Tribal Art

Wednesday 2nd September 2015. Starts at 09:30am

The sale included the collection of the late Dr James Spillius, whose career as an anthropologist took him to the islands of
the South Pacific from which many differing articles are represented; food bowls, clubs, masks, shell currency, fish hooks etc. Born in Canada, there is also a small section of Inuit and other Northwest coast pieces.

There was also an interesting collection of Roman glass dating to the 2nd/3rd centuries A.D. acquired by the late
Leslie D’Oyly Harmer (1903-1993) (lots 14-21) whilst in Lebanon and Damascus in 1943 from a Damascan antiquarian whom he knew and includes a variety of vessels in differing forms, colours and techniques.

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