Skinner

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Auction 2319

May 13, 2006 10:00AM

05-13-2006 05-13-2006

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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Skinner Auctions Boston MA

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Lots

South American Hardwood Bow and Ten Arrows

South American Hardwood Bow and Ten Arrows

Lot:
1
Sold for:
$294$250

South American Hardwood Bow and Ten Arrows, c. early 20th century, the reed arrows with hardwood points and wrapped fiber decoration, (cracks, damage), lg. to 76 in. More ...

Painted Carved Wood Bird Mask

Painted Carved Wood Bird Mask

Lot:
2
Sold for:
$382$325

Painted Carved Wood Bird Mask, Central America (?), 20th century, in the form of an open-beaked bird, the eye holes at top of head, painted details, lg. 11 in. More ...

Three Polychrome Carved Wood Masks

Three Polychrome Carved Wood Masks

Lot:
3
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Three Polychrome Carved Wood Masks, two Mexican mid-20th century devil masks with animal horns, and a third possibly from Indonesia, ht. to 18 in. More ...

Four Polychrome Carved Wood Masks

Four Polychrome Carved Wood Masks

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4
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Four Polychrome Carved Wood Masks, three Sri Lankan masks purchased in 1938, and a c. mid-20th century New Guinea tourist mask, ht. to 19 1/2 in. More ...

Seven Carved Wood Mexican Masks

Seven Carved Wood Mexican Masks

Lot:
5
Sold for:
$411$350

Seven Carved Wood Mexican Masks, c. second quarter 20th century, includes both animal and human forms, four incorporating animal horns, (damage), ht. to 12 in. More ...

Three South American Carved Wood Masks

Three South American Carved Wood Masks

Lot:
6
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Three South American Carved Wood Masks, c. 1940s, all with different expressions, all by the same carver, ht. to 11 in. More ...

Three Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels

Three Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels

Lot:
7
Sold for:
$470$400

Three Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessels, Costa Rica, a polychrome bowl with circular projection, a grayware bowl with anthropomorphic form, and a polychrome bowl in the form of a stylized head, More ...

Pre-Columbian Repoussé Silver Disc

Pre-Columbian Repoussé Silver Disc

Lot:
8
Sold for:
$1,175$1,000

Pre-Columbian Repoussé Silver Disc, Peru, four stylized feline forms, zigzag border, (small hole in center), dia. 5 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Mace Head

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Mace Head

Lot:
9
Sold for:
$881$750

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone Mace Head, Costa Rica, carved in the form of a stylized human head in hard cream-colored stone, ht. 3 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Textile Panel

Pre-Columbian Textile Panel

Lot:
10
Sold for:
$705$600

Pre-Columbian Textile Panel, Peru, possibly a manta, three panels of multicolored interlocking abstract bird heads, unmounted, (damage), 57 1/2 x 19 in. More ...

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Effigy Vessel

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Effigy Vessel

Lot:
11
Sold for:
$1,763$1,500

Pre-Columbian Polychrome Pottery Effigy Vessel, Nazca, c. 100-300 A.D., with projecting human head, strap, and spout, depicting a man holding a trophy head, his back painted with an elaborate More ...

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone "Zemi,"

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone "Zemi,"

Lot:
12
Sold for:
$3,408$2,900

Pre-Columbian Carved Stone "Zemi," Taino, the triangular-shaped form with a stylized face on one side and a relief-carved abstract pattern on the reverse, ht. 5 1/4, lg. 8 in. More ...

South American Pre-Columbian Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel

South American Pre-Columbian Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel

Lot:
13
Sold for:
$1,293$1,100

South American Pre-Columbian Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel, Peru, with a cream-color and red-brown slip and a sculpted erotic couple at the top, ht. 7, lg. 8 in. More ...

Three Carved Wood Ethnographic Items

Three Carved Wood Ethnographic Items

Lot:
14
Sold for:
$264$225

Three Carved Wood Ethnographic Items, a stool in the form of a stylized frog (?) and two pounders, one with a stylized monkey finial and the other with a head, lg. to 22 1/2 in. More ...

African Carved Wood Figure

African Carved Wood Figure

Lot:
15
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African Carved Wood Figure, Hemba, standing male figure with oversized head and hands below the abdomen, dark patina, (cracks, wood loss), ht. 22 in. More ...

African Carved Wood Figure

African Carved Wood Figure

Lot:
16
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African Carved Wood Figure, Cameroon, depicting a male figure astride a leopard, (cracks), ht. 19 in. Provenance: Sotheby's; Ernst Anspach collection. More ...

African Carved Wood Female Figure

African Carved Wood Female Figure

Lot:
17
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African Carved Wood Female Figure, Mende, the standing figure with arms hanging forward, scarification marks, and elaborate coiffure, dark patina, (cracks), ht. 24 1/2 in. Provenance: Sotheby's; More ...

African Carved Wood Door Latch

African Carved Wood Door Latch

Lot:
18
Sold for:
$411$350

African Carved Wood Door Latch, Bamana, depicting a female with incised decorated torso, ht. 18 in. More ...

African Carved Wood Heddle Pulley

African Carved Wood Heddle Pulley

Lot:
19
Sold for:
$1,410$1,200

African Carved Wood Heddle Pulley, Baule, the Janus-headed form with dark patina, (crack), ht. 10 in. Provenance: Helena Rubenstein collection. More ...

African Carved Wood Female Figure

African Carved Wood Female Figure

Lot:
20
Sold for:
$881$750

African Carved Wood Female Figure, Dogon, a curved form with arms to her sides, the oversized stylized head wearing a skull cap, (wood loss), ht. 23 in. Provenance: Collection of M. Pierre Verite, More ...

African Carved Wood Headrest

African Carved Wood Headrest

Lot:
21
Sold for:
$1,528$1,300

African Carved Wood Headrest, Senufo, the elongated form on four round feet (one broken off), and a female head with stylized coiffure on one end, dark patina, ht. 2 3/4, lg. 30 in. More ...

Polynesian Carved Wood Kava Bowl

Polynesian Carved Wood Kava Bowl

Lot:
22
Sold for:
$588$500

Polynesian Carved Wood Kava Bowl, Fiji, c. 19th century, carved with six cylindrical legs and a stylized animal head, ht. 6, dia. 17 1/2 in. More ...

Easter Island Carved Wood Male Figure

Easter Island Carved Wood Male Figure

Lot:
23
Sold for:
$499$425

Easter Island Carved Wood Male Figure, c. late 19th century, a carved emaciated ancestral figure, (cut off at the ankles), ht. 16 in. More ...

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Items

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Items

Lot:
24
Sold for:
$1,528$1,300

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Items, a Matty Island bowl, and a Fiji Island Tapa beater, lg. of bowl 18, lg. of beater 14 in. More ...

Polynesian Carved Wood Kava Bowl

Polynesian Carved Wood Kava Bowl

Lot:
25
Sold for:
$3,408$2,900

Polynesian Carved Wood Kava Bowl, Fiji, c. 19th century, in the form of a stylized animal with diagonal grooved rim, patina of use, ht. 6 1/4, dia. 20 1/2 in. More ...

Two Polynesian Wood Clubs

Two Polynesian Wood Clubs

Lot:
26
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

Two Polynesian Wood Clubs, Fiji, 19th century, one a "gunstock" form, the other a "Pineapple" form, (cracks, wood loss), lg. to 39 1/2 in. Provenance: From a small New England museum. More ...

Polynesian Carved Wood Club

Polynesian Carved Wood Club

Lot:
27
Sold for:
$4,406$3,750

Polynesian Carved Wood Club, Marquesas Islands, c. last quarter 19th century, the head carved with highly stylized designs and with small projecting anthropomorphic heads, dark patina, lg. 36 1/2 More ...

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Throwing Clubs

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Throwing Clubs

Lot:
28
Sold for:
$294$250

Two Polynesian Carved Wood Throwing Clubs, one with flared and chip-carved grip, the other with a lobed head with serrated mother-of-pearl inlays, (some missing), lg. to 15 1/2 in. More ...

Polynesian Carved Jade Tiki

Polynesian Carved Jade Tiki

Lot:
29
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Polynesian Carved Jade Tiki, Maori, c. last quarter 19th century, the stylized form with tilted head and recessed eyes, pierced at the top for suspension, ht. 3 1/4 in. More ...

Hawaiian Feather Lei

Hawaiian Feather Lei

Lot:
30
Sold for:
$4,700$4,000

Hawaiian Feather Lei, c. last half 19th century, with braided cloth ties, with a red, yellow, and green banded pattern, lg. 10 1/2 in. More ...