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American Indian & Ethnographic Art

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    Lot 1001

    Monte Alban Pottery Bowl

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    Pre-Columbian Pottery Flask

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    Pre-Columbian Pottery Vessel

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    Colima Parrot Effigy Spout Vessel

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    Colima Seated Pottery Figure

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    Colima Figural Vessel

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    Jalisco Seated Figure

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    Nayarit Seated Figure

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    Lot 1009

    Nayarit Seated Singing Figure

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    Lot 1010

    Mayan Polychrome Storage Vessel

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    Lot 1012

    Chavin Stone Mace Head

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    Lot 1013

    Guerrero Stone Figure

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    Lot 1014

    Chimu Double-spout Blackware Vessel

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    Chimu Stirrup Spout Blackware Vessel

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    Lot 1016

    Zacatecas Seated Female Figure

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    Lot 1017

    Quimbaya Hollow Pottery Figure

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    Lot 1018

    Chupicuaro Polychrome Vessel

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    Lot 1019

    Pre-Columbian Two-bodied Pottery Vessel

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    Lot 1020

    Pre-Columbian Spouted Vessel

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    Lot 1021

    Pre-Columbian Polychrome Stirrup Vessel

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    Lot 1024

    Mochica Figural Blackware Vessel

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    Lot 1025

    Chancay Huacho Polychrome Figure

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    Lot 1026

    Pre-Columbian Pottery Female Figure

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    Lot 1027

    Costa Rican Stone Mace Head

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    Costa Rican Stone Mace Head

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    Lot 1029

    Naga Warrior's Hat

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    Lot 1030

    Philippine Weapons of Moroland Plaque

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    Lot 1031

    Painted Wood Dayak Shield, Klau

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    Lot 1032

    Painted Wood Dayak Shield, Klau

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    Lot 1033

    Painted Wood Board, Gope

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    Lot 1034

    Painted Wood Board, Gope

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    Lot 1035

    Tami Island Food Bowl

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    Lot 1036

    Massim Lime Spatula

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    Lot 1037

    Massim Wood Figure

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    Lot 1038

    Korwar Figure

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    Lot 1039

    Two Kanak House Boards, Tale

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    Lot 1040

    Rennell Islands Club, Baukiana

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    Lot 1041

    Solomon Islands Shell Currency

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    Lot 1042

    Solomon Islands Carved Wood Dance Paddle

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    Lot 1043

    Australian Aboriginal Bark Painting

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    Lot 1044

    Australian Aborigine Stone Churinga

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    Lot 1045

    Australian Aborigine Bullroarer

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    Lot 1046

    Fijian Throwing Club, Ula

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    Lot 1047

    Fijian Hardwood War Club, Culacula

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    Lot 1048

    Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant, Tabua

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    Lot 1049

    Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant, Tabua

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    Lot 1050

    Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant, Tabua

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    Lot 1051

    Fijian Whale Tooth Pendant, Tabua

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Auction Description

American Indian & Ethnographic Art by Skinner
Maori artifacts from a Massachusetts collection, together with Hawaiian, Fijian, and Melanesian items, represent Oceanic offerings. African Congolese sculpture and weaponry, most of which acquired from the Brussels dealer Marc Felix are consigned from an Upstate New York collection. Native American artifacts; Plains beadwork, catlinite pipes, a rare Mississippi period stone effigy pipe, historic Eskimo and Northwest coast artifacts, including a Chilkat blanket and seal-form grease bowl are complemented by a collection of mostly contemporary Southwest pottery, Navajo textiles, and silver and turquoise jewelry. Contact Us 508.970.3254 americanindian@skinnerinc.com Read more
Skinner
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States

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Phone:+16173505400

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Terms & Conditions

1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate.

4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser.

5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases.

6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.

7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.

8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. A premium equal to 25% of the final bid price up to and including $250,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $250,001 up to and including $3,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $3,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.

11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid.

12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent.

13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.

Revised January 8, 2014