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  • Large Marquesas Stone Pounder, Popoi

    Lot: 87
    Estimate: $800 - $1,200

    Large Marquesas Stone Pounder, Popoi, 19th or earlier, basalt, phallic in form, used in mashing and preparing popoi, ht. 8 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, Honolulu, ...

  • Hawaiian Ring Pounder, Pohaku puka ku'i poi

    Lot: 91
    Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800

    Hawaiian Ring Pounder, Pohaku puka ku'i poi, Kaua'i, 18th or early 19th century, basalt, used in the preparation of poi, with "Hawaii" written on one side, ht. 5 1/8, wd. 5 1/2 in. ...

  • Hawaiian Stone Adze Blade, Ko'i

    Lot: 92
    Estimate: $500 - $700

    Hawaiian Stone Adze Blade, Ko'i, 19th century, or earlier, black basalt stone adze from Island of Hawaii, probably used for canoe building, lg. 7 1/2 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New ...

  • John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Passing Storm, Samoa

    Lot: 54
    Unsold  

    John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Passing Storm, Samoa Inscribed, signed, located, and dated "To Mr. Bob Davis with/the compliments of the artist J. La Farge/Samoa 1894" in pencil l.r. ...

  • Fourteen Pieces of American Emergency Issue Currency

    Lot: 1110
    Sold for: $688$550

    Fourteen Pieces of American Emergency Issue Currency, four Hawaii: a $1, $5, and two $10; and ten North Africa: a $1, five $5, and four $10. ...

  • Twenty-four American Small Size Emergency Issue Notes

    Lot: 1111
    Sold for: $938$750

    Twenty-four American Small Size Emergency Issue Notes, twelve Hawaii: five $1, one $5, three $10, and three $20; and twelve North Africa: five $1, three $5, and four $10. ...

  • New Guinea Shell Bow Guard

    Lot: 1089
    Sold for: $188$150

    New Guinea Shell Bow Guard, Elema, Papuan Gulf, cut conus shell attached by fiber and sticks, ht. 3 1/2, wd. 7 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii. ...

  • New Guinea Bone Dagger

    Lot: 1103
    Sold for: $125$100

    New Guinea Bone Dagger, 19th century, possibly Maprik, polished cassowary leg bone with two incised circular designs on one side, with metal stand, lg. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, ...

  • New Guinea Woven Mask

    Lot: 1105
    Unsold  

    New Guinea Woven Mask, Blackwater River, woven cane helmet mask with dried clay and pigments, lg. 31, ht. 15 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mark Lissauer, Sydney, ...

  • Four New Guinea Bone Lime Sticks

    Lot: 1107
    Sold for: $175$140

    Four New Guinea Bone Lime Sticks, Sepik River region, made from cassowary leg bone, one decorated with fiber and nassa shells, lg. 15, 15, 13, and 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, ...

  • Three Melanesian Shell Disk Money Necklaces

    Lot: 1108
    Sold for: $125$100

    Three Melanesian Shell Disk Money Necklaces, two shell disk necklaces from the Solomon Islands, the smaller from Huon Gulf, New Guinea, lg. 23, 11, and 8 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, ...

  • Four Melanesian Shell Necklaces

    Lot: 1109
    Sold for: $106$85

    Four Melanesian Shell Necklaces, a Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, shell money necklace, two New Guinea nassa shell necklaces, and a short cowrie shell necklace from the Sepik River region, New ...

  • New Guinea Carrying Pole

    Lot: 1111
    Unsold  

    New Guinea Carrying Pole, Sepik River, mid-20th century, hardwood, decorated on each side with repeated geometric designs, dark patina, lg. 52 1/4 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, ...

  • Two New Guinea Stone Head Clubs

    Lot: 1112
    Sold for: $531$425

    Two New Guinea Stone Head Clubs, Collingwood Bay, long wood shafts each with circular stone disk at one end, held on the shaft with collar of woven fiber, lg. 35 1/2 and 32 in. Provenance: ...

  • Six New Guinea Combs

    Lot: 1113
    Sold for: $406$325

    Six New Guinea Combs, late 19th century, wood with bush string, splayed finials and each with eleven tines, lg. 8 3/4 to 8 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Christie's, ...

  • Massim Betel Nut Mortar

    Lot: 1120
    Sold for: $313$250

    Massim Betel Nut Mortar, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th/early 20th century, palmwood with incised scrollwork designs filled with lime pigments, lg. 4 3/4 in. Provenance: Fortess ...

  • New Guinea Wood Pigment Dish

    Lot: 1121
    Unsold  

    New Guinea Wood Pigment Dish, Massim, boat-shaped pigment dish, incised with panels of scrolls and zigzags heightened with lime and with traces of reddish brown pigment, dark patina, lg. 12 in. ...

  • Two Asmat Bone Nose Ornaments, Maka

    Lot: 1127
    Sold for: $281$225

    Two Asmat Bone Nose Ornaments, Maka, Otsjanep area, southeast Irian Jaya, cassowary bone nose ornaments, with metal stands, each with inventory number Br862, lg. 4 1/2 and 4 1/2 in. Provenance: ...

  • Two Admiralty Islands Coconut Implements

    Lot: 1134
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    Two Admiralty Islands Coconut Implements, a ladle with carved wood handle attached to a large half coconut shell, together with a coconut lime container, lg. 9 3/4 and 3 1/2 in. Provenance: ...

  • Two Solomon Islands Shell Armbands

    Lot: 1159
    Sold for: $281$225

    Two Solomon Islands Shell Armbands, tridacna shell, dia. 4 and 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Mark Lissauer collection, Sydney, Australia. ...

  • Fijian Tapa Beater, Ike

    Lot: 1169
    Sold for: $200$160

    Fijian Tapa Beater, Ike, 19th century, all four flat sides grooved, dark patina, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii. ...

  • Two Fijian Fans, I iri buli

    Lot: 1175
    Sold for: $313$250

    Two Fijian Fans, I iri buli, Daku, Tailevu, Fiji, 19th century, woven from young coconut leaf, the handles bound with sennit, lg, 15, 13, wd. 13, and 10 1/2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, ...

  • Two Polynesian Tapa Beaters

    Lot: 1176
    Sold for: $125$100

    Two Polynesian Tapa Beaters, the larger example from Tonga, with wide and deeply cut grooves on three sides, the second later example shows little use, possibly from Hawaii, lg. 11 and 11 3/4 in. ...

  • Samoan Wood Canoe Paddle

    Lot: 1181
    Sold for: $63$50

    Samoan Wood Canoe Paddle, the narrow paddle terminating to a point, with long shaft, lg. 67 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Sherrod Anderson collection, Honolulu, Hawaii. ...

  • Four Hawaiian Stone Fish Bait Mortars

    Lot: 1186
    Sold for: $238$190

    Four Hawaiian Stone Fish Bait Mortars, 19th century or before, fish bait stone mortars, ht. 1 1/4 wd. 2 3/4, ht. 2 wd. 1 3/4, ht. 1 wd. 2 3/4, and ht. 1 1/4 wd. 2 in. Provenance: Fortess ...

  • Three Hawaiian Stone Octopus Lure Sinkers

    Lot: 1187
    Sold for: $213$170

    Three Hawaiian Stone Octopus Lure Sinkers, the sandstone example from Hiihau, the dark basalt example from Lagoon shore, Hookene, Kona, Hawaii, and the third from Ewa beach, Oahu, lg. 3, 3 3/4, and ...

  • Three Polynesian Stone Pounders

    Lot: 1193
    Unsold  

    Three Polynesian Stone Pounders, the smaller two from Tahiti, 19th century or earlier, ht. 6, 4 1/2, and 4 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii. ...

  • Three Maori Stone Adze Blades

    Lot: 1197
    Sold for: $938$750

    Three Maori Stone Adze Blades, New Zealand, two small stone adze blades, one nephrite, with a nephrite cutting tool, lg. 2 3/4, 2 1/2, and 2 1/4 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, ...

  • Two Maori Stone Adze Blades

    Lot: 1198
    Sold for: $406$325

    Two Maori Stone Adze Blades, New Zealand, the larger nephrite, the smaller chisel basalt, lg. 4 1/4 and 2 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; Alfred Stendahl collection, Los ...

  • Two Maori Stone Adze Blades

    Lot: 1199
    Sold for: $125$100

    Two Maori Stone Adze Blades, New Zealand, probably pre-contact, basalt, lg. 5 and 4 3/4 in. Provenance: Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii. ...