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New Guinea Stone Tapa Beater

New Guinea Stone Tapa Beater

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
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 More ...

Solomon Islands Paddle Club

Solomon Islands Paddle Club

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
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. More ...

Tobi Island Figure

Tobi Island Figure

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
Lot:
1067
Sold for:
$234$190

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, More ...

Maori Flax Cape

Maori Flax Cape

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
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 More ...

Three Maori Stone Adze Blades

Three Maori Stone Adze Blades

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
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. More ...

Samoan Tapa Beater

Samoan Tapa Beater

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
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. More ...

Marquesas Wood Fan Handle

Marquesas Wood Fan Handle

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
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 More ...

Two Polynesian Stone Adze Blades

Two Polynesian Stone Adze Blades

Auction:
3270T
Auction:
Sale #3270T - Jul 10, 2019
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. More ...

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 ...