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A NEW GUINEA FRAGMENT

FROM AN ORATOR'S STOOL, BLACKWATER RIVER

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A NEW GUINEA FRAGMENT
From an orator's stool, Blackwater River
Of flat form with curved top, one side with carved mask with shell inlaid eyes, scroll ornament painted in red and white, a smaller head on the reverse
78.5cm. long
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Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.

Lot Essay

Cf. Schmitz, C.A.: Oceanic Art, New York, n.d., colour pl.12
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