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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, ...

  • Tobi Island Figure

    Lot: 1204
    Sold for: $531$425

    Tobi Island Figure, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands, early 20th century, squatting figure with shell inlay eyes, ht. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Christie's, London, ...

  • New Guinea Stone Tapa Beater

    Lot: 1041
    Sold for: $86$70

    New Guinea Stone Tapa Beater, early to mid-20th century, long heavy stone with cut grooves at one end, lg. 13 3/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, label reads "PB-84-482 ...

  • Solomon Islands Paddle Club

    Lot: 1057
    Sold for: $246$200

    Solomon Islands Paddle Club, San Cristobal, 19th century, paddle type with central raised ridgeline on the blade, lg. 45 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, number 1128. ...

  • Tobi Island Figure

    Lot: 1067
    Unsold  

    Tobi Island Figure, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands, early 20th century, squatting figure with shell inlay eyes, ht. 6 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Christie's, London, ...

  • Maori Flax Cape

    Lot: 1068
    Sold for: $1,476$1,200

    Maori Flax Cape, New Zealand, 19th century, flax fiber, wool, and feathers, (some staining and feather, wool loss), 38 1/2 x 40 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; collected by ...

  • 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. ...

  • Samoan Tapa Beater

    Lot: 1081
    Sold for: $185$150

    Samoan Tapa Beater, 19th century, grooves cut on three sides, lg. 12 in. Provenance: Bertram and Ruth Malenka collection, Belmont, Massachusetts; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, Hawaii. ...

  • Marquesas Wood Fan Handle

    Lot: 1082
    Sold for: $246$200

    Marquesas Wood Fan Handle, the handle carved with four tiki figures, lg. 17 3/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection, collected in 1940 on the schooner Chance, at Taiahae Bay, Huka ...

  • 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. ...

  • New Britain Carved Wood Battle Club

    Lot: 2070
    Sold for: $584$475

    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: 2071
    Sold for: $400$325

    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. ...

  • Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals

    Lot: 43
    Sold for: $308$250

    Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals, with traces of red pigment, wd. to 6 3/4 in. Provenance: George Ortis collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Society Islands Stone Adze Blade

    Lot: 49
    Sold for: $523$425

    Society Islands Stone Adze Blade, excavated, lg. 9 in. Provenance: Acquired by Leo and Lillian Fortess of the Schooner Chance, Papeete Tahiti, 1941. ...

  • Maori Stone Adze Head

    Lot: 50
    Sold for: $185$150

    Maori Stone Adze Head, finely ground black stone, lg. 3 1/4 in. Provenance: Otaga Museum; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones

    Lot: 52
    Sold for: $246$200

    Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones, "ulu maiku", largest ht. 1 3/4, dia. 2 1/2 in. ...

  • Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl

    Lot: 54
    Sold for: $1,353$1,100

    Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl, "bavelo," c. 19th century, with single lug at outside center, dark patina, lg. 23 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater

    Lot: 56
    Sold for: $738$600

    Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, lg. 15 in. Provenance: Collected by Dr. John Rabe; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Tapa Beater

    Lot: 57
    Sold for: $369$300

    Fiji Islands Tapa Beater, c. 19th century, with grooves on three sides, dark patina, lg. 15 1/4 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

    Lot: 58
    Sold for: $1,230$1,000

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club, "ula tava tava", with complex gadroon design, dark patina, (minor wood loss), lg. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club

    Lot: 59
    Sold for: $677$550

    Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club, "ula", dark patina, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

    Lot: 60
    Unsold  

    Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze, the stone blade held in place with waxed string in place of original sennit wrapping, lg. 36 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Solomon Islands Paddle Club

    Lot: 61
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    Solomon Islands Paddle Club, with midrib on blade and conical butt, lg. 44 3/4 in. Provenance: William Oldman collection with original round metal-rimmed tag "Oldman/Solomon, Florida"; Leo and ...

  • Samoa Billet Club

    Lot: 62
    Sold for: $308$250

    Samoa Billet Club, c. 19th century, decorated with bands of incised triangles, traces of lime remaining, lg. 37 3/4 in. Provenance: Kimpel collection; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Fiji Islands Carved Wood Club

    Lot: 63
    Sold for: $3,075$2,500

    Fiji Islands Carved Wood Club, "totokia," the ironwood form with chip-carved grip, (some wood loss), lg. 33 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff

    Lot: 64
    Sold for: $2,829$2,300

    Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff, c. 19th century, "taiaha," the stylized face with red wax eyes on one side and one remaining abalone eye on the reverse, dark patina, lg. 50 1/2 in. Provenance: ...

  • Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle

    Lot: 65
    Sold for: $6,150$5,000

    Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle, c. first half 19th century, allover geometric carving, with six stylized dancers at the butt, dark patina, lg. 52 in. Provenance: Dr. Terry Barrow; Leo and ...

  • Three Maori Jade Ear Ornaments

    Lot: 66
    Sold for: $1,599$1,300

    Three Maori Jade Ear Ornaments, Ngatiana tribe, Taranaki area, North Island, New Zealand, lg. to 4 in. Provenance: Terry Emerson; Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. ...

  • Maori Jade Ornament

    Lot: 67
    Sold for: $20,910$17,000

    Maori Jade Ornament, "hei tiki," c. 19th century, with original cord and bone toggle, ht. 3 3/4 in. Provenance: Edmund Muller Beromunster, House Zum Dolder Beromunster, Switzerland; Leo and ...

  • Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box

    Lot: 68
    Sold for: $12,300$10,000

    Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box, "Waku Huia," c. first half 19th century, with projecting tiki heads on each end of the narrow elongated box, the top and bottom covered with scrolling design, dark ...