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Chinese Tribal Rain Cape

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Traditional farmer's garment, worn in the wet, rainy fields of the South. It was collected from a remote, ancient Miao village in Leishan county in Southwest Guizhou province. It is woven palm fiber which grows in the mountains.

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Price: $450

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Naga Coiled Armlets

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Description: A pair of Naga, northeastern India, coiled brass arm ornaments, Konyak Tribe. These were treasured signs of wealth and prestige amongst the Naga, and would have been worn by important family members. Finely engraved herring-bone designs which meet a radiating star design at mid-section. Similar examples can be seen in The Nagas, Julian Jacobs, 1998, pages 131-133, girls in Longkhia village in 1937.

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Price: $700

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Large, Superb Old Naga NE India Headhunter Granary Door

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Description: A large granary door from Nagaland, NE India encompassing classic iconography of headhunter culture. Two carved taken heads, large, spreading mithun horns, 34 hornbills, and two dao holder representations at the bottom. Tangkul Region. Ex-Mark A. Johnson Tribal Art, Marina del Rey, CA.

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Price: $5,000

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Naga Brass Crown, NE India

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Description: A Naga NE India crown of brass with spiral headhunting symbols, and trade beads. This would have been worn by a chief or warrior who had taken heads.

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Price: $1,250

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Japanese Miniature Abacus

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Description: A diminutive and very unusual Japanese Abacus. Five rows, each with six hand crafted bone discs on bronze rods. A heavy bronze frame of rectangular shape, with a loop to fasten to the waist. The old beads are darkened with patination of use. Meiji Period. The only one of its size and type we have seen.

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Price: $900

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Sulawesi Island Tapa Stone Tapa Beaters

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Description: A set of five tapa beaters from Central Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. Rattan handles, and grooved stone heads. Sold as a set. Mounted on museum stands.

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Price: $1,300

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Kayan-Dayak Blowgun Tip Indonesia, Ex. Bonham's

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Description: Borneo. Hand forged iron. This dates to a period of active headhunting amongst the Kayan-Dayak peoples who had a collective belief in Animism. Taking heads was a means of revenge, and also a way of seizing the strength and power of enemies. One of the few known examples. Ex. Marc Pinto, Perth. Ex. Bonham's African and Oceanic Art, sale no. 22484, lot no. 22.

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Price: $5,000

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Soda Sign 1920-1930's America

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Description: A vintage American soda sign painted on glass.

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Price: $875

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Harvard College: Hollis, Harvard & Massachusetts Hall

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Description: Two extraordinary silkscreens, one depicting Harvard's Massachusetts Hall, and the other Hollis, Harvard and Massachusetts Hall together. Resonant, brilliant works requiring an amazing 40 different stencils to make the final print. Working from the original by the gouaches by the artist, Reverend Jonathan Fisher of 1793 and 1795, and exhibited in the historic Boston Athenaeum, these silkscreens were meticulously executed by Pippin Press in 1948 in colloboration with the Boston Athenaeum and Harvard Library in an edition of 500. They have become highly sought after items. One set of the edition is held by the New York Public Library in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building/Print Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.These works are each presented in old glass frames, with delicate, lacquered gold edged mats.

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Price: $7,000

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Vintage American Gymnast Horse

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Description: An American gymnast horse, with cylindrical leather saddle with two handles. Heavy iron base with levers for adjustment, and wheels and brakes for easy movement. Good condition. Leather remains soft and supple. Ex-Paula Rubenstein, New York.

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Price: $7,000

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Two 19th Century American Factory Scissors

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Description: Two steel factory scissors from a time when the assembly line consisted of hand work. Industrial instruments of extraordinary shape and resonance. The larger pair with handles covered with old material used over many years as padding for repetitive motion. Mounted on custom museum stands. Ex. Paula Rubenstein, New York.

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Price: $750

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Inuit Prehistoric Aleut Wooden Doll

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Description: A prehistoric Inuit Aleutian wooden doll. Simple elongated torso with head. An ancient hole in base for suspension. Preserved in frozen ground. Very rare.

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Price: $875

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5 Inuit Engraved Utensils

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Description: Four Inuit bone spoons, together with a small awl blade, with engravings on each handle. Various totems, and a depiction of an Eskimo whaling expedition on the reverse of the awl. The bone for these utensils likely came from Europe as trade items. These were then worked on by Eskimos, intended for sale. They carry the full spirit of Eskimo tradition and legend, and occupy an important place in the long history of Inuit art. Were these designs on canvas, they would perhaps have been sooner recognized for the fine art they represent. Circa early 1900's.

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Price: $1,500

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Amber Reed Turquoise Necklace

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Description: A powerful necklace of Kingman Arizona mined turquoise with an ancient Mound Builder stone fragment pendant. A hand wrought silver clasp. By master jeweler Amber Reed.

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Price: $1,250

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American Topiary Sculptures, New Orleans

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Description: Two tall and old iron Topiary sculptures, on which greenery and flowers would have been supported. Perfect sculpture. Old surfaces, remnants of old paint. New Orleans.

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Price: $3,000

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Hopi

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Description: Hopi imagery on a wooden hoe. Born of the bear clan in Hopi village of Oraibi, Third Mesa, Arizona, Tasquapttewa was village chief 1904-1960. His kachinas are recognized world-wide, known for their eccentric originality. Ex. Barry Walsh, Massachusetts.

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Price: $2,500

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Curved Taino Curved Axe

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Description: A Taino, dark olive-green, monolithic, stone-handled, curved axe from the ancient Antilles. A stone which was expertly carved with a slightly curving axe head and then polished to a smooth surface. By curving the axe it could be used an axe or as a gouging implement as the worn underside suggests. The smoothness and polish of the piece, however, suggests that this was more than an ordinary utilitarian object. Excellent condition with small ancient chip at one end. Similarly shaped stone axe illustrated in "Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology", Washington, D.C., pl xv. Ex. Neil M. Becker, NY.

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Price: $3,500

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Fine Navajo Silver and Turquoise Concho Belt

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: The elegant buckle, and 9 silver discs all hand hammered. Native turquoise. The ten silver disks are currently on a black leather belt but could be adopted to other lengths.Ex: Marcy Burns, NY.

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Price: $2,250

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Lakota Sioux Indian Parfleche Dispatch Case

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: A Lakota Sioux parfleche dispatch case decorated on both sides. Illustrated in essay "?Sacred and Modern", James D. Balestrieri, Premier Issue of Native American Art, February/March 2016. Ex: John Molloy, NYC.

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Price: $3,500

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Senufo Janus Head Rest, Ex. Sotheby's

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Description: Old Senufo Janus wooden headrest, Bunjala Region, Ivory Coast. With fork legs inserted into a notch in the body and bound with a rope at one end and a band of rubber at the other, the long body with worn raised oval element for the seat, and baring at each end a lengthy neck with oval animal horse head, grooved upturned mouth, coffee bean eyes and deeply grooved ears, a metal spike inset in the crown of each; fine age encrusted brown patina. "This particular style of animal figure is found only in a very special area that is to say from Bunjali to Kuto in the Bague River Valley. This extremely rare janus figure is ceremonially associated with horses and power amongst the Do subtribe of the Senufo??? Ex: Paul William Knaupp Collection, Ex-Important Tribal Art, Sotheby's New York, November 21, 1996, lot 65.

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Price: $4,500

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Large Kodiak Island Stone Oil Lamp

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Description: An unusually large and well preserved oil lamp. These would have been used with seal or whale oil. Ex. Taylor Dale, Santa Fe, NM.

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Price: $4,500

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S. California Steatite Bowl

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: A prehistoric Southern California Indian bowl, found Santa Paula, 1933, said to have been found upside down with gold inside. Perfect symmetry. Stunning in its simplicity. As good in design as any Japanese or Chinese bowl of any period. The steatite for this bowl would have been quarried on Catalina Island. Some fissures on exterior bottom of bowl which do not penetrate to interior, and some minor chips along lower exterior surface and a tiny one on rim. Blackened patina. Overall excellent condition. Certainly the most elegant stone bowl we have seen; a tour de force of aesthetic minimalism. Ex. Marin Collection; Anthropos Fine Arts, Laguna Beach, CA.

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Price: $6,000

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Massive Cameroon Round Table

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: A very large Cameroon, W. Africa, circular table. Hundreds of carved, raised interlocking protrusions circling the entire piece. A flat surface at the top, with a raised rim top and bottom of the table. The inside of the table is hollow. A fantastic example that would have required countless hours, and great skill and artistry to execute. A prestige item that would have been reserved for royalty or an important chief. Good surface wear with native repairs. Fine condition. Rare in this size and finesse.

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Price: $4,750

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George Washington Portrait

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Original oil painting In the style of Gilbert Stuart, this portrait would have graced the wall of a notable home in early America.

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Price: $9,750

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New Guinea Wosera Lintel

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Wosera, New Guinea lintel, complete and intact. Wosera people, Middle Sepik Region. Decorated in polychrome red, yellow, white and black traditional paints. Line of eleven clan ancestor depictions in high relief, bluntly carved, painted and repainted, lastly with Dutch blue trade powder. Collected in 1960's by Paulian Missionary Society, circa 1930 piece. A magnificent architectural piece of huge scale.

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Price: $17,500

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Moroccan Jewish Dowry Chest

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: A fine wooden chest with extensive inlays. This would have been presented as part of the dowry in a Jewish family, Morocco. Ex. Swiss collection

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Price: $4,000

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Tall Congo Anklet

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: A tall old Congo anklet, the ends closed at the back, heavy copper content.

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Price: $875

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Old Naga NE India Earrings

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: A matched pair of Naga NE India earrings of heavy nickel alloy. Complex twirling designs. Headhunting Culture NE India.

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Price: $425

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Old California Hafted Axe

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: An old hafted axe with ancient broken grooved stone, native string, and trade tacks and leather. S. California.

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Price: $600

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Falling Star IV

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Signed screen print, Edition of 90, panel 4 of 4 panels in the series Jimmy Pike, (c.1940-2002) Australian Aboriginal Artist, born Kurnti Kujarra, grew up as a hunter gatherer, east of Japingka, in the Great Sandy Desert. He eventually joined relatives at the station camp and worked as a stockman. He was named Jimmy Pike, after Phar Lap's jockey, by a cattle station manager. Pike learned to use western art materials while in Fremantle Prison. Even before he was released from prison his work was exhibited in major Australian galleries. In 1989 Pike was featured in a documentary The Quest of Jimmy Pike. Before his death in 2002, Pike had exhibitions in United Kingdom, Philippines,Namibia and Italy, and at the National Gallery of China, in Beijing. Pike's description of Falling Star IV, "This is a falling star, a true story. When I was a little boy, I was walking, walking at nighttime. I was walking across to some people, and the star hit me. Then they picked me up, and my grandfather fixed me, fixed my head, after that star hit me". Professionally framed. Not shown.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Price: $675

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Man in the Desert

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Description: Signed screen print, from an edition of 99 Jimmy Pike, (c.1940-2002) Australian Aboriginal Artist, born Kurnti Kujarra, grew up as a hunter gatherer, east of Japingka, in the Great Sandy Desert. He eventually joined relatives at the station camp and worked as a stockman. He was named Jimmy Pike, after Phar Lap's jockey, by a cattle station manager. Pike learned to use western art materials while in Fremantle Prison. Even before he was released from prison his work was exhibited in major Australian galleries. In 1989 Pike was featured in a documentary The Quest of Jimmy Pike.[4] Before his death in 2002, Pike had exhibitions in United Kingdom, Philippines, Namibia and Italy, and at the National Gallery of China, in Beijing. Pike's description of Man in the Desert, "That's sandhill country. The man is Latrralarrakarraji. He's like a witch doctor. They can cripple you. He's a magic man like Murungkurr. Sometimes he turns into a baby, a human baby". Professionally framed, not shown.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Price: $1,000

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Stone Effigy Figure, Rapa Iti, Austral Islands

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Rapa, sometimes called Rapa Iti Little Rapa, to distinguish it from "Rapa Nui" (Big Rapa) aka Easter Island), is the largest of the remote Bass Island chain settled by Polynesians in the 13th Century. This stone Goddess,is reminiscent in its bold treatment, of Easter Island sculpture. This work also shares uncanny similarities with the "Venus of Willendorf", Austria, circa 30,000 B.C. Collected by Joseph Louis Marcillac (1870-1943) in 1917 near the village of Area.

Condition Report: Good

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Price: $25,000

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UNSOLD

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Signed, titled, dated and numbered 'UNSOLD', Paul van den Biesen 2016, 1/5' Inkjet on foam board. Executed in 2016

Condition Report: Excellent

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Price: $32,000

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Fine Moba Figure, Togo

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Mobas ÒTchitcheriÓ protective figures stood in Togo homes and village entrances and could only be birthed by individuals whose fathers were diviners, the carving considered a highly delicate operation requiring special prayers and precautions for these ritually charged objects. An unusually old and large example, showing years of exposure. Circa late 19th Century.

Condition Report: Good

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Price: $16,000

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Ibibio, Nigeria Deformation Mask

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: An Ibibio "deformation" mask, also sometimes referred to as a "ghost" mask. Glossy patination and extensive sign of wear and use.

Condition Report: Good

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Price: $8,000

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Alice and the Lamas

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Hand colored mixed-media digital work. Ms. Pitman, currently residing in Australia, spent many years living and studying with traditional painting masters in Dharamasala, India home of the Dalai Lama in exile. Her works are represented in distinguished collections of contemporary art world-wide.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Price: $8,500

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Like A Bee

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: Hyper-realist portrait of the champ, Muhammad Ali done by Michael Farhat. Artist Farhat's have been commissioned by numerous sports figures and celebrities. He recently completed a painting of the NBA Champion Team the Cleveland Cavaliers, and has been a sponsored artist of Microsoft, Mountain Dew, and Fortune 500 companies.

Condition Report: Excellent

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Price: $9,500

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American Industrial Elevating Table

Ships From: Santa Monica, CA US

Description: A steel American industrial elevating table with spoke cast wheels. The large crank raises and lowers the top steel platform, supported by four very thick screws. A brake handle on the lower base. Original green paint.

Condition Report: Good

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Price: $4,500

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