American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction

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Date of the auction: 09.11.2019

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Indonesian Kris Handle Indonesian Kris Handle

Indonesian Kris Handle, late 19th century, wood, ornately carved handle with dark smooth patina on a raised wood base, lg. 3 1/2 in

Lot #: 1 1

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Java Dance Theatre Mask, Topeng Java Dance Theatre Mask, Topeng

Java Dance Theatre Mask, Topeng , 19th century, wood face mask with upturned nose, with two holes for attached cord, (age crack to jaw), 7 x 5 1/2 in

Lot #: 2 2

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Batak Wood Panel Batak Wood Panel

Batak Wood Panel, Sumatra, Indonesia, a panel from a house, featuring a stylized lion head, Singha , carved in relief, (minor loss at top), 26 x 12 3/4 in

Lot #: 3 3

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Batak Wood Panel Batak Wood Panel

Batak Wood Panel, Sumatra, Indonesia, a panel from a house, featuring a stylized lion head, Singha , carved in high relief, 26 x 15 in

Lot #: 4 4

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Indonesian Ancestor Figure Indonesian Ancestor Figure

Indonesian Ancestor Figure, Flores Island, elongated torso without arms, simple face and topknot on crown, weathered surface, with metal stand, ht. 26 in

Lot #: 5 5

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Dayak Tun Tun Stick Dayak Tun Tun Stick

Dayak Tun Tun Stick, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, seated figure with elbows on its knees, white glass beads in eyes, (loss to the headgear), lg. 21 in

Lot #: 6 6

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Dayak Tun Tun Stick Dayak Tun Tun Stick

Dayak Tun Tun Stick, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, seated figure with elbows on its knees, eroded surface, lg. 21 1/2 in

Lot #: 7 7

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Dayak Tun Tun Stick Dayak Tun Tun Stick

Dayak Tun Tun Stick, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, seated figure with elbows on its knees, lg. 17 3/4 in

Lot #: 8 8

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Dayak Tun Tun Stick Dayak Tun Tun Stick

Dayak Tun Tun Stick, West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, seated figure holding a small monkey between its knees, (minor loss), lg. 13 1/2 in

Lot #: 9 9

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Timor Mask Timor Mask

Timor Mask, early 20th century, large wood mask with cut out eyes and mouth, two holes pierced for wearing, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 10 in

Lot #: 10 10

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Philippine War Shield Philippine War Shield

Philippine War Shield, Bagobo, southeastern Mindanao, late 19th century, cut from one piece of wood, with hair tuffs still remaining around the edges, traces of pigments, and hand grip cutout at rear, (surface abrasions), ht. 58 1/2, wd. 16 1/2 in

Lot #: 11 11

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Philippine War Shield Philippine War Shield

Philippine War Shield, Bontoc, Igorot, northern Luzon, early 20th century, carved from one piece of wood, with rattan bindings and central cutout at the back for the handle, ht. 37 3/4, wd. 12 1/2 in

Lot #: 12 12

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Philippines War Shield Philippines War Shield

Philippines War Shield, Bagobo, southeastern Mindanao, 19th century, with raised central boss, the outer edges bordered with hair tufts, incised and painted design on the front, with a raised carved handle at back, old paper label, lg. 37 3/4, wd. 14 1/2 in. Provenance: The property of John

Lot #: 13 13

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Philippines Carved Wood Spoon Philippines Carved Wood Spoon

Philippines Carved Wood Spoon, Ifugao, northern Luzon, early 20th century, with a female human figure for handle, lg. 6 in

Lot #: 14 14

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Philippine Carved Wood Spoon Philippine Carved Wood Spoon

Philippine Carved Wood Spoon, Ifugao, northern Luzon, late 19th century, the handle in the form of a female figure, dark rich patina, lg. 7 in

Lot #: 15 15

Estimate: US$700 - US$900

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Philippine Carved Wood Spoon Philippine Carved Wood Spoon

Philippine Carved Wood Spoon, Ifugao, northern Luzon, late 19th century, the handle in the form of a female figure, dark rich patina, lg. 6 1/4 in

Lot #: 16 16

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Geelvink Bay Shield Geelvink Bay Shield

Geelvink Bay Shield, early 20th century, subtle hourglass shape, the front carved with typical curvilinear designs, handle at back, on metal stand, ht. 26 in. Provenance: Sotheby's London, December 7, 1992, Lot 5; Peter Hallinan Collection

Lot #: 17 17

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Korwar Figure Korwar Figure

Korwar Figure, Irian Jaya, late 19th century, the figure sitting on a round base, knees and hands resting on a blank shield, the oversized head with protruding mouth and long exaggerated nose, small eyes and a top-knot on crown, ht. 8 1/2 in. Literature: Borneo and Beyond. Tribal Arts of Indonesia

Lot #: 18 18

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Korwar Canoe Prow Ornament Korwar Canoe Prow Ornament

Korwar Canoe Prow Ornament, Cenderawasih Bay, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 20th century, repeated cutout design with abstract figure atop, (losses), lg. 29 in

Lot #: 19 19

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Massim Lime Spatula Massim Lime Spatula

Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, late 19th/early 20th century, the handle decorated with lime filled curvilinear designs, smooth black patina, lg. 11 3/4 in. Provenance: Beasley Collection, United Kingdom, number 1776

Lot #: 20 20

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Massim Lime Spatula Massim Lime Spatula

Massim Lime Spatula, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, a large crouching figure atop the blade, smooth dark patina, lg. 12 3/4 in

Lot #: 21 21

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Massim Lime Spatula and Sword Club Massim Lime Spatula and Sword Club

Massim Lime Spatula and Sword Club, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, long lime spatula decorated with eight crouching figures, enhanced with lime, with a short sword club, lg. 25 1/4 and 16 1/2 in

Lot #: 22 22

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Two Wood Massim Food Bowls Two Wood Massim Food Bowls

Two Wood Massim Food Bowls, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, each decorated with ornately carved rims, (the lower bowl with a repaired crack), dia. 13 and 12 1/2 in

Lot #: 23 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Two New Guinea Woven Bags Two New Guinea Woven Bags

Two New Guinea Woven Bags, Sepik River, woven with bush fiber and decorated with boar tusks, shells, and cassowary feathers, lg. 9 and 12 in. Provenance: R.H. Pulliene Collection, Australia

Lot #: 24 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Seven New Guinea Jewelry Items Seven New Guinea Jewelry Items

Seven New Guinea Jewelry Items, a woven necklace with nassa shells, a neck ornament with bone and seeds, a neck ornament with four boar tusks and shells, two double boar tusk neck ornaments, a double boar tusk armband, and a woven nassa shell armband, wd. 8 1/2, 2, 6 1/2, 6 1/2, 7, 4 1/2, and 6 in

Lot #: 25 25

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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New Guinea Shell Necklace New Guinea Shell Necklace

New Guinea Shell Necklace, Northeast Coast, eleven large shells connected on a woven rattan ring, decorated with cowrie shells, dia. 11 1/2 in

Lot #: 26 26

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Two New Guinea Bone Daggers Two New Guinea Bone Daggers

Two New Guinea Bone Daggers, Maprik, early to mid-20th century, decorated with typical abstract designs, smooth glossy patina, lg. 14 and 11 1/2 in. Provenance: B.L. Hornshaw Collection

Lot #: 27 27

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Three New Guinea Bone Daggers Three New Guinea Bone Daggers

Three New Guinea Bone Daggers, Maprik, early to mid-20th century, each decorated with typical abstract designs, pierced at the top for fiber decorations, smooth glossy patina, lg. 14 1/2, 11 1/2, and 11 1/4 in. Provenance: B.L. Hornshaw Collection

Lot #: 28 28

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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New Guinea Stone Head Club New Guinea Stone Head Club

New Guinea Stone Head Club, Highlands, early 20th century, thin shaft with pointed butt end, plaited fiber and small stone disk head, lg. 41 in

Lot #: 29 29

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 9 Nov 2019

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Huon Gulf Food Bowl Huon Gulf Food Bowl

Huon Gulf Food Bowl, Papua New Guinea, early 20th century, decorated with abstract carving on the exterior, (cracks and minor repairs to side), 14 x 6 in

Lot #: 30 30

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 9 Nov 2019