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Outstanding Prices Achieved in the Maori, Oceanic & African Arts Auction

Unprecedented results were achieved across the board last night in the Maori, Oceanic & African Arts Auction. Particularly impressive prices where achieved for the Chiefs Mere Pounamu (Short bladed Greenstone Weapon) (Lot 86)

Estimated at $35,000 - $70,000, This Mere Pounamu Achieved $150,000 Plus Buyer's Premium.

 

Other Highlights from the auction include: 

 

Lot 70: Patoromu Tamatea Tokotoko (Ceremonial Walking Stick)
Achieved $45,000 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 74: Kumete ( Food Bowl)
Achieved $24,000 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 78: 19th century Papahou
Achieved $40,000 Plus Buyer's Premium

 

Lot 79: Taiaha (Fighting Staff)
Achieved $4,800 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 86: A Superb Historically Important Chiefs Mere Pounamu ( Short bladed Greenstone Weapon)
Achieved $150,000 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 87: A Superb Historically Important Chiefs Mere Pounamu ( Short bladed Greenstone Weapon)
Achieved $84,000 Plus Buyer's Premium

 

Lot 88: A Superb Historically Important Chiefs Mere Pounamu ( Short bladed Greenstone Weapon)
Achieved $76,000 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 89: Fine Wakahuia (Treasure Box)
Achieved $42,000 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 90: Tene Waitere Waka Huia
Achieved $28,000 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 95: Pounamu Pekapeka (Nephrite Pendant)
Achieved $8,500 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 98: Kiwi Feather Kete
Achieved $14,000 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 120: Pounamu Hei Tiki
Achieved $12,000 Plus Buyer's Premium

 

Lot 155: Rare Tattersfield Maori Legend Rug
Achieved $9,500 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 286: A Fijian Beaked Battle Hammer (Totokia Titobu)
Achieved $2,000 Plus Buyer's Premium

 

Lot 302: Large and Impressive Thai Bronze 19th century Chang Saen Style Buddha Figure
Achieved $6,750 Plus Buyer's Premium 

 

Lot 317: Chinese Celadon Jade Dragon Raised on a fitted stand
Achieved $5,500 Plus Buyer's Premium