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                  UPDATED

               22 June 2017

T764 - Interesting Tlingit (North West Coast) carving of part beast and part human in Marine Ivory - £250
T763 - Ibo Mask from David Morris collection sale in Salisbury. 37.5 cms high. Provenance bought Christies 3.12.91. Lot 82. - £420
T762 - Papua New Guinea Mask/Shield 24" x 14" has cowrie shell eyes. Good age has been waxed.  - £225
T761 - Tibetan/Nepalese Bronze of 7 headed Daity also having 8 arms shown in standing position possibly late 19th century.  Height 11" x 6".- £180
T758 - Want something different for partner - 400 million year old galleried Ammonite polished and set in silver plate mounted pendant. 3 available - £40 each
T757 - Excellent oval Dan passport mask - 3" x 1.5". Fine features. - £150
T756 - Dan Passport mask 4" x 3" at widest point, with two metalic teeth.- £120
T755 - East African Dagger with well tooled leather sheaf. c. 1930 possibly earlier. 15" long blade 4.5" long. - £80
T754 - Excellent Iroquoix Woodlands Indian purse late 19th century, great beadwork. 5" x 5". age wear to purse material. - £120
T753 - Good Dogan mask with female figure atop overall height 28" mask 9" high has age crack. - £195

 

T751 - Late 19th century early 20th century Norwegian Hunting Knife. 9" overall inc. sheath nicely worked leather sheath carved wood handle. - £140

  The following six Wood Carved figures are from the sale of the Sheila Rosenberg collection in Cornwall
T748 - Large striking standing Sepik wood carved figure being Bird's head carving with mask finial. Overall height 106 cms - Arm crack reglued - £300
T747 - Small carved Gopi Board with mask carving on one side - length 56.5 cms - £260
T745 - Female Yoruba figure - good patina - 25.5 cms  high - beaded armlets and necklace, distinct stomach scarification - some blueing to coiffeure still present - £300
T744 - Toruba Male standing figure - bead belt round waist - some original clay application still visable to rear of figure - 26 cms high - £250
T743 - Yoruba standing female figure 24 cms high good patina - double beading to her neck - £275
T739 - Black Punu Mask first half 20th century good patina 7" high. - £120
T735 - Roman Glass, 4th century AD. Condition: V ery Good. Height 2.75".- £100
T734 - Roman Glass, 4th century AD. Condition: rough texture to body of glass otherwise no damage. Height 2.75". - £110
T733 - Roman Glass, 4th century AD. Condition : Small Hairline on Lip? (could be a flaw) see photographs. Height 3.75". - £250
T732 - Roman Glass, 4th century AD. Condition: Very Good. Height 4". -SOLD
T730 - Roman Glass, 4th century AD. Condition: tiny chip. Height 6"- £300 (very unusual colour)
T729 - Roman  G lass, 4th century AD, Condition: hairline on lip approx. 1/2".  Height 4.5".- £200
T728 - Roman Glass, 4th century AD. Condition: very good, no damage.Height 4.5".- £295
T727 - Unusual Turquoise coloured flask. Roman Glass 4th century AD. Condition - - Very good, tiny chip on end of handle over lip, see photograph. Height 4.5". £325
T726 - Roman Glass 4th century AD. Condition - Excellent. Height 2.5" -   3" diameter. - £250
T736 - Roman Glass, 4th century AD - Condition, damage to lip. Height 2.5" - £75

T718 - Haussa Spear heavily worked 74" long. - £140

T719 - Well Patinated 19th century Ethopian Club with gadrooned head 17" long. - £160

 

T721 - Decorative interior ceramic piece from New Guinea 11" x 7" x 5" makers name stamed on back interesting eye catching item -£95

T720 - Good Age Dan Mask Ivory Coast with full plaited sisal coiffeur 19" Max. round mask itself 8" x 5" - £250

T702 - T715 - All collected by a gentleman from the Channel Islands who travelled in the Middle East and out to Australia including visits to Nagaland in the 1930's and earlier.
T714 - Congo bone snuff mortar typically hollowed and skinny to represent a starving man, see Oldmans Catalogue. 92 Item 7 - £40
T711 - Small wristlet of mixed beads possibly indian - £20
T709 - Cowrie necklace from unknown area - £25
T707 - Large shell necklace crudely carved possibly NAGA 28" round - £40
T706 - 2 ft. loop of cut cowrie rings as often used by Naga peoples (see breeast ornament in Oldman Cat. 128 item 16 and 17 - £110
T704 - Old Naga breast ornament circa 1900 - see Oldmans Catalogue item 22J, 27" loop length with cowrie shells and red/black coloured goat hair and many small seeds decoration. - £250
T702 - Very unusual/rare Nias rock jumping champions neck band identical example shown in Oldmans catalogue No. 66 early 1900's.  Comprises bronze torque with delicately cut rings of Coco de Mer shell (caried by ocean currents from the Seychelles?) 9" diameter, one damaged ring, old sellotaping over. (also pictures showing the actual rock jumping on Wickopedia's site)- £240
T716 - Ibo Ceremonial Female maiden helmet mask worn by Nigerian woman when acting in a role of guardians of a village boundary. 1st half 20th century - £195
T701 - Superb 19th century Spanish Navaja with very strong spring, 7" closed, 13.5" open, faux turtle shell and bone handle with white metal ( silver) shield.  Makers name on blade (possibly Batoos) - £150
T698 - Exquisite white metal (silver) 19th century Tibetan prayer wheel with scroll inside wheel and small stones to outside of cylinder, beautiful intricate work. 7" long. - £275
T697 - Inuit Stone carving of a mythical creature, looks like a bird with fish head, quite naive. 4.5" long. - £99
T696 - Inuit Greenstone carving of an Arctic Bird, indistinct signature. 4.5" long -£90
T695 - Inuit Blackstone carving of a Duck. 4" long, 2 tail chips neck cracked. - £25
T694 - Inuit Greenstone carving of an Arctic bird. 6" long, signed with symbols. - £90
, T693 - Naive Inuit Greenstone carving of a Standing Man. 3.75" high, signed in symbols. - £80
T692 - Signed Inuit Greenstone figure of a Man holding a Bowl, signed ITIMOTT 1736713 small chip to foot. 3" high. - £120
T691 - Signed Inuit Gtreenstone Carving of a Man with Seal, signature reads QUYU. 10117. 4.5" high. - £130
T686 - Very rare, early 20th century (same collection as Maprik mask) Palm tree fibre mini armour, museum quality, mint collection. Gilbert and Ellis Islands (see Oldmans September 1905 catalogue 30 Item 27. 18" x 18". - £850
T690 - Early 20th century Maprik / Papua New Guinea woven mask excellent condition/colour. 6" diameter. Possibly used for Yam ceremony- £250
T689 - Central African Mask with uneven red texured natural finish, metal earings through lobes, height 34 cms.SOLD

T688 - Unusual piece being a Makonde

Pregancy body mask as danced by males in Mozambique at initiations. 67 cms . - £350

T687 - Rare Turkana Hide Shield 89 cms, rewaxed, very good condition. Original feathers on shaft. - £325
T684 - Very large 19th century ZULA Knob Kerrie. 21.5" long x 4" dia. weight 2 kilos. Possibly used for executions.- £ 275
T680 - Zulu Calabash drinking vessel with very good wiring applied - £70
T683 - 6.5 ft. long NAGA Spear probably Conyah with goat hair bound shaft, long and thick particularly on lower 22 inches,. circa 1930. - £225
T675 - Old Tibetan mask made of tortoiseshell with white metal applications in the tradition manner, i.e. skulls round perimeter and on face, single turquoise stone to forehead. 30 cms x 15 cms. - £220
T673 - Baule Joare Mask, Good age and patina 10" high. Provenance: Terence Stam, New York collection. - £450
T669 - ZULU Snuff Horn with stopper 5"/13 cms smooth horn covered in lizard skin, very neat stitching - £175
T667 - Crude 19th century Eskimo Knife with european traded blade in seal skin/wood sheath 10.5"/27 cms - £75
T664 - Tang Dynasty Terracotta tomb figure of a Camel in recumbant position 7" x 5". (modern repair to back right leg (recemented) - £275
T663 - Zoomorfic Ashanti Bronze goldweight group of a hornbill with fruit and pig heads on his wings 9 cms x 7 cms x 5 cms - £100
T662 - Ashanti Bronze goldweight of an Elder Drummer with talking drums 9 cms high - £80
T661 - Ashanti Executioner Goldweight figure 9 cms high - SOLD
T660 - 2 Ashanti Bronze Goldweights, one a Tension Drummer, part of left arm missing, good detail and the other Blower a Horn - £120 for 2
T659 - 2 Ashanti Goldweights of Drummers 7-9 cms high - £120 for 2
T658 - 3 Ashanti Gold Weights circa 1930 - Farmer with cutting tool, another of farmer with sickle and cut maize on head and an old man running with aid of staff. 7 - 9 cms high - £200 for 3
T656 - Fijian 19th century Conchshell War Horn 13" long 7" wide, good well used colouring - £250
T655 - Late 20th century unknown spear decorative item 54" long - £25
T654 - Masai Lion Spear 20th century mid probably forged for them by Tanzanians and traded as one I bought in Kenya in 1964. 71" long - £175
T650 - Unusual West African round sheathed Dagger. 10" long - £110
T647 - Stone carved coconut shell spoon/scoop from Papua New Guinea, 19th century, good patina, head carving has traces of white and red painting. length 6" - £295
T644 - Scandanavian Hunting knife, late 19th century - £150
T643 - Ashanti/Benin bronze of soft shelled turtle - £225
T649 - West African spear head 20th century, 2 ft. long.- £15
T635 - Somali Neck Rest, late 19th century. 8"  highest overall height x 7.5" width. Nice colour. - £275
T632 - Yoruba Clay Figure, 3.5" high. - £45
T631 - Ashanti Bronze King with attendants making offerings, 4.5" long 4" high. - £180
T629A - Beaded single Ibeji Female, high patina, 10.5" high - £225
T629 - Beaded Single Ibeji Male, high patina 10" high - £200
T623 - 4th century A.D. Roman Opalescent Blue Bottle Shape Vase with trailed decoration. 12.5 cms high, Excellent condition. - £475
T622 - Salampasu Mask, Wamulandwa, Congo. 242 overall height. Dance Mask - £225
T619 - 19th century HeavyEtheopian Neck Rest, very good patina. 7" x 6", incised marks - £260
T616 - South African Tsonga Tribal Axe, 19th century, 46 cms. long with very good tight undamaged wiring used against Shaka possibly??? - £295
T612 - circa 1930 - Cameroons Helmet with beadwork and cowrie shells attached having carved wood top figure, tight beadwork, believed to be NAMCHI, collected in 1940's, good provenance. - £240
T611 - Omani 4 ring Jambiya circa 1930, with original belt. length 11". - £295
T609 Yaoure Mask 1st Half 20th century (has had 3 reglueing repairs) 17" high x 7" width. -SOLD
T607 - Unusually patterned SAMALI Neck rest. 7" high. 7" wide. Celtic knot carving on side of neck rest. - £250
T604 - South American Wood Carving of Hunter blowing on blow pipe (pipe missing), carved figure on his back.10" in height. - £130
T603 - T603 Naga Dao circa 1930. 25.5" in length. - £225
T598 - Chinese Currency Wedding Sword. 19th century, only one coin a little lose. 25" long. - £135
T597 - 19th century Alum Bay ware, has label under sticky paper stating made from naturally coloured Alum Bay sand, sculptured into bell shape glass container and depicting Old Harry rocks. Height 5.5" diameter of base 3". - £95
T590 - Rare barrell knife with very good blade and etched with maker's name Ernbolaget - Skilstuna - Sweden. very clean condition. good collectors piece -   £160
T589 - 19th century Australian Boomarang. 23" long, sliver off one end. small crack on the other. nicely stone ground. - £225
T587 - Aku-Aba Ashanti figure for educating children in Parenthood - £160
T576 - Coloured circa 1930 Nootka Totem 7" high, animals/birds, nice piece - £150
T577 - Bronze passport mask, possibly Cameroons area in pendant form 3" high - £80
T573 - Excellent Dan Mask first half 20th century. well pronounced forehead. good age usage Height 9" x 5.5" across.- £395
T572 - Ashanti 19th century Gold Weight of big cat in bronze - £110
T235 - Songye Congo Fettish with dik dik horn top. mid 20th century. Purchased in Rwanda. - £180
T175 - Jbo Horn Mask from Nigeria with heavy kaolin application. Mid. 20th century 13" tall comes with stand. - £275
T181 - Tikar Camaroons Grassland rattle. circa 1920-30. 11" tall. - £450
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T525 - 1st half 20th century Inuit Soapstone figure with seal 3.5" x 3.5" signed on base LYDIA - £120

T306  - MOUNT HAGAN Adze Papua New Guinea circa 1920 a genuin old one, very good condition. 21" wide 20" high. Good patina to the wood came from German collection - £370
T566  PAIR   OF STRANGE  CHILDRENS DOLLS    MADE  FROM CARIBOU  ANTLER  CANADIAN   20TH C - £30 EACH
 T563 VERY INTERESTING   WALRUS IVORY TOOTH  CARVINGS OF 3 TINY  SEALS ON  PART OF  A CARIBOU ANTLER  HAVING  CANADIAN ESKIMO  TRADE STICKER ON  BACK  WITH  CARVERS SIGNATURE   20TH C  NICE PIECE.  £140  
T559 -Interesting small Rotse Basket and Top. ( Tight Fit as is the weave) Mint Condition. 9 c.m. diameter. - £125
T549 - Unusual shaped Rotse tight weave dish. excellent condition. c.1920. 6.5" diameter. 3" high. - £110
T534 small brown bear carving c1900 probably Asian neat carving 135
 
Antique Inuit/Eskimo knife with a gray flint blade set into a bone handle embellished with four ridges, two channels and a suspension perforation 5.5/8" long, 1/2" thick and the blade is 1.1/8" wide, in excellent overall condition. Late 19th century. Ex. Museum piece with two book references comparable  Thiry Paul Mary, Eskimo Artifacts 1977 page 312 also Hothelar collecting Inidan Knives 1986 Page 103.  - Ref - T530A - 450

T528 REALLY EXCELLENT GROUP OF 7 ESKIMO/INUIT ANIMALS carved from walrus and mammoth tooth (comprises 2 walrus/polar bear/arctic bird/seal/ arctic fox and wolf all collected by Fred and Florence Sickler whilst living in the eskimo village of Shunnak, Alaska from 1910 to 1921 sizes 1.5" to 2" (bear 3")P.O.A. - WILL SEPARATE. Please contact me regarding prices.

Polar Bear and Walrus Sold, Seal and Walrus sold
 

T396 Interesting solid copper spear c1930  likely currency purpose   66" long 120
T519 Mixed ancient beads restrung oldest 3rd millenium 38
T517 collection mixed bronze(1 pewter)items mid ages later 15 the lot
T515 Apache Loom weight ,19thc/early 20th 25
T500 early Ashante bronze gold weight of coiled snake ,19thc
45 
T501 early Ashante bronze gold weight of coiled snake . 19thc 
45

T234A   LUBA STATUE MID 20TH C 
13" HIGH  125

REDUCED £110

Congo figure. Congo. 10". c.1940. very good cond. 
Ref. 210 - 130
Odd Club, 19thC, South Africa ? came with 19thC Zulu collection, 27"
Ref. T329 - 55
BRONZE FAN GOLD WEIGHT, ASHANTI, 6", c1930
Ref. T434 - 45

SOUTH SEA CLUB, FIJI?, STONE GROUND EARLY PART 19thC, RICH PATINA, DARK REDDY BROWN, 23"LONGx3"DIAM. HEAD HATCHING TO GRIP. GROOVING TRACES ON WORN HEAD. VERY UNUSUAL INTERESTING PIECE
REF. T403 - 325

REDUCED £240

 FROM THE DENNIS SLACK MILITERIA COLLECTION, SMALL HEADED POST ZULU WARS SIZE, SEPARATE HEADED KNOBKERRIE, c.1900, 34"LONG x 2"DIAM. JOINED,
REF. T470b THREE - 65
 African Spoon. mid 20thC. nicely done. 14".
Ref. T381 - £100
 Igala figure. Nigeria. 13". c.1940. v.good cond.
Ref. 249 - 350
Tsogo double bell. 7.5". Gabon excellent cond. c1940. 
Ref. 179 £295

FETISH FIGURE, ZAIRE. Mid 20thC. 16" High. Age insect damage around figure and base.
Ref. T323 - 350

REDUCED £250

 Lega Mask. 13" x 7". c.1930. very good cond. new raffia.
Ref. 111 - 150

North American Indian Stone pounder. Plains. early date. 6".
Ref. T265 - 130

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