A collection of ethnographic items: arrows, quivers (3), staff, pliers, shoe last, knife scabbard (2), knife with scabbard, axe, quirt
Lot 2123W
A collection of ethnographic items: arrows, quivers (3), staff, pliers, shoe last, knife scabbard (2), knife with scabbard, axe, quirt
Sold for US$ 587 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property of the Palm Springs Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
A collection of ethnographic items:
including a North African axe and quirt; a Southeast Asian knife in scabbard along with two other scabbards; a Solomon Islands ceremonial staff; three bamboo quivers, six spears, various groups of arrows and two utilitarian items of indeterminate origin
length of largest spear 78in
(most objects in distressed condition)

Footnotes

  • Note:
    Presented to the Palm Springs Desert Museum as from the "Jack London Collection", though with no documentation to support this provenance.
Activities
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
W Shipping & handling restrictions apply

Due to the size and/or fragility of this lot, it is subject to offsite post sale storage, uplift and storage fees. Please refer to the collection notice on the main page of the online catalogue