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Small Group of Photographs Relating to Hawaii.     Estimate $20-200

Small Group of Photographs Relating to Hawaii. Estimate $20-200

Auction:
3190T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 12, 2018
Lot:
1385
Sold for:
$111$90

Small Group of Photographs Relating to Hawaii. More ...

Hawaiian Wood Poi Bowl

Hawaiian Wood Poi Bowl

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
76
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

Hawaiian Wood Poi Bowl, early 19th century, kou wood, with a number of cracks which have been stabilized with inserted wood, ht. 5 1/2, dia. 11 in. More ...

Austral Islands Paddle

Austral Islands Paddle

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
77
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

Austral Islands Paddle, Central Polynesia, mid-19th century, overall carved geometric designs, the top with eight stylized heads, square-cut shaft, dark patina, lg. 40 1/2 in. Provenance: Dr. More ...

Maori Nephrite Hand Club, Patu

Maori Nephrite Hand Club, Patu

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
79
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

Maori Nephrite Hand Club, Patu, 19th century, the butt end pierced for wrist strap, smooth polished surface, lg. 14 in. Provenance: Dr. John Schaeffer collection, Lake Monroe, Florida; Bailey More ...

Model Canoe Prow Ornament

Model Canoe Prow Ornament

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
80
Sold for:
$185$150

Model Canoe Prow Ornament, Maori, early 19th century, wood with traces of pigments, carved prow tiki figure, for a model canoe, pierced for attachment to the main body of the canoe, lg. 6 in. More ...

Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava

Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava

Auction:
3185B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2018
Lot:
82
Unsold
 

Easter Island Figure, Mo'ai Kavakava, 19th century, wood, bone and obsidian, standing, slightly stooped, male human figure with an emaciated body, overall dark brown patina, (missing chip in the More ...

Hardwood War Club

Hardwood War Club

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1101
Sold for:
$738$600

Hardwood War Club, Polynesia, 19th century, either Wallis and Futuna Islands or Tonga, lg. 36 1/4 in. Provenance: Private collection, Boston. More ...

Niue Model Outrigger Canoe

Niue Model Outrigger Canoe

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1103
Sold for:
$461$375

Niue Model Outrigger Canoe, early 20th century, made from breadfruit, hardwood, and hibiscus wood, with sennit coconut fiber, sides decorated with fine incising, lg. 29 1/2 in. Provenance: More ...

Samoan Fly Whisk

Samoan Fly Whisk

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1104
Sold for:
$246$200

Samoan Fly Whisk, 19th century, wood handle with coconut sennit fiber, lg. of handle 15 in. More ...

Two Samoan Tapa Pattern Boards

Two Samoan Tapa Pattern Boards

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1105
Sold for:
$308$250

Two Samoan Tapa Pattern Boards, late 19th century, deeply cut geometric designs for tapa cloth production, lg. 21 and 20 1/2 in. More ...

Hawaiian Poi Pounder

Hawaiian Poi Pounder

Auction:
3113T
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Jul 02, 2018
Lot:
1115
Sold for:
$984$800

Hawaiian Poi Pounder, 19th century or earlier, basalt, ht. 6 in. More ...

Malcolm Wright Bamboo-inspired Studio Pottery Vessel

Malcolm Wright Bamboo-inspired Studio Pottery Vessel

Auction:
3112B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Jun 21, 2018
Lot:
208
Sold for:
$369$300

Malcolm Wright Bamboo-inspired Studio Pottery Vessel Marlboro, Vermont, late 20th century Cylindrical vessel in the form of a bamboo stalk in glossy, black glaze, artist's mark, ht. 7 1/2, dia. 5 More ...

Victor Holmes Turned Wood Bowl

Victor Holmes Turned Wood Bowl

Auction:
3112B
Auction:
20th Century Design - Jun 21, 2018
Lot:
215
Sold for:
$369$300

Victor Holmes Turned Wood Bowl Maui, Hawaii, 2008 Norfolk Island pine, bulbous with raised rim, signed and dated on base, ht. 8, overall dia. 16, rim dia. 4 3/4 in. More ...

Tongan Ironwood War Club, Apa Api

Tongan Ironwood War Club, Apa Api

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
35
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

Tongan Ironwood War Club, Apa Api, late 18th century, with herringbone and diamond designs on top half of club, smooth deep patina, lg. 34 in. More ...

1934-A $20 Emergency Note, Hawaii, Fr. 2305

1934-A $20 Emergency Note, Hawaii, Fr. 2305

Auction:
3074T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 08, 2018
Lot:
1551
Sold for:
$246$200

1934-A $20 Emergency Note, Hawaii, Fr. 2305, approx. XF/AU. More ...

1935-A $1 Emergency Note, Hawaii, Fr. 2300.     Estimate $20-40

1935-A $1 Emergency Note, Hawaii, Fr. 2300. Estimate $20-40

Auction:
3074T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 08, 2018
Lot:
1552
Sold for:
$49$40

1935-A $1 Emergency Note, Hawaii, Fr. 2300. More ...

Maori Jade Ornament "Hei Tiki,"

Maori Jade Ornament "Hei Tiki,"

Auction:
3043B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 02, 2017
Lot:
88
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

Maori Jade Ornament "Hei Tiki," c. 19th century, ht. 3 3/8, wd. 1 3/4 in. More ...

Easter Island Carved Wood Lizard Man, Moai Moko

Easter Island Carved Wood Lizard Man, Moai Moko

Auction:
3043B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 02, 2017
Lot:
89
Sold for:
$43,050$35,000

Easter Island Carved Wood Lizard Man, Moai Moko, c. 19th century, toromiro wood, semi-human male form with reptilian head, hands placed below the chin, the ridge along the back terminating in a More ...

Diamond and Tahitian Pearl Earrings, Angela Cummings

Diamond and Tahitian Pearl Earrings, Angela Cummings

Auction:
3027B
Auction:
Fine Jewelry - Sep 19, 2017
Lot:
284
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

Diamond and Tahitian Pearl Earrings, Angela Cummings, each scroll set with full-cut diamonds, approx. total wt. 6.50 cts., with removable Tahitian pearl drops, platinum and 18kt white gold and More ...

Thomas Spencer, Ship Chandler, Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, Brass Lantern

Thomas Spencer, Ship Chandler, Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, Brass Lantern

Auction:
3022M
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Aug 13, 2017
Lot:
418
Sold for:
$30,750$25,000

Thomas Spencer, Ship Chandler, Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, Brass Lantern, America, c. 1850s, pierced vent top with large brass loop handle, stepped base with intact removable font and burner, the 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

British School, 19th Century       The Grace of the Missionary on Pitcairn Island.

British School, 19th Century The Grace of the Missionary on Pitcairn Island.

Auction:
2996M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 23, 2017
Lot:
339
Unsold
 

British School, 19th Century The Grace of the Missionary on Pitcairn Island. Unsigned, titled on the reverse. Oil on panel, 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in., framed. More ...

18kt White Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Dragonfly Brooch

18kt White Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Dragonfly Brooch

Auction:
2987T
Auction:
Fine Jewelry - Mar 14, 2017
Lot:
1117A
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

18kt White Gold, Tahitian Pearl, and Diamond Dragonfly Brooch, 7.2 dwt, lg. 2 3/8 in. More ...

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Clubs

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Clubs

Auction:
2967T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 08, 2016
Lot:
1724
Sold for:
$246$200

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Clubs, both with incised decoration, lg. to 36 in. Tribal Art Online More ...

Polychrome Polynesian Tapa Cloth

Polychrome Polynesian Tapa Cloth

Auction:
2967T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 08, 2016
Lot:
1737
Sold for:
$111$90

Polychrome Polynesian Tapa Cloth, c. first half 20th century, painted in eight sections with different geometric and foliate designs, 72 x 41 in. Tribal Art Online More ...

Three Polynesian Tapa Cloths

Three Polynesian Tapa Cloths

Auction:
2967T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 08, 2016
Lot:
1843
Sold for:
$98$80

Three Polynesian Tapa Cloths, various decoration, 62 x 59 in. Tribal Art Online More ...

Seven Polynesian and Melanesian Fish Hooks

Seven Polynesian and Melanesian Fish Hooks

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
14
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

Seven Polynesian and Melanesian Fish Hooks, made from a variety of materials including wood, shell, bone, and fiber, two with glass trade beads, one of them marked "Marshal Islands," lg. to 6 More ...

Five Hawaiian Kukui Nut Leis

Five Hawaiian Kukui Nut Leis

Auction:
2964B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 01, 2016
Lot:
19
Sold for:
$154$125

Five Hawaiian Kukui Nut Leis, c. first half 20th century, lg. approx. 17 in. Provenance: The Leo and Lillian Fortess collection. More ...