Maori, Oceanic & African Arts Tuesday, 7 December 2021 - 4:00 PM start

This outstanding auction features three of the most historically significant mere pounamu ever offered on the open market alongside a fine collection of toki, tekoteko, whakahuia and items of adornment. Also included in the sale is the Nigel Hillind collection of Papua New Guinea art alongside a large collection of African masks and weaponry, rare oceanic artefacts and a fine selection of Asian art. Please join us for a glass of award winning Chard farm wine at the opening night on Thursday December the 2nd from 5pm – 7pm. Please note that many of the pieces in the Taonga tūturu section of this catalogue have been registered under the Protected Objects Act. This is referred to as Y registration. Under the terms of this act items that are Y registered may not be sold to non New Zealand residents and may not leave the country without the consent of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. To purchase any Y registered item you must be a registered collector. To register as a collector you must apply to the Ministry of Culture and Heritage ( There are a number of pieces in this catalogue which had not completed the registration process before the catalogue went to print and they have been designated Y number pending. These pieces are currently being registered by The Museum of New Zealand: Te Papa Tongarewa. Enquiries: Dunbar M Sloane / 021473 998 James Parkinson / 0220288541

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