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  • Massim Lime Spatula

    Lot: 31
    Sold for: $594$475

    Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th/early century, decorated on either side at the top end with incised lime-filled scrolling and terminating in a human head, (minor ...

  • Carved New Guinea Coconut Cup

    Lot: 38
    Sold for: $438$350

    Carved New Guinea Coconut Cup, Tami Islands, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea, late 19th century, fully carved with complex chip-carved designs, with four birds in profile, with carved handle, custom ...

  • Fijian Rootstock Club, Vunikau

    Lot: 59
    Sold for: $1,000$800

    Fijian Rootstock Club, Vunikau, 19th century, ironwood, the rootstock of the tree forms the head of the club, with side roots cut off so as to leave protuberances, with tavatava carved grip and dark ...

  • Fijian Throwing Club, Ula

    Lot: 60
    Sold for: $1,188$950

    Fijian Throwing Club, Ula, early 19th century, with gadroon-head type, with carved tavatava grip, and area of peak-work under the head, lg. 16 1/2 in. Provenance: Leo and Lillian Fortess ...

  • Tongan Neck Rest, Kali

    Lot: 63
    Sold for: $2,000$1,600

    Tongan Neck Rest, Kali, 19th century, hardwood, a large example, the typical shallow "M" form, hahapo, carved from one piece of wood, (wood loss on one support probably a missing knot in the wood), ...

  • Maori Feather Cape, Kahu Huruhuru

    Lot: 78
    Sold for: $1,063$850

    Maori Feather Cape, Kahu Huruhuru, New Zealand, fourth quarter 19th century, made from finely woven cotton, decorated with patches of duck and pheasant feathers, 38 x 42 in. Provenance: Leo and ...

  • Maori Feather Cape, Kahu Huruhuru

    Lot: 79
    Sold for: $1,250$1,000

    Maori Feather Cape, Kahu Huruhuru, New Zealand, fourth quarter 19th century, made from finely woven cotton, decorated with patches of duck and pheasant feathers, 37 1/2 x 40 in. Provenance: Leo ...

  • Hawaiian Wood Dish, Pa poepoe

    Lot: 85
    Sold for: $406$325

    Hawaiian Wood Dish, Pa poepoe, 19th century, probably koa wood, used for serving individuals, has a large oval replaced piece, which is held by four butterfly inlays on the bottom, dia. 9 3/4 in. ...

  • Hawaiian Stone Kahuna Cup, Kapuahikuni 'ana ana

    Lot: 88
    Sold for: $21,250$17,000

    Hawaiian Stone Kahuna Cup, Kapuahikuni 'ana ana, late 18th/early 19th century, carefully carved basalt vessel with a thick, slightly curved rim, used by Kahuna priests as a receptacle for victims' ...

  • Hawaiian Feather Necklace, Lei hulu

    Lot: 89
    Sold for: $1,375$1,100

    Hawaiian Feather Necklace, Lei hulu, 19th century, made in the pani'o style, from dyed duck or chicken feathers, the construction technique is called wili paepae, with the feathers bundled and then ...

  • Hawaiian Feather Necklace, Lei hulu

    Lot: 90
    Sold for: $1,875$1,500

    Hawaiian Feather Necklace, Lei hulu, 19th century, made in the pani'o style, from dyed duck or chicken feathers, the construction technique is called wili paepae, with the feathers bundled and then ...

  • Large Marquesas Stone Pounder, Popoi

    Lot: 87
    Unsold  

    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. ...