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7312

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    Fijian Terracotta Water Vessel (Saqamoli)

    Fiji
    19th-20th century

    height: 16.5cm, width: 15cm, weight: 875g

    Provenance

    Antiques market, Scotland.

    8461

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      Fijian Barkcloth Cloth (Masi)

      Fiji
      19th-20th century

      length: approximately 170.5cm, width: approximately 87cm

      Provenance

      UK art market

      7261

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        Fijian Bark Cloth Beater (Ike ni Masi), ex Tost & Rohu of Sydney

        Fiji
        19th century

        legnth: 41cm, width: 4cm, weight: 516g

        Provenance

        private collection, UK; Acquired from Tost & Rohu, Sydney - 1930s or earlier

        8527

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          Solomon Islands Comb (Faa) & Original Palm Leaf Wrapping

          Kwaio People, Malaita, Solomon Islands
          early 20th century

          length: 18.5cm, width: 7cm, combined weight: 23g

          Provenance

          from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

          8529

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            Solomon Islands Small Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

            Solomon Islands
            early 20th century

            length: 9.3cm, weight: 25g

            Provenance

            from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

            8543

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              Solomon Islands Carved Clam Shell & Seed Necklace

              Solomon Islands
              early 20th century

              width (of shell pendant): 8.5cm, weight: 99g

              Provenance

              from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

              8545

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                Solomon Islands Engraved Shell Pendants with Shell Currency Strands

                Solomon Islands
                early 20th century

                length (of the largest pendant): 6.6cm, weight: 98g

                Provenance

                from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                8540

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                  Solomon Islands Gold Lipped Pearl Shell Pendant with attached Shell Currency Strands

                  Solomon Islands
                  early 20th century

                  length (of shell): 7cm, width: 6.7cm, weight: 26g

                  Provenance

                  from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                  8544

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                    Large Solomon Islands Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

                    Solomon Islands
                    early 20th century

                    length: 19cm, weight: 112g

                    Provenance

                    from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                    8546

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                      Solomon Islands Large Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

                      Solomon Islands
                      early 20th century

                      length: 20.7cm, weight: 190g

                      Provenance

                      from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                      7202

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                        New Hebrides Abalone Shell & Turtleshell Trolling Lure Fish Hook

                        New Hebrides (Vanuatu)
                        19th century

                        length: 7.5cm, width: 1.9cm, weight: 13g

                        Provenance

                        UK art market; UK private collection.

                        7247

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                          Fijian Trolling Lure Fish Hook (Bayaloyalo)

                          Fiji
                          early-to-mid 19th century

                          length: approximately 10.2cm, width: 1.4cm, weight: 8g

                          Provenance

                          UK art market; UK private collection.

                          7256

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                            Maori Trolling Lure Fish Hook (Pa Kahawai)

                            Maori People, New Zealand
                            18th-19th century

                            length (without cord): 14.8cm, width: 2cm, weight: 20g

                            Provenance

                            UK art market; UK private collection.

                            7246

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                              Fijian Carved Wooden Bowl, possibly a Priest’s Dish

                              Fiji
                              19th century & possibly earlier

                              length: 53.2cm, width: 19cm, depth: approximately 8cm, weight: 1,105g

                              Provenance

                              UK art market; private UK collection

                              8526

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                                Solomon Islands Turtleshell & Carved Abalone Shell Trolling Lure Fish Hook

                                Solomon Islands, probably Malaita Island
                                19th century

                                length: 7.9cm, width: 1.4cm, weight: 5g

                                Provenance

                                from the estate collection of a former London museum curator.

                                7020

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                                  Fijian Tapa Bark Cloth Beater (Ike ni Masi)

                                  Fiji, probably Viti Levu Highlands region
                                  late 18th century

                                  length: 36.4cm, weight: 771g

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  6522

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                                    Maori Greywacke Club (Patu Onewa)

                                    Maori People, New Zealand
                                    18th century

                                    length: 37.2cm, width: 9.4cm, weight: 1,109g

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, London, UK; prior to that, Christie's Paris, December 2003.

                                    4236

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                                      Early New Guinea Wooden & Bone Mace or Club

                                      Papua New Guinea, probably Sepik region
                                      19th century and possibly earlier

                                      length: 64.2cm, diameter of head: 9cm, weight: 190g

                                      Provenance

                                      UK art market

                                      5443

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                                        Early, Carved Wooden Massim Sword Club or Lime Spatula

                                        Massim area, Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
                                        18th-19th century

                                        length: 62.5cm, width at widest point: 8cm

                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        4755

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                                          Unusual Massim Carved, Wooden Lime Spatula Shaped as a Hornbill

                                          Massim People, Tobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
                                          early 20th century

                                          length: 38.3cm

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          3391

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                                            Aboriginal Pineapple Pandanus Head Battle Club

                                            Central Queensland, Australia
                                            early 20th century

                                            length: 72.5cm, weight: 541g

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            2940

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                                              Fijian Throwing Club (I Ula Tavatava)

                                              Fiji
                                              18th-early 19th century

                                              length: 42cm

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market; private UK collection.

                                              2992

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                                                Rare Massim Double Pedestal Cup with Spirit Figures

                                                Massim People, Trobiand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
                                                20th century

                                                height: 70.5cm, diameter of bowl: 20.5cm

                                                Provenance

                                                private collection, UK

                                                2746

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                                                  Rare Solomon Islands Ceremonial Child’s Dance Wand or Staff (Napa)

                                                  Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands
                                                  circa 1900

                                                  length: 75.5cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market

                                                  2181

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                                                    Life-sized Sepik Ancestor Figure

                                                    Sepik Region, New Guinea
                                                    late 19th century

                                                    height: 165cm

                                                    Provenance

                                                    Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century.

                                                    2182

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                                                      Sepik Lime Container in the form of a Rooster on a Crocodile

                                                      Iatmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
                                                      first half of the 20th century

                                                      length: 68cm

                                                      Provenance

                                                      Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century .

                                                      2184

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                                                        Sepik Kominimung Shield

                                                        Pora Pora or Bien River, Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea
                                                        first half of the 20th century

                                                        height: 117cm, width: 46cm

                                                        Provenance

                                                        Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century.

                                                        2185

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                                                          Sepik Earthenware Roof Ridge Tile with Pigments

                                                          Chambri Lakes, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
                                                          early 20th century

                                                          height: 42cm, width: 25.5cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, collected by de Sales McHugh in the early 20th century.

                                                          2187

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                                                            Sepik Samban Hook Figure

                                                            Italmul People, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea
                                                            first half of the 20th century

                                                            height: 97cm, width: 30cm

                                                            Provenance

                                                            Francis de Sales McHugh Collection, and thence by descent, collected by de Sales McHugh in the first half of the 20th century.

                                                            1984

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                                                              Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments, dated 1859

                                                              New Guinea
                                                              collected in 1859

                                                              maximum diameter of each: 7cm

                                                              Provenance

                                                              UK art market; private collection, UK.

                                                              2096

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                                                                Very Fine Man’s Woven Comb (Faa)

                                                                Kwaio People, Malaita, Solomon Islands
                                                                19th or early 20th century

                                                                height: 20cm, width: 5.5cm

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK art market

                                                                1595

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                                                                  Rare Solomon Islands Christian Altar Cross Inlaid with Pearl Shell

                                                                  Solomon Islands
                                                                  circa 1900

                                                                  height: 62cm, width: 33cm, depth: 19.5cm

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  Adam Prout, London.

                                                                  1032

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                                                                    Aboriginal Mulga Wood Spear Thrower (Woomera)

                                                                    Aboriginal People, Central Australia
                                                                    circa 1940

                                                                    height: 77cm, width: 11cm

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    UK art market