TOM HURST

Tom Hurst has collected Tribal Art from a young age, passionate and focused he has an eclectic collection with many of his pieces attached to historically important provenances. 

CONTACT

tomhurstantiques@gmail.com

www.totallyoriginalmerchandise.com

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Exhibits

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Elema drum

 

 

Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Late 19th C

72cm long

£2750


In the form of a shark or crocodile's open mouth, this drum

has four spirit/ancestral faces and, unusually, the decoration

continues around the handle. It has a wonderful

old surface and traces of white pigment. Old shadow where drum head string was.

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A Haida carved rifle stock

 

North West Coast

Mid-late 19th C

53cm long

£1850

A US Springfield rifle that made its way over to the Haida. US stamped on the butt plate. Possibly an 1855 model M1855 Springfield Carbine.

 

Carved with a raven head and a running/crouching bear, it must have later broken whilst in the Haida's possession, the stock now only remaining. Applied leather wrap.

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A leopard mask

 

Possibly Tanzanian

Early 20th C

20.5cm high

£650

Not exactly sure of the origin of this mask, a bit of a mystery. It has a good encrusted surface. An old break/repair, loose.

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A Latmul turtle shell and wickerwork armband

Central Sepik, Papua New Guinea

Early-mid 20th Century

17cm high

£850

Two Ingessana throwing knives (sai)

Sudan

Both 84cm long

£450

Very fine decoration, unusual figurative depictions to one, a man riding a camel and a man with a sword.

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A Marupai ornament

Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

12.5cm long

£560

A dwarf coconut, decoration infilled with lime, remnants of blue pigment. A lovely tactile object.

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A Kongo terracotta pipe bowl

Congo

5.5cm long

Provenance: Ex. Trevor Barton Pipe Collection

£165

Figure to front and stylized spider. Very slight chips.

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A Nassa shell armband

Papua New Guinea

13cm long

£180

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A horn pipe

Congo

Late19th C

45cm long

Provenance: Ex. Trevor Barton Pipe Collection

 

£340

Wonderful form. 

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A group of ten brass Ashanti goldweights

Ghana

19th C

Longest 5.5cm

Provenance: Ex. Professor Leonard E. Newton Collection.

£520

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An Ifugao or Batak pipe

Philippines or Indonesia

19cm high.
Provenance: Ex. Trevor Barton Pipe Collection

SOLD

This is an unusual form of pipe having a figure to one end, his hand covering one eye and a snake eating a frog to the other, the frog merging with the pipe's bowl. Wonderful geometric designs. 

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A Yoruba Kola nut box in the form of a rabbit

 

Nigeria

Early 20th C

23cm long

£380

A rather charming representation of a rabbit.

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Two Igorot pipes.

Northern Luzon, Philippines
Late 19th and early 20th C

14cm and 18cm long
Provenance: Ex. Trevor Barton Pipe Collection

£280 each.

One has canework to stem and a clay bowl with a bird's head (very slightly chipped), possibly Tinguian people, the other brass, the bowl being a figure, it also has its scraper.

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Two Mangbetu ivory oliphants

Congo

Late19th C

35cm and 48.5cm long

Provenance: Ex. Professor Jim Green Collection

Larger of the two SOLD the smaller £110

One with a large chunk missing and the other cracked, although nice and tight.

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A steatite pipe

Possibly from Afghanistan

14.5cm long 

Provenance: Ex. Trevor Barton Pipe Collection.

£250

This is probably in the form of a Bactrian deer, having circle decoration. 

A similar example in the Amsterdam Pipe Museum. No. APM 07.875

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An iron horse bit. Bauchi province

 

Nigeria

19th C

50.5cm long

Provenance: Arthur Holdsworth Groom, District Officer, Nigeria 1905 - 1917.

Loaned to the Castle Museum, Norwich in 1911.

Liverpool Museum.

£240

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A boar tusk currency bracelet

 

New Hebrides

Early-mid 20th C

10.5cm in diamiter

£160

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A Benin anthropomorphic leopard box

Late 19th C

46.5cm long

Provenance: The Reverent Edward Thomas Pakenham, Church Missionary Society Superintendent. Stationed in Owo, Oshogbo and Lagos 1909-1921.

SOLD

Old break to tail.

 

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An Inuit seal skin pouch

 

13cm long

£145

Probably for fish hooks. A few small worn patches.

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A Senufo bird head heddle pulley

18cm high without stand

£125

An old repair with nails

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Three leather belts.

Tibet
19th C

Provenance: Ex. Trevor Barton Pipe Collection

£495

Two belts have tinder or flint pouches (chuckmucks), one with two pouches, two with knives, one with a pair of cased tongs and the other with a medicine spoon, (probably silver). Also a belt with brass mounts depicting animals, also another tinder pouch.

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A Zulu shield

South Africa

19th C

60.5cm long

£180