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Auction Description for MB Abram Galleries: Tribal, Antique, Design & Folk Art
Auction Description:
Prestige museum quality offerings from MB Abram Galleries, Los Angeles. MB Abram Galleries consults with significant private and public collections worldwide. We are a member in good standing of ATADA, the Antique and Tribal Art Dealers Association, and are proud to have satisfied clients world wide. Our auctions are distinguished by some of the following characteristics: Quality material. We are holding nothing back, opening up our deep inventory for you the buyer to establish value. Bargain start prices, no hidden reserves. Our start prices, with rare exception are 50% or less than the low estimates. You the buyer have the opportunity to acquire world class material at bargain prices.  Guarantee of Authenticity--All items are guaranteed unconditionally to be authentic and as described, or money back. Diverse Material--We have long pushed back against the pigeonholing of art into specialized categories. Tribal, Antique, Industrial, Folk, Carnival, Contemporary--all these art forms are equally valid and collectible. Original art is inspiring, whatever the time period and culture. We love all art forms, and continue to collect and sell across any narrow categories, an adventure which we enjoy sharing.

Tribal, Antique, Design & Folk Art (351 Lots)

by MB Abram Galleries


351 lots with images

February 18, 2017

Live Auction

Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Small Inuit Model Kayak

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Description: A model well fashioned Inuit Kayak fashioned of bone, likely a child's toy.

Condition Report: Good

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New Guinea Highlands Axe Handle

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Description: A massive wooden axe handle showing years of use. Stone inserts on these would be replaced as they broke, the handles reused. This one with dark surface patina.

Condition Report: Good

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Small Greenstone New Guinea Celt

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Description: Well polished, elegant celt, likely used as item of prestige or exchange.

Condition Report: Good

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Two Model Inuit Antlers

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Description: Two Antler Models. Likely created as child's toy. An end broken on one model.

Condition Report: Good

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Old Aboriginal Woomera

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Description: Woomera showing age and extensive use. Peg intact, remnants of spinifex at base. The essential tool in every hunter's arsenal.

Condition Report: Good

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Papua Geelvinkbay Shell Bracelet

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Description: Conus shell bracelet used as bride's money. Pre 20th century

Condition Report: Good

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Australian Aboriginal Beanwood Coolamon

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Description: Large Australian Aboriginal Coolamon of beanwood coated with ochre, with folded edges, Central Desert. These were essential to Aboriginal life, and were used for gathering food, cradling infants, and storage.

Condition Report: Good

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Canadian Gathering Basket

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Description: An Indian Gathering Basket from the Canadian Northwest. Colorful weaving insets, leather straps. Small amount of loss.

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Chad Bracelet with Fan Patterns

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Description: Old casting, dark patina, smooth minimalist surface culminating in double fan patterns.

Condition Report: Good

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Hand Forged Congo Currency

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Description: Native Katanga copper, hand hammered, classic form.

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Hardwood Coolamon Pokerwork Totemistic Design

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Description: A hardwood Coolamon with burnt in totemistic designs. Deep bowl. These were essential to Aboriginal life, and were used for gathering food, cradling infants, and storage.

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Indonesian Dragon Bracelet, Nickel or Silver Alloy

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Description: An old bracelet with dragon motifs at either end. Well worn surfaces. Indonesia

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Kenya Stool Fine Surface Patina

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Description: An old Kenya stool fine surface patina, two arching legs, and holes for carrying.

Condition Report: Good

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Senufo Ivory Coast Heavy Bronze Bracelet, Fan Patterns

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Description: Intricate overlapping patterns, remnant of verdigris.

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Small Senufo Bronze Bracelet with Engravings & Smooth Terminals

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Description: Engravings and smooth terminals

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Three Brass Naga NE India Ornaments.

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Description: These would have been universal symbols of power and prestige amongst this headhunting peoples, attached to clothes or weapons.

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W. African Bronze Bracelet with Loops for Attachments

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Description: Intricate engravings in 3 parallel bands, terminating in circular motifs. Remnants of verdigris.

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Dogon Mali Stool #3

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Description: Hour glass with elbow handles

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Three Legged Stool Ivory Coast

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Description: Well worn 3 legged stool.

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Ethiopian Headrest #1, Dark Patination

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Description: Ethiopian Headrest. Hardwood, dark patination. This would have been used for comfort and to preserve coiffures.

Condition Report: Good

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Ibo Nigeria Bronze Bracelet, Engravings, Bangles

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Description: Geometric and circular engravings, with multiple bangles at terminal.

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Ibo Nigeria Bronze Bracelet, Rope Design, Bangles

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Description: Twisting pattern with flaring terminal. Intricate engravings throughout.

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Ifuago Phillipines Backpack

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Description: Wood and rattan. Mid 20th century.

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Nepal Shaman's Mask

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Description: Nepal Shaman's mask, used in healing and other ceremonies. Good signs of use.

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Northwest Coast Indian Gourd Net Float

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Description: Constructed of native gourd and string. Rare example of a utilitarian example that has survived.

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Senufo Ivory Coast Elliptical Bronze Bracelet with Geometric Pattern

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Description: Thick bronze bracelet formed in elliptical form with two ends turned up and geometrical pattern in the middle.

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Senufo Ivory Coast Wooden Pestle

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Description: Showing wear and chocolate patina from long use.

Condition Report: Good with wear from long use.

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Togo, W. Africa Stool #1

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Description: Rectangular base on 3 legs.

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Togo, W. Africa Stool #2

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Description: Another beautiful example of a simple stool.

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Ethiopian Headrest #2

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Description: Crescent shaped headrest with engravings.

Condition Report: Good with stable age crack.

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Dogon Mali Stool #4

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Description: An old columned stool.

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Rendile Kenya Headrest

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Description: Three legged headrest from knotty wood.

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Naga NE IndiavHeadhunter's Basket

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Description: A woven Headhunter's basket with lid from Nagaland, NE India.

Condition Report: Good with wear from long use

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Large Kuba Prestige Axe

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Description: A long handled Kuba, Congo prestige axe with dark, well patinated handle, and hand-forged metal blade with subtle hatching and other engraved designs throughout.

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Eskimo Bone Carving

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Description: A refined decorative Eskimo bone carving.

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Dogon Mali Wooden Pestle

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Description: A large Dogon wooden pestle. Sign of extensive use at both ends, light brown patina throughout shaft.

Condition Report: Good with stable age crack.

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Large Naga NE Indian Woven Tribal Cloth

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Description: Naga NE Indian Woven Tribal Cloth with elephant and other motifs.

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Indonesian Harvesting Tools

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Description: Fashioned from native wood, with ergonomic handles and sharp iron blades. Good surface patina.

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Ivory Coast Three Legged Stool

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Description: An old stool with unusual three legged design. Glossy surface highlights.

Condition Report: Good with wear from use and exposure.

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Samoan Bark Cloth

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Description: A patterned piece made by beating bark with a wooden or stone mallet. Colorful and geometric with three distinct design fields, with signs of use.

Condition Report: Good with some small old holes from use.

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Three Native Copper Points, Ancient  N. American Copper Culture

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Description: The copper in these ancient points comes from mines in the Wisconsin area, and are part of the well documented ancient Copper Culture.

Condition Report: Good

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Wooden Tapa Beater

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Description: An old and elegant wooden tapa beater, likely from Samoa.

Condition Report: Good

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Tonga S. Africa Stool

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Description: Heavy, our glass shaped old stool.

Condition Report: Good with wear from long use.

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Naga Bowl NE India Headhunter Culture

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Description: Naga Bowl, characteristic style.

Condition Report: Good with wear and some loss from long use in culture.

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Old Eskimo Awl

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Description: An old Eskimo awl of slate and bone showing great care and skin in manufacture.

Condition Report: Good

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Togo, Stool #3, Rounded Seat

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Description: A well worn Togo stool with circular surface showing long use.

Condition Report: Good with wear from long use and exposure.

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Congo Pygmy Arrows

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Description: Eight Congo Pygmy arrows with hand forged iron tips, attached wth native resin. Tips are sharp as forged.

Condition Report: Good with wear from use.

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Heavy Yoruba Nigeria Bronze Bracelet

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Description: A finely cast bronze bracelet with undulating and repeating engraved motifs.

Condition Report: Good

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Large Indonesian Shadow Puppet

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Description: An elaborate shadow puppet with original colors and bone handle.

Condition Report: Good with old loss to end of bone handle.

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Inuit Wood and Stone Scraper

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Description: A curved wooden scraper created in ergonomic manner. Slate stone blade.

Condition Report: Good

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