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Auction Description for Theodore Bruce: Antiques & Interiors, Taxidermy & Tribal
Viewing Notes:
On View Thursday 22 November 5pm to 8pm Friday 23 November 10am to 4pm Saturday 24 November 11am to 4pm Sunday 25 November prior to sale from 9.30am

Antiques & Interiors, Taxidermy & Tribal

(522 Lots)

by Theodore Bruce

Platinum House

522 lots with images

November 25, 2012

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 fossilised Oosik baculum with carved walrus tusk ends one in the form of roaring polar bears

Lot 85: A fossilised Oosik baculum with carved walrus tusk ends one in the form of roaring polar bears

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Description: A fossilised Oosik baculum with carved walrus tusk ends one in the form of roaring polar bears L 44 cm

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Asmat Canoe Prow featuring 2 carved figures

Lot 86: Asmat Canoe Prow featuring 2 carved figures

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Description: Asmat Canoe Prow featuring 2 carved figures the remenants of earth colours L 73 cm

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Roof Finial carved in the shape of a Frigate Bird c.1960s

Lot 87: Roof Finial carved in the shape of a Frigate Bird c.1960s

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Description: Roof Finial carved in the shape of a Frigate Bird c.1960s L 84 cm

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A Carved War Shield from the April River Area

Lot 88: A Carved War Shield from the April River Area

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Description: A Carved War Shield from the April River Area Ht. 169 cm

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A Talipon (Bride Price) from the Yangoru Region

Lot 89: A Talipon (Bride Price) from the Yangoru Region

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Description: A Talipon (Bride Price) from the Yangoru Region shell and woven painted mask Ht. 35 cm

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A Talipon (Bride Price) from the Yangoru Region

Lot 90: A Talipon (Bride Price) from the Yangoru Region

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Description: A Talipon (Bride Price) from the Yangoru Region shell with woven & painted mask Ht.33 cm

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A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

Lot 91: A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

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Description: A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG 98cms

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A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

Lot 92: A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

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Description: A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG 99cms

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A Skull Rack Papuan Gulf Region PNG

Lot 93: A Skull Rack Papuan Gulf Region PNG

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Description: A Skull Rack Papuan Gulf Region PNG 86 x 33cms

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A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

Lot 94: A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

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Description: A Gope Board, Papuan Gulf Region PNG 103 x 35cms

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A Murik Lakes Food Platter

Lot 95: A Murik Lakes Food Platter

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Description: A Murik Lakes Food Platter 80 x 26cms

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Wooden Bowl with Incised Design PNG, and Wooden Serving Platter PNG (2) 27cm and 42cm

Lot 95A: Wooden Bowl with Incised Design PNG, and Wooden Serving Platter PNG (2) 27cm and 42cm

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Description: Wooden Bowl with Incised Design PNG, and Wooden Serving Platter PNG (2) 27cm and 42cm

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An Early Lower Sepik Food Bowl and Sago Spoon

Lot 96: An Early Lower Sepik Food Bowl and Sago Spoon

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Description: An Early Lower Sepik Food Bowl and Sago Spoon Bowl 73 x 25cms Spoon 70cms

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A Large Gope Board Papuan Gulf PNG

Lot 97: A Large Gope Board Papuan Gulf PNG

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Description: A Large Gope Board Papuan Gulf PNG 157 x 32cms

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A Gope Board Papuan Gulf PNG

Lot 98: A Gope Board Papuan Gulf PNG

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Description: A Gope Board Papuan Gulf PNG 73 x 19cms

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A Papuna Gulf Skull Rack

Lot 99: A Papuna Gulf Skull Rack

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Description: A Papuna Gulf Skull Rack 92 x 28cms

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A Pair of Gope Boards, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

Lot 100: A Pair of Gope Boards, Papuan Gulf Region PNG

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Description: A Pair of Gope Boards, Papuan Gulf Region PNG painted and craved designs 126 x 19cms & 121 x 18cms

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An Umo Figure Papuan Gulf Region PNG

Lot 101: An Umo Figure Papuan Gulf Region PNG

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Description: An Umo Figure Papuan Gulf Region PNG 80 x 44cms

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A Yipwan Figure Karwari River Sepik Region PNG

Lot 102: A Yipwan Figure Karwari River Sepik Region PNG

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Description: A Yipwan Figure Karwari River Sepik Region PNG 117cms

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A Large PNG Decorative Mask/Shield

Lot 103: A Large PNG Decorative Mask/Shield

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Description: A Large PNG Decorative Mask/Shield 91 x 23cms

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An Abelam Ancestral Figure Maprik Region

Lot 104: An Abelam Ancestral Figure Maprik Region

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Description: An Abelam Ancestral Figure Maprik Region 81 x 17cm

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A PNG Female Figure, Waskuk Region Upper Sepik

Lot 105: A PNG Female Figure, Waskuk Region Upper Sepik

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Description: A PNG Female Figure, Waskuk Region Upper Sepik 69 x 15cms

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A PNG food hook, Sepik River Region

Lot 106: A PNG food hook, Sepik River Region

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Description: A PNG food hook, Sepik River Region 61 x 21cms

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A Solomon Islands Ceremonial Dance Wand,

Lot 107: A Solomon Islands Ceremonial Dance Wand,

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Description: A Solomon Islands Ceremonial Dance Wand, Showing worn patina to handle 56 x 23cm

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A PNG Ancestral figure Speik Region

Lot 108: A PNG Ancestral figure Speik Region

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Description: A PNG Ancestral figure Speik Region 58cms

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A Hunstein Mountains Cult Hook, Sepik Region PNG

Lot 109: A Hunstein Mountains Cult Hook, Sepik Region PNG

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Description: A Hunstein Mountains Cult Hook, Sepik Region PNG 80cms

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A Sago Peg, Maprik Region PNG

Lot 110: A Sago Peg, Maprik Region PNG

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Description: A Sago Peg, Maprik Region PNG 57cms

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A PNG Carved canoe prow, Keram River Region

Lot 111: A PNG Carved canoe prow, Keram River Region

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Description: A PNG Carved canoe prow, Keram River Region 75 x 27cms

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A PNG Female ancestor figure, Sepik River Region

Lot 112: A PNG Female ancestor figure, Sepik River Region

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Description: A PNG Female ancestor figure, Sepik River Region 66cms

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A Large Asmat Drum carved and painted decoration

Lot 113: A Large Asmat Drum carved and painted decoration

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Description: A Large Asmat Drum carved and painted decoration 128 x 21cms

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A Collection of seven New Guinea coconut shell spoons

Lot 114: A Collection of seven New Guinea coconut shell spoons

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Description: A Collection of seven New Guinea coconut shell spoons

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Two Abelam Yam Masks with painted decoration

Lot 115: Two Abelam Yam Masks with painted decoration

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Description: Two Abelam Yam Masks with painted decoration

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A Sepik River Cassowary Bone Dagger

Lot 116: A Sepik River Cassowary Bone Dagger

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Description: A Sepik River Cassowary Bone Dagger 40cms

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A Sepik River Cassowary Bone Dagger

Lot 117: A Sepik River Cassowary Bone Dagger

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Description: A Sepik River Cassowary Bone Dagger 41cm

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Two Maprik Yam Festival Wood Heads

Lot 118: Two Maprik Yam Festival Wood Heads

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Description: Two Maprik Yam Festival Wood Heads

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A Murik Lakes Food Platter, Lower Sepik Region PNG

Lot 119: A Murik Lakes Food Platter, Lower Sepik Region PNG

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Description: A Murik Lakes Food Platter, Lower Sepik Region PNG 83 x 26cms

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Two Obsidian Daggers New Britain PNG

Lot 120: Two Obsidian Daggers New Britain PNG

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Description: Two Obsidian Daggers New Britain PNG with triangular decoration 23cm & 19cm

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Two Obsidian Daggers New Britian PNG

Lot 121: Two Obsidian Daggers New Britian PNG

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Description: Two Obsidian Daggers New Britian PNG with inverted decoration 24cm & 22cm

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A Sepik River ancestory mask over modelled on turtle-shell

Lot 122: A Sepik River ancestory mask over modelled on turtle-shell

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Description: A Sepik River ancestory mask over modelled on turtle-shell 24 x 18cms

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A Sepik River ancestory mask over modelled on turtle-shell

Lot 123: A Sepik River ancestory mask over modelled on turtle-shell

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Description: A Sepik River ancestory mask over modelled on turtle-shell 21 x 16cm

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A Fire Dance Mask Baining People New Britian with penis sheaf

Lot 124: A Fire Dance Mask Baining People New Britian with penis sheaf

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Description: A Fire Dance Mask Baining People New Britian with penis sheaf 135 x 85cms

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A Baba Mask Abelam People Maprik Region PNG

Lot 125: A Baba Mask Abelam People Maprik Region PNG

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Description: A Baba Mask Abelam People Maprik Region PNG 150 x 60cms

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A Baba Mask Abelam People Maprik Region PNG

Lot 126: A Baba Mask Abelam People Maprik Region PNG

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Description: A Baba Mask Abelam People Maprik Region PNG 37 x 30 x 40cms

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An Aparai Tribe

Lot 127: An Aparai Tribe "Tamoko" ( Ceremonial Mask)

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Description: An Aparai Tribe "Tamoko" ( Ceremonial Mask) Amazon Region, Brazil, normally used during the "Cumeeira" Festivities 115cms

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A Moka Ceremonial Kina Shell Chest Ornament Central Highlands PNG

Lot 128: A Moka Ceremonial Kina Shell Chest Ornament Central Highlands PNG

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Description: A Moka Ceremonial Kina Shell Chest Ornament Central Highlands PNG 41cms

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A Yipwan Cult Figure, Karawari River, Sepik Region PNG

Lot 129: A Yipwan Cult Figure, Karawari River, Sepik Region PNG

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Description: A Yipwan Cult Figure, Karawari River, Sepik Region PNG 107cms

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A Large Woven Gable Mask, Blackwater River, Speik Region, PNG

Lot 130: A Large Woven Gable Mask, Blackwater River, Speik Region, PNG

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Description: A Large Woven Gable Mask, Blackwater River, Speik Region, PNG 148cms

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A Papuan Gulf Woven Ceremonial Head-dress

Lot 131: A Papuan Gulf Woven Ceremonial Head-dress

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Description: A Papuan Gulf Woven Ceremonial Head-dress 60cms

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A Fire Ceremony Dance Mask Baining People, New Britain, PNG

Lot 132: A Fire Ceremony Dance Mask Baining People, New Britain, PNG

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Description: A Fire Ceremony Dance Mask Baining People, New Britain, PNG

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A Woven Dance Costume Sepik Region PNG

Lot 133: A Woven Dance Costume Sepik Region PNG

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