 2 3/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club with Gadrooned Head

    Lot: 36
    Sold for: $861$700

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club with Gadrooned Head, "Ulatavatava," chip-carved grip and dark patina, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

    Lot: 37
    Sold for: $461$375

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club, c. first half 19th century, with chip-carved grip and calendric dots at underside of head, dark patina, lg. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess ...