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Auction Description for Davidson Auctions: Fine & Decorative Arts: Featuring Belleek Porcelain & Orient
Auction Description:
Fine & Decorative Arts: Featuring Belleek Porcelain & Orient
Viewing Notes:
Thursday May 17th 12noon-6pm & Friday May 18th 10am-6pm
Sale Notes:
Payment and/or pick up before Tuesday 5.30pm

Fine & Decorative Arts: Featuring Belleek Porcelain & Orient

by Davidson Auctions

Platinum House

637 lots | 628 with images

May 19, 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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Papua New Guinea Men's House Decoration. Carved &

Lot 1: Papua New Guinea Men's House Decoration. Carved &

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Description: Papua New Guinea Men's House Decoration. Carved & ochre painted long billed bird. Abelam, Sepik River.H78cm

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YALANDJA, Owen (b.1960). Yawkyawk Water Spirit,

Lot 2: YALANDJA, Owen (b.1960). Yawkyawk Water Spirit,

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Description: YALANDJA, Owen (b.1960). Yawkyawk Water Spirit, 1993. Maningrida Arts & Culture descriptive certificate verso. Catalogue #YALA9/793. With accompanying DVD of Yawkyawk legend.. Ochre Pigment on Stringy Bark93x58cm

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Aboriginal School (2). Rita GOTJABAWUY, Serpents,

Lot 3: Aboriginal School (2). Rita GOTJABAWUY, Serpents,

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Description: Aboriginal School (2). Rita GOTJABAWUY, Serpents, with BulaBula Arts stamp verso; & Roy BURNYILA, 'Warngu (Flying Fox)' & #1805 inscribed verso.. Acrylic on Canvas58x51cm, & 65x47cm

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Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Yina. Carved face

Lot 4: Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Yina. Carved face

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Description: Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Yina. Carved face with lime & ochre coloration. Kwoma people, upper Sepik. Use patina.H78cm

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2 Papua New Guinea Drums. Fish mouth, with incised

Lot 5: 2 Papua New Guinea Drums. Fish mouth, with incised

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Drums. Fish mouth, with incised whorls & finely worked mouth with polychrome decoration, retains reptile membrane (split), Gulf of Papua. Together with Papua New Guinea asmat drum, relief carved with lime & ochre coloration, & hornbillL77cm & 66cm

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Aboriginal School (2). Topsy TJULVATA 'Kulpitjata'

Lot 6: Aboriginal School (2). Topsy TJULVATA 'Kulpitjata'

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Description: Aboriginal School (2). Topsy TJULVATA 'Kulpitjata' cat #834, Maruku Arts & Crafts stamp & cat# 7 BDJ inscribed verso; David COX Untitled, inscribed verso 'Warmun Art Centre WAC 639/00.. Acrylic on Canvas (2)70x45cm & 90x38cm

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GOODWIN, Daniel. 'Todd River, Alice Springs Gap,'

Lot 7: GOODWIN, Daniel. 'Todd River, Alice Springs Gap,'

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Description: GOODWIN, Daniel. 'Todd River, Alice Springs Gap,' 1993.. W/Clr45x59cm

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Papuan Gulf Carved Story Board. Fishing boat with

Lot 8: Papuan Gulf Carved Story Board. Fishing boat with

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Description: Papuan Gulf Carved Story Board. Fishing boat with crocodile, eels, snake & fish. Mask & figure border with lime & ochre infill.50x109cm

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2 Papua New Guinea Items. Incl. hunter's magic

Lot 9: 2 Papua New Guinea Items. Incl. hunter's magic

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Items. Incl. hunter's magic bones bag, Simbu area; pair dance rattles, Sepik River.

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2 Various Papua New Guinea Sago Platters. Middle

Lot 10: 2 Various Papua New Guinea Sago Platters. Middle

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Description: 2 Various Papua New Guinea Sago Platters. Middle Sepik with carved back & croc head terminal. Asmat with gope style back & effigy head.L76cm (longest)

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Massim Carved Turtle Form Bowl. Ornate incised

Lot 11: 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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Papua New Guinea Ancestor Figure, & Basket Hook.

Lot 12: Papua New Guinea Ancestor Figure, & Basket Hook.

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Description: Papua New Guinea Ancestor Figure, & Basket Hook. Plain carved figure on stool; & unadorned carving with old ochre patina. Both Yensinmungua, Middle Sepik.H78cm (figure)

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Qty Papua New Guinea Body Adornments. Incl.

Lot 13: Qty Papua New Guinea Body Adornments. Incl.

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Description: Qty Papua New Guinea Body Adornments. Incl. Highlands Kina wealth shell necklace, tusk & shell jewellery.Various

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DJORLOM, Warren (Aboriginal School). 'Mimih

Lot 14: DJORLOM, Warren (Aboriginal School). 'Mimih

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Description: DJORLOM, Warren (Aboriginal School). 'Mimih Spirits & Antilopine Kangaroos.' Maningrida Arts & Culture label verso.. 117x51cm

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PWERLE, Gracie Morton (b.c.1956). 'Bush Plum

Lot 16: PWERLE, Gracie Morton (b.c.1956). 'Bush Plum

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Description: PWERLE, Gracie Morton (b.c.1956). 'Bush Plum Seeds,' 2007. Certificate from Kooroora Art Gallery. Acrylic on Canvas96x186cm

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EBATARINJA, Arnulf (b.1931). Mount Sonder,

Lot 17: EBATARINJA, Arnulf (b.1931). Mount Sonder,

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Description: EBATARINJA, Arnulf (b.1931). Mount Sonder, MacDonnell Ranges, 1972.. W/Clr50x71cm

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Aboriginal School (3). Collette KOONTAMA (2)

Lot 18: Aboriginal School (3). Collette KOONTAMA (2)

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Description: Aboriginal School (3). Collette KOONTAMA (2) 'Platypus Dreaming,' 'Goanna Dreaming;' & Diedre NAPANGARDI, Bush Banana Dreaming.. Acrylic on Canvas (3)29x40cm (each)

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Trobriand Carved Female Figure. Carved in hardwood

Lot 19: 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 across base. Collected 1940s.H66cm

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Papua New Guinea Carved Minja. Large yam ceremony

Lot 20: 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 Lower Sepik Fishing Magic Charm.

Lot 21: Papua New Guinea Lower Sepik Fishing Magic Charm.

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Description: Papua New Guinea Lower Sepik Fishing Magic Charm. Carved & incised decoration. Old charred patina.H44cm

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Liberian Dan Race Mask. Cowrie & hair

Lot 22: Liberian Dan Race Mask. Cowrie & hair

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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 23: 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 Carved Wood Masks.

Lot 24: 2 Papua New Guinea Carved Wood Masks.

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Carved Wood Masks. Over-modelled clay & shell decoration. Large losses.H100cm (tallest)

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3 Various Aboriginal Bowls. All with pyrographed

Lot 25: 3 Various Aboriginal Bowls. All with pyrographed

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Description: 3 Various Aboriginal Bowls. All with pyrographed decoration.L72cm (largest)

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2 Papua New Guinea Carved Items. Incl. Mindimbit

Lot 26: 2 Papua New Guinea Carved Items. Incl. Mindimbit

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Carved Items. Incl. Mindimbit Sepik ancestor figure; Papua Gulf Bullroarer.H35cm (figure)

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3 Various Papua New Guinea Asmat Items. 2 bone

Lot 27: 3 Various Papua New Guinea Asmat Items. 2 bone

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Description: 3 Various Papua New Guinea Asmat Items. 2 bone daggers with plaited string hilts, quills, & shell & feather tassels. Also, bone nose ornament.L37cm (longest)

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Aboriginal Stone Axe Head. In wooden handle bound

Lot 28: Aboriginal Stone Axe Head. In wooden handle bound

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Description: Aboriginal Stone Axe Head. In wooden handle bound with string. Sharpened by flaking. C. 19th century. Purchased in Quambone in the 1950s.L32cm

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Kwoma Sepik Bone Dagger. Incised mask

Lot 29: Kwoma Sepik Bone Dagger. Incised mask

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Description: Kwoma Sepik Bone Dagger. Incised mask decoration.L32cm

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3 Various 1970s Papua New Guinea Contemporary

Lot 30: 3 Various 1970s Papua New Guinea Contemporary

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Description: 3 Various 1970s Papua New Guinea Contemporary Craft Items. Incl. 2 earthenware owl form whistles; & brazed metal spirit figure (A/F)H31cm (figure)

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4 Small Carved Sepik Figures. 2 birds, double

Lot 31: 4 Small Carved Sepik Figures. 2 birds, double

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Description: 4 Small Carved Sepik Figures. 2 birds, double mask, standing figure with headdress. H26cm (tallest)

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Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Minja. Large carved

Lot 32: Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Minja. Large carved

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Description: Papua New Guinea Yam Ceremony Minja. Large carved & ochred mask on hooked base. Kwoma people, upper Sepik. Losses & faults.H163cm

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Solomon Islands Wealth Necklace. Strung lattice

Lot 33: Solomon Islands Wealth Necklace. Strung lattice

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Description: Solomon Islands Wealth Necklace. Strung lattice form using hand-worked shell.L66cm

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Papua New Guinea Ancestor Figure. Dense hardwood

Lot 34: 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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Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang. Stone worked grooved

Lot 35: Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang. Stone worked grooved

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Description: Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang. Stone worked grooved shaft. Collected Central Desert late 1950s.L76cm

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4 Old Sepik Utensils & Mortar. 4 Carved, slotted &

Lot 36: 4 Old Sepik Utensils & Mortar. 4 Carved, slotted &

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Description: 4 Old Sepik Utensils & Mortar. 4 Carved, slotted & pointed sticks, with village use patina; also, Murik Lakes figure form betel mortar.L64cm (longest)

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Solomon Islands Carved Bowl. Pointed oval form

Lot 36A: 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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2 Papua New Guinea Carvings. Polychrome decorated

Lot 37: 2 Papua New Guinea Carvings. Polychrome decorated

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Description: 2 Papua New Guinea Carvings. Polychrome decorated bird (Yamok, Sepik); & ancestor figure, incised decoration with shell & string, & head unusually turned sideways, Mindibit, Sepik River.H51cm (bird)

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4 Aboriginal Carved Mulga Boomerangs. 3 with

Lot 38: 4 Aboriginal Carved Mulga Boomerangs. 3 with

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Description: 4 Aboriginal Carved Mulga Boomerangs. 3 with chipped & incised decoration. Mid 20th century.L110cm (largest)

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4 Various Aboriginal Artefacts. Incl. decorated

Lot 39: 4 Various Aboriginal Artefacts. Incl. decorated

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Description: 4 Various Aboriginal Artefacts. Incl. decorated club; carved mulga snake; woomera; & small serpent decorated didgeridoo.L110cm (didge)

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Papua New Guinea Massim Bowl. Central relief

Lot 40: Papua New Guinea Massim Bowl. Central relief

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Description: Papua New Guinea Massim Bowl. Central relief carved finials, & incised end decoration.77cm (oval)

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DJAYKURRNGA, George (b.1930). 'Mimi & Namarodo

Lot 41: DJAYKURRNGA, George (b.1930). 'Mimi & Namarodo

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Description: DJAYKURRNGA, George (b.1930). 'Mimi & Namarodo Spirits.' Descriptive label verso. Oenpelli.. Natural Earth Pigments on Bark54x24cm

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Aboriginal School. Qty Aboriginal & Papua New

Lot 42: Aboriginal School. Qty Aboriginal & Papua New

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Description: Aboriginal School. Qty Aboriginal & Papua New Guinea Artefacts. Incl. Aboriginal school, Native Animals & Fish, bark; Mimi Figure, work on paper, stamped verso Marrawuddi Gallery, Northern Territory. Also, PNG spears, arrows & 3 bows.. 30x65cm (bark)

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PETYARRE, Gloria (born c.1938). 'Bush Medicine

Lot 43: PETYARRE, Gloria (born c.1938). 'Bush Medicine

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Description: PETYARRE, Gloria (born c.1938). 'Bush Medicine Leaves,' 2005. Certificate from The Artery at Darlinghurst per Boomerang Aboriginal Art (includes photo of artist with work).. Acrylic on Belgian Linen121x45cm

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Trobriand Ebony Lime Spatula. Chief's pattern,

Lot 44: Trobriand Ebony Lime Spatula. Chief's pattern,

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Description: Trobriand Ebony Lime Spatula. Chief's pattern, with 2 headed handle & carved haft. Old, fine crack which is splinted.L65cm

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Solomon Islands Wood Club. Tapering, oval cross

Lot 45: Solomon Islands Wood Club. Tapering, oval cross

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Description: Solomon Islands Wood Club. Tapering, oval cross section with raised medial line each side of flat tip. Old use patina. Malaita Island. Small losses.L107cm

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Papua New Guinea Sepik Fertility Figure. Female in

Lot 46: 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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INKAMALA, Adolf (1914-1960). 'Ormiston Gorge,'

Lot 47: INKAMALA, Adolf (1914-1960). 'Ormiston Gorge,'

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Description: INKAMALA, Adolf (1914-1960). 'Ormiston Gorge,' 1958.. W/Clr25.5x35.5cm

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4 Various Aboriginal Items. Incl. animal decorated

Lot 48: 4 Various Aboriginal Items. Incl. animal decorated

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Description: 4 Various Aboriginal Items. Incl. animal decorated dish; carved goanna digging stick; woven grass cover & bag.L49cm (dish)

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Old Tapa Cloth. Oro Province, PNG. Various small

Lot 49: Old Tapa Cloth. Oro Province, PNG. Various small

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Description: Old Tapa Cloth. Oro Province, PNG. Various small holes.78x151cm

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NAMOK, Rosella (b.1979). 'Reef at Old Site.' Cat

Lot 50: NAMOK, Rosella (b.1979). 'Reef at Old Site.' Cat

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Description: NAMOK, Rosella (b.1979). 'Reef at Old Site.' Cat #RNH 17. Also signed to front.. Acrylic on Canvas81x106cm

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