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New Britain Carved Wood Battle Club

New Britain Carved Wood Battle Club

Auction:
3024T
Auction:
Discovery - Sep 07, 2017
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 More ...

New Guinea Stone-headed Carved Wood Club

New Guinea Stone-headed Carved Wood Club

Auction:
3024T
Auction:
Discovery - Sep 07, 2017
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. More ...

Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals

Two Solomon Islands Pearl Shell Pectorals

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Society Islands Stone Adze Blade

Society Islands Stone Adze Blade

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Maori Stone Adze Head

Maori Stone Adze Head

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones

Three Hawaiian Discoidal Stones

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
Lot:
52
Sold for:
$246$200

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

Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl

Fiji Island Canoe-shaped Food Bowl

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater

Samoa Carved Wood Tapa Beater

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Fiji Islands Tapa Beater

Fiji Islands Tapa Beater

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Throwing Club

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club

Fiji Islands Gadroon-headed Throwing Club

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
Lot:
59
Sold for:
$677$550

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

Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

Cook Islands Ceremonial Hafted Adze

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Solomon Islands Paddle Club

Solomon Islands Paddle Club

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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 More ...

Samoa Billet Club

Samoa Billet Club

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Club

Fiji Islands Carved Wood Club

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff

Maori Carved Wood Fighting Staff

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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: More ...

Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle

Austral Islands Ceremonial Paddle

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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 More ...

Three Maori Jade Ear Ornaments

Three Maori Jade Ear Ornaments

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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. More ...

Maori Jade Ornament

Maori Jade Ornament

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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 More ...

Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box

Maori Carved Wood Treasure Box

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
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 More ...

Maori Figural Carved Wood Hand Club

Maori Figural Carved Wood Hand Club

Auction:
3005B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2017
Lot:
69
Unsold
 

Maori Figural Carved Wood Hand Club, "Wahaika," c. late 18th century, with recumbent tiki on the inside and grotesque mask at the butt, square pierced handle, dark patina, includes metal stand, lg. More ...

New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group

New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group

Auction:
2967T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 08, 2016
Lot:
1820
Sold for:
$123$100

New Guinea "Kap Kap" Ornamental Group, Highland area, five graduated shell ornaments on a bamboo frame, with shell-hung cloth and wire ties, feather remnants, lg. 17 in. Provenance: Leo and More ...

Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces

Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces

Auction:
2967T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 08, 2016
Lot:
1821
Sold for:
$98$80

Three New Guinea Shell and Animal Tooth Necklaces, a dog tooth and nassa shell ornament; a fox tooth necklace; and a fighting charm ornament from the Maprik area, all with patina from long use, lg. More ...

Three New Guinea Necklaces

Three New Guinea Necklaces

Auction:
2967T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 08, 2016
Lot:
1822
Sold for:
$111$90

Three New Guinea Necklaces, a dog tooth headband from Belek village; a large shell pendant decorated with shell and glass trade dog teeth; and a large shell pendant, all with patina of use, lg. to More ...

New Guinea Hafted Adze

New Guinea Hafted Adze

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
2
Sold for:
$185$150

New Guinea Hafted Adze, with rattan-wrapped green stone blade, (chipped), patina of use, lg. 23 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Vanuatu Carved Pig Killing Club

Vanuatu Carved Pig Killing Club

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
3
Sold for:
$400$325

Vanuatu Carved Pig Killing Club, c. first half 20th century, lg. 23 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

New Guinea Carved Wood Spatula

New Guinea Carved Wood Spatula

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
4
Unsold
 

New Guinea Carved Wood Spatula, Korwar, Geelvinck Bay, lg. 18 1/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection; Christie's, June 25, 1985, Lot 474. More ...

Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Canoe Prow Ornament

Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Canoe Prow Ornament

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
7
Sold for:
$246$200

Trobriand Islands Carved Wood Canoe Prow Ornament, "Tabuya," New Guinea, very stylized decoration, with frigate bird prow, lg. 19 1/2 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

Admiralty Islands Carved Shell Kap Kap

Admiralty Islands Carved Shell Kap Kap

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
10
Unsold
 

Admiralty Islands Carved Shell Kap Kap, dia. 4 1/4 in. Provenance: Christie's, April 26, 1984; The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...

New Ireland Carved Shell Kap Kap

New Ireland Carved Shell Kap Kap

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
11
Unsold
 

New Ireland Carved Shell Kap Kap, dia. 3 1/4 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...