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  • Fijian Hafted Stone Adze, Matau Vatu

    Lot: 1171
    Unsold  

    Fijian Hafted Stone Adze, Matau Vatu, 19th century, the long black basalt blade lashed with coconut sennit, to a short hardwood handle, probably used in canoe building, (age crack), lg. 13 3/4 ...

  • Fijian Kava Bowl, Tanoa

    Lot: 1172
    Sold for: $531$425

    Fijian Kava Bowl, Tanoa, hardwood, possibly vesi, with four cylindrical tapering legs, a typical semi-curved lug with two holes, and a woven sennit cord with two shells attached, ht. 6 1/2, wd. 18 ...

  • Fijian Wood Slit Gong, Lali

    Lot: 1173
    Sold for: $138$110

    Fijian Wood Slit Gong, Lali, 19th century, made from hollowed out hardwood, the end cross-pieces repaired with nails, wd. 15 3/4 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. ...

  • Two Polynesian Tapa Beaters

    Lot: 1176
    Sold for: $125$100

    Two Polynesian Tapa Beaters, the larger example from Tonga, with wide and deeply cut grooves on three sides, the second later example shows little use, possibly from Hawaii, lg. 11 and 11 3/4 in. ...

  • Three Polynesian Tapa Beaters

    Lot: 1177
    Sold for: $406$325

    Three Polynesian Tapa Beaters, the largest from Tonga, with two sides grooved, the other two smooth, the round example probably from Fiji, and the third possibly from Futuna island, lg. 10 1/2, 9, ...

  • Two Small Samoan Clubs

    Lot: 1179
    Sold for: $1,000$800

    Two Small Samoan Clubs, late 19th century, two hardwood clubs one with the typical Samoan sawtooth design and the other with raised chevrons on the blade, each with pierced lugs on the butt, lg. 20 ...

  • Seven Polynesian Stone Adze Blades

    Lot: 1183
    Sold for: $163$130

    Seven Polynesian Stone Adze Blades, 19th century, or earlier, various stone types including basalt, the largest probably from Mangaia in the Cook Islands, (loss of end on the largest adze), lg. 8, ...

  • Four Polynesian Shell Hat Bands

    Lot: 1184
    Sold for: $688$550

    Four Polynesian Shell Hat Bands, the two smaller shell rings from Rarotonga, the larger two probably from Samoa, used to decorate pandanus fiber sun hats, dia. 11, 8 3/4, 8 1/2, and 8 in. ...

  • Six Polynesian Stone Artifacts

    Lot: 1188
    Sold for: $175$140

    Six Polynesian Stone Artifacts, a Hawaiian octopus lure sinker, two Hawaiian polishing stones, and three sling stones from an unknown culture, lg. 3 1/2, 4 3/4, and 2 1/4, and sling stones lg. 2 1/2 ...

  • Miniature Hawaiian Wood Bowl

    Lot: 1192
    Sold for: $238$190

    Miniature Hawaiian Wood Bowl, 20th century, small hardwood turned bowl, ht. 2, wd. 2 1/8 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. ...

  • Miniature Wood Tackle Box

    Lot: 1194
    Sold for: $125$100

    Miniature Wood Tackle Box, Tokelau Island, Polynesia, lidded hardwood fishing tackle box, ht. 3, wd. 4 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City. ...

  • Two Maori Stone Adze Blades, Toki

    Lot: 1196
    Sold for: $213$170

    Two Maori Stone Adze Blades, Toki, New Zealand, basalt adze blades for wood carving and construction, with old paper labels, lg. 6 1/2 and 3 1/4 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York ...

  • Maori Whalebone Clock Pin

    Lot: 1200
    Sold for: $375$300

    Maori Whalebone Clock Pin, New Zealand, 19th century, long cloak pin fashioned from whalebone, lg. 8 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York City; Fortess collection, Honolulu, Hawaii; ...

  • Wuvulu Island Wood Dish

    Lot: 1201
    Sold for: $594$475

    Wuvulu Island Wood Dish, hourglass-shaped dish used to collect coconut milk, the wide shallow ends of the dish curve gently downwards toward the center to collect the milk, dark brown patina, (chips ...

  • Gilbert Island Shark Tooth Weapon

    Lot: 1205
    Sold for: $250$200

    Gilbert Island Shark Tooth Weapon, Micronesia, 19th century, boomerang shaped, with rows of small shark teeth attached to both edges, probably an attachment to a long sword, (some teeth broken), ...

  • Two Micronesian Shark Tooth Swords

    Lot: 1206
    Sold for: $531$425

    Two Micronesian Shark Tooth Swords, Kiribati Islands, long palmwood shaft with two edges lined with shark teeth attached by fiber and bamboo strips to the tip, and two lines of teeth half way along ...

  • Micronesian Woven Mat, Nieded

    Lot: 1207
    Sold for: $313$250

    Micronesian Woven Mat, Nieded, Marshall islands, early 20th century, plaited pandanus leaf with hibiscus fiber patterning, (minor wear), 34 1/2 x 33 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New ...

  • Small Micronesian Woven Mat, Nieded

    Lot: 1208
    Unsold  

    Small Micronesian Woven Mat, Nieded, Marshall Islands, early 20th century, plaited pandanus leaf with hibiscus fiber patterning, 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Provenance: The Rosman collection, New York ...

  • Large Ashanti Wood Comb

    Lot: 1233
    Unsold  

    Large Ashanti Wood Comb, Ghana, with five long tines and two panels with finely incised geometric designs, smooth, worn patina, lg. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Michael Rhodes, New York City. ...

  • Shona Knife and Wood Scabbard, Bakatwa

    Lot: 1276
    Unsold  

    Shona Knife and Wood Scabbard, Bakatwa, Zimbabwe, hand forged blade with wood handle, the scabbard in two pieces held together with copper wire, with chip carved decoration on one side, lg. of knife ...

  • Plains Beaded Hide Bag

    Lot: 1294
    Sold for: $594$475

    Plains Beaded Hide Bag, decorated with multicolored beaded designs with central star motif, and long fringe, lg. without fringe 7 1/4, wd. 5 1/4 in. Provenance: Eleanor Tulman Hancock ...

  • Two Plains Skullcracker Clubs

    Lot: 1313
    Sold for: $406$325

    Two Plains Skullcracker Clubs, fourth quarter 19th century, a club with wrapped rawhide shaft, and a red-dyed horsehair drop, with a club decorated with red horsehair and beaded ornaments, lg. 28 ...

  • Plains Pipe Stem and Catlinite Bowl

    Lot: 1320
    Sold for: $1,000$800

    Plains Pipe Stem and Catlinite Bowl, 19th century, an early-style catlinite elbow-form bowl, the flat-sided ash stem with file brand decoration, lg. 26 in. Provenance: Private collection, New ...

  • Four Plains Beadwork Items

    Lot: 1327
    Sold for: $238$190

    Four Plains Beadwork Items, a Plateau beaded hide bag, the front flap fully beaded with floral design on blue ground, a beaded hide watch fob, a cloth beaded floral panel from a bag, and a narrow ...

  • Horn Spoon and Two Antler Carved Effigies

    Lot: 1335
    Sold for: $375$300

    Horn Spoon and Two Antler Carved Effigies, lg. 5 1/2, 8 1/2, and 7 in. Provenance: Eleanor Tulman Hancock collection, New York City. ...

  • Northeast Root Club

    Lot: 1336
    Sold for: $150$120

    Northeast Root Club, Penobscot, 20th century, lg. 24 in. Provenance: Eleanor Tulman Hancock collection, New York City. ...

  • Seven Northeast Wood-handled Knives

    Lot: 1337
    Sold for: $1,063$850

    Seven Northeast Wood-handled Knives, five crooked knives of various types and wood, with two straight handled knives, six of the blades secured with copper wire, lg. 10 1/4, 9 1/2, 9 1/4, 9 1/4, 8 ...

  • Three Northeast Painted Masks

    Lot: 1339
    Sold for: $469$375

    Three Northeast Painted Masks, Iroquois, 20th century, a red-painted Spoonmouth mask, a red-painted Whistler mask, and a black-, red-, and white-painted Doorkeeper mask, all with horsehair and ...

  • Two Northwest Beaded Cloth Pincushions

    Lot: 1340
    Sold for: $150$120

    Two Northwest Beaded Cloth Pincushions, 19th century, each decorated with multicolored beaded designs on red trade cloth, (minor loss), 5 1/4 x 7, and 5 x 4 1/4 in. Provenance: The Rosman ...

  • Four Northeast Beaded Cloth Bags

    Lot: 1346
    Sold for: $594$475

    Four Northeast Beaded Cloth Bags, Iroquois, fourth quarter 19th century, each decorated on both sides with multicolored floral designs, (minor bead loss), 4 3/4 x 5 3/4, 3 x 3 1/2, 2 3/4 x 3, and 3 ...