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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

        5973

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          Maori Curved Nephrite Ear Ornament (Kapeu)

          Maori People, New Zealand
          early 20th century

          length: 15.2cm, weight: 38.19g

          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

              3727

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                Kimberley Point Aboriginal Spear Head

                Aboriginal People, possibly the Bunuba People, Kimberley Region, Northern Western Australia
                late 19th-early 20th century

                entire length: 18.8cm, length of (exposed) head: 3.5cm, width: 2.6cm

                Provenance

                private collection, Channel Islands, UK.

                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 .

                            2183

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                              Sepik Yipwon Spirit Figure

                              Yimam People, Korewari River Area, Papua New Guinea
                              first half of the 20th century

                              height: 86cm (height with stand: 103cm), width: 14cm

                              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