Tussian Headdress, Burkina-Faso height 26 1/4in (66.5cm)
Lot 66
Superb and Rare Neckrest, Tongan Islands length 20 1/2in (52cm)
US$ 12,000 - 18,000
€9,300 - 14,000

Lot Details
Superb and Rare Neckrest, Tongan Islands length 20 1/2in (52cm) Superb and Rare Neckrest, Tongan Islands length 20 1/2in (52cm) Superb and Rare Neckrest, Tongan Islands length 20 1/2in (52cm) Superb and Rare Neckrest, Tongan Islands length 20 1/2in (52cm)
Superb and Rare Neckrest, Tongan Islands
kali
wood
length 20 1/2in (52cm)

Provenance:
Alan Mann, London
Frits Schmidt, London
Mark and Carolyn Blackburn, Honolulu, Hawaii

Published:
Kaeppler, Adrienne, The Mark and Carolyn Blackburn Collection of Polynesian Art, (2010: fig. 149)

Carved from one piece of wood in classic shallow M form with bowed sides curving inward with bowed rest, the sides tapering slightly inwards from the feet; extremely fine and smooth dark-brown patina.

According to Kaeppler (2011: p 246), "During the nineteenth century, a curved one-piece form known as hahapo became popular and is still in use today. Two early depictions of hahapo are in the plates of Tongan artifacts from the visit of Bruny d'Entrecasteaux in 1793 and Dumont d'Urville in 1829. Hahapo are sometimes described as neckrests in a continuous shallow M form because of a vague resemblance to the letter M."
Auction information

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

Contacts
  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, United States 90046
    Work +1 323 436 5416
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843
Similar Items