06 janvier 2019

Serge Schoffel - Art Premier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 9c

Kneeling female figure holding an offering bowl, Nigeria, Iwa Yoruba people, 19th century. Wood. H 32 cm. © Serge Schoffel - Art Premier at BRAFA 2019, Stand 9c. Provenance: Ralph Nash, London 1960s; William W. Brill, New York, ref. no. 475-A; Sotheby’s, New York, 17 November 2006, lot 52 Literature: Selections from the William W. Brill collection of African art, exhibition catalogue, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, 5 May-31 August 1969, p. 25, n° 36; The Duluth News-tribune, 8 February 1970, p. 6; 'La... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

Montagut Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 14d

Yaouré Mask, Yaouré people, Ivory Coast. Wood, traces of vegetable pigments. H 31 cm. © Montagut Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 14d.  Provenance: Sommaruga collection, Bellinzona, Switzerland. Literature: K. Blixen, 'La mia Africa, sculture dell Africa Nere', Olivetti, Milano, 1981. Songye Statue, Songye people, Democratic Republic of Congo. Wood, metal, fetish material, fabric. H 49 cm. © Montagut Gallery at BRAFA 2019, Stand 14d.  Provenance: collection Karel... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2019

Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts at BRAFA 2019, Stand 32c

Kongo chief’s bell, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1800 AD. Wood, mirror. H 19 cm. © Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts at BRAFA 2019, Stand 32c. Provenance: J.J. Klejman, New York, circa 1960. Exhibition: Power and Majesty: the Art of the Kongo Masters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 16 September 2015-31 January 2016. Dinka seated feminine statue, Soudan, between 1666-1885 AD (CIRAM 0713-OA-158R). Wood. H 52 cm. © Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts at BRAFA 2019,... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Yann Ferrandin at BRAFA 2019, Stand 88d

Dan ritual mask, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Dan culture, 19th century. Carved wood, thick dark brown patina, reddish brown shine. H 24.5 cm. © Yann Ferrandin at BRAFA 2019, Stand 88d. Provenance: collection of Henri Hoppenot (1891-1977), French diplomat and senior civil servant, and Hélène Hoppenot (née Delacour, 1894-1990), diarist, author and photographer; private collection, France. Maternity Dondo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dondo culture, 19th century. Carved wood, thick inlaid patina... [Lire la suite]
04 janvier 2019

Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c

Statue of an armed warrior ancestor Wipong, Nigeria, Jukun Kingdom, from 14th to 18th century. Wood. H 70 cm. © Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c. Provenance: collection Durant-Dessert, France Representation of a female heiress, Mali, Bandiagara escarpment, Tellem people, 17th century. Wood. H 29.8 cm. © Pierre Dartevelle at BRAFA 2019, Stand 21c. Provenance: private collection Monzino, Milan. Songye, Kalewbe group, figure of power, Democratic Republic of the... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2018

Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d

Baule Mask, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, late 19th century. Wood, pigments. H 33 cm. © Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d. Provenance: collection André Derain, Paris; collection Renou et Colle, Paris; private collection, Rouen, 1975 Lele comb, Democratic Republic of the Congo, late 19th century. Wood. H 24 cm. © Didier Claes at BRAFA 2019, Stand 95d. Provenance: Nelly Van den Abeele collection, Brussels, 2003 Literature: Uzuri Wa Dunia, Belgian Treasures, exhibition catalogue Bruneaf,... [Lire la suite]

15 décembre 2018

Exceptional Tlingit rattle achieves top lot at Bonhams Native American Art Sale

Lot 394. An exceptional Tlingit rattle, Attributed to Kadjisdu.axch, Old Wrangell, c. 1770-1790. Estimate: $100,000-150,000. Price realized: $504,500 (€ 447,053). Photo: Bonhams. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The December 11 sale of Native American Art was led by an exceptional Tlingit rattle, circa 1770-1790, which realized $504,500 (estimate: $100,000-150,000). Attributed to Kadjisdu.axch, the greatest carver of wood among the Tlingit people, this rattle is expertly carved in the form of an oystercatcher with several figures... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

Masque en ivoire, Lega, République Démocratique du Congo

Lot 148. Masque en ivoire, Lega, République Démocratique du Congo; haut. 18 cm ; 7 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 18,750 €. © Sotheby's.  Provenance: Collection privée européenne. Sotheby's. Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, Paris, 12 décembre 2018  
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14 décembre 2018

Pendentif Hei Tiki, Maori, Nouvelle-Zélande

Lot 121. Pendentif Hei Tiki, Maori, Nouvelle-Zélande; haut. 11 cm ; 4 1/4 in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 62,500 €. © Sotheby's.  Provenance: Collection Michel Van Gelder, BruxellesTransmis par descendanceCollection privée, Bruxelles, ca. 2010Patrick et Ondine Mestdagh, BruxellesSerge Schoffel, BruxellesCollection privée européenne . Literature: Schoffel, Art en Premier2, 2017, pp. 12-13. Note: Si les pendentifs en néphrite hei... [Lire la suite]
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14 décembre 2018

Figure de reliquaire, Kota, Gabon

Lot 151. Figure de reliquaire, Kota, Gabon; haut. 53,5 cm ; 21 in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 225,000 €. © Sotheby's.  Provenance: Collection privée européenne. Note: Identifié grâce aux travaux du pasteur Andersson, qui séjourna au Congo dans les années 1930-1940, le corpus des figures de reliquaire Kota Ndasa se distingue de l’ensemble des « Kota du Sud » par l’absence de cimier sommital, laissant place à une coiffe divisée en deux parties... [Lire la suite]
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