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Auction Description for Davidson Auctions: Fine Arts: Oriental, Tribal, Australiana, Silver & Jewellery
Auction Description:
Fine Arts: Oriental, Tribal, Australiana, Silver & Jewellery
Viewing Notes:
23rd February 12 noon to 6pm. 24th February 10am to 6pm (No Viewing on Saturday).
Sale Notes:
Payment & pick up by Tuesday 5.30pm (Closed Sunday) www.invaluable.com/davidsonauctions

Fine Arts: Oriental, Tribal, Australiana, Silver & Jewellery

(845 Lots)

by Davidson Auctions

Platinum House

845 lots with images

February 25, 2012

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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Book, Oceanic Art. Anthony Meyer. Pub. Koneman,

Lot 1: Book, Oceanic Art. Anthony Meyer. Pub. Koneman,

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Description: Book, Oceanic Art. Anthony Meyer. Pub. Koneman, 1995. 2 Volumes.

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Massim Lime Gourd with Pig Tusk Wealth Item

Lot 2: Massim Lime Gourd with Pig Tusk Wealth Item

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Description: Massim Lime Gourd with Pig Tusk Wealth Item Stopper. Use patination. H21cm

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Solomon Islands Carved Bowl. Pointed oval form

Lot 3: Solomon Islands Carved Bowl. Pointed oval form

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Description: Solomon Islands Carved Bowl. Pointed oval form with incised rim. L46cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Female Spirit Figure.

Lot 4: Papua New Guinea Carved Female Spirit Figure.

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Female Spirit Figure. Part gable or post with old red oil paint applied to figure. Collected 1940s. Some losses & minor splitting.

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5 Trobrian Islands Artefacts.

Lot 5: 5 Trobrian Islands Artefacts.

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Description: 5 Trobrian Islands Artefacts. 2 fish form dishes; high set longhouse; ancestor figure; & figure supporting a bowl.

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Papua New Guinea Carved Wooden Figure. Coastal

Lot 6: Papua New Guinea Carved Wooden Figure. Coastal

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Wooden Figure. Coastal Sepik. Old patina hardwood. H20cm

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Massim Papua New Guinea Spatula. Carved male

Lot 7: Massim Papua New Guinea Spatula. Carved male

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Description: Massim Papua New Guinea Spatula. Carved male ancestor figure to top. Old split verso. L46cm

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Papua New Guinea Turtle & Shell Magic Amulet.

Lot 8: Papua New Guinea Turtle & Shell Magic Amulet.

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Description: Papua New Guinea Turtle & Shell Magic Amulet. Shell money fringe on entire turtle shell containing grasses. H18cm

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Aboriginal Woomera. Incised & pecked decoration.

Lot 9: Aboriginal Woomera. Incised & pecked decoration.

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Description: Aboriginal Woomera. Incised & pecked decoration. Old use patination S. E. Australia. L63cm

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Eastern Solomon Islands Dance Wand. Carved figure

Lot 10: Eastern Solomon Islands Dance Wand. Carved figure

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Description: Eastern Solomon Islands Dance Wand. Carved figure surrounded by totem. Old loss to one side. Ex Dawkins collection, late 1930s. L48cm

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Liberian Dan Race Mask. Cowrie & hair decorated.

Lot 11: Liberian Dan Race Mask. Cowrie & hair decorated.

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Description: Liberian Dan Race Mask. Cowrie & hair decorated. H39cm

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Dan Headdress. Cane armature with mirror fabric &

Lot 12: Dan Headdress. Cane armature with mirror fabric &

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Description: Dan Headdress. Cane armature with mirror fabric & cowrie decoration. H64cm

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2 Papua New Guinea Woven Shell Ornaments. Blue &

Lot 13: 2 Papua New Guinea Woven Shell Ornaments. Blue &

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Woven Shell Ornaments. Blue & red dyed breast ornament; & patterned mat. 27x23cm (mat)

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6 Various Aboriginal Artefacts. Low sided carrier,

Lot 14: 6 Various Aboriginal Artefacts. Low sided carrier,

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Description: 6 Various Aboriginal Artefacts. Low sided carrier, pyrographed decoration; coolamon, ochre coated; bent digging stick; carved acacia woomera; club style woomera; Tiwi type spear head (losses). L67cm (carrier)

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Fijian Kava Bowl. Conical form with pendant face

Lot 15: Fijian Kava Bowl. Conical form with pendant face

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Description: Fijian Kava Bowl. Conical form with pendant face form triangle at rim. Dia. 38cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Canoe Prow. Crocodile head

Lot 16: Papua New Guinea Carved Canoe Prow. Crocodile head

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Canoe Prow. Crocodile head surmounted by totemic figure. Old losses & splits. Lower Sepik. L53cm

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3 Carved Bowls. Large oval bowl with a rope style

Lot 17: 3 Carved Bowls. Large oval bowl with a rope style

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Description: 3 Carved Bowls. Large oval bowl with a rope style carved rim; Trobriand bowl with large flat terminals; & pointed oval Solomon Islands bowl. L50cm (largest)

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Pacific Kava Bowl. Conical form with pendant lug

Lot 18: Pacific Kava Bowl. Conical form with pendant lug

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Description: Pacific Kava Bowl. Conical form with pendant lug in human face form. Fine crack. D38cm

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Papua New Guinea Woven Cane Basket & Woven String

Lot 19: Papua New Guinea Woven Cane Basket & Woven String

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Description: Papua New Guinea Woven Cane Basket & Woven String Billum. The latter with faded polychrome decoration. Old glued repair to basket handle. L58cm W38cm

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Large Papua New Guinea Carved Asmat Drum. Incised

Lot 20: Large Papua New Guinea Carved Asmat Drum. Incised

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Description: Large Papua New Guinea Carved Asmat Drum. Incised repeating pattern to base. Long village use patina. No membrane. H140cm

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Navajo Woven Hanging. 'YEI' American native women

Lot 21: Navajo Woven Hanging. 'YEI' American native women

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Description: Navajo Woven Hanging. 'YEI' American native women by Anna Teller. Fred Harvey Tag. Wool 72x87cm

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2 Sumatran Woven Tampan. Stylised human figures.

Lot 22: 2 Sumatran Woven Tampan. Stylised human figures.

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Description: 2 Sumatran Woven Tampan. Stylised human figures. 43x41cm (largest)

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Papua New Guinea Flute Stopper. Crocodile head

Lot 23: Papua New Guinea Flute Stopper. Crocodile head

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Description: Papua New Guinea Flute Stopper. Crocodile head surmounted by hornbill. Sepik River. Use patina. L45cm

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Papua New Guinea Large Gable Mask. Ramu River

Lot 24: Papua New Guinea Large Gable Mask. Ramu River

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Description: Papua New Guinea Large Gable Mask. Ramu River flute mask style. Old ochre & village use patina. Split & losses. L120cm

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2 Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Masks. Woven cane

Lot 25: 2 Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Masks. Woven cane

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Masks. Woven cane & grass with bright polychrome finish. Old smoke patina. Abelam area. L35cm (largest)

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Papua New Guinea Gourd Lime Pot & Dipper.

Lot 26: Papua New Guinea Gourd Lime Pot & Dipper.

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Description: Papua New Guinea Gourd Lime Pot & Dipper. Overmodeled with cowrie studded clay. Middle Sepik. L36cm

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Papua New Guinea Sepik Shield.  H105cm

Lot 27: Papua New Guinea Sepik Shield. H105cm

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Description: Papua New Guinea Sepik Shield. H105cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Minja. Large yam ceremony

Lot 28: Papua New Guinea Carved Minja. Large yam ceremony

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Minja. Large yam ceremony minja. Kwoma people, upper Sepik. Some losses. H160cm

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Papua New Guinea Lime Container. Stylised spear

Lot 29: Papua New Guinea Lime Container. Stylised spear

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Description: Papua New Guinea Lime Container. Stylised spear form with fine cane binding. L65cm

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2 Papua New Guinea Sepik Bone Daggers. Pointed

Lot 30: 2 Papua New Guinea Sepik Bone Daggers. Pointed

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Sepik Bone Daggers. Pointed femur bones with incised decoration, 1 being mask pattern. L35cm (average)

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Aboriginal School. Waterholes. Collected Central

Lot 31: Aboriginal School. Waterholes. Collected Central

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Description: Aboriginal School. Waterholes. Collected Central Western Desert mid 20th century. Natural Earth Pigments on Bark

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Papua New Guinea Carved Gable Mask. Actual use

Lot 32: Papua New Guinea Carved Gable Mask. Actual use

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Gable Mask. Actual use patination. Losses. Biwat village, Yuat River. L52cm

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Papua New Guinea Ancestor Mask. Ochre stained

Lot 33: Papua New Guinea Ancestor Mask. Ochre stained

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Description: Papua New Guinea Ancestor Mask. Ochre stained unadorned carving. Kararau Village, Middle Sepik. H51cm

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Papua New Guinea Totemic Mask.

Lot 34: Papua New Guinea Totemic Mask.

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Description: Papua New Guinea Totemic Mask. Carved hardwood with inset shells & polychrome decoration featuring a hornbill.

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Massim Carved Turtle Form Bowl. Ornate incised

Lot 35: Massim Carved Turtle Form Bowl. Ornate incised

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Description: Massim Carved Turtle Form Bowl. Ornate incised lime filled decoration under. Old repairs to neck & tail. Collected Papua New Guinea 1940s. L55cm

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Solomon Islands Decorative Bowl. Carved animal

Lot 36: Solomon Islands Decorative Bowl. Carved animal

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Description: Solomon Islands Decorative Bowl. Carved animal ends with mother of pearl inlay. L39cm

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Papua New Guinea Stool. Three curved supports to

Lot 37: Papua New Guinea Stool. Three curved supports to

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Description: Papua New Guinea Stool. Three curved supports to undecorated top & base. Old splits. Losses. Actual use patination. Collected 1940s. H28cm

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Papua New Guinea Bark Belt. Incised & chip carved

Lot 38: Papua New Guinea Bark Belt. Incised & chip carved

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Description: Papua New Guinea Bark Belt. Incised & chip carved crossed rectangle decoration. Old red & green polychrome infill. 55x14cm

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Trobriand Carved Female Figure. Carved in hardwood

Lot 39: Trobriand Carved Female Figure. Carved in hardwood

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Description: Trobriand Carved Female Figure. Carved in hardwood bearing a crocodile decorated betel & mortar on her head. Old splits & use patination. Break accross base. Collected 1940s. H66cm

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Papua New Guinea Sepik Fertility Figure. Female in

Lot 40: Papua New Guinea Sepik Fertility Figure. Female in

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Description: Papua New Guinea Sepik Fertility Figure. Female in face decorated armature. Old ochre & lime colour with use patina. H110cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Spirit Mask. Old dark

Lot 41: Papua New Guinea Carved Spirit Mask. Old dark

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Spirit Mask. Old dark patina. Japanant Village, Middle Sepik. L56cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Wood Mask. Raised medial

Lot 42: Papua New Guinea Carved Wood Mask. Raised medial

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Wood Mask. Raised medial line with impasto ochred decoration surface. Torrecelli Mountains, Sepik River. L43cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Dance Mask. Ramu River.

Lot 43: Papua New Guinea Carved Dance Mask. Ramu River.

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Dance Mask. Ramu River. Older charred interior patina. L48cm

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Liberia Dan Ge Gon Mask. Jaw trimmed with spotted

Lot 44: Liberia Dan Ge Gon Mask. Jaw trimmed with spotted

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Description: Liberia Dan Ge Gon Mask. Jaw trimmed with spotted fur. H24cm

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Papua New Guinea Muai Mask. Shell decorated

Lot 45: Papua New Guinea Muai Mask. Shell decorated

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Description: Papua New Guinea Muai Mask. Shell decorated bridged nose with hornbill terminal. Large losses to clay trim at sides & forehead. Korogo, Middle Sepik. L100cm

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Papua New Guinea Ancestor Figure. Dense hardwood

Lot 46: Papua New Guinea Ancestor Figure. Dense hardwood

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Description: Papua New Guinea Ancestor Figure. Dense hardwood carving of a figure surmounted by hornbill. Shell, clay, feather & hair decoration. Long village use patina. L112cm

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Sepik Ancestor Figure.  Draped with snake.  H73cm

Lot 47: Sepik Ancestor Figure. Draped with snake. H73cm

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Description: Sepik Ancestor Figure. Draped with snake. H73cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Gope Board. Spirit face in

Lot 48: Papua New Guinea Carved Gope Board. Spirit face in

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Description: Papua New Guinea Carved Gope Board. Spirit face in relief with brown in white ochre. Use patina. Small losses to one edge. H142cm

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WILSON, H (Aboriginal School). Hunting Party of

Lot 49: WILSON, H (Aboriginal School). Hunting Party of

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Description: WILSON, H (Aboriginal School). Hunting Party of Three Acrylic on Bark 29x46cm

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19th Century Congo Yam Axe. Forged iron pick/blade

Lot 50: 19th Century Congo Yam Axe. Forged iron pick/blade

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Description: 19th Century Congo Yam Axe. Forged iron pick/blade inserted through decorated hardwood handle. L66cm

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