ART OBJECTS


A Ceremonial Coolamon (piti)
early twentieth century

Bunuba People, West Kimberley

carved wood and natural earth pigment
66.5 cm long

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne

For a closely related example, see: Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2015, p.159 (illustrated) 

$3,200 AUD
 

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A Ceremonial Funerary Coolamon (piti)
early twentieth century

Kimberley Region, Northern Territory

carved wood and natural earth pigment
70 cm long

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne

$2,800 AUD
 

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PAUL KROPINYERI
active 1970s to 1990s

A South Australian Broad Shield, circa 1980

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
89.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
The Artist
Rob Croll, Melbourne, acquired directly from the artist in 1985

$8,000 AUD
 

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A Rare Coil Basket
circa 1900

South Australia

woven pandanus fibre
27 cm x 23 cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne

$1,800 AUD
 

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A Club and Spearthrower (womera)
late nineteenth century

South Australia

carved hardwood
82 cm; 67.2 cm log (2)

PROVENANCE
Paul Kropinyeri, South Australia
Rob Croll, Melbourne, acquired from the above in 1985

$2,200 AUD
 

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A Fine and Early Shield
nineteenth century

La Grange Bay, Western Australia

carved hardwood
80.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
The Honourable Richard Jones Collection, New South Wales
Private Collection, South Australia
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 5 June 2012, lot 66, illustrated
Private Collection, United States of America, acquired from the above

$5,500 AUD
 

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A Rare Eel Trap
early twentieth century

Lake Tyers Mission, Victoria

woven cane (Isolepis Nodosa)
70 cm long

PROVENANCE
Gumbuya Park Museum, Victoria
The Collection of Bob White, Sydney
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above

SOLD
 

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A Large and Incised Boomerang (Murrawirrie)
late nineteenth century

Lake Eyre Region, South Australia

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
123 cm long (7 cm at widest point)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New South Wales

$2,500 AUD
 

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An Early Transitional Broad Shield
late nineteenth century

New South Wales

carved wood
74 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, New South Wales, acquired from the above

$14,000
 

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A Pair of Fine Spearthrowers (womera)
mid nineteenth century

King George Sound Region, Western Australia

carved hardwood, rein and kangaroo-gut binding
65 cm; 52.5 cm long (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United States of America
Private Collection, Queensland

$2,200
 

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A Bulbous Headed Club
nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
64.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Adelaide

$1,800
 

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A Bulbous Headed Club
nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
61 cm long

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Melbourne

$1,800
 

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A Gulmari Shield
nineteenth century

South West Queensland

carved wood, natural earth pigments and traces of reckitts blue
44 cm high

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United States of America, collected in the 1940s
Private Collection, United States of America, by descent from above
Private Collection, New South Wales

$5,500


An Early Painted Basket
early twentieth century

Milingimbi Region, Northern Territory

woven pandanus fibre and trade paint
25 cm high

PROVENANCE
Paul Lewis, Queensland
Private Collection, Queensland, acquired from the above

$3,500
 

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Two Painted Baskets
mid twentieth century

Northern Territory

woven pandanus fibre and natural earth pigments
41 cm; 28 cm (2)

PROVENANCE
Private Collection
Private Collection, Queensland

$1,400
 

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An Early Club
nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
64 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Sydney 

$3,300
 

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A Large Club
nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
67 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Tribalmania, United States of America
Private Collection, Sydney 

$4,000
 

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A Rare Woomera and Throwing Club
early nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood
61.5 cm; 65 cm high (2)

PROVENANCE
BIrmingham Museum, United Kingdom (woomera);
Private Collection, United Kingdom (throwing club)
Private Collection, Melbourne

sold with custom-made display stands

SOLD
 

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A Rare Spearthrower (womera)
circa 1900

North Western Australia

carved hardwood, spinifex resin and kangaroo gut binding
66.7 cm high

PROVENANCE
Tribalmania, United States of America
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

$1,800
 

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A Rare Shovel
nineteenth century 

New South Wales

carved hardwood
72 cm high 

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Queensland
Important Aboriginal Art, Sotheby’s Australia, Melbourne, 20 July 2009, lot 14
Private Collection, Sydney 

$9,500
 

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A Large and Figurative Parrying Shield
mid nineteenth century

South East Australia

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
93.5 cm high

PROVENANCE
Adam Prout, United Kingdom
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

sold with a custom-made display stand

SOLD
 

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A Transitional Comb
circa 1912

Badu, Torres Strait Islands

carved hardwood and natural earth pigments
20.7 cm high

PROVENANCE
Mrs F. W. Walker, London, collected circa 1912
Michael Evans Tribal Art, France
Private Collection, Melbourne, acquired from the above

$2,200
 

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