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Auction Description for Theodore Bruce: Aboriginal, Tribal and Oceanic Arts
Viewing Notes:
On view Friday 14 February 10am - 4pm; Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 11am - 4pm; and day of sale from 10am

Aboriginal, Tribal and Oceanic Arts

(202 Lots)

by Theodore Bruce

Platinum House

202 lots with images

February 17, 2014

Live Auction

6 Ralph Street

Alexandria

Sydney, 2015 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 8212 4100

Email: info.nsw@theodorebruceauctions.com.au

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A Masai Bead Bracelet

Lot 1: A Masai Bead Bracelet

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Description: A Masai Bead Bracelet Kenya Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 9.5cm H

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A Masai Bead Bracelet

Lot 2: A Masai Bead Bracelet

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Description: A Masai Bead Bracelet Kenya Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 8cm H

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A Masai Bead Headpiece

Lot 3: A Masai Bead Headpiece

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Description: A Masai Bead Headpiece Kenya Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 19cm H, 5cm Band Width

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A Xhosa Bead Collar Necklace

Lot 4: A Xhosa Bead Collar Necklace

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Description: A Xhosa Bead Collar Necklace South Africa Glass Beads Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 19cm Length, 5cm Band Width

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A Red Glass Bead Neck Piece

Lot 5: A Red Glass Bead Neck Piece

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Description: A Red Glass Bead Neck Piece Cameroon Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 53.5cm

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A Bamileke Beaded Loin Cloth

Lot 6: A Bamileke Beaded Loin Cloth

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Description: A Bamileke Beaded Loin Cloth Cameroon Glass Bead and Cowrie Shell Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 53cm Width x 39.5cm Height

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A Rabari Tribe Necklace, India

Lot 7: A Rabari Tribe Necklace, India

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Description: A Rabari Tribe Necklace, India Coin, Silver and Glass Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 8cm x 6.5cm Pendant Size

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A Rabari Tribe Necklace, India

Lot 8: A Rabari Tribe Necklace, India

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Description: A Rabari Tribe Necklace, India Coin, Silver and Glass Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 8cm x 7.5cm Pendant Size

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A Kirdi Glass Bead Apron Skirt

Lot 9: A Kirdi Glass Bead Apron Skirt

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Description: A Kirdi Glass Bead Apron Skirt Cameroon Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 45cm x 17cm

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A Multi Coloured Glass Bead Kirdi Apron Skirt

Lot 10: A Multi Coloured Glass Bead Kirdi Apron Skirt

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Description: A Multi Coloured Glass Bead Kirdi Apron Skirt Cameroon Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 48cm x 19cm

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A Glass Bead and Cowrie Shell Kirdi Apron Skirt

Lot 11: A Glass Bead and Cowrie Shell Kirdi Apron Skirt

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Description: A Glass Bead and Cowrie Shell Kirdi Apron Skirt Cameroon Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 41.5cm x 19cm

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A Glass Bead and Cowrie Shell Kidri Apron Skirt

Lot 12: A Glass Bead and Cowrie Shell Kidri Apron Skirt

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Description: A Glass Bead and Cowrie Shell Kidri Apron Skirt Cameroon Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 46cm x 19cm

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A Green, White, Red and Green Zulu Knobkerrie

Lot 13: A Green, White, Red and Green Zulu Knobkerrie

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Description: A Green, White, Red and Green Zulu Knobkerrie South Africa Wood and Telephone Wire Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 52cm

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A Red, Yellow and Blue Zulu Knobkerrie

Lot 14: A Red, Yellow and Blue Zulu Knobkerrie

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Description: A Red, Yellow and Blue Zulu Knobkerrie South Africa Wood and Telephone Wire Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 58cm

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A Coin Silver Coptic Cross

Lot 15: A Coin Silver Coptic Cross

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Description: A Coin Silver Coptic Cross Abssynian, Ethiopia Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 32.5cm

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An Iron Mumuye Snake Flower Currency

Lot 16: An Iron Mumuye Snake Flower Currency

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Description: An Iron Mumuye Snake Flower Currency Nigeria Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 50cm

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A Baule Statue

Lot 17: A Baule Statue

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Description: A Baule Statue Ivory Coast Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 27.5cm

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A Terracotta and Ivory Bamileke Pipe

Lot 18: A Terracotta and Ivory Bamileke Pipe

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Description: A Terracotta and Ivory Bamileke Pipe Cameroon Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 36cm

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An Ebony and Copper Swazi Headrest

Lot 19: An Ebony and Copper Swazi Headrest

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Description: An Ebony and Copper Swazi Headrest Swaziland Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 36cm x 14cm

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A Turkana Headrest

Lot 20: A Turkana Headrest

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Description: A Turkana Headrest Kenya Wood and Leather Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 29cm x 18.5cm

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An Ebony Currency Bangle

Lot 21: An Ebony Currency Bangle

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Description: An Ebony Currency Bangle Ivory Coast Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 20cm

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An Ebony Currency Bangle

Lot 22: An Ebony Currency Bangle

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Description: An Ebony Currency Bangle Ivory Coast Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 20.5cm

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A Lobala Knife Currency

Lot 23: A Lobala Knife Currency

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Description: A Lobala Knife Currency Congo Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 45cm

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A Wooden Zulu Knobkerrie

Lot 24: A Wooden Zulu Knobkerrie

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Description: A Wooden Zulu Knobkerrie South Africa Provenance: ex-Michael Green Collection. Michael Green was a wealthy South African collector who moved to Tasmania after several decades of amassing an extensive collection of African art, including various personal journeys through the African continent 45cm

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An African Female Figure

Lot 25: An African Female Figure

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Description: An African Female Figure 56cm

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A Massim Shield, East New Britain, PNG

Lot 26: A Massim Shield, East New Britain, PNG

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Description: A Massim Shield, East New Britain, PNG 64cms

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An Expressive Yena Carving 92cm

Lot 27: An Expressive Yena Carving 92cm

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Description: An Expressive Yena Carving Kwoma people, Upper Sepik River, New Guinea 92cm Collected in the 1960's

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A Small Papuan Gulf Bullroarer 34cm

Lot 28: A Small Papuan Gulf Bullroarer 34cm

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Description: A Small Papuan Gulf Bullroarer Era River Region, Papuan Gulf New Guinea 34cm Private Collection Munich, Germany

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A Sepik River Drum 51cm

Lot 29: A Sepik River Drum 51cm

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Description: A Sepik River Drum Depicting two superbly carved crocodiles biting the others tail, fashioned as a handle. Middle Sepik River area New Guinea 51cm Private Collection Melbourne

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Lot 30: A "Yina" Figure, Washkuk Hills 137cm

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Description: A "Yina" Figure, Washkuk Hills Upper Sepik Region, PNG 137cm

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Lot 31: A "Wafu" Figure, Tovocelli Mountains 68cm

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Description: A "Wafu" Figure, Tovocelli Mountains Torricelli, West Sepik, PNG 68cm

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Two Bark Belts, PNG 17cm & 23cm

Lot 32: Two Bark Belts, PNG 17cm & 23cm

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Description: Two Bark Belts, PNG Early 20th century 17cm & 23cm

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Two WoodenSpoons, PNG 45cm & 66cm

Lot 33: Two WoodenSpoons, PNG 45cm & 66cm

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Description: Two WoodenSpoons, PNG 45cm & 66cm

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A Rare Boulei Shell, 26cm

Lot 34: A Rare Boulei Shell, 26cm

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Description: A Rare Boulei Shell, Southern Highlands, PNG Pecked figure 26cm

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A Flute Mask, Ramu River, PNG 48cm

Lot 35: A Flute Mask, Ramu River, PNG 48cm

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Description: A Flute Mask, Ramu River, PNG C.1970 48cm

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A Skull Rack, PNG 65cm

Lot 36: A Skull Rack, PNG 65cm

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Description: A Skull Rack, PNG C.1960s 65cm

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A Beaded Necklace, Sawos People, PNG 40cm

Lot 37: A Beaded Necklace, Sawos People, PNG 40cm

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Description: A Beaded Necklace, Sawos People, PNG 40cm

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A Moka Kina, Wahgi Valley, PNG 55cm

Lot 38: A Moka Kina, Wahgi Valley, PNG 55cm

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Description: A Moka Kina, Wahgi Valley, PNG 55cm

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A Sago Pounder, Humbolt Bay, PNG

Lot 39: A Sago Pounder, Humbolt Bay, PNG

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Description: A Sago Pounder, Humbolt Bay, PNG Early 20th Century Provenance: Private Dutch Collection AAG Auctionhouse Amsterdam 74cm

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A Medicine Horn, Naga Marasarang

Lot 40: A Medicine Horn, Naga Marasarang

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Description: A Medicine Horn, Naga Marasarang Toba Batak People, Lake Toba Region, Northern Sumatra Wood, Buffalo Horn Private Collection 45cm W

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A Hawk Mask, Nookta Culture, British Columbia, Canada

Lot 41: A Hawk Mask, Nookta Culture, British Columbia, Canada

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Description: A Hawk Mask, Nookta Culture, British Columbia, Canada Early 20th Century Wood Provenance: From an English Countryside Auction 21cm

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A Double Figure Carving, Asmat People, West Papua

Lot 42: A Double Figure Carving, Asmat People, West Papua

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Description: A Double Figure Carving, Asmat People, West Papua Provenance: DE Assessed from Connecticut Art Museum, USA 70cm

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A Pair of New Guinea Axe Heads

Lot 43: A Pair of New Guinea Axe Heads

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Description: A Pair of New Guinea Axe Heads 25cm, 29.5cm

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A Pair of New Guinea Axe Heads

Lot 44: A Pair of New Guinea Axe Heads

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Description: A Pair of New Guinea Axe Heads 24cm, 26cm

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A Shield, Southern Highlands, PNG 116cm

Lot 45: A Shield, Southern Highlands, PNG 116cm

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Description: A Shield, Southern Highlands, PNG 116cm

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A Shield, Southern Highlands, PNG 114cm

Lot 46: A Shield, Southern Highlands, PNG 114cm

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Description: A Shield, Southern Highlands, PNG 114cm

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A Gope Board, PNG 189cm

Lot 47: A Gope Board, PNG 189cm

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Description: A Gope Board, PNG Circa: Mid 20th Century 189cm

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A Fine Old April River War Shield, PNG

Lot 48: A Fine Old April River War Shield, PNG

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Description: A Fine Old April River War Shield, PNG Circa: Mid 20th Century Provenance: Ex-Collection of Wallace Thorton (1915-1991), artist and art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, by descent to current vendor 180cm Height

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A Fine Example of a War Shield, Western Highlands, New Guinea

Lot 49: A Fine Example of a War Shield, Western Highlands, New Guinea

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Description: A Fine Example of a War Shield, Western Highlands, New Guinea Provenance: Ex Barry Taffs Collection, Sydney 150cm

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† Arone Meeks (b.1957) Untitled 1990 Acrylic on canvas

Lot 50: † Arone Meeks (b.1957) Untitled 1990 Acrylic on canvas

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Description: Arone Meeks (b.1957) Untitled 1990 Acrylic on canvas Signed & dated lower right 198 x 138 cm

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