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Auction Description for Davidson Auctions: Estate & Collector
Viewing Notes:
View Thurs 15th May 12 Noon-6pm; Friday 16th May 10am-6pm

Estate & Collector

by Davidson Auctions

Platinum House

806 lots with images

May 17, 2014

Live Auction

43-45 Nelson Street

Annandale , NSW 2038 Australia

Phone: +61 2 9423 8300

Fax: +61 2 9423 8303

Email: mail@davidsonauctions.com.au

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West African Carved Mask. On wooden stand. H55cm

Lot 1: West African Carved Mask. On wooden stand. H55cm

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Description: West African Carved Mask. On wooden stand. H55cm (total)

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Various Tribal Pieces. Incl. PNG bone axe; 4

Lot 2: Various Tribal Pieces. Incl. PNG bone axe; 4

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Description: Various Tribal Pieces. Incl. PNG bone axe; 4 Western Pacific place-mats inset with MoP; wooden haircomb; & 2 wooden jars.

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2 Trobrian Island Ceremonial Carvings. Older

Lot 3: 2 Trobrian Island Ceremonial Carvings. Older

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Description: 2 Trobrian Island Ceremonial Carvings. Older pieces with incised decoration. 1 with use patina. L36cm & 26cm

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2 Various African Fetish Figures. Standing male

Lot 4: 2 Various African Fetish Figures. Standing male

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Description: 2 Various African Fetish Figures. Standing male figure with nails; & basic flat faced figure with shells. H38cm (tallest)

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2 Various PNG Food Hooks. Loop form with incised

Lot 5: 2 Various PNG Food Hooks. Loop form with incised

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Description: 2 Various PNG Food Hooks. Loop form with incised crocodile skin; & mask in ochre on pointed fluke. L61cm

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2 Early 20th C Maori Carved Figures. Woman in

Lot 6: 2 Early 20th C Maori Carved Figures. Woman in

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Description: 2 Early 20th C Maori Carved Figures. Woman in cloak with stone club, & male warrior. Spear has losses. Signed 'Hoko Pai' under base. H33cm

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West African Dance Mask. Carved wood with shell.

Lot 7: West African Dance Mask. Carved wood with shell.

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Description: West African Dance Mask. Carved wood with shell. Plaited cord & fabric head dress. With display stand. H33cm (mask)

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6 Aboriginal Artefacts. Adze with incised

Lot 8: 6 Aboriginal Artefacts. Adze with incised

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Description: 6 Aboriginal Artefacts. Adze with incised decoration; spear thrower; club; carved board; & 2 pointing sticks. L60cm (adze)

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PNG Mai Mask & Indigenous Carved Fish. Mask from

Lot 9: PNG Mai Mask & Indigenous Carved Fish. Mask from

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Description: PNG Mai Mask & Indigenous Carved Fish. Mask from Sepik River, Kamangaui (purchased by present owners 1973/74). Wood (2) H39cm, & L17cm

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Various PNG Items. Incl. green stone ceremonial

Lot 10: Various PNG Items. Incl. green stone ceremonial

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Description: Various PNG Items. Incl. green stone ceremonial axe with string bound paperbark handle. Also, 7 various fine cane armbands & stone axe head (losses).

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19th C Aboriginal Boomerang. Stone-worked acacia,

Lot 11: 19th C Aboriginal Boomerang. Stone-worked acacia,

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Description: 19th C Aboriginal Boomerang. Stone-worked acacia, with white & ochre banding (worn). L55cm

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3 Aboriginal Artefacts. Pair dense wood clap

Lot 12: 3 Aboriginal Artefacts. Pair dense wood clap

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Description: 3 Aboriginal Artefacts. Pair dense wood clap sticks, good weight & patina; & acacia root carved with the face of an elder. Initialled 'A R' verso L 30cm (Clap sticks)

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Assortment PNG Spears. Displayed in 3 glazed

Lot 13: Assortment PNG Spears. Displayed in 3 glazed

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Description: Assortment PNG Spears. Displayed in 3 glazed cases, various carved tips & incised shafts. Total 25 spears. 156x54cm (2) 148x92 (1) (case sizes)

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Solomon Islands Club. Dark softwood axe form club.

Lot 14: Solomon Islands Club. Dark softwood axe form club.

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Description: Solomon Islands Club. Dark softwood axe form club. L80cm

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11 Various PNG Domestic Items. Decorated bamboo

Lot 15: 11 Various PNG Domestic Items. Decorated bamboo

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Description: 11 Various PNG Domestic Items. Decorated bamboo pipe; 3 bamboo hair combs; decorated lime gourd & dipper; 2 tall, woven cane grass baskets; decorated long gourd; & 3 billums (one A/F) H28cm (basket)

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Trobrian Island Ceremonial Paddle. Incised blade.

Lot 16: Trobrian Island Ceremonial Paddle. Incised blade.

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Description: Trobrian Island Ceremonial Paddle. Incised blade. L92cm

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PNG Club. 'Pineapple' form head with terminal hilt

Lot 17: PNG Club. 'Pineapple' form head with terminal hilt

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Description: PNG Club. 'Pineapple' form head with terminal hilt to handle. Use patina. Collected 1950's. L112cm

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Solomon Islands Club. Large, fluted head with MoP

Lot 18: Solomon Islands Club. Large, fluted head with MoP

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Description: Solomon Islands Club. Large, fluted head with MoP inlay handle & woven terminal band. Some losses. L50cm

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PNG Club. Bulbous form, hardwood with terminal

Lot 19: PNG Club. Bulbous form, hardwood with terminal

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Description: PNG Club. Bulbous form, hardwood with terminal hilt. Collected 1950's. L117cm

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8 Various PNG Spears. Displayed on canvas panel.

Lot 20: 8 Various PNG Spears. Displayed on canvas panel.

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Description: 8 Various PNG Spears. Displayed on canvas panel. Different carved tips bound to bamboo shafts. H183cm W61cm (panel)

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PNG Carved Totem. Figures within elongated

Lot 22: PNG Carved Totem. Figures within elongated

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Description: PNG Carved Totem. Figures within elongated crocodile & bird motifs. Weathered patina. H203cm

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Congo Initiation Mask. Black ridges with white &

Lot 23: Congo Initiation Mask. Black ridges with white &

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Description: Congo Initiation Mask. Black ridges with white & ochre banding. Losses. H46cm

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PNG Canoe Prow Shield. Palm spaths & clan mask on

Lot 24: PNG Canoe Prow Shield. Palm spaths & clan mask on

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Description: PNG Canoe Prow Shield. Palm spaths & clan mask on cane armature; trimmed with feathers. Sepik river. H118cm

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PNG Figural Platter. Incised square decorated edge

Lot 25: PNG Figural Platter. Incised square decorated edge

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Description: PNG Figural Platter. Incised square decorated edge with head & feet terminals. Age patina. Small losses. L138cm

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2 Aboriginal Carved Figures. Standing man with

Lot 26: 2 Aboriginal Carved Figures. Standing man with

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Description: 2 Aboriginal Carved Figures. Standing man with incised animal decoration; & Tiwi style diamond incised rat. H35cm (man)

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Solomon Islands Barbed Spears. 2 early short,

Lot 27: Solomon Islands Barbed Spears. 2 early short,

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Description: Solomon Islands Barbed Spears. 2 early short, undecorated spears. Small glued repair to one; 2 ceremonial carved barbed spears with decorative woven cane hafts. L132cm (longest)

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3 PNG Yam Masks. 2 woven cane, undecorated; plus

Lot 28: 3 PNG Yam Masks. 2 woven cane, undecorated; plus

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Description: 3 PNG Yam Masks. 2 woven cane, undecorated; plus double sided woven cane yam ceremony mask. Ochre & feather decoration to same. H25cm (largest)

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West Papua Asmat War Shield. Relief carved pattern

Lot 29: West Papua Asmat War Shield. Relief carved pattern

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Description: West Papua Asmat War Shield. Relief carved pattern highlighted in lime & ochre. Remnants of cane handle verso. Termite losses to part of edge. H162cm

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PNG Stone Axe. Finely bound, double ended axe with

Lot 30: PNG Stone Axe. Finely bound, double ended axe with

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Description: PNG Stone Axe. Finely bound, double ended axe with use patina. Mounted in display case. H93cm W68cm D7cm

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6 Various Western Pacific Bowls etc. Various sizes

Lot 31: 6 Various Western Pacific Bowls etc. Various sizes

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Description: 6 Various Western Pacific Bowls etc. Various sizes with woven cane rims. Also, netted cane gourd. D24cm (largest bowl)

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PNG Club. Totemic crocodile form. Collected 1950s.

Lot 32: PNG Club. Totemic crocodile form. Collected 1950s.

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Description: PNG Club. Totemic crocodile form. Collected 1950s. L61cm

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3 PNG Adzes. Cane bound stone cutters, two

Lot 33: 3 PNG Adzes. Cane bound stone cutters, two

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Description: 3 PNG Adzes. Cane bound stone cutters, two straight, one oblique. Utility pieces, much use patination. Also, large utilitity billum used for yam carrying. L51cm (longest)

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2 Various African Carvings. Dense hardwood mask

Lot 34: 2 Various African Carvings. Dense hardwood mask

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Description: 2 Various African Carvings. Dense hardwood mask wall hanging; & West African abstracted figure. H55cm

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3 Various African Iron Spear Tips. Hand formed

Lot 35: 3 Various African Iron Spear Tips. Hand formed

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Description: 3 Various African Iron Spear Tips. Hand formed with forged runnels. With stands. H74cm (tallest)

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2 Solomon Islands Ceremonial Knives & Drum. 1

Lot 36: 2 Solomon Islands Ceremonial Knives & Drum. 1

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Description: 2 Solomon Islands Ceremonial Knives & Drum. 1 knife inlaid with MoP (small loss). Carved Kundu, Tall waisted form with carved snake & crocodile motifs. Reptile skin intact. 57cm (longest) H80cm (drum)

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2 Various PNG Bone Daggers. Incised hafts, 1 with

Lot 37: 2 Various PNG Bone Daggers. Incised hafts, 1 with

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Description: 2 Various PNG Bone Daggers. Incised hafts, 1 with tip missing. Deeply carved hilts. Presented in linen lined display case. H58cm W38cm D8cm

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3 Various Trobrian Island Food Platters. 2 with

Lot 38: 3 Various Trobrian Island Food Platters. 2 with

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Description: 3 Various Trobrian Island Food Platters. 2 with woven cane rims, all with various animal terminals. L73cm (longest)

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3 Various West African Dance Masks. Carved &

Lot 39: 3 Various West African Dance Masks. Carved &

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Description: 3 Various West African Dance Masks. Carved & incised decoration. H51cm (tallest)

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Early Aboriginal Bullroarer, Childs Boomerang &

Lot 40: Early Aboriginal Bullroarer, Childs Boomerang &

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Description: Early Aboriginal Bullroarer, Childs Boomerang & Dish. Stoneworked pieces with weathered patina (boomerang & dish). Bullroarer with incised design to tip & traces of resin to each end. L83cm (bullroarer) L36cm (boomerang)

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Trobrian Islands Ceremonial Paddle. Incised

Lot 41: Trobrian Islands Ceremonial Paddle. Incised

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Description: Trobrian Islands Ceremonial Paddle. Incised hardwood 'T' pommel. L146cm

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PNG Ceremonial Dagger & 2 Adzes. Cane bound bone

Lot 42: PNG Ceremonial Dagger & 2 Adzes. Cane bound bone

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Description: PNG Ceremonial Dagger & 2 Adzes. Cane bound bone dagger surmounted by tusk & shell decorated clay head. Adzes cane bound & stone tipped, 1 angled, 1 straight. Utilitarian pieces with much use patination. L42cm L54cm (adzes)

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2 Various Asian Buffalo Yokes. Carved wood double

Lot 43: 2 Various Asian Buffalo Yokes. Carved wood double

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Description: 2 Various Asian Buffalo Yokes. Carved wood double yoke; & pannier carrier with incised decoration. W110cm (widest)

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3 Various PNG Masks. 2 hooked beak totemic masks

Lot 44: 3 Various PNG Masks. 2 hooked beak totemic masks

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Description: 3 Various PNG Masks. 2 hooked beak totemic masks with incised ochre decoration; & small older ancestor mask with shell eyes. H44cm 33cm & 21cm

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2 Glazed Decorated Panels. Woven gauze on cream

Lot 45: 2 Glazed Decorated Panels. Woven gauze on cream

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Description: 2 Glazed Decorated Panels. Woven gauze on cream canvas; & arrangement of twigs. 142x88cm & 125x95cm (case sizes)

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3 Various PNG Bows. Also 1 arrow & hand spear

Lot 46: 3 Various PNG Bows. Also 1 arrow & hand spear

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Description: 3 Various PNG Bows. Also 1 arrow & hand spear handle (blade missing). Collected 1950s. L176cm (longest bow)

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MARABINJA 'Bunba (Butterflies)' Artist from

Lot 47: MARABINJA 'Bunba (Butterflies)' Artist from

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Description: MARABINJA 'Bunba (Butterflies)' Artist from Djinang tribe, Gameda, North-east Arnhem Land. Purchased by present owners from Paulian Society, Sydney, 1976. Owner's notes verso. Natural Earth Pigments on Bark on Board 98x77cm

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YUWUN, Marruwarr Yuwun (c.1928-1978) 'Dreaming

Lot 48: YUWUN, Marruwarr Yuwun (c.1928-1978) 'Dreaming

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Description: YUWUN, Marruwarr Yuwun (c.1928-1978) 'Dreaming Serpent (Ngalyodt)' Artist of Liverpool River region. CMS Code #N575. Purchased 1975 by present owner (notes verso). Natural Earth Pigments on Bark on Board 95x37cm

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Aboriginal Bark Painting. Northern Gulf area

Lot 49: Aboriginal Bark Painting. Northern Gulf area

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Description: Aboriginal Bark Painting. Northern Gulf area depicting rituals & hunting. Older bark, prob. c.1950s. Damaged. Natural Earth Pigments on Bark 103x44cm

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NAMATJIRA, Reggie (b.1946) Central Australian

Lot 50: NAMATJIRA, Reggie (b.1946) Central Australian

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Description: NAMATJIRA, Reggie (b.1946) Central Australian Landscape. Purchased 1972, Alice Springs (owner's notes verso). W/Clr 25x36cm

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EBATARINJA, Joshua (1940-1973) Central Australian

Lot 51: EBATARINJA, Joshua (1940-1973) Central Australian

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Description: EBATARINJA, Joshua (1940-1973) Central Australian Landscape. Purchased 1972, Alice Springs (owner's notes verso). W/Clr 24x35cm

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