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Auction Closes At: 11:00:00 03/29/2011
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 001. Five Massim Lime Spatulas
Estimate: $1,500-$2,000
Current High Bid: $150.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $150.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Oceania (South Seas and New Guinea)
Culture or Country: Trobriand Islands, Papua, New Guinea.
Period: --
Size: 10 to 18-1/2 L.

Description: Used as a tool to extract lime from the container and mix for consumption, these five spatulas all have long flat applicators with smooth tapered ends. Three have long slender handles of quadripartite intersection, with organic relief curve design at base; one bears a profile bird head, longest has dotted detail. Widest example bears a musical instrument handle of ovoid outline in form of fishs head having encircled eyes and row of triangles. All above have encrusted white lime pigment. Last is thinnest example, with concentric circles on handle and loop for suspension. Most wear on spatula end, hairline cracks, encrusted surface.
Provenance: Private Cincinnati collection.
Shipping Fee:
National: $20.00
International: $74.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Five Massim Lime Spatulas

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Blind Cyclops $150.00 1 3/28/2011 3:37:48 PM

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