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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

        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

            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

                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

                                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 .

                                                    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