Learn about Maori Artifacts - Important Notice

Under the New Zealand Protected Objects Act 1975, administered by the New Zealand Ministry for Culture & Heritage, the sale, trade, export and ownership of some Maori artefact are regulated Objects over 50 years old that also have Maori cultural significance must be inspected by Ministry for Culture & Heritage, and if significant the object will be allocated a "Y" number, a unique identification number. Artefacts that have a Y number can only be purchased by those that are registered collectors with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. These collectors have a ‘registered number’. Y numbered artefacts cannot leave the country without written permission from the Ministry for Culture & Heritage. Those who are not registered collectors, and usually reside in New Zealand, can apply to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage to become one. There are no restrictions on the purchase of Maori items that have no Y number or Pacific Island or other artefacts from around the world. As this site is a price guide, and does not offer items for sale, the Y numbers applicable to any items on this site are not displayed..
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An old Maori greenstone adze (toki pounamu), wide tapered flat form, mildly curved bevel, no bevel chin, semi-polished remnant cortex. 6 cm x 9.5 cm x 1.5 cm.

Toki pou tangata - ceremonial adze fine and rare example of chiefly ceremonial adze, the top carved with dominating manaia figure holding a lizard by its tail, fully decorated with pataki and triple heihei designs to top shaft, stone adze bound with muka f

Superb toki of classic form with pecked butt, terminating into very fine cutting edge designed to maximise power of cutting edge, early pre-contact form, length 28.5 cm, width 7 cm

Toki Poutangata - ceremonial adze 19th century or earlier, stone adze of tapering form bound to haft with flax cord, haft of simple fine curved form with deep lashing groove, length 52 cm, . Provenance: John Griffin collection

Toki poutangata - ceremonial adze 19th century, dark flared greenstone adze bound to haft with flax cord, haft decorated with notch motif and paua shell inset, tiki figure to top of haft, length 47 cm. Provenance: John Griffin collection

Large toki pounamu pre-contact period, quadrangular form with sharp edges, length 24 cm. Provenance: John Griffin collection

Group of toki pounamu pre-contact period, of varying size, one formed as pendant with suspension hole,, . Provenance: Neil Darroch collection

Group of toki pounamu pre-contact period, one formed as a pendant with suspension hole,, , . Provenance: Neil Darroch collection

Toki pounamu pre-contact period, ridges to under side, dark stone, length 14 cm. Provenance: Neil Darroch collection. Formerly purchased Dunbar Sloane 1988

Toki - adze pre-contact period, greywacke, quadrangular form, length 16.5 cm. Provenance: Neil Darroch collection

Early Mangaian ruatangaeo - ceremonial adze finely polished adze head lashed to the turret form base with intricate binding, fully decorated with triangular motifs, light brown patina, height 42 cm, width 8.5 cm

An exceptional museum-quality Lewis Gardiner carved pounamu toki poutangata, of large size, the oval section cylindrical handle with stylised bust carved end, the raised top with entwined pierced and carved stylised figures in a good dark green kahurangi j

Pre European argillite toki, of quadrangular shape, Y 13569. Length 18 cm. Provenance: Dame Judith Binney and Sebastian black collection

A large and impressive argillite stone toki, Y16332. Length 31 cm

An old Maori nephrite adze, 19th century or earlier, finely shaped working adze made from a deep green nephrite. Provenance: BL Hornshaw collection (1878-1937) Hornshaw was an avid collector of Pacific & Australian Aboriginal artefacts, he received man

A pre-European nephrite adze blade, of tapering shape with lapidary scarf to one side, dark mottled stone. Length 8.5 cm

A large and impressive argillite ridge back toki. Length 45 cm. Width 6.4 cm.

Toki of classic form. Length 16.5 cm. Width 6 cm. Y Reg pending

Large Toki. A good adze of early form with pecked butt leading to a sharp cutting edge. Early soft patina. Height 25.2 cm. Width 9.4 cm

Large Toki. Large, quad angulated form tapering to fine chipped blade. Length 19 cm. Width 5.5 cm

Greenstone Toki & Worked Pounamu Stone (3). Two early toki pounamu and a worked pounamu stone. Length 10.6 cm. Width 2 cm; Length 7.6 cm. Width 2.7 cm; Length 8.5 cm. Width 4.6 cm. Possibly from Kenneth Athol Webster collection, New Zealand. Private collec

Pre-Eurpoean Argillite Toki or Adze of Quadrangular shape. Length 21 cm

Toki Pounamu. kawakawa variety. Length 8 cm, together with a piece of polished pounamu

A replica toki poutangata by Hohepa Mokaraka, carved in the Northern style with figural heel, butt knob as a head, lashing with decorative feathers and set with a quadrangular pounamu blade. Provenance: Collection G.J Grace. Height 38 cm, blade length 16.5

A group of seven toki, Y16684, Y12997, Y16681, Y13070, Y13051, Y13068, Y13075. Length 14.5 cm max.

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (6)

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Group of toki. Of various size and material. (5)

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (5)

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Group of toki. Of various size and material. (13)

Fine silver mounted toki. A traditional toki - adze blade with a silver plate collar, marks and inscription 'New Zealand knife'. Height 9.5 cm. Width 5.8 cm.

Large toki. Large, quadrangulated form tapering to fine flaked blade. Early weathered patina. Length 30.8 cm. Width 10 cm.

Group of toki. Of various size and material. (9)

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