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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

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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An Australian Didgeridoo Central Australia

Lot 42: An Australian Didgeridoo Central Australia

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Description: An Australian Didgeridoo Central Australia . L90cm

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A Didgeridoo decorated with fish goannas and witchety grubs

Lot 42A: A Didgeridoo decorated with fish goannas and witchety grubs

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Description: A Didgeridoo decorated with fish goannas and witchety grubs signed w. inaoljure

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A Bullroarer

Lot 42B: A Bullroarer

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Description: A Bullroarer wood and ochre, Central Australia Provenenace: Zanesville Museum, USA; Webbs Auction NZ L 40.5cm

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An 20th century Asmat West Papua Standing Figure

Lot 43: An 20th century Asmat West Papua Standing Figure

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Description: An 20th century Asmat West Papua Standing Figure over painted in white, modelled holding a staff, set upon a stepped stand (last quarter 20th century) 106cm high

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Two Karawari River Cult Hooks PNG (2)

Lot 44: Two Karawari River Cult Hooks PNG (2)

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Description: Two Karawari River Cult Hooks PNG (2) Ht. 87cm & Ht. 68 cm

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A Sepik River Food Hook

Lot 45: A Sepik River Food Hook

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Description: A Sepik River Food Hook Ht. 61 cm

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A Wooden Trophy Head, Blackwater River Region PNG

Lot 46: A Wooden Trophy Head, Blackwater River Region PNG

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Description: A Wooden Trophy Head, Blackwater River Region PNG Ht. 22 cm

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A Kamangawi Initiation Mask, Sepik Plains, PNG

Lot 47: A Kamangawi Initiation Mask, Sepik Plains, PNG

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Description: A Kamangawi Initiation Mask, Sepik Plains, PNG Ht. 55 cm

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A Karawari River Cult Hook (a/f)

Lot 48: A Karawari River Cult Hook (a/f)

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Description: A Karawari River Cult Hook (a/f) Ht. 113 cm

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A message stick

Lot 48A: A message stick

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Description: A message stick wood decorated with ochre. Central Australia, early to mid 20th century. Provenance: Zanesville Museum USA; Webbs Auction Auckland L 22.5cm

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A Kararwari Cult Hook

Lot 49: A Kararwari Cult Hook

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Description: A Kararwari Cult Hook Ht. 134 cm

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A Mwai Mask Iatmul People middle Sepik River PNG

Lot 50: A Mwai Mask Iatmul People middle Sepik River PNG

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Description: A Mwai Mask Iatmul People middle Sepik River PNG Carved timber with natural earth pigments, cowrie shells & fibres, some Shells missing Ht. 91cm

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A Large New Guinea Mwai Mask With Shell Decoration. 20th century.

Lot 51: A Large New Guinea Mwai Mask With Shell Decoration. 20th century.

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Description: A Large New Guinea Mwai Mask With Shell Decoration. 20th century. Some shells are missing. H132cm

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A Massim lime spatula, mounted

Lot 51A: A Massim lime spatula, mounted

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Description: A Massim lime spatula, mounted L 36.2cm

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A walking stick

Lot 51B: A walking stick

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Description: A walking stick wood inlaid with shell. possibly Massim. Mounted. L 86.8cm

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A Marangga from the island of Sumba, Indonesia

Lot 51C: A Marangga from the island of Sumba, Indonesia

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Description: A Marangga from the island of Sumba, Indonesia metal and cotton, worn by High Class, mounted W 30.6cm

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A Shell Ornament from the Solomon Islands

Lot 51D: A Shell Ornament from the Solomon Islands

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Description: A Shell Ornament from the Solomon Islands 210mm

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A Woven Ancestral Pig

Lot 52: A Woven Ancestral Pig

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Description: A Woven Ancestral Pig Middle Sepik Region, PNG 45cms

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Two Baliem Valley Stone Adzes

Lot 53: Two Baliem Valley Stone Adzes

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Description: Two Baliem Valley Stone Adzes West Papua 53 & 66cms

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Two Yipwan Cult Hooks

Lot 54: Two Yipwan Cult Hooks

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Description: Two Yipwan Cult Hooks Karrawarry River 58 & 63cms

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A Sepik River Flute and a traditional drilling implement

Lot 55: A Sepik River Flute and a traditional drilling implement

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Description: A Sepik River Flute and a traditional drilling implement 34 & 71cms

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A Female Ancestral Figure

Lot 56: A Female Ancestral Figure

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Description: A Female Ancestral Figure Sepik Region, PNG 67cms

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A Southern Highlands Fighting Axe

Lot 57: A Southern Highlands Fighting Axe

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Description: A Southern Highlands Fighting Axe 56cms

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A Blackwater River Ancestor Figure,

Lot 58: A Blackwater River Ancestor Figure,

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Description: A Blackwater River Ancestor Figure, Sepik Region PNG 55cm

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A Blackwater River Ancestor Figure

Lot 59: A Blackwater River Ancestor Figure

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Description: A Blackwater River Ancestor Figure Speik Region, PNG 52cms

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A Carved Canoe Prow in the form of a Crocodile

Lot 60: A Carved Canoe Prow in the form of a Crocodile

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Description: A Carved Canoe Prow in the form of a Crocodile Sepik Region PNG 49cms

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Three Sago Pegs

Lot 61: Three Sago Pegs

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Description: Three Sago Pegs Maprik Region 32 to 44cms

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An Ancestral Figure Middle Sepik Region

Lot 62: An Ancestral Figure Middle Sepik Region

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Description: An Ancestral Figure Middle Sepik Region 46cms

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An Ancestral Figure in the form of a mother suckling an infant

Lot 63: An Ancestral Figure in the form of a mother suckling an infant

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Description: An Ancestral Figure in the form of a mother suckling an infant Sepik Region PNG 58cms

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A Wooden Mock Trophy Head

Lot 64: A Wooden Mock Trophy Head

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Description: A Wooden Mock Trophy Head Sepik Region PNG 24cms

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Five Strands of African Sand Cast Trade Beads

Lot 65: Five Strands of African Sand Cast Trade Beads

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Five Strands of African Sand Cast Trade Beads

Lot 66: Five Strands of African Sand Cast Trade Beads

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Five Strands of African Sand Cast Trade Beads

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Five Strands of African Sand Cast Trade Beads

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Aibom pottery vessel with four traditional face designs. Chambri Lakes, Sepik Region, PNG. Circa 1950's. Ex Robert Ypres. Jutta Maln..

Lot 69: Aibom pottery vessel with four traditional face designs. Chambri Lakes, Sepik Region, PNG. Circa 1950's. Ex Robert Ypres. Jutta Maln..

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Description: Aibom pottery vessel with four traditional face designs. Chambri Lakes, Sepik Region, PNG. Circa 1950's. Ex Robert Ypres. Jutta Malnic Collection. Approx 37cm x 25cm

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Steering paddle. Signed by carver. Purchased from owner on Kitava Island, Milne Bay, Trobriand Islands. Jutta Malnic Collection.

Lot 70: Steering paddle. Signed by carver. Purchased from owner on Kitava Island, Milne Bay, Trobriand Islands. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Description: Steering paddle. Signed by carver. Purchased from owner on Kitava Island, Milne Bay, Trobriand Islands. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Nagega Canoe Prow. Previously owned by Sixipeni and used on famous Tanalele Kula to Panamote Atoll after which he was killed. Trobri...

Lot 71: Nagega Canoe Prow. Previously owned by Sixipeni and used on famous Tanalele Kula to Panamote Atoll after which he was killed. Trobri...

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Description: Nagega Canoe Prow. Previously owned by Sixipeni and used on famous Tanalele Kula to Panamote Atoll after which he was killed. Trobriand Islands, PNG. See Kula: Myth and Magic in the Trobriand Islands, Jutta Malnic, Cowrie Books, 1998, p.74 and p.77. Jutta Malnic Collection

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Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection.

Lot 72: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection.

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Description: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection.

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Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection.

Lot 73: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection.

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Description: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection.

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Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

Lot 74: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Description: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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A Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard).

Lot 75: A Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard).

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Description: A Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection (Restored)

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Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

Lot 76: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Description: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

Lot 77: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Description: Masawa Kula Canoe Lagim (splashboard). Collected Amphlette Islands, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Steering Paddle with bird's head. Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection

Lot 78: Steering Paddle with bird's head. Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection

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Description: Steering Paddle with bird's head. Trobriand Islands, PNG. Juttal Malnic Collection

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Old wooden platter. Used to present cone shells (new mwali) to Kaileuna Chiefs at end of the communal cone fishing competition, Vina...

Lot 79: Old wooden platter. Used to present cone shells (new mwali) to Kaileuna Chiefs at end of the communal cone fishing competition, Vina...

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Description: Old wooden platter. Used to present cone shells (new mwali) to Kaileuna Chiefs at end of the communal cone fishing competition, Vinanu. Purchased from Chief Katubai on Kaileuna Island. Trobriand Islands, PNG. See Kula: Myth and Magic in the Trobriand Islands, Jutta Malnic, Cowrie Books, 1998, p. 120. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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A very old large communal Mona feast bowl, Mona. Ilalima Village, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

Lot 80: A very old large communal Mona feast bowl, Mona. Ilalima Village, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Description: A very old large communal Mona feast bowl, Mona. Ilalima Village, Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnic Collection.

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Canoe wave splitter, Gawa Nagela. With finely inscribed curvilinear design. Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnik Collection. Approx...

Lot 81: Canoe wave splitter, Gawa Nagela. With finely inscribed curvilinear design. Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnik Collection. Approx...

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Description: Canoe wave splitter, Gawa Nagela. With finely inscribed curvilinear design. Trobriand Islands, PNG. Jutta Malnik Collection. Approx 125cm x 80cm

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A Yina Figure Washkuk Hills Upper Sepik Region PNG

Lot 82: A Yina Figure Washkuk Hills Upper Sepik Region PNG

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Description: A Yina Figure Washkuk Hills Upper Sepik Region PNG Ht. 120 cm

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Fighting Shield

Lot 83: Fighting Shield

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Description: Fighting Shield Waghi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea Ht, 154 cm

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Tokam Kanene (20th Century) PNG Shield Beaten copper on wood

Lot 84: Tokam Kanene (20th Century) PNG Shield Beaten copper on wood

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Description: Tokam Kanene (20th Century) PNG Shield Beaten copper on wood 85 x 64 cm irregular

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