Ethnographic Arts


An Exceptional Northwest Coast Bella Coola (or Bella Bella) Mask   Realized $14,000


An Exceptionally Carved Trobriand Islands Dance Paddle   Realized $1,400


A Large Decorated Tapa Cloth, New Guinea, possibly New Britain   Realized $1,300


A Pair of Eskimo Snow Goggles   Realized $1,400


An Early 19th Century Fijian Kava Bowl

Ethnographic Arts at The Cobbs

The Arts of Africa, the Pacific Islands and Indonesia, Tribal Himalaya, and the Americas both before the discovery of the New world and after, represent some of the most expressive and powerful art forms. Influential to the early Modernist movement of contemporary art because of its abstraction, these art forms resonate to the very depths of our being. The Cobbs is pleased to be able to offer a fine selection of Art from these areas in vetted sales; from shrine figures of West Africa and sacred masks of New Guinea; clubs of Polynesia and Shamanic implements of the Himalayas to Native American textiles and beadwork as well as pre-Columbian ceramics, our Ethnographic art department offers a wide range of art and artifacts for all levels of collecting.

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Ernest Hemingway, “The Old Man and the Sea" (Scribner's, 1952) Ernest Hemingway, “The Old Man and the Sea" (Scribner's, 1952)

Important Fine Art and Antiques Auction, Apr. 30, 2022

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