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Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art

by Sothebys Australia

Platinum House

110 lots | 109 with images

October 15, 2012

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Donkeyman Lee Tjupurrula circa 1925-1993 WILKINKARRA (LAKE MACKAY) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 1: Donkeyman Lee Tjupurrula circa 1925-1993 WILKINKARRA (LAKE MACKAY) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Donkeyman Lee Tjupurrula circa 1925-1993 WILKINKARRA (LAKE MACKAY) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen 149 X 75CM PROVENANCE Painted at Wirrimanu, Balgo Hills Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia (stock 162/91) Private Collection, Queensland This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate

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A Fine Parrying Shield  SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA carved hardwood

Lot 2: A Fine Parrying Shield SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA carved hardwood

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Description: A Fine Parrying Shield SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA carved hardwood 90.8CM HIGH PROVENANCE Private Collection, United Kingdom Antiques and Tribal Art, Phillips Auctioneers, London, 6 July 1993, lot 174, illustrated Private Collection, Victoria PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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A Parrying Shield  SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

Lot 3: A Parrying Shield SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

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Description: A Parrying Shield SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA carved hardwood and natural earth pigments 71CM HIGH PROVENANCE The Berry Collection, Young's Auctions, Melbourne, 30 March 2009, lot 87, illustrated Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Lantjin working 1960s UNTITLED (1964) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

Lot 4: Lantjin working 1960s UNTITLED (1964) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

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Description: Lantjin working 1960s UNTITLED (1964) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark 56.5 X 17CM PROVENANCE Painted at Wadeye, Port Keats Private Collection, Victoria PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, VICTORIA

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Artist Unknown UNTITLED (FISHING SCENE) (CIRCA 1950) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

Lot 5: Artist Unknown UNTITLED (FISHING SCENE) (CIRCA 1950) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

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Description: Artist Unknown UNTITLED (FISHING SCENE) (CIRCA 1950) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark 46.5 X 33CM PROVENANCE Painted at Umbakumba (Groote Eylandt), Northern Territory Church Missionary Society of Australia, Sydney Private Collection, United States of America Private Collection, Melbourne PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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A Pair of Transitional Scrimshaw Bull Horns BARAMBAH STATION (CHERBOURG), QUEENSLAND carved bull horn, varnish and wood

Lot 6: A Pair of Transitional Scrimshaw Bull Horns BARAMBAH STATION (CHERBOURG), QUEENSLAND carved bull horn, varnish and wood

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Description: A Pair of Transitional Scrimshaw Bull Horns BARAMBAH STATION (CHERBOURG), QUEENSLAND carved bull horn, varnish and wood 33CM; 33.3CM LONG (2) PROVENANCE William Joseph George Behn, Queensland By descent Private Collection, Queensland

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Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 UNTITLED (TINGARI CEREMONY) (1972) synthetic polymer paint and natural earth pigments on composi...

Lot 7: Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 UNTITLED (TINGARI CEREMONY) (1972) synthetic polymer paint and natural earth pigments on composi...

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Description: Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 UNTITLED (TINGARI CEREMONY) (1972) synthetic polymer paint and natural earth pigments on composition board 46.5 X 31.5CM PROVENANCE Painted at Papunya. Northern Territory Stuart Art Centre, Alice Springs (stock 19181) Ian Higgins, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF IAN HIGGINS, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Albert Namatjira circa 1902-1959 UNTITLED (CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE) (CIRCA 1955) watercolour and pencil

Lot 8: Albert Namatjira circa 1902-1959 UNTITLED (CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE) (CIRCA 1955) watercolour and pencil

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Description: Albert Namatjira circa 1902-1959 UNTITLED (CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE) (CIRCA 1955) watercolour and pencil signed 'ALBERT NAMATJIRA' lower right 36 X 53.5CM PROVENANCE Walter Wearn, New South Wales By descent Private Collection, New South Wales This painting is sold with a photograph of Albert Namatjira holding the work PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF WALTER WEARN, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Prince of Wales (Midpul) circa 1937-2002 BODY MARKS (2002) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 9: Prince of Wales (Midpul) circa 1937-2002 BODY MARKS (2002) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Prince of Wales (Midpul) circa 1937-2002 BODY MARKS (2002) synthetic polymer paint on linen 137 X 81.5CM PROVENANCE Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin (stock KB0535) Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Private Collection, United States of America Aboriginal Art, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 25 July 2005, lot 175, illustrated Private Collection, South Australia PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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Boxer Milner Tjampitjin circa 1934-2008 PURKITJI (STURT CREEK) (2006) synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Lot 10: Boxer Milner Tjampitjin circa 1934-2008 PURKITJI (STURT CREEK) (2006) synthetic polymer paint on canvas

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Description: Boxer Milner Tjampitjin circa 1934-2008 PURKITJI (STURT CREEK) (2006) synthetic polymer paint on canvas 180 X 80CM PROVENANCE Painted at Wirrimanu, Balgo Hills Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia (stock 22/06) Utopia Art, Sydney Private Collection, Sydney This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

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Naata Nungurrayi born circa 1932 MARRAPINTI (2003) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 11: Naata Nungurrayi born circa 1932 MARRAPINTI (2003) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Naata Nungurrayi born circa 1932 MARRAPINTI (2003) synthetic polymer paint on linen 122 X 153CM PROVENANCE Painted at Papunya, Northern Territory Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs (stock NN0311247) Private Collection, Adelaide This painting is sold with a Papunya Tula Artists certificate PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, ADELAIDE

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A Bicornual Basket  SILKWOOD OR BINGAL BAY, NORTH QUEENSLAND woven lawyer cane

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Description: A Bicornual Basket SILKWOOD OR BINGAL BAY, NORTH QUEENSLAND woven lawyer cane 28 X 32CM PROVENANCE Private Collection, Queensland (1940s) By descent Private Collection, Queensland PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND

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A Fine Boomerang  QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

Lot 13: A Fine Boomerang QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

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Description: A Fine Boomerang QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and natural earth pigments 69CM HIGH PROVENANCE The Holt Collection, Sydney (stock - H72) Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE HOLT COLLECTION, SYDNEY

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A Fine Boomerang  QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

Lot 14: A Fine Boomerang QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

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Description: A Fine Boomerang QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and natural earth pigments 75.5CM HIGH PROVENANCE The Holt Collection, Sydney (stock - H74) Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE HOLT COLLECTION, SYDNEY

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A Rainforest Sword Club NORTH QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and resin

Lot 15: A Rainforest Sword Club NORTH QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and resin

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Description: A Rainforest Sword Club NORTH QUEENSLAND carved hardwood and resin 140.5CM HIGH PROVENANCE Private Collection, Queensland (1900) Private Collection, Melbourne PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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John Mawurndjul born 1952 UNTITLED (LORRKON) (CIRCA 1989) carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

Lot 16: John Mawurndjul born 1952 UNTITLED (LORRKON) (CIRCA 1989) carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

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Description: John Mawurndjul born 1952 UNTITLED (LORRKON) (CIRCA 1989) carved hardwood and natural earth pigments 91CM HIGH PROVENANCE Executed at Mumeka Outstation, Northern Territory Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Private Collection, United States of America PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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John Mawurndjul born 1952 UNTITLED (LORRKON) (1992) carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

Lot 17: John Mawurndjul born 1952 UNTITLED (LORRKON) (1992) carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

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Description: John Mawurndjul born 1952 UNTITLED (LORRKON) (1992) carved hardwood and natural earth pigments 110CM HIGH PROVENANCE Executed at Mumeka Outstation, Northern Territory Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Private Collection, United States of America This carving is sold with gallery documentation PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu) circa 1928-2003 PUMPUNI JILAMARA (2002) natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on ca...

Lot 18: Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu) circa 1928-2003 PUMPUNI JILAMARA (2002) natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on ca...

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Description: Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu) circa 1928-2003 PUMPUNI JILAMARA (2002) natural earth pigments and synthetic binder on canvas 75 X 58.5CM PROVENANCE Painted at Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island Jilamara Arts, Northern Territory (stock 1077-02) Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney Private Collection, New South Wales This painting is sold with a Jilamara Arts and Crafts certificate EXHIBITED Kitty Kantilla - Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney, 17 July 2003 - 8 August 2003 2003 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 19 September 2003 - 23 September 2003 Kitty Kantilla: A National Gallery of Victoria Touring Exhibition, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 27 April 2007 - 19 August 2007; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 7 December 2007 - 21 January 2008 LITERATURE Juith Ryan, Kitty Kantilla, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2007, p. 64 (illustrated) PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye circa 1910-1996 ENDUNGA (1990) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 19: Emily Kame Kngwarreye circa 1910-1996 ENDUNGA (1990) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Emily Kame Kngwarreye circa 1910-1996 ENDUNGA (1990) synthetic polymer paint on linen 121 X 91CM PROVENANCE Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs (stock OG19) Coventry Gallery, Sydney Private Collection, New South Wales EXHIBITED Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Coventry Gallery, Sydney, 8 May - 2 June 1990 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula circa 1925-2001 BUSH TUCKER AFTER RAIN (CIRCA 1972) synthetic polymer paint on composition board

Lot 20: Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula circa 1925-2001 BUSH TUCKER AFTER RAIN (CIRCA 1972) synthetic polymer paint on composition board

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Description: Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula circa 1925-2001 BUSH TUCKER AFTER RAIN (CIRCA 1972) synthetic polymer paint on composition board 61 X 45.7CM PROVENANCE Painted at Papunya, Northern Territory Pat Hogan, Alice Springs (stock 312) Private Collection, Western Australia Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 7 June 2011, lot 16, illustrated Private Collection, Netherlands This painting bears descriptive notes and an annotated diagram in Pat Hogan's hand verso PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NETHERLANDS

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Mathaman Marika circa 1920-1970 MINYABA (BREMER ISLAND) (CIRCA 1958) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

Lot 21: Mathaman Marika circa 1920-1970 MINYABA (BREMER ISLAND) (CIRCA 1958) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark

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Description: Mathaman Marika circa 1920-1970 MINYABA (BREMER ISLAND) (CIRCA 1958) natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark 113 X 42.5CM PROVENANCE Painted at Yirrkala, Northern Territory Frederick Robey, Sydney By descent Private Collection, Canberra The painting bears descriptive notes verso PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF FREDERICK ROBEY, SYDNEY

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Paddy Jaminji (Jampin) circa 1912-1996 KANGAROO MAN (BEDFORD DOWNS) (1986) natural earth pigments and binders on plywood

Lot 22: Paddy Jaminji (Jampin) circa 1912-1996 KANGAROO MAN (BEDFORD DOWNS) (1986) natural earth pigments and binders on plywood

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Description: Paddy Jaminji (Jampin) circa 1912-1996 KANGAROO MAN (BEDFORD DOWNS) (1986) natural earth pigments and binders on plywood signed 'Paddy' verso 64 X 120CM (IRREGULAR) PROVENANCE Painted at Warmun, Turkey Creek Private Collection, South Australia PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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A Large Engraved Pearl shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell, natural earth pigments and bush string

Lot 23: A Large Engraved Pearl shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell, natural earth pigments and bush string

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Description: A Large Engraved Pearl shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell, natural earth pigments and bush string 24CM HIGH PROVENANCE Private Collection, Alice Springs (1950s) Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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A Figuratively Engraved Pear Shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell and natural earth pigments

Lot 24: A Figuratively Engraved Pear Shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell and natural earth pigments

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Description: A Figuratively Engraved Pear Shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell and natural earth pigments 20.5CM HIGH PROVENANCE Private Collection, Alice Springs (1950s) Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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A Large Engraved Pearl Shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell, natural earth pigments and hair string

Lot 25: A Large Engraved Pearl Shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell, natural earth pigments and hair string

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Description: A Large Engraved Pearl Shell (Riji, Jakoli) WESTERN AUSTRALIA carved pearl shell, natural earth pigments and hair string 20.8CM HIGH PROVENANCE Private Collection, Alice Springs (1950s) Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Rammey Ramsey born 1935 RAGIBAN (ROCKY BAR) (2004) natural earth pigments and synthetic binders on linen

Lot 26: Rammey Ramsey born 1935 RAGIBAN (ROCKY BAR) (2004) natural earth pigments and synthetic binders on linen

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Description: Rammey Ramsey born 1935 RAGIBAN (ROCKY BAR) (2004) natural earth pigments and synthetic binders on linen 150 X 180CM PROVENANCE Jirrawun Arts, Western Australia (stoc RR62004-31) William Mora Galleries, Melbourne Private Collection, Melbourne This painting is sold with gallery documentation EXHIBITED Rammey Ramsey; Deeper than Paint on Canvas, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, 18 August - 11 September 2004 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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Billy (Joongarra) Thomas born circa 1920 KANGAROO AND SPEAR DREAMING (2001) natural earth pigments and synthetic binders on linen

Lot 27: Billy (Joongarra) Thomas born circa 1920 KANGAROO AND SPEAR DREAMING (2001) natural earth pigments and synthetic binders on linen

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Description: Billy (Joongarra) Thomas born circa 1920 KANGAROO AND SPEAR DREAMING (2001) natural earth pigments and synthetic binders on linen 80 X 60CM PROVENANCE Red Rock Art, Western Australia (stock KP1155) Tineriba Gallery, South Australia Private Collection, Melbourne This painting is sold with gallery documentation PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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An Early Shield and Lil-Lil  DARLING RIVER REGION, NEW SOUTH WALES carved hardwood

Lot 28: An Early Shield and Lil-Lil DARLING RIVER REGION, NEW SOUTH WALES carved hardwood

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Description: An Early Shield and Lil-Lil DARLING RIVER REGION, NEW SOUTH WALES carved hardwood 65CM; 77CM HIGH (2) PROVENANCE The Holt Collection, Sydney (stock - H803; H506) By descent Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE HOLT COLLECTION, SYDNEY

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An Early Club ARDROSSAN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA carved wood

Lot 29: An Early Club ARDROSSAN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA carved wood

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Description: An Early Club ARDROSSAN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA carved wood 60CM HIGH PROVENANCE Harry Dainty, South Australia (1920) Lillian Dainty, South Australia By descent Private Collection, South Australia Private Collection, Queensland PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND

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A Rare and Unusual Club ARDROSSAN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA carved hardwood

Lot 30: A Rare and Unusual Club ARDROSSAN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA carved hardwood

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Description: A Rare and Unusual Club ARDROSSAN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA carved hardwood 70CM HIGH PROVENANCE Harry Dainty, South Australia (1920) Lillian Dainty, South Australia By descent Private Collection, South Australia Private Collection, Queensland PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND

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A Rare Club WESTERN NEW SOUTH WALES carved hardwood

Lot 31: A Rare Club WESTERN NEW SOUTH WALES carved hardwood

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Description: A Rare Club WESTERN NEW SOUTH WALES carved hardwood 55.5CM HIGH PROVENANCE William Wallace Lambert, New South Wales (prior to 1910) Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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John William Lindt 1845-1926 PICTURESQUE NEW GUINEA (1885) albumen print

Lot 32: John William Lindt 1845-1926 PICTURESQUE NEW GUINEA (1885) albumen print

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Description: John William Lindt 1845-1926 PICTURESQUE NEW GUINEA (1885) albumen print (1) Elevala Island Port Moresby from Mission House (2) Motu water carrier Port Moresby (3) Sago Palms Morrison's Camp (4) Motu Girls Port Moresby (5) H. D. Forbes at Hanuabadu Port Moresby (6) Village of Koitapu Port Moresby (7) Lakatoi or Motu Trading vessel, Port Moresby (8) Trial ship of Native Trading vessels Port Moresby (9) Native House at Vanuabada, Kabade District (10) The camp at Badeba Creek (11) Lalobis River rapids from Badeba Creek (12) Near the camp Laloki River (13) The haunt of the Alligator Laloki Rover (14) Reach of Laloki River near Badeba Creek (15) Dobo for unmarried women, Sadera Makera (16) Tree House Kolari Village (17) Kolari chiefs, village of Sandera Makera (18) Native teachers, Kabade district (19) Mangrove vegetation near Kalle (20) Tupuselei from the shore (21) Christian church & remains of heatheb temple Tupuseala (22) Street in marine village of Tupuselei (23) Women of Tupuselei going for water (24) Coast scene near Tupuselei (25) Teacher's house on the beach Tupuselei (26) Ka Kalo Creek Kapa Kapa District (27) Beach scene at Kapa Kapa (28) Native house at Kamali (29) Mourners and dead at Kalo, Kemp Welch River (30) Keripunu women at the market place at Kalo (31) Native garden near Hood Lagoon (32) Coconut Grove near Hood Lagoon (33) Koapeun's House Main Street of Moapa, Aroma (34) S.S."Governor Blackall" near the mouth of Bertha Lagoon S. Cape (35) Canoe from farm Bay, S. Cape (36) Youth's dabu at Magiri Bertha Lagoon S. Cape (37) Gariki Bertha Cape S. Cape (38) Patform for dead babies S. Cape (39) Naria Bertha Lagoon S. Cape (40) Magiri Bertha Lagoon S. Cape (41) Paradisea Reggiana (d'Albertis) (42) Native houses & graves at Suau, Stacey Island (43) Farm peak and Stacey Island S. Cape (44) Evening Mairy Pass, Stacey Island (45) Mairy Pass, Stacey Island New Guinea (46) Gigantic Malava Tree, Teste Island (47) Capt. Miller's Copra Store, Dinner Island (48) Cape Ventenat Normanby Island 15 X 20.5CM (48) PROVENANCE Private Collection, United States of America Lucien Goldschmidt, Inc, New York Dr. Anthony Donn, New York Private Collection, New York Private Collection, United Kingdom PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF DR ANTHONY DONN, NEW YORK

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A Chief's Club (QuQu) NADROGA NAVOSA AREA, FIJI ISLANDS carved hardwood

Lot 33: A Chief's Club (QuQu) NADROGA NAVOSA AREA, FIJI ISLANDS carved hardwood

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Description: A Chief's Club (QuQu) NADROGA NAVOSA AREA, FIJI ISLANDS carved hardwood 86CM HIGH PROVENANCE Private Collection, South Australia PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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C.E. Bevan AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES (CARTE DE VISTE PHOTOGRAPHS) (1868) albumen print

Lot 34: C.E. Bevan AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES (CARTE DE VISTE PHOTOGRAPHS) (1868) albumen print

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Description: C.E. Bevan AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES (CARTE DE VISTE PHOTOGRAPHS) (1868) albumen print 9.2 X 6.2CM; 9.2 X 6.2CM; 8.2 X 5.6CM; 7 X 9.1CM (4) PROVENANCE Private Collection, United Kingdom PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED KINGDOM

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Attributed to Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 KANILPA (COOLAMON) (1972-1973) carved wood and synthetic polymer paint

Lot 35: Attributed to Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 KANILPA (COOLAMON) (1972-1973) carved wood and synthetic polymer paint

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Description: Attributed to Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 KANILPA (COOLAMON) (1972-1973) carved wood and synthetic polymer paint 71 X 25CM PROVENANCE Executed at Papunya, Northern Territory Ian Higgins, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF IAN HIGGINS, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi circa 1920-1987 RUMIYA TJUKURRPA (1979) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 36: Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi circa 1920-1987 RUMIYA TJUKURRPA (1979) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi circa 1920-1987 RUMIYA TJUKURRPA (1979) synthetic polymer paint on linen 90 X 75CM PROVENANCE Painted at Papunya, Northern Territory (1979) Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 SONS AND ORPHANS NEAR KURLKURTA (1984) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 37: Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 SONS AND ORPHANS NEAR KURLKURTA (1984) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Anatjari Tjakamarra circa 1938-1992 SONS AND ORPHANS NEAR KURLKURTA (1984) synthetic polymer paint on linen 183 X 122CM PROVENANCE Painted at Kaltukatjara (Docker River), Northern Territory Duncan Kentish, Docker River Aboriginal Art, Sotheby's Australia, 29 June 1998, lot 123, illustrated Private Collection, Melbourne EXHIBITED East to West, Land in Papunya Tula Painting, Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Adelaide, 1 March - 30 June 1990 Contemporary Aboriginal Painting from Australia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 15 December 2009 - 27 June 2010 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Sunfly Tjampitjin circa 1916-1966 MINGKURR (LAKE MACKAY) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 38: Sunfly Tjampitjin circa 1916-1966 MINGKURR (LAKE MACKAY) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Sunfly Tjampitjin circa 1916-1966 MINGKURR (LAKE MACKAY) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen 99 X 75CM PROVENANCE Painted at Wirrimanu, Balgo Hills Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia (stock 184/91) Private Collection, Queensland This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND

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Wimmitji Tjapangati circa 1925-2000 YULANTJA (NEAR JUPITER WELL) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 39: Wimmitji Tjapangati circa 1925-2000 YULANTJA (NEAR JUPITER WELL) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Wimmitji Tjapangati circa 1925-2000 YULANTJA (NEAR JUPITER WELL) (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen 118 X 60CM PROVENANCE Painted at Wirrimanu, Balgo Hills Warlayirti Artists, Western Australia (stock 342/91) Private Collection, Queensland This painting is sold with a Warlayirti Artists certificate PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND

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Emily Kame Kngwarreye circa 1910-1996 UNTITLED (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 40: Emily Kame Kngwarreye circa 1910-1996 UNTITLED (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Emily Kame Kngwarreye circa 1910-1996 UNTITLED (1991) synthetic polymer paint on linen 134 X 109CM PROVENANCE Delmore Gallery, via Alice Springs (stock 1V45) Private Collection, Sydney Australian Aboriginal Art, Christie's Australia, Melbourne, 30 August 2005, lot 47, illustrated Private Collection, South Korea PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SOUTH KOREA

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Thancoupie 1937-2011 UNTITLED (CIRCA 1980s) stoneware with slip and oxide

Lot 41: Thancoupie 1937-2011 UNTITLED (CIRCA 1980s) stoneware with slip and oxide

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Description: Thancoupie 1937-2011 UNTITLED (CIRCA 1980s) stoneware with slip and oxide signed 'Thancoupie*' at the base 26 X 26CM PROVENANCE Executed at Trinity Beach, Cairns Gift of the artist Private Collection, Queensland By descent Private Collection, Queensland PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND

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Gary Namponan born 1960 CRIPPLE GIRL AND SHARK (2006) carved wood, natural earth pigments and synthetic binders

Lot 42: Gary Namponan born 1960 CRIPPLE GIRL AND SHARK (2006) carved wood, natural earth pigments and synthetic binders

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Description: Gary Namponan born 1960 CRIPPLE GIRL AND SHARK (2006) carved wood, natural earth pigments and synthetic binders 103 X 33CM; 54 X 110CM (2) PROVENANCE Executed at Aurukun, Cape York Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Private Collection, Melbourne This sculpture is sold with gallery documentation PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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Ginger Riley Munduwalawala circa 1936-2002 GARIMALA (1988) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 43: Ginger Riley Munduwalawala circa 1936-2002 GARIMALA (1988) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Ginger Riley Munduwalawala circa 1936-2002 GARIMALA (1988) synthetic polymer paint on linen 154 X 174CM PROVENANCE Painted at Ngukarr, Northern Territory Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne (stock AK44) Private Collection, Melbourne Aboriginal Art, Sotheby's Australia, Melbourne, 31 July 2006, lot 96, illustrated Private Collection, Singapore Aboriginal Art, Joel Fine Art, Melbourne, 3 June 2008, lot 80, illustrated Private Collection, New South Wales EXHIBITED Mother Country In Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 16 July - 22 September 1997 LITERATURE Judith Ryan, Ginger Riley, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1997, P. 52, pl. 11 (detail) PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Otto Pareroultja circa 1914-1973 UNTITLED (CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE) (CIRCA 1955) watercolour and pencil

Lot 44: Otto Pareroultja circa 1914-1973 UNTITLED (CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE) (CIRCA 1955) watercolour and pencil

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Description: Otto Pareroultja circa 1914-1973 UNTITLED (CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE) (CIRCA 1955) watercolour and pencil signed 'Otto Pareroultja' lower centre 36.5 X 53.5CM PROVENANCE Painted at the Hermannsburg region, Northern Territory Private Collection, Victoria Private Collection, Melbourne PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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Walter Ebatarinja circa 1915-1968 ALICE SPRINGS FROM ANZAC HILL (CIRCA 1960) watercolour and pencil

Lot 45: Walter Ebatarinja circa 1915-1968 ALICE SPRINGS FROM ANZAC HILL (CIRCA 1960) watercolour and pencil

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Description: Walter Ebatarinja circa 1915-1968 ALICE SPRINGS FROM ANZAC HILL (CIRCA 1960) watercolour and pencil signed 'WALTER EBATARINJA' lower centre 34 X 51.5CM PROVENANCE Painted at the Hermannsburg region, Northern Territory Private Collection, Victoria Private Collection, Melbourne PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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Tommy Watson born circa 1935 AWIYLUNJA (2006) synthetic polymer paint on linen

Lot 46: Tommy Watson born circa 1935 AWIYLUNJA (2006) synthetic polymer paint on linen

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Description: Tommy Watson born circa 1935 AWIYLUNJA (2006) synthetic polymer paint on linen 143 X 188CM PROVENANCE Agathon Galleries, Melbourne (stock AGTW1006060064) Private Collection, Melbourne This painting is sold with gallery documentation LITERATURE Ken McGregor, et al., Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson, MacMillan, Melbourne, 2010, pp. 84-85 (illustrated) PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

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Artist Unknown A MODEL TIWI BURIAL GROUND (CIRCA 1960) carved wood and natural earth pigments

Lot 47: Artist Unknown A MODEL TIWI BURIAL GROUND (CIRCA 1960) carved wood and natural earth pigments

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Description: Artist Unknown A MODEL TIWI BURIAL GROUND (CIRCA 1960) carved wood and natural earth pigments 27 X 29 X 20.5CM PROVENANCE Executed on Bathurst or Melville Islands, Northern Territory The Jan Bernard Wojciechowski (John Benny) Collection, Canberra Australian Opal and Gem Museum, Canberra Private Collection, Queensland OTHER NOTES PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE JAN BERNARD WOJCIECHOWSKI COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, QUEENSLAND

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Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu) circa 1928-2003 UNTITLED (TUTINI) (CIRCA 1989) carved ironwood and natural earth pigments

Lot 48: Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu) circa 1928-2003 UNTITLED (TUTINI) (CIRCA 1989) carved ironwood and natural earth pigments

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Description: Kitty Kantilla (Kutuwalumi Purawarrumpatu) circa 1928-2003 UNTITLED (TUTINI) (CIRCA 1989) carved ironwood and natural earth pigments 52.5CM HIGH PROVENANCE Painted at Milikapiti (Snake Bay), Melville Island Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Three Early Clubs BATHURST OR MELVILLE ISLANDS, NORTHERN TERRITORY carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

Lot 49: Three Early Clubs BATHURST OR MELVILLE ISLANDS, NORTHERN TERRITORY carved hardwood and natural earth pigments

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Description: Three Early Clubs BATHURST OR MELVILLE ISLANDS, NORTHERN TERRITORY carved hardwood and natural earth pigments 71CM; 74.5CM; 50CM HIGH (3) PROVENANCE Executed on Bathurst or Melville Islands, Northern Territory (circa 1930s) George Neagle, Darwin By descent Private Collection, New South Wales PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW SOUTH WALES

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Ali Miller Mungatopi circa 1910-1968 UNTITLED (1965) natural earth pigments on plywood

Lot 50: Ali Miller Mungatopi circa 1910-1968 UNTITLED (1965) natural earth pigments on plywood

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Description: Ali Miller Mungatopi circa 1910-1968 UNTITLED (1965) natural earth pigments on plywood 122 X 59.5CM PROVENANCE Private Collection, Northern Territory Private Colllection, Victoria PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, VICTORIA

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