A large Tema breast ornament, 20th century, featuring stylised Frigate bird motif on large clam shell disc, including custom made display stand, Santa Cruz Islands. Provenance: Kevin Conru (Europe), Private Collection Melbourne, diameter 18.5 cm
A rare and early Solomon Islands dance paddle, with tattooed design of frigat birds. For similar example see edge Partington series 1, page 204. Eastern Solomon Islands. Provenance: purchased from an Old English collection in 2005
A dance club, in good condition with finely executed design, lugs on both sides with sennit bindings, old lateral cracks, San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, length 108 cm
Solomon Islands club classic form with diamond shaped head and raised medial ridge tapering to a bound handle with flared end, Malaita, Solomon Islands, length 82 cm. Provenance: Private Collection United Kingdom
Santa Cruz Island dance club, Napa, classical canoe shape with painted floral and geometric decoration and with coir- sinnet binding. Split to handle and centre section. Length 90 cm. Provenance: Collection of Keith St. Cartmail
A fine & early Rennel Island club, Solomon Islands, of good form carved from a dense hardwood and the handle grip has the original sennit binding. Provenance: The South Seas Evangelical Mission collection, late 19th century / Todd Barlin collection. 60
Three old Malaita Alafolo type war clubs, 19/20th century, , these fine examples are all made from straight hardwood, flaring towards the striking end of the club and with deep incised designs and medial ridge like a protruding nose on both sides of the
A Solomon Islands hardwood and mother-of-pearl Nguzunguzu, the classical stylised head supporting a smaller head below, cut and inlaid mother-of-pearl to the eyes, brows, teeth, etc., good dark toned wood with paler inclusions. These traditional carvings w
Solomon Island Club Alafolo. Finely carved at the top with a raised fin or nose, Tapering shaft. Traces of lime infill, Blackened soft patina. Length 103 cm. Width 6 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New Zealand
Solomon Island Club Alafolo. Finely carved at the top with a raised fin or nose, Tapering shaft. Blackened highlights mid-brown soft patina. Length 98 cm. Width 6.5 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New Zealand
Fine Solomon Island Club. Malaita, with a diamond shaped head and raised mid-rib in the form of a cross moving down to a hooked crescent shaped butt. Fibre binding on grip. Light brown patina. A very good example. Length 75 cm. Width 17.5 cm. Provenance: T
Solomon Island Club. Malaita, with a diamond shaped head and mid-rib in the form of a cross moving down to a hooked crescent shaped butt. Blackened fibre binding on grip. Dark brown patina. Length 68.5 cm. Width 12 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, N
Solomon Islands. Paddle Of classic form with relief carved abstract design to blade representing a frigate bird in flight. Santa Cruz Solomon Islands. Length 167 cm. Width 17 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New Zealand
Solomon Island Club Alafolo. Finely carved and inlaid with shell at the top in the form of a face with a raised fin or nose, Tapering shaft. Blackened patina. Length 106 cm. Width 6.5 cm. Provenance: T. Clemence Collection, New Zealand
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