The Scholar's Feast: The Rosman Rubel Collection

Sotheby's
New York

Date of the auction: 08.04.2021

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Head of a Multi-Barbed Spear, Fiji

Head of a Multi-Barbed SpearFijimoto Length: 56 ¾ in (144.1 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Necklace, Fiji

NecklaceFijiwasekaseka or waseisei Longest tooth: 5 ⅝ in (14.3 cm); shortest tooth: 3 ½ in (8.9 cm)Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) teethCondition reportTo request a

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Oil Dish, Fiji

Oil DishFijisedre ni waiwai Length: 16 ¾ in (40.6 cm)The underside inscribed in black ink: "Cannibal tribe Tasmania about 1700 AD - 35 00"Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Throwing Club, Fiji

Throwing ClubFijii ula tavatava Length: 17 ½ in (44.5 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Throwing Club, Fiji

Throwing ClubFijii ula tavatava Length: 16 ½ in (41.9 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Throwing Club, Fiji

Throwing ClubFijii ula drisia Length: 15 ¼ in (38.7 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Bowl for Yaqona, Fiji

Bowl for YaqonaFijitanoa Diameter: 16 ½ in (41.9 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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War Club, Fiji

War ClubFijiwaka vividrasa Height: 43 in (109 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Chief or Priest's Club, Fiji

Chief or Priest's ClubFijiculacula Length: 49 ¾ in (126.4 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Beaked Battle Hammer, Fiji

Beaked Battle HammerFijitotokia titobu Length: 33 in (83.8 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Multi-Barbed Spear, Fiji

Multi-Barbed SpearFijimoto Length: 113 ¾ in (288.9 cm)The shaft with an old paper label inscribed in black ink: "From Fiji Island"Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Spurred Club, Fiji

Spurred ClubFijisali Length: 38 ¼ in (97.2 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Club with Marine Ivory Inlays, Tonga

Club with Marine Ivory InlaysTongaapa 'apai length: 28 ⅞ in (73.3 cm)Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) teethCondition reportTo request a

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Throwing Club, Tonga

Throwing ClubTongakolo Length: 19 in (48.2 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 14

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Club, Tonga or possibly Samoa

ClubTonga or possibly Samoaapa 'apai or uatogi Length: 50 ¼ in (127.6 cm)The shaft with two incised inscriptions: "M [or H] P" and "1773"Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Headrest, Tonga

HeadrestTongakali laloni Length: 21 in (55.3 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 16

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Bark Cloth, Futuna

Bark ClothFutuna Height (as framed): 28 in (79 cm), Width (as framed): 58 ½ in (155.3 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Bark Cloth, Futuna

Bark ClothFutuna Length: 176 in (447 cm); Width: 25 ½ in (64.8 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Paddle, Raivavae, Austral Islands

PaddleRaivavae, Austral Islands Height: 39 ½ in (100.3 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 19

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Paddle, Raivavae, Austral Islands

PaddleRaivavae, Austral Islands Height: 59 ½ in (151.1 cm)The shaft broken and repairedCondition reportTo request a

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Ladle, Raivavae, Austral Islands

LadleRaivavae, Austral Islands Length: 45 in (114.3 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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War Club, Marquesas Islands

War ClubMarquesas Islands'u'u Height: 58 in (147.3 cm)The crossbar ends restoredCondition reportTo request a

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Paddle, Marquesas Islands

PaddleMarquesas Islandshoe or tohua length: 53 in (134.6 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Fan, Marquesas Islands

FanMarquesas Islandstahi'i (fan)ke'e (handle) Length: 15 ⅜ in (39.1 cm); Width: 11 ¾ in (29.9 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Lidded Bowl, Marquesas Islands

Lidded BowlMarquesas Islands Length: 15 ¾ in (39 cm)The underside of the bowl inscribed in red ink: "L.P.70.46a", and with a printed paper label: "MATHIAS KOMOR WORKS OF ART NEW YORK", the label inscribed in black ink: "1.187" and "Marquesas"The underside of the lid inscribed in red ink

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Bowl, Marquesas Islands

BowlMarquesas Islandsipu ehi Height: 6 ½ in (16.5 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Stilt Step, Marquesas Islands

Stilt StepMarquesas Islandstapuvae Height: 13 ½ in (33 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Necklace, Hawaiian Islands

NecklaceHawaiian Islandslei niho palaoa Length of hook: 4 ¼ in (10.8 cm); Length overall: 14 in (35.6 cm)Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) toothCondition reportTo request a

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Feast Bowl, Hawaiian Islands

Feast BowlHawaiian Islandsumeke la'au pakaka Diameter: 15 ½ in (39.4 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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Bowl, Hawaiian Islands

BowlHawaiian Islandsumeke la'au pakaka Diameter: 14 ½ in (36.8 cm)Condition reportTo request a

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021