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  • Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

    Lot: 1054
    Sold for: $1,250$1,000

    Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze, Mangaia, Polynesia, 19th century, the hollow-carved square shaft with geometric relief carving, the basalt blade bound with sennit fiber, (minor wood loss), lg. ...

  • Cook Islands Stone Adze Blade

    Lot: 1055
    Sold for: $875$700

    Cook Islands Stone Adze Blade, Mangaia, 19th century or earlier, basalt, (chip on one side of the cutting edge), lg. 10 1/2 in. ...

  • Northwest Coast Adze

    Lot: 1271
    Sold for: $1,063$850

    Northwest Coast Adze, 19th century, D-adze type, the wood handle with the abstract head of an animal at one end, the heavy metal blade attached with cord, mounted, lg. 9 in. ...

  • New Guinea Stone Adze Blade

    Lot: 43
    Unsold  

    New Guinea Stone Adze Blade, possibly 19th century, with carved human face on one side, lg. 8 1/2 in. ...

  • Aboriginal Spear Thrower, Woomera

    Lot: 80
    Unsold  

    Aboriginal Spear Thrower, Woomera, Western Desert, early 20th century, incised carving on the front, with adze marks on the back, resin ball at the handle end, wood peg attached with fiber at the ...

  • Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

    Lot: 103
    Sold for: $1,599$1,300

    Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze, Mangaia, 19th century, the hollow-carved square shaft with geometric relief carving, the basalt blade bound with sennit fiber, (minor wood loss), lg. 29 in. ...

  • Large Eskimo Hand Adze

    Lot: 355
    Sold for: $1,169$950

    Large Eskimo Hand Adze, Alaska, probably pre-historic, hand tool with deeply incised circular designs on the one side, (cracks, loss and restoration to one side), lg. 11 in. ...

  • Northwest Coast Adze

    Lot: 371
    Sold for: $1,476$1,200

    Northwest Coast Adze, 19th century, the wood handle with the head of a seal at one end, the metal adze attached with cord, mounted, lg. 9 1/2, ht. 3 1/2 in. ...

  • Aboriginal Spear Thrower, Woomera

    Lot: 1063
    Sold for: $369$300

    Aboriginal Spear Thrower, Woomera, Western desert, early 20th century, incised carving on the front, with adze marks on the back, resin ball at the handle end, wood peg attached with fiber at the ...

  • Three Maori Stone Adze Blades

    Lot: 1069
    Sold for: $523$425

    Three Maori Stone Adze Blades, 19th century and earlier, basalt adze blades for carving wood, lg. 6, 5 3/4, and 5 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, labels attached. ...

  • Two Polynesian Stone Adze Blades

    Lot: 1085
    Sold for: $615$500

    Two Polynesian Stone Adze Blades, pre-contact period, one from Hawaii and the other Tahiti, with collection labels, lg. 7 1/2 and 7 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Eskimo Whalebone Root Adze Blade

    Lot: 1264
    Sold for: $74$60

    Eskimo Whalebone Root Adze Blade, 19th century, used for digging roots, lg. 9 1/2 in. ...

  • Maori Nephrite Adze Blade

    Lot: 78
    Sold for: $523$425

    Maori Nephrite Adze Blade, 19th century, wide blade with polished surface, (two chips to blade edge), 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Dr. John Schaeffer collection, Lake Monroe, Florida. The ...

  • Eskimo Wood Hafted Adze

    Lot: 320
    Sold for: $861$700

    Eskimo Wood Hafted Adze, Alaska, 19th century, curved wood handle with stone adze blade attached with sinew, lg. 15 1/2 in. Provenance: Dr. John Schaeffer collection, Lake Monroe, Florida. The ...

  • Eskimo Adze Handle

    Lot: 332
    Sold for: $615$500

    Eskimo Adze Handle, Alaska, Punuk, 500-1200 AD, decorated with complex incised designs, (some surface loss), lg. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: Dr. John Schaeffer collection, Lake Monroe, Florida. The ...

  • Eight Eskimo Nephrite Adze Blades

    Lot: 355
    Sold for: $461$375

    Eight Eskimo Nephrite Adze Blades, Inupiat peoples, collected from St. Lawrence Island and the mainland around Norton Sound, Alaska, lg. 8 3/4, 8, 6, 5 1/2, 4 3/4, 4 1/2, 3, and 2 3/4 in. ...

  • Two Eskimo Adzes

    Lot: 356
    Sold for: $369$300

    Two Eskimo Adzes, the larger with a carved bone handle and sinew-bound nephrite adze blade, the smaller whalebone with small nephrite blade, lg. 6 1/2 and 4 3/4 in. ...

  • Eight Eskimo Nephrite Adze Blades

    Lot: 357
    Sold for: $523$425

    Eight Eskimo Nephrite Adze Blades, Inupiat peoples, collected from St. Lawrence Island and the mainland around Norton Sound, Alaska, lg. 7, 6, 5 1/2, 5 1/2, 4 3/4, 4, 2 3/4, and 2 1/4 in. ...

  • Three Pre-Historic Stone Implements

    Lot: 442
    Sold for: $1,169$950

    Three Pre-Historic Stone Implements, a large full-grooved axe blade, a small stone adze blade and a banner stone, lg. of axe, 5, adze 2 1/4, and banner lg. 3 1/2 in. ...

  • New Guinea Central Highlands Stone Adze

    Lot: 1063
    Unsold  

    New Guinea Central Highlands Stone Adze, with wooden haft and woven fiber around the stone, lg. of handle 20 1/2 in. ...

  • Two Adze Blades

    Lot: 1090
    Unsold  

    Two Adze Blades, New Ireland and Kapingamirangi Island, Micronesia, tridacna shell blades, lg. 5 1/2 and 5 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Hawaii; Dr. Kenneth Emory, Hawaii, for the ...

  • Large Micronesian Tridacna Shell Adze Blade

    Lot: 1093
    Unsold  

    Large Micronesian Tridacna Shell Adze Blade, Caroline Islands, 19th century, lg. 10 1/2 in. ...

  • Ten Micronesian Shell Adze Blades

    Lot: 1095
    Sold for: $246$200

    Ten Micronesian Shell Adze Blades, 19th century, Truk and Palau, Caroline Islands, tridacna and terbra shell, one is a pendant from Satawal, in the western Caroline Islands, lg. 4 1/4, 4, two 3 3/4, ...

  • Maori Stone Adze Blade

    Lot: 1099
    Sold for: $677$550

    Maori Stone Adze Blade, pre-contact period, black basalt, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Hawaii. ...

  • Five Stone Adze Blades from Hawaii

    Lot: 1116
    Unsold  

    Five Stone Adze Blades from Hawaii, pre-contact period, basalt, lg. 4, 3 1/8, 3 1/4, 2 1/4, and 1 7/8 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Hawaii. ...

  • Five Stone Adze Blades from Hawaii

    Lot: 1117
    Unsold  

    Five Stone Adze Blades from Hawaii, pre-contact period, lg. 4, 3 1/2, two 3 1/4, and 2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Hawaii. ...

  • Large Hawaiian Adze Blade

    Lot: 1118
    Sold for: $185$150

    Large Hawaiian Adze Blade, pre-contact period, calcined, water rounded, lg. 8 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Hawaii; John Fukuda collection, Kona, Hawaii. ...

  • Mangaia Island Adze Blade

    Lot: 43
    Unsold  

    Mangaia Island Adze Blade, pre-contact black basalt blade, lg. 10 1/2 in. ...

  • Australian Aborigine Boomerang

    Lot: 46
    Sold for: $1,722$1,400

    Australian Aborigine Boomerang, New South Wales, late 19th century, with arrow and zigzag engraving on front, probably cut by a possum tooth, verso with overall adzing, dry patina, lg. 25, wd. 2 1/2 ...

  • Quinault Whalebone "D" Adze Handle

    Lot: 332
    Unsold  

    Quinault Whalebone "D" Adze Handle, last quarter 19th century, depicting a bear, with traces of black polychrome, lg. 7 1/2 in. ...