A Maori wood Flute, Nguru

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 240
A Maori wood Flute, Nguru

Sold for £ 7,050 (US$ 9,758) inc. premium

Tribal Art

2 Jul 2003, 11:00 BST

London, Knightsbridge

A Maori wood Flute, Nguru
of approximately hollow cylindrical form with curved pierced tip, carved with three stops: one below the tip, the remainder along the body, carved overall with figures, on one side the tiki figure has dentate decorated details while the figures on the other side are carved in a plain relief style, a fibre stick shaped stopper is inserted along the length of the flute's interior, complete with plaited flax cord with bird bone toggle

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Given in 1952 to the vendor as a small boy, by an elderly neighbour, Miss Fennel, in Wakefield, Yorkshire

    Cf. Steven Phelps, Art and Artefacts of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas, the James Hooper Collection, London 1975, p53, for a corresponding shape compare no.196, while the decoration bears similarities to no. 195

    See colour illustration, inside front cover
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, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine, Whisky and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £10,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £10,000 up to and including £450,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £4,500,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

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

App