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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

      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.

        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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

                                                              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