A finely painted old & used Grade figure, Dixon Reef area, Malekula Island, Vanuatu, I bought the figure from Leo Fleischmann in 1986, Leo said Senta went on a cruise ship to Vanuatu and came back with a whole cabin full of carvings she bought in remot
A Rare Mask, Poinkros Village, South Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, (nineteenth century or earlier), carved hardwood, 32.5 cm high. Provenance: Private Collection. Acquired from above by Dr Peter Elliott in the 1960s. This mask was collected in the late 1960s
A Pig Killing Club, Ranon Village, North Ambrym, Vanuatu, (mid twentieth century), carved hardwood, 64 cm long. Provenance: John Pasquarelli, Papua New Guinea. Acquired from above by Dr Peter Elliott, in the 1960s
A Superb Pig Killing Club, Fanla Village, North Ambrym, Vanuatu, (nineteenth century), carved hardwood and natural earth pigments, 56.5 cm long. Provenance: Chief Tofor, Fanla Village, Collected in the field by Dr Peter Elliott, from the above 1972. This s
A Stone Club Head, Vanuatu (nineteenth century), stone, 19 cm long. Provenance: Collected in the field by Dr Peter Elliott, circa 1970. This club head is sold with an accompanying letter signed by Leo Fleischmann.
A Sacrificial Boar's Jaw, Wujumwel Village, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu (early twentieth century), boar's bone, teeth and tusk, 24 cm long. Provenance: Collected in the field by Dr Peter Elliott, in the early 1970s. This Sacrificial jaw has double full circl
A Sacrifical Boar's Jaw, Wujumwel Village, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu, (early twentieth century), boar's bone, teeth and tusk, 22 cm long. Provenance: The Peter Elliott Collection, Sydney, Collected in the field by Dr Peter Elliott, in the early 1970s. This
A Carved Head, Aitchen, North East Malekula, Vanuatu, (early twentieth century), carved wood, boar's tusk, pandanus, spider's web and beaded seeds, 47 cm high. Provenance: Collected in the field by Dr Peter Elliott, in the 1960s. Exhibited: Oceanic and Ind
A club, Malekula Island, this club is carved from hardwood with an ancestors face on either side of the striking section. Provenance: Nicolai Mitchoutchkine. Mitchoutchkine had a large Oceanic Art collection that toured Europe, the USA and Japan in the 198
A fine early Vanuatu Nalot pounder, late 19th or early 20th century; probably Vao Island, with two stylized triangular shaped heads on the finial and old use patina. Provenance: Alex Philips, Melbourne 64 cm
A fine early Vanuatu club, Efate Island, 19th century; made from hardwood with old patina and original fibre sling. Provenance: George Cann collection (1890s-1965); Cann was known as the snake man of La Perouse, entertaining crowds when he worked at La Per
A superb large Vanuatu club, 19th century, Malekula Island; this very old club was made for a large warrior, it is a third bigger than other examples of this type of club, it is made from a heavy hard wood and has a fine old reddish brown patina. Provenanc
Three old war clubs, Vanuatu Provenance: George Cann collection (1890s-1965); Cann known as the snake man of La Perouse, entertaining crowds when he worked at La Perouse from 1920 until the 1960s. He was a legendary collector of snakes from areas around Au
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