Art of the South Seas
10 Feb 2013, starting at 13:00 PST.

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Large Bowl, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 10,625 inc. premium
LOTS
 of 106
1 Force, Roland and Maryanne Force, "Art and Artifacts of the 18th Century," British Museum Press, Honolulu, HI, 1968 US$ 162
€117
£96
3 Lot of Two Books on Oceanic Art: US$ 750
€541
£446
4 Dahlgren, E.W., "Were the Hawaiian Islands Visited by the Spaniards Before Their Discovery by Captain Cook in 1778", Stockholm, 1916 US$ 375
€270
£223
6 Aboriginal Throwing Club, Australia US$ 437
€315
£260
7 Aboriginal Pendant, Australia US$ 2,250
€1,623
£1,338
11 Ngaju Dayak Ancestral Guardian Figure, Central Kalimantan, Borneo US$ 5,000
€3,608
£2,974
12 Kayan Dayak Chief's Bowl, East Kalimantan, Borneo US$ 1,000
€721
£594
13 Shaman's Ceremonial Staff, Toba Peoples, Batak, North Sumatra US$ 1,875
€1,353
£1,115
14 Luzon Figural Arm Ornament, Northern Luzon, Philippines US$ 437
€315
£260
15 Timor Spoon, Lesser Sundas US$ 525
€378
£312
16 Armband, Papua New Guinea US$ 400
€288
£237
17 Kundu Drum, Lake Sentani, Papua New Guinea US$ 625
€451
£371
18 Suspension Hook, Middle Sepik River Area, Papua New Guinea US$ 875
€631
£520
22 Trobriand Islands Sword Club, Massim Area, Papua New Guinea US$ 1,000
€721
£594
23 Long Club, Massim Area, Papua New Guinea US$ 1,250
€902
£743
25 Three Pectoral Ornaments, Middle Sepik River Area, Papua New Guinea US$ 500
€360
£297
26 Massim Canoe Bailer, Kiriwina Island, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea US$ 2,500
€1,804
£1,487
27 Yam Mask and Two Ceremonial Body Ornaments, Papua New Guinea US$ 1,500
€1,082
£892
28 Male Spirit Mask, Turubu Village, Coastal Sepik River, Papua New Guinea US$ 1,625
€1,172
£966
29 Currency Ring, Papua New Guinea US$ 1,750
€1,263
£1,041
30 Trobriand Islands Spatula, Papua New Guinea US$ 1,187
€857
£706
32 Mask, Murik Lakes Area, Papua New Guinea US$ 500
€360
£297
33 Mask, Madang Province, Ramu River Coast, Papua New Guinea US$ 3,125
€2,255
£1,859
35 Male Figure, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea US$ 3,125
€2,255
£1,859
36 Spirit Board, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea US$ 4,375
€3,157
£2,602
37 Rare Saw Fish Weapon, Nukuoro Atoll, Caroline Islands US$ 3,750
€2,706
£2,231
38 Navigational Chart, Marshall Islands US$ 8,750
€6,315
£5,205
39 Canoe and Bailer, Namorik Atoll, Marshall Islands US$ 6,250
€4,511
£3,718
40 Rare Coconut Grater, Tikopia Island US$ 3,125
€2,255
£1,859
41 Miniature Coconut-Grating Stool, Nukuoro Atoll, Caroline Islands US$ 812
€586
£483
42 Important and Rare Woman's Valuable, Belau (Palau), Caroline Islands US$ 11,875
€8,570
£7,065
43 Collection of 13 fishhooks, 3 fishhook making tools and 3 fishhook blanks, Hawaiian Islands US$ 4,750
€3,428
£2,826
44 Ancient Round Grooved Sinker, Hawaiian Islands US$ 1,250
€902
£743
45 Octopus/Squid Lure, Hawaiian Islands US$ 8,125
€5,864
£4,833
46 Large Round Platter, Hawaiian Islands US$ 6,875
€4,962
£4,090
47 Bowl with Olona Netting, Hawaiian Islands US$ 6,875
€4,962
£4,090
48 Bowl, Hawaiian Islands US$ 5,625
€4,059
£3,346
49 Bowl, Maui Island, Hawaiian Islands US$ 1,750
€1,263
£1,041
50 Large Bowl, Hawaiian Islands US$ 10,625
€7,668
£6,321
51 Two Monarchy-Era Bowl Lids, Hawaiian Islands US$ 1,250
€902
£743
52 Large Bowl, Hawaiian Islands US$ 5,000
€3,608
£2,974
53 Large Bowl, Hawaiian Islands US$ 6,000
€4,330
£3,569
54 Ancient Stirrup Pounder, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands US$ 2,125
€1,533
£1,264
55 Ring Pounder, Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands US$ 4,000
€2,887
£2,379
56 Knobbed Pounder, Hawaiian Islands US$ 4,000
€2,887
£2,379
57 Knobbed Pounder, Hawaiian Islands US$ 2,500
€1,804
£1,487
58 Massive Knobbed Pounder, Hawaiian Islands US$ 5,375
€3,879
£3,197
59 Rare Pipe, Hawaiian Islands US$ 562
€405
£334
60 Three Game Disks, Hawaiian Islands US$ 275
€198
£163
61 Three Ancient Sling Stones, Hawaiian Islands US$ 375
€270
£223
62 Large Adze, Hawaiian Islands US$ 4,375
€3,157
£2,602
63 Exceptional Thin and Large Adze, Hawaiian Islands US$ 7,500
€5,413
£4,462
64 Two Adzes, Hawaiian Islands US$ 400
€288
£237
66 Priest's Bowl, Hawaiian Islands US$ 875
€631
£520
68 Kahili Handle, Hawaiian Islands US$ 3,125
€2,255
£1,859
69 Kapa Beater, Hawaiian Islands US$ 1,062
€766
£632
70 Kapa Beater, Hawaiian Islands US$ 1,062
€766
£632
71 Wood tool for making Tapa cloth US$ 2,125
€1,533
£1,264
72 Important and Rare Collection of Decorated Barkcloth, Hawaiian Islands US$ 25,000
€18,044
£14,873
73 Fine and Rare Barkcloth, Hawaiian Islands US$ 4,000
€2,887
£2,379
74 Kava Cup, Marquesas Islands US$ 9,375
€6,766
£5,577
75 Large Fish God Image, Marquesas Islands US$ 3,125
€2,255
£1,859
76 Head Ornament, Marquesas Island US$ 5,000
€3,608
£2,974
77 Club, Marquesas Island US$ 43,750
€31,577
£26,028
78 Chief's Food Bowl, Society Islands US$ 4,375
€3,157
£2,602
79 Three Shell Necklaces, Tahiti, Society Islands US$ 1,250
€902
£743
80 Fishhook, Tahiti, Society Islands US$ 2,750
€1,984
£1,636
81 Pounder, Tahiti, Society Islands US$ 475
€342
£282
82 God Figure, Tahiti, Society Islands US$ 6,000
€4,330
£3,569
84 Barkcloth, Samoa Islands US$ 1,500
€1,082
£892
85 Maori Long Club/Fighting Staff, New Zealand US$ 3,750
€2,706
£2,231
86 Maori Fish Hook, New Zealand US$ 1,750
€1,263
£1,041
87 Maori Lure Hook, New Zealand US$ 1,375
€992
£818
88 Seven Carte de Vistes of Maori Peoples, New Zealand, ca. 1860s US$ 562
€405
£334
89 Throwing Club, Fiji Islands US$ 1,062
€766
£632
90 Maori Hand Club, New Zealand US$ 1,875
€1,353
£1,115
91 Maori Hand Club, New Zealand US$ 3,125
€2,255
£1,859
92 Rare Maori Long Club/Fighting Staff, New Zealand US$ 4,000
€2,887
£2,379
93 Barkcloth, Tonga Islands US$ 687
€496
£409
94 Unsual Scrimshaw with Portrait of a Maori Chief US$ 2,750
€1,984
£1,636
96 Chief's necklace with hanging "Tabua" US$ 687
€496
£409
97 Two Barkcloths, Fiji Islands US$ 5,250
€3,789
£3,123
98 Headrest, Tonga Island US$ 37,500
€27,066
£22,310
100 Pole Club, Tongan Islands US$ 2,375
€1,714
£1,413
101 Extremely Fine Pole Club, Fiji Islands US$ 8,125
€5,864
£4,833
103 Paddle, Austral Islands US$ 12,250
€8,841
£7,288
104 Spear, Austral Islands US$ 15,625
€11,277
£9,296
106 Important and Rare Pole Club, Rarotonga, Cook Islands US$ 68,500
€49,440
£40,753

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