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TUESDAY 26 MARCH 2013, 6:00PM

New Zealand’s Premier Auction House 18 Manukau Road PO Box 99 251 Newmarket, Auckland 1149 New Zealand P +649 524 6804 F +649 524 7048 auctions@webbs.co.nz www.webbs.co.nz


INTRODUCTION This catalogue encompasses a diverse range of cultures from Africa, Aotearoa, Australia, the Pacific Islands, Melanesia and Polynesia. Curating this auction has been a great pleasure; the quality of artefacts is very high and some very rare objects have been consigned. A highlight of this auction is a large offering of Maori fish-hooks and fishing technologies from the Webster Collection. Kenneth Athol Webster (1906–1967) was an avid collector with a voracious appetite for materials related to New Zealand. After World War II, he became a collector-dealer in London and began challenging the attitudes of the period in Britain regarding Polynesian and Maori artefacts. Webster had amassed numerous artefacts from New Zealand, through purchasing and exchange, such as a wahaika, tikis and more. After Webster’s death, his collection was dispersed; some became part of the collections at the Turnbull Library and Te Papa Tongarewa while others were sold to private international buyers and collectors. Another highlight is a superb 19th-century kahu kiwi feather cloak from the Whanganui region, illustrated on the cover of this catalogue. In exceptional condition, this cloak features beautiful kaka-and-tui-feather side borders with plump, luminous kiwi feathers at the centre. Some excellent examples of Polynesian and Melanesian art have been consigned, such as Polynesian clubs, Melanesian masks and shields. A stunning array of African art is also on offer, including fine Pende and Dogon masks. The selection is of high quality and sourced from a private New York collection; the provenances of these artefacts are strong and comprise well-known collectors and dealers. Following on from a successful sale in September of last year, we have again obtained a great selection of tribal rugs from a private collection. In exceptional condition, these rugs come from Afghanistan, the Rajasthan area of north India and Iran. Many thanks to the team at Webb’s, which has helped produce this beautiful catalogue, and thanks for the continued support of our loyal vendors and buyers. I look forward to seeing you at the viewing. Jeff Hobbs Head of Tribal Art

Lot 56 PATU ONEWA Fine stone club in traditional form. See pg.55 for full description Estimate $2,000 - $4,000

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Tuesday 26 March 6:00pm EVENING PREVIEW

Tuesday 19th March 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Please join us to view the suite of sales and enjoy a glass of wine thanks to Peregrine Wines, Central Otago. VIEWING Tuesday 19th March

5:30pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 20th March

9.00am – 5.30pm

Thursday 21st March

9.00am – 5.30pm

Friday 22nd March

9.00am – 5.30pm

Saturday 23nd March

11.00am – 3.00pm

Sunday 24rd March

11.00am – 3.00pm

Monday 25th March

9.00am – 5.30pm

Tuesday 26th March

9.00am – 12.00pm

Sale Enquiries Jeff Hobbs Head of Tribal Art Ph: 021 503251 E: jhobbs@webbs.co.nz Neil Campbell Managing Director Ph: 021 875966 E: ncampbell@webbs.co.nz FRONT COVER: Lot 38 Superb kahu kiwi cloak Estimate $40,000 - $80,000 INSIDE FRONT COVER: Lot 38 Heavily sawn giant pounamu slab Estimate $4,000 - $8,000 PROTECTED OBJECTS ACT 1975 Please note that most Maori artefacts (taonga tuturu) in the catalogue have been registered under the terms and conditions of the Protected Objects Act 1975; this is referred to as Y Registration. Under this Act artefacts with Y registration may not be sold to non-New Zealand Residents, and Y Registered items and other non-Maori items of significance to New Zealand’s cultural heritage may not leave the country without permission from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. To purchase Y Registered items the buyer must be a Registered Collector and must present their certificate or card of registration when collecting their goods. To register as a collector of taonga tuturu and to seek permission to export any protected New Zealand object you must apply to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (www.mch.govt.nz ). Payment is due immediately, however Webb’s will hold goods for buyers whose Registration as Collectors is pending.

PACKING AND FREIGHT All packing and freight will be handled by expert third-party suppliers. NOTE It is the buyers’ responsibility to satisfy export regulations out of New Zealand and import regulations into their own country. International buyers must seek advice prior to bidding on any items containing sensitive material including, but not limited to animal bones, shells, feathers, ivory, tortoiseshell and human hair. BUYER’S PREMIUM A buyer’s premium of 15% will be charged on all items in this catalogue. GST (15%) is payable on the buyer’s premium only. Intending buyers should take note of clause 6 in the Condition of Sale for Buyers printed on page 87 of this catalogue. Webb’s is not responsible for any errors of descriptions or for the genuineness or authenticity of any lot. Buyers should proceed upon their own judgement. The condition of items is not generally detailed in this catalogue. Buyers must satisfy themselves as to the condition of lots they bid on. Webb’s is pleased to provide intending buyers with condition reports.

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IMPORTANT PAINTINGS & CONTEMPORARY ART

Wednesday 27 march 2013

Presented will be artworks by New Zealand’s leading contemporary, modernist and historical artists surveying New Zealand’s art history from the 19th century to the present day. This auction will be on view with the Oceanic and African Art included in this catalogue. Please join us to preview these sales, Tuesday 19 March, 5:30pm - 7:30pm and daily until the sales. Contact Director Art Department Sophie Coupland E: scoupland@webbs.co.nz P: 09 529 5603

Charles Frederick Goldie The Whitening Snow of Venerable Elder Atama Paparangi, 1913 Medium: oil on board signed, inscribed and dated 297mm x 215mm (oval) $190,000 - $250,000

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Modern Design WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2013, 6:30PM CONSIGN NOW COME FLY WITH ME MR. BIGGLESWORTHY PRESENTS The American Collection

It was the ‘Jet Age’: a burgeoning period of optimism, technological advances and social change. Designers were quick to embrace the American desire for the ‘good life’. Glamorous new materials were underpinned by traditional modernist ideals of form and function. The result was some of the most iconic designs of the mid century and proof that good design wasn’t just a Hollywood dream; good design was for everyone. Mr Bigglesworthy presents The American Collection, a suite of mid-century designs including original pieces by Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Adrian Pearsall, Knoll, Jens Risom and Broyhill Prepare for lift-off. T-Handle Desk by Jens Risom Pollock Executive Chair by Knoll Associates Double Cone Desk Lamp attributed to Greta Magnusson Grossman Starburst Clock by Westclox

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Natural history curiosities and oddities

ENTRIES NOW INVITED Bethunes @ Webb’s are pleased to present a sale celebrating the weird and wonderful world of natural history. Highlights include a dinosaur skeleton, a selection of taxidermy, rare fossils, specimens, sharks teeth and a mammoth tooth. Further entries for this auction are now invited.

Contact Ben Ashley E: bashley@webbs.co.nz P: 09 524 6804

Fossilised dinosaur skeleton 640mm x 950mm $10,000 - $15,000

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Oceanic & African Art CONSIGN NOW SEPTEMBER 2013 In September Webb's will present a sale comprising several significant collections of Maori taonga and artefacts, a word-class collection of African objects and a range of Oceanic material from an array of cultures. Also included is an exceptional private collection of tribal rugs. Entries are now invited for this end of year offering, please contact Jeff Hobbs for consignment of large collections or single items. Contact Jeff Hobbs E: jhobbs@webbs.co.nz P: 09 524 6804 M: 021 503 251

320 VANUATU MASK Inset boar’s tusks to sides of mouth. Painted patina with white, red and black natural pigments. Estimate $400 - $800

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1 FINE PENDE MASK A beautiful mask; the mouth, eyes and rim pierced; scarification to cheeks and forehead; attached natural-fibre headdress to top and a fine original patina of red, white and black pigment. Democratic Republic of the Congo. L.255mm, W.200mm, D.250mm. PROVENANCE Baron Freddie Rolin. Christine Valluet, Paris, France. Mark Eglinton Tribal Art, New York, USA. Private collection, USA. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000

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2 FANTI FIGURE A fine female standing figure; a cylindrical torso with protruding breasts and navel, a lobed neck supporting head with stylised features below an elaborate coiffure above ears. Scarification incisions decorate the body; glass-bead strand adorns the hips. Light-brown patina with traces of kaolin. Ghana. L.425mm, W.100mm. PROVENANCE Margo Hand collection. Kristen Jefferson collection. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $5,500 - $6,500 3 ZARAMO FIGURE Highly stylised female torso with a crested head. Used by female initiates during seclusion and coming-out ceremonies. Rich, brown patina. Tanzania. L.180mm, W.48mm. PROVENANCE James Stephenson African Art, New York City. Mark Eglinton Tribal Art, New York, USA. Estimate $800 - $1,200 4 DOGON FIGURE Female figure standing atop a flattened circular base. Slightly bent legs support an elongated torso with conical breasts that extend from squared shoulders. Slender arms, resting gently to side. Head has worn facial features. Rich, brown patina. L.240mm, W.65mm. PROVENANCE Michael Rhodes, New York, USA. Tao Kerfefoff, Paris. Mark Eglinton Tribal Art, New York, USA. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 5 CURRENCY BLADE Sculptural, iron-throwing knife/currency blade. These throwing knives were recognised as currency and traded by the Fang ethnic group of Gabon. L.480mm, W.440mm. PROVENANCE Merton Simpson collection, New York, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $ 1,500 - $3,000 6 BAULE TAPPER AND GONG A very good example; the tapper in the form of a janus head with twisted shaft and circular striker; incised designs decorate the head and end. The gong in arrow form made of iron. Ivory Coast. L.250mm, W140mm. PROVENANCE Private collection. Moses Asch collection. Mark Eglinton Tribal Art #1293, New York, USA. Estimate $ 2,000 - $3,000

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7 BETE MASK The forward face shadowed with a large, domed forehead; two horns/tusks rest upon the finely carved nose; pierced eyes and rim; semi-circular-shaped mouth with a protruding tongue. Mid-brown, variated patina. Ivory Coast/Liberia. L.260mm, W.160mm. PROVENANCE Dintenfass collection. Estimate $2,500 -$3,500 8 SUPERB DAN MASK Of hollowed form with pointed chin, pierced rim for attachment, mouth pierced, superbly carved lips, circular pierced eyes below a raised forehead. Wears an encrusted, tightly woven beard. Rich, dark patina. Ivory Coast. L.350mm, W122mm. PROVENANCE Moses Asch collection. Kamyas Antiques, New York, USA. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 9 GELEDE MASK Representing a human face with the coiffure and head adornment decorated with incised chevron and cross designs. Finely carved facial features and a pierced rim for attachment. Wood with a polychrome patina of red, black and green. Nigeria. L.200mm, W.190mm, D.300mm. PROVENANCE Egon Gunther collection, G3143 on reverse of head. Private collection, New York, USA. 5

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10 YORUBA BEADED CROWN A spectacular example used by the Yoruba kings in Nigeria. Yoruba rulers wear crowns on State occasions and during public functions. A built-up, hollowed, cup-shaped base with raised facial features and animal form standing above; the crown is then embellished over the entire surface with multi-coloured beads. Nigeria. L.270mm, W.250mm. PROVENANCE Alfred Scheinberg, New York, USA. Stewart Warkow collection, New York, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 11 FINE PAIR OF IBEJI FIGURES Superbly carved male and female figures with fine, strongly carved bodies and ovoid heads offering strong facial features including large dome-like eyes and outward-pointing ears. The figures are adorned with strands of blue beads. Rich, palm-oiled patina. L.275mm; L.285mm. PROVENANCE Dennis Giglia, Paris, # 2197 a+b. Mark Eglinton Tribal Art, New York, USA. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 12 EARLY IVORY DIVINATION TAPPERS With a fine patination and cross hatched carved handles. 18th-19th century. L.750mm, W.60mm; L.700mm, W.55mm. PROVENANCE The Stella Pitt River collection, UK. Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $4,000 - $8,000 13 SUPERB DOGON MASK The rectangular, pierced eyes flank a raised, elongated nose; a tapering curved projection forms the body of the face; circular G-shaped ears and an ovoid shaped head. Mali. L.310mm, W.140mm. PROVENANCE Jubin collection, Chicago, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 14 MAKONDE FIGURE A strong male standing with the arms free of the body and resting on stomach; large ovoid head with well-defined features; scarification markings to head and body. Rich, reddish-brown patina. L.440mm, W.120mm. PROVENANCE Farid Tawa, New York, USA. Stewart Warkow collection, New York, USA. Private collection, New York, USA.

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15 BAULE COLONIAL FIGURE A standing female figure, with muscular legs, leading to a cylindrical torso with hands resting to the sides; elongated neck decorated with elaborate raised scarification, the face with stylised features, and wearing backswept coiffure. Cloth. Varied and painted polychrome patina. L.370mm, W.100mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 16 FINE KOTA RELIQUARY FIGURE A hollowed, oval-shaped face with overlaid cross pattern to inside; a triangular elongated nose and dome-shaped eyes. The crest to top with punched circular decoration to top rim. Cylindrical, elongated neck leading to the body in diamond form; back is undecorated. Wood, overlaid metal. Gabon. H.565mm, W.285mm, D.56mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA.

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Estimate $6,500 - $8,500 17 CONGO COLONIAL FIGURE This figure has small, well-defined features to head and face, an elongated neck and body; the arms are carved free of the body and end in hands resting to the side; the legs have slightly bent knees; the chest has a hollow for fetish material. Rich, well-used patina. Democratic Republic of the Congo. L.260mm, W.50mm. PROVENANCE Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 18 FINE KUBA CUP A beautiful kuba cup representing an anthropomorphic female standing figure; carved hands rest to the hip; coiffure decorated with a cross-hatched pattern; fine scarification to the face, legs and torso; two large curved horns elegantly frame the head. Rich, glossy patina. Democratic Republic of the Congo. L.260mm, W.115mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, France. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 19 CHIWARA MALI In the superbly stylised form of a female antelope, the chiwara stands upon a rectangular platform which is pierced for attachment to a headdress. Faceted, angular plains form the body and legs. An elongated tubular neck with a leather collar supports the animal’s head. The head offers an open mouth with tongue protruding, a pierced nose, inset circular eyes and fine, incised patterning. From the back of the head, ears extend in backswept position framing two carved, elegantly curving horns. Rich, darkbrown patina. L.320mm, W.320mm. PROVENANCE Alan Lazansky collection. Private collection, New York, USA.

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20 AFIKPO MASK Representing a geometric, stylised head with mouth open; a single protruding horn to forehead and a blade-shaped crest to top with triangular and rectangular decoration inset with kaolin pigment. Igbo, Nigeria. L.400mm, W.175mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Mark Elington, Tribal Art, New York, USA. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 21 THE LAST GREAT MASK - SIGI These plank like masks were made once every 60 years on the occasion of the sigui as a replacement for the previous. These great masks represent the first ancestor who died in the form of a serpent (Lebe). The Dogon who follow the rituals of the society of masks possess a shelter near their village where the great masks both old and new are stored. The masks are believed to date back to the 14th century after a discovery by French anthropologist Marcel Griaule who counted nine great masks stored in the village of Ibi. The Sigi Mask offered is believed the 10th and last to be made. This mask came from Songo village and was passed from the chief to his son after his death. L.3740mm, W.140mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $2,800 - $4,800 22 FINE BAULE FIGURE A female figure standing on a round base with slightly bent legs, hands resting upon the stomach; the braided coiffure is finely worked; the torso, back, neck and face are decorated with scarification marks in high relief. Rich, dark patina. H.390mm, W.76mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000 23 LUBA DIVINATION TOOL Katatora, a divination tool; hollowed squared base below a flared neck with an ovoidshaped head, smoothed raised facial features and extending coiffure to back. Wood. Dark-brown patina. H.130mm, W.70mm, D.30mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 24 KUSU FIGURE Carved wooden male figure with arms resting on abdomen. Heart-shaped facial plane, raised features and scarification to cheeks. Democratic Republic of Congo. H.205mm, W.70mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 25 BAMANA PULLEY A hollowed, rectangular body below a long, thin neck supporting a flattened, domeshaped head. The facial plane has small raised eyes, nose and mouth. Fine, varied patina. Mali. H.165mm, W.65mm, D.37mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $800 - $1,200

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26 BAULE PULLEY A fine pulley with a preening bird that has arched back neck to top; decorated throughout with cross-hatch and geometric patterns. Rich, dark-brown patina. H.120mm, W.45mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $800 - $1,400 27 PENDE CUP A rare form with an elongated design, a janus head cup to top, resting on a seated male figure. Rich, brown patina. Democratic Republic of the Congo. L.460mm. W.120mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, CA, USA. Filly Keita Tribal Art, LA, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $1,200 - $2,000 28 KUBA DIVINATION FIGURE A finely executed carving of the African caiman or dwarf crocodile. Four small legs support the animal’s long rectangular body which extends into a tapering tail. Raised eyes and mouth baring teeth; classic kuba designs incised into the surface of the animal’s body. Rich, brown patina. L.410mm. W.40mm. PROVENANCE Alfred Scheinberg, New York, USA. Stewart Warkow collection, New York, USA. Exhibited at the Museum for African Art, New York, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

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29 SONGYE FIGURE Of classic form; angular facial plane with protruding rectangular mouth and ovoid eyes leading to a flared base. Good patina. H.205mm, W.58mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 30 ASHANTI SEATED FIGURE A majestic female figure with an elaborate coiffure of perfectly formed rows of coiled hair, perches, straightbacked, upon a small stool with arms resting gently to knees. Almond-shaped eyes, small ears and cheeky grin. Limbs are rounded and neck is long with multiple neck-rings. Encrusted, dark patina. Ghana. L.460mm, W.150mm. PROVENANCE Danny and Sylvia Lynch collection, UK. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $3,500 - $4,500 31 MUD FISH 1st to 2nd-century AD terracotta fish. Egyptian or Roman; made from Nile mud. Similar example can be found in the British Museum. L.60mm, W.145mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $600 - $900 32 EAST AFRICAN MORTAR Hollowed bowl with protruding cylindrical handle. Blackened decoration. L.330mm, W.180mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $75 - $150 33

Collection OF TRIBAL ART REFERENCE

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES (24) 24 books including various tribal art catalogues and reference books. L.296mm, W.212mm (max. size). PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $100 - $300 34 YORUBA WAND In special festivals and processions, followers of Shango, the Yoruba god of thunder, carry dance wands. Shango is thought to control the great powers of nature as one of the orisha, or gods. Wood with natural black, white and red pigments. Nigeria. L.350mm, W.100mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, Paris, France. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

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35 PAIR OF AFRICAN PYGMY QUIVERS WITH ARROWS Wooden cylindrical bodies bound with leather first containing seven arrows, second ten. Feather, bamboo and iron points Container 1: L.690mm,W.80mm, D.80mm; Arrows 1: L.660mm, W.10mm. Container 2: L.705mm, W.60mm, D.60mm; Arrows 2: L.690mm, W.10mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

36 SUPERB AFRICAN CLUB Spherical head with hollowed face and raised ridge to centre incorporating a finely carved elongated nose and small mouth. Flanked either side by inset metal eyes; the flared shaft also inlaid with metal. Overall dark, glossy patina. H.740mm, Dia.110mm (head). PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA.

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37 FINE TOKOTOKO c 1870, BY JACOB WILLIAM HEBERLEY (1849 - 1906) OF TE ATI AWA WELLINGTON DESCENT This is a superb and masterfully carved tokotoko; the gently tapering shaft is decorated with fine kawhaiwhai design, haehae and pataki notching which leads to two manaia figures. The first has a large tongue and circular teeth while the second rests atop the first. Above these manaia figures are two highly stylised tattooed male and female figures. The male stands with his back to the female figure, his feet rest on her shoulders. The curved handle at the top terminates with a manaia head end. It is carved from hardwood with a rich, dark-brown patina and inlays of paua and bone to the eyes. Jacob Heberley (also known as Hakopa Heperi) grew up in Queen Charlotte Sound then, as a young man, moved to Wellington where he began his carving career. In the absence of practising Te Ati Awa carvers, he was apparently self-taught. He developed a distinctive personal carving style that had some resemblance to earlier Te Ati Awa work and to contemporaneous Rotorua carvings but, as far as is known, he had no direct connection with either school. Heberley’s carving output consisted of non-functional replicas and models of traditional artefacts, and innovative items such as walking sticks, containers and picture frames. Most important among his patrons were: the governor and his wife,

Lord and Lady Ranfurly; other prominent Wellington collectors of Maori curios such as Alexander Turnbull and Walter Buller; politicians such as Richard Seddon, Robert Stout, Julius Vogel and Joseph Ward; and government departments commissioning gifts for distinguished visitors. Heberley was responsible for many of the official gifts presented to the Dukes and Duchesses of Cornwall and York during their visit to New Zealand in 1901, and for the frame of the illuminated address presented by Richard Seddon on behalf of the people of New Zealand to King Edward VII on his coronation in 1902. His art fulfilled its most significant role in the historical context of New Zealand as a developing nation striving to find a distinctive identity. Thanks largely to his skill and the prominence of his art in official circles, Maori carvings became accepted as powerful symbols of the new nation, serving as appropriate gifts in the political, sporting and cultural scenes both locally and internationally. Ref: Roger Neich, ‘Heberley, Jacob William’, from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. L.866mm, W.120mm. PROVENANCE Thomas Webster collection. Private collection, New Zealand. Y9510 Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

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38 HEAVILY SAWN GIANT POUNAMU SLAB A superb example of the scale of labour undertaken by the early pre-European Maori master craftsmen. This example is uncompleted and represents phase three in the manufacture of a toki pou tangata. The top face is flat and smoothly polished. A medium-light pounamu (nephrite). L.410mm, W.150mm, D.55mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16842

39 RARE HEI POUNAMU Archaic breast pendant in disc form with outer edge notched; hourglass-shaped suspension hole; evidence of traditional manufacturing techniques. Believed to have been found on the east coast of the South Island during the 1950s. H.105mm, W.81mm, D.9mm. PROVENANCE The collection of the Late Professor Denis Dutton, New Zealand. Y14455

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41 EARLY MERE POUNAMU - GREENSTONE A highly valued and potent cultural symbol of mana (authority and prestige) as well as an effective weapon during the pre-musket era. Mere of this form are very rare and hard to come by. Stone tooled with no ridges in the butt, which was typical of the 17th/18th ceontury pre-European meres. Ridge butts were really a decoration that came in the 1700s onwards. Nice dark green colour with waves of lighter green. L.282mm, W.78mm PROVENANCE Enys collection. Purchased by Kenneth Athol Webster from the Enys Collection on the 19th of August 1952. No. 1248. Acquired by Miet in June 1963. Y15919 Estimate $8,000 - $12,000

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42 MERE POUNAMU A well-proportioned and finely carved weapon with a good weight and elegant form; a quality piece of pounamu. The blade of deep-green nephrite leads to a butt end with five carved grooves and a pierced hole. L.336mm, W.97mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y4041

43 SUPERB MERE POUNAMU Prestigious example in orthodox form. Crafted from speckled kawakawa nephrite. The blade offers rich variated colouration, which gracefully reduces to grip section. Terminating into seven softly defined ridges, and traditional hole for suspension. L.300mm, W.100mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Y Number Pending

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44 RARE WHAKAPAKOKO ATUA - GOD STICK Wooden staff with mythological figure carved to top believed to represent a god, possibly of agriculture or war. Deeply carved, round eyes with missing paua shell and plain shaft with pierced hole for peg attachment. These sticks were often located near gardens and were also used as protective talismans. Light-brown weathered patina. L.265mm, W.50mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16838

45 FINE WAKA HUIA BASE Finely carved cocoon-shaped vessel guarded by two tiki figures each offering detailed facial carving and notched paua eyes. Composition of base anchored by a beautiful combination of rauponga which spiral out in an orthodox rarua form; centred ribbing extends from either side of the rarua to connect each tiki. Each quadrant of the base decorated with highly refined triple haehae and pakati combinations displayed in diagonal form with each row of pakati carved in opposing directions. The interior of waka huia base finished in a traditional manner with scraping evident. Designed to be hung from the rafters and viewed from below. The fine carving reflects the work of a master carver. H.380mm, W.125mm, D.55mm PROVENANCE Private collection, UK Y16013

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46 FINE EARLY WAKA HUIA Of orthodox ovoid form, the lid recessing accurately into the base. Carved with a flat-bladed tool; kinked longitudinal rauponga lends this waka huia a distinctive appearance which suggests it is of East Coast manufacture. Four minimal spiral motifs provide an overall sense of balance. On each shoulder of the box are intertwined triple haehae. Guarded by two projecting wheku heads, they are finely carved and offer significant yet subtle differences. The base offers a further eight bands of kinked rauponga which are interrupted by another set of intertwined triple

haehae. Deposits of fine, red powder are evident throughout. L.400mm, W.121mm, H.64mm PROVENANCE Formerly in the collection of the late Professor G. H. R. von Koenigswald, a distinguished palaeontologist and anthropologist. Kunsthandel Klefisch, Tribal and Indonesian Art, Auction 86, Koln, Germany, May 12th 2007, Lot 175. Private Collection, New York. Y17026 Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

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47 TAIAHA Short taiaha with well-carved blade. Raised features to head, tongue well carved with triple haehae and dog-tooth notching. L.1,460mm, W.60mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y3648 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 48 TAIAHA Undecorated head with raised half-moon-shaped eyes; strongly carved nose and upper lip. Large, flared striking blade with a mid-brown patina. L.1,850mm, W.90mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Y16847 Estimate $1,800 - $2,800 49 TAIAHA Finely executed head with circular paua inlaid eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed and terminating in a sharp tip. Delicate blade, which is finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. L.1,640mm, W.50mm. PROVENANCE Stella Pitt River collection, UK. Private collection, UK. Y16528

50 EARLY TAIAHA A well-carved head with ovoid raised eyes. Strongly carved nose and upper lip; tongue is beautifully executed and terminates in a sharp tip. Short strike blade is finely balanced and completed with broad, round-form tip. Soft, red-brown patina. L.1,040mm, W.43mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y7184

52 TAIAHA Well-carved head with circular paua inlaid eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed with soft carving. Blade is finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. L.1,650mm, W.55mm. PROVENANCE Stella Pitt River collection, UK. Private collection, UK. Y16530

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000

51 TAIAHA Well-carved head with circular inset eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed and terminating in a sharp tip. Blade is finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. Battle damage to top of tongue and lower blade. L.1,810mm, W.80mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Y16840

53 TAIAHA Strongly carved head with circular inset eyes, strongly carved nose and upper lip. Tongue beautifully executed and terminating in a sharp tip. Blade is heavy and finely balanced. Rich, dark-brown patina. L.1,600mm, W.60mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16529

Estimate $1,800 - $2,800

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54 TEWHATEWHA Orthodox form with plate-shaped head leading to a flattened cylindrical shaft. Rich, dark-brown patina. L.1,250, W.160mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y07873 Estimate $1,000 - $3,000 55 CHIEFLY TAIAHA This piece offers significant size and presence. The arero (tongue) is elaborately decorated with fine and highly skilled triple haehae and p*kati carving. Abstracted teeth forms accentuate the mouth. Large serrated paua-shell eyes in oval form are embedded, with the high brow offering further intricate carving which differs slightly on either side. Mid-section of staff has a naturally occurring hole. This prestigious taiaha was gifted to John Daniels by a chief from the Gisborne area in the 19th century whilst he was working to salvage a ship; after this, the chief joined Daniels in Mount Victoria, Wellington, for a short period. L.1,925mm, W.90mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16726

58 WHALEBONE PATU Early club carved from whalebone in traditional form with soft, early patina. Pierced hole for attachment. L.350mm, W.87mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $2,800 - $4,800 59 SUPERB WAHAIKA Of classic form with a rounded blade; a masterfully carved manaia form sitting to the incurve, and another fine head carved to the butt of the weapon. Hole to base of handle for attachment. Soft, early patina. L.340mm, W.111mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y09331

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

56 PATU ONEWA Fine stone club in traditional form. Smooth finish and hourglass-shaped suspension hole. Base of handle carved with five ridged linear lines in ovoid form. L.297mm, W.84mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y4392

60 FINE WAIHAKA A finely carved wooden club with all-over, deeprelief linear haehae carving to blade with dog-tooth notching. Strong manaia head to incurve with two inset paua eyes and pierced hole on handle for attachment. Light-brown patina. L.410mm, W.140mm PROVENANCE Private collection, Ireland. Y Number Pending

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 57 PATITI - AXE Maori land wars (1845-1872) steel trade axe. Blade stamped: ‘W.GILPIN’ and ‘C.DAVIES’. A base of wooden handle terminates with 12 carved ridges. Pierced square hole. Rich, mid-brown patina. L.320mm, W.157mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $2,000 - $4,000

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 61 PATU ONEWA Extremely large example with round cross section and flattened blade. This unfinished patu shows the manufacturing process. Overall pecked surface. Greywacke. L.392mm, W.120mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $600 - $900

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62 WHALEBONE TAIAHA FRAGMENT Fully carved tongue and mouth decorated with Haehae and dog tooth notching. Raised nose and two incised eyes. Pierced hole for suspension. Weathered dry patina. L.160mm, W.48mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16536 Estimate $400 - $600 63 PATU HANDLE Upper portion of a finely crafted patu onewa. Three ridges to the reke (butt). Hourglassshaped suspension hole. L.170mm, W.72mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16042 Estimate $200 - $400 64 HOE - RARE MAORI PADDLE Unique paddle with two leaf-shaped blades with central, tapering medial ridge leading to a strong cylindrical shaft. Rich, honey-brown patina. Collected in the Whanganui region, circa 1850. L.2,300, W.140mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $800 - $1,200

66 IRON TRADE BIRD SPEAR POINT A rare object in the form of an early birdhunting spear point with seven barbs. These points would have been traded to Maori in the 18th/19th century. L.145mm, W.10mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $400 - $600 67 MAORI TATTOOING INSTRUMENT A very rare and fine instrument with a cylindrical wooden shaft adorned with fine spiral design carved into the end leading to a flattened rectangular top also finely carved with double haehae lines and dog-tooth notching. The end has attached bone tool with tapering prongs. Minor loss. L.277mm, W.14mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16123

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Estimate $4,000 - $6,000 68 PATU MUKA Stone flax pounder of classic form. Ovoid crosssection and body tapering to a flared, rounded butt. L.250mm, W.78mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6500 Estimate $800 - $1,200 69 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Orthodox form, fashioned from marine ivory with suspension hole worn away. Early soft patina. L.83mm, W.13mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16835 Estimate $250 - $350

65 EARLY BONE BARB A large, carved barbed point made from kuri dog bone; fine, notched detailing on out-curve of barb. H.50mm, W.40mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6896

70 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of curved form; fashioned from marine ivory. Warm, early patina. H.134mm, W.10mm, D.10mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15295

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71 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of curved form; fashioned from marine ivory with decorative carving at the suspension hole. Rich, worn patina overall. L.125mm, W.12mm, D.12mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15298 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 72 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of curved traditional form. Loss to suspensionhole end. Dry, early patina. L.120mm, W.10mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16334

75 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of orthodox form, fashioned from marine ivory, suspension hole worn away. Early, soft patina. L.100mm, W.6mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y2335 Estimate $250 - $450 76 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of stout form with pierced suspension hole. Well-used patina. L.95mm, W.25mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16836

79 FINE KIWI KETE Superb kiwi-feather kete. Double-pair twining with kiwi feathers attached on every second aho (weft). The muka kaupapa is in good condition. Feathers in good condition. L.200mm, W.200mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y5511 Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

77 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of curved form; fashioned from marine ivory. Warm, early patina. L.140mm, W.10mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15635

80 FINE KIWI KETE Finely made kiwi feather kete. Double pair twining with kiwi feathers attached on every second aho (weft). The muka kaupapa is in good condition. Some loss of feathers evident. L.130mm,W.140mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Estimate $800 - $1,200

74 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of curved form, fashioned from marine ivory with a warm, early patina. L.134mm, W.12mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15785

78 FINE KETE Robustly constructed from cotton-based twine. Both sides are covered with various coloured feathers that are attached on every second aho (weft). L.200mm, W.220mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y7196

81 FINE KIWI KETE Finely made kiwi-feather kete. Double-pair twining with kiwi feathers attached on every second aho (weft). The muka kaupapa is in good condition. Some loss of feathers evident. L.140mm, W.150mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16526

Estimate $500 - $700

Estimate $800 - $1,200

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Estimate $300 - $500 73 AUREI - CLOAK PIN Of curved form; fashioned from marine ivory. Warm, early patina. H.110mm, W.11mm, D.11mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15296 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

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82 SUPERB KAHU KIWI CLOAK A rare and beautiful Maori kahu kiwi feather cloak from the 19th century. The cloak is adorned with mature brown kiwi feathers, in orthodox style. The side borders are embellished with kaka and tui feathers. The kiwi feathers are tightly compacted to form plump, luminous appearance. In exceptional condition with only a small amount of loss to the top left corner, which is consistent with usage. From the Wanganui region. Oral family history accounts that the vendor’s father received the scar on his nose after he was kidnapped by a Maori tribe up the river, and that he was returned to his father wrapped in this feather cloak. L.1,210mm, W.1,110mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y17048 Estimate $40,000 - $80,000

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83 EARLY KAITAKA PAEPAEROA CLOAK Kaitaka is the name given to the prestigious cloaks that were recorded and collected by early European explorers. They were woven using unbeaten New Zealand flax; thus, the flax was allowed to retain its shining quality. The muka selected from the harakeke plants was prepared with the greatest of care and attention to ritual. The complexity and elegance of the taniko borders are unsurpassed by any other Maori cloak forms. Featuring vertical aho, this rare form of chiefly cloak is created from one side to the other and then turned when it is worn. Note that the aho appears as vertical as opposed to horizontal. There are areas of ‘V’ shaping (aho poka - short weft) at shoulder and waist level. The taniko is in brown-black and undyed muka. The vertical borders show complex triangular motifs and interchanging parallel borders of light and dark brown. Brightly dyed wool has been added later in the kauko (side) vertical taniko. The remu (bottom) taniko border is extremely fine

and complex reflecting the work of a master craftswoman. This form of kaitaka became obsolete around 1840 as another cloak style known as korowai grew in popularity and replaced it. Overall condition of this rare example is excellent; some conservation work is apparent. A full condition report is available on request. L.1750mm, W.1370mm. PROVENANCE Believed to have been collected by Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, UK (1743-1820). Reputedly in the collection of the Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900). Reputedly in the collection of Captain A W F Fuller, UK (1882-1961). Purchased at Philips, London, circa 1982-1985. Collection of Paul Hughes, London. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16882 Estimate $30,000 - $50,000

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84 KAHU HURUHURU - PRESTIGIOUS FEATHER CLOAK Introduced in the second half of the 19th century, the kahu huruhuru celebrated the prestigious nature of the Polynesian cloak with the use of high-status bird species such as the kereru, kakariki, kaka and tui. Notably, kahu huruhuru are worked in an upside-down manner with the geometric workings starting from the bottom; this suggests they are a development from the orthodox korowai cloak with even earlier roots reaching back into the pre-contact rain cloaks (hieke). The thrum commencement at the bottom edge establishes the whenu (warps) at seven per centimetre. The aho (wefts) are woven in whatu aho rua

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(double-pair twining) with seven to eight millimetres between rows. The feathers are attached singly to every aho in a complex geometric configuration reminiscent of earlier Hawaiian cloaks. The materials used were: flax fibre and kereru, kakariki, kaka and tui feathers. H.950mm, W.1150mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y3636 Estimate $40,000 - $60,000


85 KOROWAI CLOAK This korowai has double-pair twining with two areas of tailored shaping; crafted from dressed flax fibre (muka) and highlighted with orthodox double thrums of dyed black wool. Decorative elements are enhanced with contrasting woollen colour panelling indicating a transitional style. L.1240mm, W.1350mm. PROVENANCE The cloak was presented to Samuel Stanley Cox by local Maori as a token of their affection and appreciation. It was subsequently passed to Vincent Cox in 1933 and passed to his mother in 1954. Private collection, New Zealand. Y4671 Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

86 KOROWAI CLOAK Double-pair twining with two areas of tailored shaping. Crafted from dressed muka and highlighted with orthodox double thrums of dyed black wool. Edges decorated with kiwi feathers. L.1,030mm, W.1,120mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16527 Estimate $2,800 - $4,800

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87 FEATHER CLOAK A 19th-century transitional-period feather cape with decorative woollen looping and braiding to the edge. Various types of feathers attached. L.800mm, W.660mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y1209 Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 88 PATU ARUHE - POUNDER The patu aruhe (bracken-fern-root pounder) is associated with food preparation; signs of considerable age. Early 19th century or earlier. May have been swamp preserved. L.295mm, W.65mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16066

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

89 PATU ARUHE - POUNDER Classic bulbous form with blackened, dark-brown patina. L.270mm, W.80mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y13959

91 GROUP OF EARLY BONE ARTEFACTS (12) Group of early bone artefacts including various points and needles. L.53mm, W.6mm; L.63mm, W.5mm; L.41mm, W.5mm; L.28mm, W.5mm; L.45mm, W.4mm; L.40mm, W.8mm; L.42mm, W.8mm; L.31mm, W.6mm; L.29mm, W.6mm; L.18mm, W.4mm; L.12mm, W.4mm; L.70mm, W.28mm; PROVENANCE Edward Armytage collection, UK. Kenneth Athol Webster (New Zealand), and likely also Andrew Miet. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16037, Y16004, Y16003, Y16002, Y16001, Y15923, Y15922, Y15921, Y15201, Y14922, Y14875, Y14874

Estimate $200 - $400

Estimate $300 - $500

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90 GROUP OF NEEDLES (5) Five fine needles made from bone. Collection numbers inscribed in black ink: “47314, “47319” Armytage collection; “435”, “437”, “439” Webster collection. L.90mm Largest size PROVENANCE Edward Armytage collection, UK. Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15639-43

92 HUIA FEATHER Rare tail feather from extinct huia. Single huia feathers were highly valuable and exchanged for other valuable goods or given as tokens of friendship and respect. L.76mm, W.11mm. PROVENANCE Possibly from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16036 Estimate $600 - $1,200 93 HUIA FEATHER Rare tail feather from extinct huia. Single huia feathers were highly valuable and exchanged for other valuable goods or given as tokens of friendship and respect. L.201mm, W.50mm. PROVENANCE Possibly from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16035 Estimate $600 - $1,200


94 RARE, PRE-TREATY OF WAITANGI, LAND ‘TRANSFER’, 1839 In 1839, William Barnard Rhodes (1807–1878) entered into partnership with the Sydney firm Cooper and Holt. He left for New Zealand on the Eleanor in October 1839 to acquire vast amounts of land from the Maori. The Treaty of Waitangi was being drafted at the same time. Taking supplies of guns and tobacco, he travelled to New Zealand attempting to secure deeds that eventually purported to give title to nearly two million acres in both islands. The document offered what can be considered both shameful and ridiculous. Mr William Barnard Rhodes attempted to secure 256,000 acres, the Waikanae Block, in exchange for 150 pounds sterling, supplied in arms, ammunition, tobacco and various merchandise. Many of Mr Rhodes’ land claims from this period were disallowed by the Lands Claims Commission following the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. A fascinating reflection of the times is the use of selfillustrated moko by the signatories; the moko was a powerful signifier of personal identity. Chiefs ‘A’ready and Tuanini and marks of Te Ropera alias Robulla, Eko of Eiko and Rangihero are self-evident. The document reads: “To all Chieftains and others of New Zealand and to all Christian People we ‘A’ready & Tuanini, Chiefs of New Zealand send Greeting Know Ye that we the said ‘A’ready & Tuanini for and in consideration of the sum of one Hundred and Fifty pounds sterling supplied to us in Arms, Ammunition, Tobacco and various merchandize to me in hand paid and delivered by Daniel Cooper of London, Merchant, James Holt of Sydney, Merchant, and William Barnard Rhodes of Sydney, master mariner before and at the time of the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge we the said ‘A’ready & Tuanini have granted, bargained, sold aliened, enfeoffed and confirmed by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, enfeoff and confirm unto the said Daniel Cooper, James Holt and William Barnard Rhodes, heirs and assigns for ever. All the tract of land on the North Island of New Zealand bounded on the West by the waters of Cook’s Straits near the Isle of Capiti commencing at the mouth of the or entrance of the Wikinie River Capiti bearing N.W. by W. by S 1/2 S. Magnetic thence in a Northerly direction about twelve miles along the Coast to the entrance to the Otaikie River, and from thence turning to the

Eastward along the banks of the Otaikie so far as it runs, bounded on North by the said river to its source or to the termination of an Easterly line forty miles from the mouth of the said River....”[etc] dated Sixth day of November One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty-nine. [Signed] Tuanini his mark X and Tattoo, ‘A’ready his mark X and Tattoo. The above document was signed, sealed and delivered by the said ‘A’ready and Tuanini, Chieftains, having first been read over and explained to them in the presence of Te Ropera alias Robulla his mark X, [signatures of] Jas Cole, W, Burton Interpreter, John Lemon, Wm Shearer, James Bain, Robert Johnson, George Coglan [also] Eko or Eiko his mark X, Rangihero his mark X [followed by three separate, but related, signed agreements, receipts and memoranda, including an agreement that one-tenth of the land should be reserved for the use of the within-mentioned chiefs and their dependents, signed by William Barnard Rhodes]. The legal document measures 48 x 61cm, is drafted in clerical hand in four sections and is originally folded, with the cover title: “Conveyance, dated Fifth day of November 1839, Tuanini and ‘A’ready, Registered in the Supreme Court of New South Wales 20 May 1840, Daniel Cooper, James Holt and William Barnard Rhodes 256 000 Acres, Conveyance of Lands at New Zealand, D Poote, Soliciter, George Street Sydney, New South Wales”. Note and attached receipt signed by Alfred Elyard from the Registrar’s Office Sydney N.S.W. dated 20th May 1840 -12-oclock [numbered] 937 BR. Cover title annotated top right: “Registered in N.S. Wales 937 BR”, and bottom left: “[original] Ented in Court of Claims New Zealand 17 March 1843. R.T.O.Yates”. Later notation: “True Copy A.S. Barker, Clerk Wellington 20/11/72”. Reference: Maori Deeds of old, private land purchases from the year 1815 to 1840 with the pre-emptive and other claims – deeds 424. H.480mm, W.610mm. PROVENANCE Private Collection, New Zealand. Estimate $16,000 - $24,000

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95 MATAU - FISH HOOK A rare, early wooden example with full-bodied shank made from a trained branch or root. Small barbed bone point lashed to end. Lashed snood and trace. Wood, bone and muka. 18th/19th century. Inscribed in black ink: “WEB COL 1536”. L.168mm, W.65mm. PROVENANCE Carrington and McLaren collection. Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 1536, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16017

99 MATAU - FISH HOOK A fine, early matau made from a trained branch or root. Dark wooden shank that extends to form the point limb; missing point; carved notch for binding evident. Carved spirals on the shank. Lashed snood, no line. Inscribed in black ink: “WEB.COL 1599”. L.287mm, W.98mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 1599, New Zealand. Acquired by Webster from “H. Mus. Glas”. Possibly referring to the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16029 Estimate $1,500 - $3,500

96 MATAU - FISH HOOK Wooden, full-bodied shank in ‘U’ shape made by training a branch or root. Short, barbed bone point lashed to end. Lashed snood and trace. Inscribed in white ink: “WEBSTER COLL 385”. L.120mm, W.66mm. PROVENANCE James Thomas Hooper collection, UK. Purchased by Kenneth Athol Webster (New Zealand) from James Hooper in 1947. Collection No. 385. Acquired by Andrew Miet in July 1963. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15200

98 LARGE MATAU - FISH HOOK A composite fish-hook of gigantic proportions fashioned from a native hardwood sapling; robust length of cord (aho) attached to the top. Small barb fashioned from a mammal’s tooth; has two serrated points to each side; attached to shank with muka (flax fibre) cord. Collection number inscribed in white paint: “WEBSTER COLL 521”. 18th century. L.170mm, W.100mm. Hook only. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 521. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15599

100 SUPERB MATAU - FISH HOOK A large, early composite fish-hook with curved wooden shank fashioned from a native hardwood sapling; shaft superbly carved with a fine head. A length of cord (aho) is attached to the top. The small barb is shell with serrated point to one side; attached to shank with muka (flax fibre) cord. Collection number inscribed in white paint: “WEB COL 522”. 18th century. This hook may have been collected during English explorer Captain James Cook’s voyages into the Pacific. Members of Cook’s Pacific expeditions collected a large number of fish-hooks. Ref. Te Papa Tongarewa. H.130mm W.51mm D.18mm. Hook only. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15607

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

Estimate $3,500 - $5,500

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97 LARGE MATAU - FISH HOOK A fish-hook of large proportions; wooden shank fashioned from a native hardwood sapling. Offering a dual barb. Collection number inscribed in black and white ink and paint: “WEB COLL 594”. 18th century. L.200mm, W.140mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15601

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101 SUPERB MATAU - FISH HOOK A rare, masterfully carved one-piece, non-barbed bait hook made from whalebone; enhanced with raised, carved decoration on the out-curve and at the apex of the shank; fine but robust muka cord attached to top. Signs of significant use. Collection number inscribed in black ink: “WEB COL 486�. L.92mm W.68mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15586 Estimate $7,000 - $10,000

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105 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb and muka binding and line; small traces of muka teaser remain. Collection number inscribed in black ink: “WEB COLL. 1105”. L.92mm, W.18mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1105. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15589 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 106 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb and muka binding and line; small traces of muka teaser remain. Old collection label inscribed in blue ink: “997”. L.93mm, W.17mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 997. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15249

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

104 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to incurve; bone barb and muka binding. Collection number inscribed in white ink: “WEB COLL.1268”. L.90mm, W.18mm PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1268. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15593

107 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A contact-period trolling lure with shell body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; backbone made from an old nail; muka binding and line. Collection number inscribed in black ink: “WEB COLL 1274”. L.105mm, W.18mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1274. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15590

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

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114 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE Classic form with wooden body; reflective paua inlay to in-curve. Barbed bone point with muka lashing. L.90mm, W.19mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15949

108 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE Light, wooden body and reflective paua inlay; barbed iron with muka lashing. L.120mm, W.90mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 583, New Zealand. The Brad Bradley collection circa 1960s. Private collection, New Zealand. Y1873

111 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb with muka binding and line. Collection number inscribed in black ink: “WEB COL 1538”. L.130mm, W.18mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1538. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15587

Estimate $750 - $1,200

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

109 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; pauashell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb with muka binding. Collection number inscribed in black ink: “WEB.COLL 1102”. L.115mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1102. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15597

112 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; pauashell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb with muka binding and line. L.120mm, W.17mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y7186

115 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb with muka binding and line. Collection number inscribed in white and black ink: “WEB.COLL 1479 N.Z. 29”. L.105mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1479. Private collection, New Zealand. Y3172

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 110 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; pauashell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb with muka binding and line. L.138mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16893

113 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A rare, black-lip pearl-shell-bodied trolling lure with reflective ‘flashing’ side to in-curve; bone barb with fine binding. Old collection label inscribed in red ink: “461”. Webster collection stamp. L.114mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 461. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15580

116 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb and muka binding and line. Collection number inscribed in black ink: “WEBSTER COLL.619”. L.105mm, W.18mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 619. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15595

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Estimate $800 - $1,200

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117 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb and muka binding and line. Collection number inscribed in black ink: “WEB COL 1539”. L.100mm, W.15mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1539. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15596 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

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118 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; paua-shell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb with muka binding and line; small traces of teaser remain. Collection number inscribed in white paint: “WEB COLL 1484 N.Z. 29.C”. Contact period. L.95mm, W.15mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 1484. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15576 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

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119 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, trolling lure with wooden body, pauashell ‘flashing’ inlay to incurve, bone barb and muka binding. L.90mm, W.20mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16539 Estimate $700 - $1,000

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120 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A rare, early example; shank made of paua shell. As Maori fishing knowledge increased, wood was added to the design. Paua shell alone was too thin to form strong shanks that could cope with the strain. Without point. Lashed snood and trace. Label attached: “OLDMAN”; inscribed on other side: “30444” crossed out, and underneath inscribed: “663 WEB. COL”. L.57mm, W.11mm. PROVENANCE W O Oldman collection (3044), UK. Purchased by Kenneth Athol Webster (New Zealand) from W O Oldman, 26 May 1950. Webster collection No. 663. Acquired by Andrew Miet in June 1963. Private collection, New Zealand. Y14868 Estimate $800 - $1,200

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121 MATAU - IRON SHARK HOOK Metal ‘U’ A shaped fish-hook with barbed end. Bound with muka fibre; trace attached. L.170mm, W.90mm. PROVENANCE Believed to be collected by Kenneth Athol Webster, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16018 Estimate $800 - $1,200 122 MATAU - IRON SHARK HOOK A large example with double barb; remnants of muka binding at top. L.142mm, W.64mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16518

124 MATAU - COPPER SHARK HOOK Of incredible scale with triple barb. Tightly bound cord attached to a braided trace. Nails from early whaling boats were traded heavily with Maori. A seafarer’s kinship also encouraged the exchange of rope knowledge which the innovative Maori seafarers adopted. This extremely large form would have been used to target deep-sea shark. L.240mm, W.120mm (hook only) PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $1,800 - $2,800 126 MATAU - FISH HOOK A superb fish-hook of classic form fashioned from whalebone. Smooth, warm, aged patina. L.70mm, W.50mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $400 - $600

123 MATAU - IRON SHARK HOOK A good example with single barb; tightly bound cord attached to a robust muka trace. L.110mm, W.60mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

127 MATAU - FISH HOOK A bone hook of flattened cylindrical form tapering to a point at one end; carved notch for attachment at top; incised detailing on outcurve of the barb. Early, worn patina. H.65mm, W.45mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6883

Estimate $500 - $700

Estimate $800 - $1,200

Estimate $600 - $800

128 MATAU - FISH HOOK A small, fine fish-hook fashioned from shell with attached fibre binding. L.30mm, W.21mm. Hook only. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 459. Brad Bradley collection circa 1960s. Private collection, New Zealand. Y1885 Estimate $500 - $1,000 129 MATAU - FISH HOOKS (2) An early contact period; elaborately rendered one-piece bone fish-hook with double intertwined kaniwha ‘barbs’. End finely carved for line attachment. Inscribed in black ink: “WEB COL 1247”. Early contact period; elaborately rendered one-piece shell fish-hook. Inscribed in black ink: “WEB COL 1248”. Both hooks noted by Webster to have been found in Waimarama, Chatham Islands. L.26mm, W.16mm. L.28mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Enys collection. Purchased by Kenneth Athol Webster from Enys collection, 19 August 1952, No. 1248. Acquired by Andrew Miet from Webster, June 1963. Y16024, Y16023 Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 130 MATAU - FISH HOOK Small, fine fish-hook, fashioned from bone. L.30mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $200 - $300

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135 PA KAHAWAI - FISHING LURE A fine, early trolling lure with wooden body; pauashell ‘flashing’ inlay to in-curve; bone barb and muka binding. Collection number inscribed in white ink: “WEB COLL.512”. L.80mm, W.15mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand, No. 512. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15591

140 EARLY BONE LURE An early bone fishing-lure shank. This type of lure would be used for trolling species such as kahawai. Pierced hole and bevelled end. Inscribed in black ink: “WEB COLL 1457”. L.78mm, W.11mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 1457, New Zealand. Acquired by Andrew Miet, June 1963. Y16020

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Estimate $100 -$200

BONE HOOK A Moriori bone hook of flattened cylindrical form tapered to a point at one end and traces of black resin at top. Early worn patina. L.60mm, W.47mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6884

136 STONE LURE SHANK Round, cylindrical form with carved notch to back end designed to facilitate the hook; pierced hole to front end for attaching a natural fibre cord. L.80mm, W.9mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6895

Estimate $600 - $800

Estimate $100 - $300

141 STONE LURE SHANK An early, partial stone fishing-lure shank of a type used for trolling species such as kahawai. Made from New Zealand stone. Number “93” inscribed on both sides of top of shaft. Inscription in black ink of “47639” thought to relate to the Edward Armytage collection. Kenneth Athol Webster acquired a large portion of the Armytage collection following Armytage’s death, so this may also be ex-Webster/Miet, especially as it was sold with other taonga from Miet’s collection. L.76mm, W.11mm. PROVENANCE Edward Armytage collection No. 47639. Private collection, New Zealand. Y14959

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BONE HOOK A Moriori bone hook of flattened cylindrical form tapering to a point at one end; traces of black resin at top. Early, worn patina. L.60mm, W.47mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6884 Estimate $600 - $800 131

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BONE HOOK A Moriori bone hook of flattened cylindrical form tapering to a point at one end; finely carved grooves for attachment at top. Warm, early patina with signs of much usage. L.55mm, W.47mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y3171 Estimate $800 - $1,200 133 EARLY STONE LURE A rare, early form of lure predating the later wood and shell lures; triangular in cross-section with sides rounded. Flat side or bottom face is convex; fractured, pierced hole to back end designed to facilitate a natural fibre cord; finely carved bone hook lashed to front end. L.64mm, W.14mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6886 Estimate $400 - $800 134 POHAU MANGA - BARRACUDA LURE Rare, fully intact barracuda lure with large, straight shank and serrated bone point. An antero-posterior hole is in shank where the line goes through and runs along a groove. Inscribed in white ink: “WEB COLL 383”. L.130mm, W.43mm PROVENANCE James Thomas Hooper collection, UK. Purchased by Kenneth Athol Webster from J T Hooper in 1947. Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 383, New Zealand. Acquired by Andrew Miet from Kenneth Athol Webster in June 1963. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15181 Estimate $2000 - $4000 48

137 EARLY STONE LURE Triangular in cross-section. Flat side or bottom face is convex; carved notch to back end designed to facilitate a natural fibre cord; carved bone hook lashed to front end. L.82mm, W.16mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6888 Estimate $400 - $800 138 EARLY STONE LURE Triangular in cross-section with sides rounded. Flat side or bottom face is convex; fractured, pierced hole to back end designed to facilitate a natural fibre cord and finely carved bone hook lashed to front end. L.64mm, W.14mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6892 Estimate $400 - $600 139 EARLY STONE LURE Triangular in cross-section with sides rounded. A pierced hole to back end designed to facilitate the natural fibre cord. A finely carved bone hook is lashed to front end. L.70mm, W.14mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6890 Estimate $400 - $600

Estimate $100 - $200 142 STONE LURE SHANK Triangular in cross-section; flat side or bottom face is convex; front end tapers to a point. L.68mm, W.14mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6894 Estimate $100 - $300 143 CORDAGE A rare example of early aho (fishing line) finely plaited from muka (flax fibre). L.200mm, W.30mm. PROVENANCE Possibly from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16034 Estimate $200 - $400 144 BONE FRAGMENT A fragment of fish-hook point made from a kuri dog jawbone with pierced hole to flared end. L.65mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6885 Estimate $70 - $120


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145 MAHE - STONE SINKERS (2) Orthodox form, grove across length for attaching muka cord. Dia.68mm (longest), Dia.58mm (shortest); Dia.70mm (longest), Dia.58mm (shortest). PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y NUMBER PENDING Estimate $200 - $400 146 MAHE - STONE SINKERS (2) Classic oval cross-section. Pecked finish with worked groove across length for attaching muka cord. L.90mm, W.85mm; L.70mm, W.60mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $150 - $350 147 MAHE - STONE SINKERS (2) Classic oval cross-section. Pecked finish with worked groove across length for attaching muka cord. Greywacke. L.85mm, W.65mm; L.60mm, W.50mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

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149 MAHE - STONE SINKER Early example of pecked, ovoid form with recessed centre line for attachment. L.60mm, W.45mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16868 Estimate $100 - $200 150 MAHE - STONE SINKER Good example of pecked, ovoid form with recessed centre line for attachment. L.90mm, W.70mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $100 - $200 151 MAHE - STONE SINKER Of pecked, ovoid form with recessed centre line for attachment. L.57mm, W.51mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $100 - $200

148 MAHE - STONE SINKERS (2) Classic oval cross-section. Pecked finish with worked groove across length for attaching muka cord. L.85mm, W.75; L.75mm, W.70mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

152 MAHE - STONE SINKER A rare, early-contact-period brown stone sinker with rope groove. Rope attached at both ends. Attached Buller red label with the number “14”; “WEB COL 1293” inscribed below. L.205mm, W.34mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 1293, New Zealand. Acquired by Miet from Webster in June 1963. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15180

Estimate $150 - $350

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800

Estimate $150 - $350

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153 MAHE - STONE SINKER White stone/quartz with rope following carved groove in stone. Rope attached both ends. Inscribed in black: “WEB COLL 1288”. Buller red label “12” attached. L.296mm, W.40mm. PROVENANCE Kenneth Athol Webster collection No. 1288, New Zealand. Buller red label “12”. Acquired by Miet from Webster in June 1963. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16022 Estimate $800 - $1200 154 MAHE - STONE SINKERS (2) Both of orthodox form with oval cross-section. Pecked, worked groove across length for attaching muka cord. Greywacke. One with collection label attached: ‘Matamata N.I 2/56’. L.330mm W.65mm; L.55mm, W.48mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y7179, Y7178 Estimate $300 - $500 155 MAHE - STONE SINKERS (2) Classic oval cross-section. Pecked finish with worked groove across length for attaching muka cord. Greywacke. L.83mm, W.65mm; L.80mm, W.70mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $150 - $350


156 SIGNIFICANT COLLECTION OF AMATEUR FIELD FINDS, 1920 Five artefacts mounted on old card including “The Milford Hook” thought to be the second-largest whalebone hook in existence. Offers a refined orthodox style; each end terminates with utilitarian barb design. Form is accentuated by fashioned detailing at the lower apex of the hook. The collection also offers two cloak pins, a pa kahawai and another bone fishing hook. Old labels attached to early Craighead Diocesan School textbook cover. ‘The Milford Hook’ L.210mm; Pa kahawai L.100mm; Pin L.120mm; Pin L.130mm; Bone hook L.40mm. ‘The Milford Hook’ L.210mm Pa kahawai L.100mm Pin L.120mm Pin L.130mm Bone hook L.40mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, passed by descent, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y16968, Y16969, Y16970, Y16967, Y16966 Estimate $6,000 - $9,000

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164 KURU POUNAMU Of long cylindrical form with pierced hole for attachment. L.146mm, W.10mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $200 - $400

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157 KAPEU POUNAMU Good, large example with hourglass-shaped suspension hole. Light-green nephrite. L.140mm, W.10mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16515 Estimate $250 - $450 158 KURU POUNAMU Of flattened ovoid form with pierced hourglassshaped suspension hole for muka cord. L.65mm, W.5mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $100 - $300 159 RARE KURU POUNAMU Fashioned from glass with hourglass-shaped suspension hole. A number of glass ear pendants were traded in the far north on Cook’s voyages (Joseph Banks). The locality in which this pendant was collected is written on an affixed label: “Lake Omapere” “COLLECTION”. Edward Armytage collection No. 47821, UK. Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. L.59mm, W.15mm. PROVENANCE Edward Armytage collection No. 47821, UK. Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15193 Estimate $800 - $1,200

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160 MINIATURE HEI TIKI POUNAMU Pierced hole and metal ring attached, in classic form with wax to eyes. L.20mm, W.12mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $80 - $120 161 KAPEU POUNAMU Early example in orthodox form with pierced suspension hole. L.125mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, Paris, France. Y Number Pending Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

Estimate $200 - $400 166 KURU POUNAMU Good example in orthodox form with pierced hole for attachment. L.85mm, W.13mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $150 - $250 167 LARGE KURU POUNAMU Finely carved, orthodox style with hourglassshaped suspension hole. L.120mm, W.10mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16849 Estimate $200 - $400 168 POUNAMU PENDANT Flattened, elongated form with gold band to top with attached ring. L.113mm, W.16mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

162 KURU POUNAMU Translucent tangiwai (bowenite) variety of pounamu with hourglass-shaped suspension hole. L.63mm, W.14mm. PROVENANCE Thought to be from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15187

Estimate $100 - $300

Estimate $400 - $600

Estimate $200 -$400

163 KURU POUNAMU Ovoid, flattened form with pierced hole for suspension. L.25mm, W.15mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16883

170 KURU POUNAMU Long, flattened ovoid form. Pierced hourglassshaped suspension hole for muka cord. L.108mm, W.20mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15940

Estimate $400 - $600

Estimate $200 - $400

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171 HEI TIKI POUNAMU Interesting 19th-century greenstone tiki believed to be carved by German whalers circa 1885. With wax inset to eyes. L.63mm, W.38mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

174 HEI TIKI POUNAMU In orthodox stance with large head tilting to the right. With drilled hourglass-shaped suspension hole for muka cord and evidence of second suspension hole being undertaken on the reverse. Soft facial features with tongue extended; arms resting to knees. L.72mm, W.39mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y14762

Estimate $300 - $600

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000

172 HEI TIKI POUNAMU Pierced hole for attachment in classic form with head facing to the right and arms resting on thighs. Red wax inset to eyes. L.80mm, W.50mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

175 HEI TIKI POUNAMU In orthodox stance, with head tilting to the left. Pierced, hourglass-shaped suspension hole for muka cord which is worn out. Both eyes well defined as are elbows which extend arms to rest on legs. Nephrite. L.60mm, W.36mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

Estimate $400 - $800 173 HEI TIKI POUNAMU Large example in orthodox stance with centre-ridged head tilting to the right. Drilled hourglass-shaped suspension hole with attached copper ring. Mouth and eyes well defined with arms resting on legs. L.108mm, W.60mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $400 - $800

Estimate $1,000 - $3,000 176 MINIATURE HEI TIKI POUNAMU Miniature hei tiki pounamu. In classic form with head tilting to the right with arms on legs and painted red eyes. L.26mm, W.19mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $80 - $120

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177 PAIR OF WHAO - CHISELS Fine examples of a whao pounamu (nephrite chisels) fashioned from high-quality pounamu. One has a worn/broken suspension hole. L.75mm, W.15mm; L.60mm, W.16mm. PROVENANCE Y15185 - from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Possibly sourced from Andrew Miet. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15186 - Private collection, New Zealand. Y15186, Y15185

180 TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE Flattened rectangular form with defined cutting edge. L.56mm, W.42mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16847 Estimate $100 - $300 181 FINE TOKI POU TANGATA Of delicate form with cut and pierced attachment hole. This adze would have been used for ceremonial and adornment purposes. L.72mm, W.35mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16848

POUNAMU STONE (3) Two early toki pounamu and a worked pounamu stone. L.106mm, W.20mm; L.76mm, W.27mm; L.85mm, W.46mm PROVENANCE Possibly from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collection, New Zealand. Y15182, Y15183, Y15184

179 EARLY WORKED POUNAMU Piece of worked pounamu displaying interesting signs of grooved working which suggest initial stages of a kapeu ear pendant (‘hockey-stick shaped’). Label attached to back inscribed: “H.N. MOSELEY. New Zealand jade. Worked by natives commencement of an ear ring”. H N Moseley was a naturalist aboard The Challenger that sailed around the world between 1872 and 1876. Inscribed on back in white ink: “WEBSTER COLL 29”. L.72mm, W.53mm PROVENANCE H N Moseley collection. Purchased by Kenneth Athol Webster (New Zealand) from Moseley. Webster collection No. 29. Acquired by Andrew Miet, July 1963. Y15194

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Estimate $300 - $500 182 LARGE TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE River-worn finish; unusual elongated poll end. Scarfingmarks evident. Possibly a simplified form of mere pounamu. L.234mm, W.80mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending


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183 TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE Flattened, rectangular form with defined cutting edge. L.94mm, W.56mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16517 Estimate $200 -$400 184 TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE Finely finished adze, with saw marks evident to one side. Light nephrite. L.118mm, W.48mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16816 Estimate $150 - $350 185 TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE Of flat rectangular form, with shaped cutting blade. L.108mm, W.48mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Y Number Pending Estimate $200 - $400 186 SUPERB TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE Finished adze with smooth edges evident on all sides. Pre-European kawakawa nephrite. Fracture evident to pole end. L.300mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Y Number Pending Estimate $2,000 - $4,000 187 TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE Classic form, light-green nephrite. Sharp cutting blade. L.113mm, W.48mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y763 Estimate $300 - $500 186

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192 LARGE TOKI - ADZE Superb and early form with smooth sides, small cutting face and pecked ridge and butt. L.285mm, W.70mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y09733 Estimate $1,800 - $3,800 193 LARGE TOKI - ADZE Of exceptionally large quadrangulated form, tapering to a fine blade. Overall smooth surface. L.260mm, W.85mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16508 Estimate $800 - $1,200 194 LARGE TOKI - ADZE Large, quadrangulated form tapering to fine, flaked blade. Early weathered patina. L.308mm, W.100mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16871 Estimate $600 - 800 193

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Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

189 SUPERB TOKI POUNAMU Early toki in a flattened rectangular shape of an inanga type stone. Soft polished patina L.195mm, W.75mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y1529

Estimate $100 - $300 191 TOKI FRAGMENT - ADZE Poll-end fragment from a large toki. L.100mm, W.64mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16792

196 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (5) Five adzes of triangular form that terminate in fine cutting edges. L.215mm, W.70mm; L.57mm, W.47mm; L.69mm, W.45mm; L.62mm, W.24mm; L.160mm, W.60mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16231; Y16830; Y16832; Y16833

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190 TOKI POUNAMU - ADZE An early example of rectangular form with smooth top edge and rough underside. L.88mm, W.32mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16820

195 SUPERB TOKI - ADZE Of exceptionally large, quadrangulated form tapering to a fine blade. Pecked surface to top and end. Smooth finish to sides and back. Argillite. L.347mm, W.97mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y12143


197 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (4) Side inscribed in white: ‘R68 Hawera’; bottom inscribed in white: ‘129/104 E14’. L.175mm, W.65mm; L.130mm, W.46mm; L.83mm, W.48mm; L.58mm, W.33mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y NUMBER PENDING Estimate $200 - $400 198 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (5) Five adzes of triangular form that terminate in fine cutting edges. Made from various types of stone. L. 150mm, W.45mm; L.90mm, W.45mm; L.125mm, W.45mm; L.140mm, W.40mm; L.198mm, W.55mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y6466, Y6467, Y16887, Y6465, Y16886 Estimate $800 - $1,200 199 TOKI - ADZE Early toki in a flattened, rectangular shape. Working marks visible to one side. Smooth, worn patina overall. L.101mm, W.55mm, D.20mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $250 - $450 200 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (6) Of classic form of varying stone types. Collection labels attached. L.100mm, W.40mm; L.150mm, W.45mm; L.105mm, W.65mm; L.120mm, W.60mm; L.100mm, W.50mm; L.170mm, W.60mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16875, Y16865, Y16866, Y16864, Y16861,Y16862 Estimate $250 - $450 201 TOKI - ADZE Elongated, flattened form terminating in a fine cutting edge. L.190mm, W.65mm. PROVENANCE The collection of the Late Professor Denis Dutton, New Zealand. Y16506 Estimate $40 - $60

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204 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (4) Of orthodox form, of varying stone types. L.250mm, W.46mm; L.130mm, W.47mm; L.124mm, W.49mm; L.131mm, W.45mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15997, Y15995, Y15991, Y15992 Estimate $200 - $400 205 TOKI - ADZES (2) One complete toki and one fragment. L.145mm, W.70mm; L.110mm, W.60mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16515; Y16513 Estimate $30 - $50

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206 GROUP OF TOKI (3) AND POUNDER Group of three stone toki and one pounder. Greywacke. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $100 - $300 207 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (4) An assortment of toki with varying stone types. L.115mm, W.60mm; L.65mm, W.65mm; L.110mm, W.60mm; L.90mm, W.50mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16532; Y16534; Y16533; Y16531 Estimate $80 -$120 208 GROUP OF ADZES - ADZES (4) Good early examples of classic form. L.198mm, W.72mm; L.153mm, W.58mm; L.140mm, W.58mm; L.120mm, W.54mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $200 - $400 209 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (4) Four toki of varying forms and stone types. L.140mm, W.55mm; L.105mm, W.70mm; L.160mm, W.52mm; L.160mm, W.64mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16505; Y16503; Y16519; Y16504 Estimate $80 - $120 210 TOKI - ADZE Toki of flattened rectangular form with angled cutting edge. Handwritten inscription in white: ‘KIA HORIE EARLE FROM ROPATA WEKA POTAMI KIA ORA’. L.105mm, W.45mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16885 Estimate $350 - $550 211 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (4) Four toki of varying forms and stone types. L.150mm, W.42mm; L.130mm, W.50mm; L.70mm, W.30mm; L.70mm, W.30mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $100 - $200

212 GROUP OF TOKI - ADZES (4) An assortment of toki of varying stone types. L.125mm, W.54mm; L.145mm, W.70mm; L.60mm, W.47mm; L.182mm, W.60mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16512; Y16509; Y16510; Y16511 Estimate $80 - $120 213 GROUP OF WHAO - CHISELS (3) Three finely shaped chisels made with various stone types. L.75mm, W.30mm; L.68mm, W.22mm; L.90mm, W.20mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16502; Y16819; Y16218 Estimate $150 - $250 214 GROUP OF OBJECTS Including a small toki obsidian flake and sharkÕs tooth. L.45mm, W.35mm; L.52mm, W.45mm; L.30mm, W.30mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16540 Estimate $20 - $40 215 GROUP OF STONE OBJECTS (5) Three adzes of classic form, scraper and finely fashioned spear head. L.60mm, W.40mm; L.70mm, W.70mm; L.75mm, W.35mm; L.110, W.45mm; L.85mm, W.25mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $150 - $350 216 DIGGING STICK A well-preserved gardening implement. Weathered patina. L.910mm, W.65mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16071 Estimate $200 - $400 217 DIGGING STICK FRAGMENT Early, weathered wooden fragment from a ko digging stick. L.710mm, W.40mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $40 - $60

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218 TA - MALLET Wooden with ovoid striking head and cylindrical handle. Early, weathered patina. L.410mm, W.135mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y16839

221 FINE CARVED PIPE HEAD Carved Maori pipe. With humanistic faces to three sides. Double haehae and dog-tooth notching to surface. Rich, dark-brown patina. L.48mm, W.40mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15776

Estimate $150 - $350

Estimate $400 - $600

219 TA - LARGE MALLET Heavy, ovoid striking head and cylindrical handle. Early, weathered patina. L.650mm, W.200mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

222 FINE CARVED BOX Strongly carved head with open mouth and long protruding tongue. Large circular eyes painted red, white and black. Weathered patina to back, with evidence of attachment to a larger structure. Hori Paraone, of Kawakawa bay, Auckland, folk carver whose work includes the church at Kawakawa Bay. Refer Alan Taylor book by Hori Paraone. L.155mm, W.140mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

Estimate $200 - $400 220 CARVED PIPE Finely carved tobacco pipe. Extremely fine spiral haehae and dog-tooth work throughout the entire bowl and neck. Single tiki face to front with tongue extended. The letters ‘WN’ framed in a shield carved to back of bowl. L.160mm, W.40mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending

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223 CASED HUIA BIRD Male huia bird in good condition perched on a branch in a glass display. The huia is one of New Zealand’s best known extinct birds because of its bill shape, its sheer beauty, and special place in Maori culture and oral tradition. The bird was regarded by Maori as tapu (sacred), and the wearing of its skin or feathers was reserved for people of high status. The huia was a bird of deep metallic, bluish-black plumage with a greenish iridescence on the upper surface, especially around the head. The tail feathers were unique among endemic birds. Huia were hunted to obtain their long, striking tail feathers for locally fashionable hat decorations. The second major cause of extinction was the widespread deforestation

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of the lowlands of the North Island by settlers to create pasture for agriculture. Most of these forests were ancient, ecologically complex primary forests, and huia were not able to survive in regenerating secondary forests. The last confirmed sighting of a huia was on 28 December 1907 in the Tararua Ranges. Further credible sightings near Wellington were reported until 1922 and in Te Urewera National Park in the early 1960s. L.355mm, H.335mm, D.225mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000


224 FOLK ART TIKI BY HORI PARAONE Strongly carved tiki head with open mouth and long protruding tongue, large circular eyes over painted with red, white and black. Weathered patina to back, with evidence of attachment to a larger structure. L.460mm, W.195mm, D.55mm. REFERENCE Hori Paraone, the celebrated folk art carver of Kawakawa, Auckland was born at the turn of the 20th century and was tribally connected with Te Arawa. He was a highly regarded orator and expert in traditional Maori history and culture. Pataone began carving relatively late in life and his first important undertaking with the Maori church at Kawakawa Bay. Maori Folk Art, Alan Taylor, Publisher, Century Hutchinson, 1988, pp 67 – 70. Estimate $1,800 - $3,800 225 CARVED BOX LID Finely carved box lid representing two figures. Haehae and dog-tooth notching decorate the bodies and surface of the box. Inlaid shell eyes, one missing. Old label attached to back: ‘A.KOHN Jeweller 178 Queen Street Auckland’. L.170mm, W.115mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $300 - $600 226 HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPH Wooden-framed image of T W Ratana meeting a Japanese minister while visiting Japan for his world tour. L.300mm, W.240mm (image only) PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $400 - $600

229 WHALEBONE TIKI Large whalebone tiki of flattened triangular shape. Raised facial features with protruding tongue; hands meeting to the middle of chest and two legs in crouched position. L.105mm, W.87mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $200 - $400 230 WOOD BLOCK Good example of traditional stone adzing. L.110mm, W.185mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y Number Pending Estimate $40 - $80 231 KAURI MERE Spatula-form blade with flared handle, drilled hole for suspension with attached natural fibre. Mid-brown patina. L.320mm, W.103mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $100 - $300 232 MAORI BONE STAFF Flattened tapering blade with dog-tooth notching. Rectangular-shaped handle inlaid with two discs of paua. L.440mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Innes Simonsen, Blenheim, New Zealand. Private collection, UK. Estimate $400-$600 233

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235 KIWI BEAK BROOCH Early New Zealand colonial stamped 9ct yellow-gold mounted kiwi beak brooch. Three mounts engraved with fauna decoration. L.105mm, W.17mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 236

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CARVED TIKI Early 15 ct. Gold hinged band makers mark W.D with a hei tiki inset on top. Tiki with head facing right, broad nose with wax-in filled eyes and arms resting gently on knees. Circa 1880. H.40mm, Dia.65mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

227 FRAMED MAORI PHOTOGRAPHS Oak picture frame containing three images. H.270mm, W.700mm (excluding frame); H.365mm, W.795mm (including frame) PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand

POSTCARDS Group of 107 early postcards mainly related to New Zealand. Various sizes PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

Estimate $100 - $300

Estimate $300 - $500

228 GROUP OF FOLK ITEMS (3) Early 20th-century carved folk items: waka, tiki and bowl. L.400mm, W.45mm; L.65mm, W.45mm; L.135mm, W.50mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

234 PAUA INLAID TRAY Early New Zealand tray with paua base and wooden frame. Dia.275mm. PROVENANCE Countess Mona von Bismarck, Capri, Italy (1897_1983). Private collection, UK.

PENDANTS (2) Rare ear adornments with red wax fixtures and fine patina. L.40mm, W.36mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Y15161, Y15142

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238 EARLY NEW CALEDONIAN SCEPTRE HEAD Monumental nephrite sceptre head of irregular oval form; the base has two piercings. Fine, early patina. L.210mm, W.245mm. PROVENANCE Oliver Ford, Bewley Court, Lacock, Wiltshire, UK. Former decorator to the Queen. Private collection, UK.

240 CALCITE POUNDER Calcite traditional pounder with rounded cross-section, bulbous body tapering to flared turret top. Mangaia, Cook Islands. H.155mm, Dia.105mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK.

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

Estimate $800 - $1,200

239 HAWAIIAN POI POUNDER A classic volcanic, lava-stone pounder of superb form. Traces of embedded material to base. 19th century. H.150mm, D.115mm. PROVENANCE Collection of H R Rich, Buffalo, New York, USA. Private collection, New Hampshire, USA.

241 HAWAIIAN POI POUNDER A stone pounder of superb form in high-pecked, greenish basalt. 19th century. H.175mm, D.110mm. PROVENANCE Collection of H R Rich, Buffalo, New York, USA. Private collection, New Hampshire, USA.

Estimate $1,300 - $1,600

Estimate $1,400 - $1,800


242 MARQUESAN POUNDER Large stone pounder with janus head top with carved, raised features. Smoothed, grey stone surface. L.196mm, W.130mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $200 - $400 243 FINE TONGAN HEADREST Of elegant, abstract, arching form with small, wedgeshaped feet supporting the lower edge. Old sennitbound native repair to one side. L.372mm, W.135mm, H.175mm. PROVENANCE Formerly in the collections of Michael Auliso California, Conway collection Arizona, Brant Mackley. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 244 AUSTRAL ISLAND PADDLE Paddle blade of leaf-shaped form with long cylindrical shaft. Intricately carved in low relief with an elaborate design of interlocking geometric patterns. This form of Ra’ivavaean paddle is thought to be symbolic rather than utilitarian; these objects were imbued with tribal authority, prestige, and rank of the owner. Carving to the top of the handle reveals abstracted human figures with protruding faces. L.1285mm, W.190mm. PROVENANCE Rosman collection, New York, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 245 RARE NIUE CLUB Katoua of very rare form. Slender, flattened blade with raised medial ridge leading to a cylindrical shaft and tapering end. Rich, honey-brown patina. L.1,500mm, W.50mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $800 - $1,200 246 RARE INLAID FIJIAN POLE CLUB Fine bowai of classic form, inlaid throughout with prestigious ivory inlays. Certainly made for a highranking warrior or chief. Rich, mid-brown patina. L.980mm, Dia.70mm. PROVENANCE Collection of Ken and Rosella Dalke, Santa Cruz, California. Private collection, New York, USA.

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247 TALUMA (FISHING TACKLE BOX) Hollowed box and lid standing on four legs. Inlaid shell decoration. Highly polished, rich-brown patina. L.180mm, W.190mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $300 - $500 248 TALUMA (FISHING TACKLE BOX) Hollowed box and lid with protruding rectangular lugs on side for attachment. Rich, dark-brown patina. H.165mm, W.230mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $300 - $500 249 FINE TAHITIAN FISHING LURE Classic form, body of shell with attached bone barb. Line attached. L.115mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 249

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250 250 LARGE MODEL CANOE Large model canoe lashed with natural-fibre bindings. Decorative elements to stern and bow. Variating light and dark wood. Polished patina. L.1,480, W.180mm, D.185mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $750 - $1,000 251 MARQUESAN FIGURE Large standing figure with raised facial features. Carved decorations to body, arms resting on abdomen and legs slightly bent. Dark-brown, polished patina. H.545mm, W.140mm, D.115mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $400 - $600 252 PAINTED PITCAIRN SHELLS (2) Painted pearl shells with floral motif. Pitcairn Islands. L.130mm, W.120mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $150 - $350 253 PITCAIRN FLYING FISH Finely carved, with custom base attached. Inscription on fin: “Made by Jacob Warren” and “From Pitcairn”. L.300mm, W.166mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK.

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CLOTHS (7) Interesting selection of tapa in round and rectangular shapes with traditional designs. Dia.380mm; Dia.480mm; Dia.480mm; Dia.435mm; L.490mm, H.500mm; L.940mm, W.460mm; L.1200mm, H.400mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $400 - $600

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256 TONGAN BOWL Kava bowl; hollowed leaf-shaped form resting on four cylindrical tapering legs. Rich, reddishbrown patina. L.360mm, W.465mm, D.130mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

255 SUPERB FIJIAN KAVA BOWL Large hollowed bowl of elliptical form with pierced carrying lug. L.515mm, W.630mm, D.150mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK.

257 FINE POLYNESIAN BOWL Circular bowl with a shallow, hollowed dish. Sitting on three oval feet. Surface decorated with triangular carved decoration. L.280mm, W.330mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK.

Estimate $2,800 - $4,800

Estimate $500 - $1,000

258 SAMOAN KAVA BOWL Classic form with 16 legs. A dry, light-brown patina. Dia. 300mm, H.98mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $300 - $500 259 SAMOAN KAVA BOWL Classic form with 23 legs. A dry, light-brown patina. Dia.305mm, H.105mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $300 - $500


260 FIJIAN TABUA - CEREMONIAL WHALE TOOTH A small but refined tooth with two pierced holes to end for attachment. Rich, creamy-golden patina. Rope binding attached. Tabua used to be the most effective way to give weight to an apology or atonement. L.110mm, W.45mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $750 - $1,000 261 FIJIAN TABUA - CEREMONIAL WHALE TOOTH Polished sperm-whale tooth with two pierced holes to end for attachment. Rich, creamy-golden patina. L.140mm, W.55mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK.

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Estimate $750 - $1,000 262 FIJIAN TABUA - CEREMONIAL WHALE TOOTH Polished sperm whale tooth with two pierced holes to end for attachment, cross design incised to surface. Rich creamy golden patina. L.140mm, W. 55mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $750 - $1,000 263 FIJIAN TABUA - CEREMONIAL WHALE TOOTH Polished sperm whale tooth with two pierced holes to end for attachment. Rich creamy golden patina. Missionary writing inscribed to one side “VR2”. Tabuas are not worn but are presented at important ceremonies, including weddings, births and funerals. L.170mm, W.56mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK.

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Estimate $750 - $1,000 264 RARE FIJIAN TABUA Large tooth-shaped clamshell tabua, with pierced holes to ends for suspension. One with loss. Smooth well-worn patina. “Tabua lasn lasn, Kdu (Musuni)” label attached. A tabua is a chiefly adornment. L.150mm, W.70mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

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Estimate $800 - $1,000 265 PAIR OF FIJIAN TABUA Pierced holes to ends and with braided sennit-fibre cord attached. Polished patina. L.150mm, W.50mm; L.135mm, W.15mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

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Estimate $400 - $800 269 CHIEFLY FIJIAN ROOTSTOCK CLUB Highly achieved vunikau bulibuli or dromu vonotabua with a classic rootstock head with seventeen prestigious shell inlays leading to long shaft with finely carved handle. Certainly the work of a master artist. Rich, deep, mid-brown patina. L.900mm, W.80mm. PROVENANCE Mark Blackburn collection, Hawaii, USA. Rosman collection, New York, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $3,500 - $5,500

271 NEW CALEDONIAN KANAK CLUB Domed hooded top; tapering cylindrical shaft; fine incised decoration to top. Handle bound with original early cloth and fine sennit binding. Good overall condition. L.760mm, Dia.90mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

270 EARLY SAMOAN CLUB Leaf-shaped blade with incised line; infilled decoration on surface. Two raised ridges to midsection leading to a squared handle. Light-to-midbrown patina. L.835mm, W.120mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK.

272 SOLOMON ISLANDS CLUB Good early example, with diamond-shaped head, and central, raised cross leading down to a hooked crescent-shaped butt. Blackened fibre binding on grip. Mid-brown patina. Malaita. L.625mm, W.140mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Private collection, New York, USA.

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273 FIJIAN PRIEST/CHIEF STAFF Rare form with long, cylindrical shaft and a deeply carved decoration to end. Rich, midbrown patina. L.1,075mm, W.26mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $1,800 - $3,800 274 NEW CALEDONIAN CLUB A great example in classic bird-head form with domed eyes, flared collar and slightly raised handle to end. L.760mm, W.310mm. PROVENANCE Stella Pitt River collection, UK. Private collection, UK. Estimate $2,800 - $3,800 275 FIJIAN ULA CLUB I ula tavatava, finely carved, close-combat or throwing-type club. Hardwood. Rich, brown patina. L.380mm, W.110mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $1,000 - $2,000 276

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CLUB Displaying a raised crest with a hooded medial ridge on the face, domed eyes and a raised disc athandle end. Mid-brown patina. L.480mm, W.220mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $300 - $500 277 FIJIAN POLE CLUB Large club of classic form referred to as bowai. Top half of club finely decorated with bands of zigzag and longitudinal patterns. Domed top. Pierced hole to end. Mid-brown patina. L.1235mm, Dia.65mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA.

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SPATULAS (3) Three finely carved spatulas with various delicate designs. Traces of lime infill evident. Papua New Guinea. L.423mm; L.385mm; L.335mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

(3) Two fine bracelets and one wooden spoon with pyrographic designs. Dia.80mm max; Dia.80mm max; L.180mm, W.43mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800

Estimate $50 - $100

280 MASSIM LIME SPATULA Fine, figural form, Massim lime spatula. Squatting figure in the classic knees-to-elbows pose. Ovoid head, pierced elongated nose, raised ears and small circular eyes. H.306mm, W.42mm. PROVENANCE Formerly in the collection of G.B. Lloyd Evans, British Navy 1868-1905. Private collection, UK. Private collection, New York, USA.

286 TWO MELANESIAN BOWS Coconut wood fibre. Slender bow with tapering ends, one with attached cane string. Dry, weathered patina. L.1,950mm, W.35mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000 281 MASSIM LIME SPATULA Of traditional form with finely incised grooves to surface. Pierced hole to top. L.40mm, W.30mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $100 - $200 282 LIME SPATULAS (2) Two finely carved spatulas with various delicate designs. Traces of lime infill evident. Papua New Guinea. L.550mm; L.450mm. PROVENANCE Collection of David Baker, Sydney, Australia. Estimate $450 - $600 283 LIME SPATULAS (2) Two finely carved spatulas with various delicate designs. Traces of lime infill evident. Papua New Guinea. L.430mm; L.400mm. PROVENANCE Collection of David Baker, Sydney, Australia.

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

Estimate $450 - $600

278 MASSIM LIME SPATULA Finely carved lime spatula with seated figure to top, hands resting on chin. H.230mm, W.20mm. PROVENANCE Collected by May Jenness, New Zealand Missionary working with the Overseas Mission Board, Sydney, while based in the Papuan Islands circa 1903. Jenness was the first Methodist missionary sister to be sent from New Zealand.

284 MASSIM LIME SPATULAS (3) Three finely carved spatulas with various delicate designs. Signs of good use evident. Papua New Guinea. L.365mm; L.337mm; L.303mm. PROVENANCE Collection of David Baker, Sydney, Australia.

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Estimate $80 - $120 287 PAIR OF SPEARS Coconut wood shafts with barbed heads and incised decoration to top. Dark, black-brown patina. L.2,800, W.25mm; L.2,430, W.25mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $100 - $300 288 MELANESIAN ADZE Fine, dark-coloured stone adze in flattened rectangular form. L.115mm, W.65mm. PROVENANCE The collection of the Late Professor Denis Dutton, New Zealand. Estimate $40 - $60 289 LARGE SEPIK CANOE PROW Wooden carved prow with abstract crocodilian form to front extending to a raised, beaked, hooked spine ridge and a carved stylised bird form. Weathered grey patina. Similar example in the Basel Museum. L.1240mm, W.360mm. PROVENANCE The collection of the Late Professor Denis Dutton, New Zealand. Estimate $1,200 - $1,800 290 CANOE PROW FIGURE Seated figure with long, elongated arms and legs. Weathered dry patina. L.500mm, W.200mm, H.380mm. PROVENANCE The collection of the Late Professor Denis Dutton, New Zealand. Estimate $400 - $600


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297 FUTUNA TAPA BEATER Beater of elongated, rectangular tapering form with deep, lineal grooves to sides. Rich, darkbrown patina. Futuna Islands. L.310mm, W.35mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $200 - $400 298 FIJIAN TAPA CLOTH Classic Fijian tapa with brown-and-black printed design. L.1,870mm, W.1,250mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $100 - $200 299 NET SINKER Lifou, pierced weathered stone, of flattened oval form. Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. L.190mm, W.128mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $100 - $300

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300 NEW CALEDONIAN ADZE Fine nephrite adze. Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. L.110mm, W.80mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $100 - $300

291 GREENSTONE WORKED SLAB Flattened, worked nephrite stone of flattened ovoid form with a smooth finish. Papua New Guinea. H.550mm, W.120mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

294 PAIR OF COMBS Triangular body with eight splayed teeth; fibre binding with encrusted patina. Gaua, Banks Islands, Vanuatu. L.295mm, W.75mm; L.270mm, W.85mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

301 GROUP OF STONE POUNDERS (5) Papua New Guinea. L.245mm, W.50mm; L.285mm, W.68mm; L.215mm, W.65mm; L.255mm, W.50mm; L.280mm, W.80mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

Estimate $100 - $300

Estimate $100 - $300

Estimate $500 - $700

292 PAIR OF HAFTED ADZES Carved wooden shafts with fossilised clam and stone heads; examples from Efate and Ambrym, Vanuatu. L.585mm, W.130mm; L.530mm, W.145mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

295 PAIR OF ADZES Good early examples of classic form. Weathered clamshell. Vanuatu. L.90mm, W.70mm; L.250mm, W.95mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

302 GROUP OF ADZES (3) Good early examples of classic form. Weathered basalt. Vanuatu. L.64mm, W.72mm; L.64mm, W.73mm; L.85mm, W.60mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

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293 PAIR OF COMBS Made from bamboo, with incised decoration to top, splayed teeth. Polished early patina. Malekula Island, Vanuatu. L.260mm, W.70mm; L.185mm, W.70mm; PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

296 GROUP OF COMBS (3) Various forms, of wood, bamboo, fibre binding; incised decoration, with splayed teeth to end. Polished and dry patinas. Vanuatu. L.310mm, W.50mm; L.200mm, W.60mm; W240mm, W.80mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia.

Estimate $100 - $200

Estimate $100 - $300

Estimate $200 - $400 303 FINE BARK BELT Hna-Shu, early vine-bark belt with attached jadeite beads, worn by youths. Mare, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Rolled: H.45mm, W.60mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $100 - $300


304 WOVEN TRAY, NAURU Of coiled construction with attached plaited handles. L.520mm, W.355mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $50 - $100 305 GROUP OF STONE OBJECTS (5) Assortment of working implements made from various types of stone. L.150mm, W.45mm; L.120mm, W.55mm; L.80mm, W.45mm; L.50mm, W.35mm; L.50mm, W.35mm; L.60mm, W.25mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $100 - $300 306 VANUATU PUDDING KNIVES (2) Lap Lap, collected from Hiou Island. Long spatula form with decorative ends. Dark, encrusted patina overall. L.530mm, W.56mm; L.415, W.65mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $200 - $400 307 GROUP OF CURRENCY Two clam shell rings used for bride price or shell money. Solomon Islands Dia.128mm; Dia.110mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $150 - $350 308

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LURES (3) For trolling; turtle-shell points, shell shanks, natural-fibre binding. L.94mm, W.34mm; L.100mm, W.30mm; L.105mm, W.27mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Caledonia. Estimate $100 - $300 309

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STATUES (3) Three humanistic statues of light-coloured wood with raised facial features with elongated, pierced ears. Shell inset eyes and blackened coiffures. Bodies decorated with various motifs. Tikopia. L.675mm, 180mm; L.510mm, W.120mm; L.355, W.135mm. PROVENANCE The collection of G.F.C Dennis, Guadalcanal, Honiara. Private collection, New Caledonia Estimate $3000 - $5000

314 310 SOLOMON ISLANDS LURE For trolling; turtle-shell body, pearl shell attached to underside with natural-fibre binding and coloured beads attached. L.70mm, H.30mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $300 - $500 311 SOLOMON ISLANDS LURE For trolling; turtle-shell points, shell shanks, natural-fibre binding and coloured beads. L.65mm, W.14mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $150 - $350 312 MARQUESAN FIGURE Standing, pecked stone figure with raised, oversized facial features. Arms resting on torso with legs slightly bent. H.170mm, W.90mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $1,500 - $3,500 313 SANTA CRUZ PADDLE Large, flattened blade with raised figural carving to front. Cylindrical shaft leading to a pointed tip. Mid-brown patina. L.1,600, W.140mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $300 - $500 314 SUPERB IATMUL FIGURE Stone carved with a Cylindrical neck and body the arms resting to hips, teardrop shaped face with raised facial features, eyes inset with shell. L.600mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, Vancouver, Canada. Dalton Somare Gallery, Italy. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $3,500 - $5,500

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315 NEW IRELAND STONE MARKER A limestone (chalk) marker in a flattened teardrop shape with carved figure to front and serrated edges to rim. L.420mm, W.220mm PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

317 SACRED FLUTE ORNAMENT Wooden, over-modelled mask with raised facial features and pierced septum, inset with shells, dog or quoll teeth, cassowary feathers. Slightly hollowed back with lug for attachment to the sacred flute. Pierced chin for attachment. Mid-20th century. Kambot Village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. H.70mm, W.110mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, Australia.

Estimate $800 - $1,200

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500

316 FINE NEW BRITAIN MASK A Tago mask of classical form, made of beaten bark cloth stretched on a wicker frame. Attached painted wooden nose and large natural-fibre coiffure. Overall, structurally sound. Red, white and black natural pigments. Papua New Guinea. L.660mm, W.270mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

318 VANUATU MASK Raised facial features with a large flared nose. Inset boar’s tusks to sides of mouth. Painted patina with white, red and black natural pigments. Backed with cobweb extending to coiffure and beard. Natural-fibre string for attachment. L.170mm, W.100mm (mask only). PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

320 VANUATU MASK Very naturalistic features with a large, flared nose. Inset boar’s tusks to sides of mouth. Painted patina with white, red and black natural pigments. Inserted bamboo skewers protruding from chin and forehead. Banana leaf and cobweb backing. Used for special ceremonial occasions. Malekula Island. L.140mm, W.110mm (mask only). PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

Estimate $400 - $800

Estimate $400 - $800

Estimate $400 - $800

319 FINE VANUATU MASK Raised facial features with a large flared nose. Inset boar’s tusks to sides of mouth. Painted patina with white, red and black natural pigments. Backed with cobweb extending to coiffure and beard. Natural-fibre string for attachment. L.200mm, W.150mm (mask only). PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $400 - $800

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321 TIMBAWARRA Abstract woven figure. Shell inset eyes and mouth. Crusted, black patina. L.1080mm, W.310mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $800 - $1,200 322 TIMBAWARRA Woven figure with humanistic features in full dress. Arms tucked into belt; eyes framed with small white shells. Encrusted patina with black and red pigments. L.1060mm, W.620mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $600 - $900 322

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323 WESTERN HIGHLAND SHIELD Curved rectangular shield. Decorated with circular geometric forms. Red and white pigment. Attached woven top of fibre with cassowary feathers. L.1550mm. W.520mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $400 - $600 324 SOUTHERN ISLANDS SHIELD Rectangular wooden shield with pierced holes to side. Attached natural-fibre rope. Light traces of white pigment. L.1280mm, W.330mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $400 - $600 325 MELANESIAN WAR SHIELD Rectangular wooden shield with raised, carved faces, head to head from front. Various geometric designs. Wood fibre, natural pigments and shell. L.730mm, W.350mm. PROVENANCE The collection of the Late Professor Denis Dutton, New Zealand. Estimate $400 - $600 326 KWOMA PIGSKIN SHIELD A prestigious, ovoid-shaped shield made of wild-boar hide, cane and wood. Used by younger initiated men. Only the elder warriors are allowed to use the carved wooden shields. Kwoma People, Washkuk Hills, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea. H.1,400mm, W.570mm. PROVENANCE The collection of the Late Prof. Denis Dutton, New Zealand. Estimate $500 - $700 327 MENDE SHIELD Early curved rectangular shield. Pierced hole for natural fibre attachment. Decorated with red and white pigment. L.1370mm, W.400mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $400 - $600 328 SOUTHERN ISLANDS SHIELD Rectangular wooden shield. Pierced holes in centre, left and top for attachment. Decorated with circular and geometric designs. Red, white and black natural pigments with natural fibre rope. L.1540mm, W.600mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $400 - $600

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329 SOUTHERN ISLANDS HAT Conical-shaped hat with attached discs to sides. Encrusted with natural fibres with black and white pigments. Large cassowary plume. Dia.220mm, H.680mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $300 - $500 330 SOUTHERN ISLANDS HAT Conical-shaped hat with attached discs to sides. Encrusted with natural fibres with red, black and white pigments. Large cassowary plume. Dia.200mm, H.370mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $300 - $500 331 AMERICAN INDIAN STONE TOOL Early pecked stone tool bound to a wooden shaft with leather. Early used patina. L.270mm, W.85mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $800 - $1,200 332 NATIVE AMERICAN EMBROIDERED LEATHER GLOVES Leather gloves with fringes to sides and embroidered flowers. L.320mm, W.180mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand Estimate $400 - $600

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333 PRISTINE NAVAJO BLANKET Densely woven woollen blanket with traditional Navajo geometric patterning in red, blue, black and white. Owned by Frances Gillmor, novelist, folklorist and anthropologist whose studies were mainly focused in Mexico and the American Southwest. Gillmor co-wrote the book ‘Traders to the Navajos - The Wetherills of Kayenta’, 1934. A copy of this book is included in the lot. Gillmor collected weavings, and this pristine

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example was said to be the only one she ever sold. H.1,330mm, W.2,080mm. PROVENANCE Frances Gillmor collection, USA. Frances Schreuder and Frank Bradshaw, USA. Peterson, collection, USA. Private collection, New Hampshire, USA. Estimate $7,000 - $10,000


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334 EARLY ABORIGINAL BARK PAINTING Superb example with natural earth pigments on eucalyptus bark. East Arnhem Land style, subject is a rifle fish. L.770mm, W.420mm. PROVENANCE Lord McAlpine collection, UK. Tambaran gallery, New York, USA. John Molloy gallery, New York, USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $4,000 - $8,000 335

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336 ABORIGINAL WUNDA SHIELD Carved and of typical elliptical form with deeply fluted zigzag three-section design, in filled alternating bands of red and white. The reverse offers incised longitudinal design with detailed loop handle. Red patina to reverse. L.835mm, W.130mm, D.48mm. PROVENANCE Formerly in the collection of Raymond Handley, San Francisco,USA. Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

ARTEFACTS (58) Large group comprising pounders, scrapers, flints, points and early churinga of varying types of stone. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

337 BOOMERANG A good example in classic form with early dark brown patina. L.690mm, W.58mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

Estimate $500 - $800

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338 TIBETAN RITUAL KNIFE Curved blade with fine engraving to both sides; single dorje handle with dragon’s head. L.160mm, W.166mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $450 - $650 339 BETEL-NUT CUTTERS (4) Four early betel-nut cutters. Various metal types in horse and bird form. L.220mm, W.50mm; L.190mm, W.50mm; L.180mm, W.50mm; L.192mm, W.80mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

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INDONESIAN BATAK BULLET

HOLDERS Two superb ‘bullet holders’ of the Batak, Central Sumatra. These elongated containers with slightly flexible, ‘forked tongues’ were used to store self-cast lead bullets for the early muzzleloader guns of the Batak. Each bearing a face on the wide, upper front. The larger holder has a wooden lid, also carved with typical Batak relief. This ‘bullet holder’ still has one lead bullet inside. With good patina. Indonesia. L.185mm, W.50mm, L.150mm, W.40mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 341 BATAK FIGURE A standing figure, with cylindrical legs, shoulders and arms pushed forward across the lower torso. Dark patina. North Sumatra, Indonesia. H.168mm, W.38mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New York, USA. Estimate $500 -$700 342 LARGE GROUP OF JEWELLERY Fine selection of jewellery including: two strings of ancient stone turquoise beads; two silver Turkoman head adornments; seven silver Turkoman bracelets with agate inset; three chest adornments with various stone inlays; and an Indian silver necklace. Bracelet: L.100mm, W.70mm; Necklace: L.500mm; Necklace: 470mm; Chest adornments (3): L.85mm, W.120mm; Head adornment: L.330mm, W.50mm; Silver chain: L.450mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, UK. Estimate $2,000 - $4,000

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343 INDIAN SERAPI From the Rajasthan area of Northern India. A Serapi (Heriz) design with a large lobed medallion and two over-sized pendants filling the entire field. Wool-on-cotton. L.2540mm, W.1680mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $1,600 - $3,500 344 AFGHAN ERSARI TURKOMAN An old Turkoman from the Ersari tribe featuring the eight-sided Onurga (“Vertebrae”) Gol in black and red on a red field, from Northern Afghanistan. Wool-on-wool. L.3360mm, W.2150mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $1,800 - $4,000

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345 AFGHAN KHOTAN From the North of Afghanistan an unusual carpet in the Khotan style which originated in East Turkestan and features the distinctly Chinese influenced motifs typical of the region. Wool-on-cotton. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. L. 2530mm, W.1900mm. Estimate $1,700 - $4,000 346 AFGHAN BALOUCH-AIMAQ A superb example of the Balouch-Aimaq weaving from North-West Afghanistan with a single row of curvilinear latch-hook medallions surrounding a simple cruciform device. L.2950mm, W.1750mm. Estimate $1,200 - $2,600

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350 PERSIAN NAHAVAND From the Nahavand County in the Hamadan province of Iran, this carpet features the classic Nahavandi interpretation of the Saruq medallion with vines and floral arrangements in a naive geometricised form. Wool-on-cotton. L.2400mm, W.1500mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand.

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351 AFGHAN MAURI GOL A Turkoman from the Shor Teppe region with repeating Mauri (Tekke) Gols as the main design element and the minor Chemche Gol as the secondary motif. Wool-on-wool. L.2540mm, W.1750mm. PROVENANCE Private collection, New Zealand. Estimate $1,300 - $3,000

Estimate $1,200 - $2,500

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