All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #996250 (stock #Oc110)
This Soloman island scale model canoe is ornately decorated mother of pearl inlay. It is complete with fixed seats, 7 paddles and rides on the back of a dolphin. Carved from hardwood, presumed to be teak, it was brought back to the US with an American GI, serving in the Pacific islands during WWII. The canoe spans 29 inches and in beautiful condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1970 item #1086407 (stock #Oc113)
Wonderfully carved narrow mask from papau New Guinea, aka, PNG. 16.5 inches long x 1.5 inches wide
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1960 item #955513 (stock #Oc108)
This pair of bookends was carved by the Igorots on the northern part of the Island of Luzon in the Philippines sometime in the 1950's. Each bookend depicts a tribesman cautiously peering over his shield at the tribesman on the other side. From the position and shape of the right arm and hands, it is likely that each native was originally holding a spear. A very dense black wood was used to create these sculptures