Once Upon a time, a long time ago, there was a shop in Antwerp where time stood still. Once you walked in the door, your eyes would be dazzled by hundred of ancient gods, of masks, of curiosities from Africa and all over the world, looking down from the shelves. It was like walking into a different world, a different… Read More »Did you visit the African Art Shop ?
David Norden Buy African Antiques Dear [Name,fallback=] , David Norden is happy to show you 2 masks and two figures he recently added to his extensive collection that can be viewed in Antwerp or discovered in his online shop (click the images below ) A 1967 published and museum exhibited Dogon Figure Special end of year price till 31 December… Read More »Two African Masks, Two African Figures
This impressive Dogon figure is coming from the Meulendijk collection. The Meulendijk collection was sold at Christie’s, London, October 1980. This figure was also Exhibited in Rotterdam in 1967-68 and published and illustrated in the catalog Afrikaanse Sculpturen uit de Collectie C.P. Meulendijk, Museum voor land en Volkenkunde, 1967-68, curator J.Hurwitz, M.A., introduction by C. op ‘t Land. Read more… Read More »A big Dogon figure-Published in 1967
An authentic and expressive We Gere Wobe mask from Liberia. High= 25 cm The mask is coming from an important Dutch private collection . Well oxidized wood, fur, metal insert for the teeth, nails. Red purple and white pigments. A hole above the nose allowed for viewing during the dance, and around the rim on the back to attach a… Read More »A Great Gere Wobe Mask from the We
These four Shamanic masks are ON SALE till Monday the 4th of October. click the links to read more : A Big Shamanic Mask that could have inspired Georg Baselitz Mask from Nepal, From the Helmut Zake collection Tamang Himalaya Mask This 27 cm Tamang Himalaya Mask is coming from a fine private collection… Read More »4 Shamanic masks
Dear Collectors, The Bassa mask from Liberia is the senior entertainment mask of the men’s No association. When danced it emphasizes desirable traits for women to emulate. Although smaller than life size, the wood mask was attached to an open basket like construction that was concealed as part of a larger costume that fully covered the dancer’s face. Bassa wood… Read More »3 Bassa masks
Private Auction: Authentic Tribal Masks ( images of lots in sale below this email) Dear Collector This is an invitation to visit the AUTHENTIC TRIBAL MASKS auction African masks have become part of life in the west just as they have in Africa. Originally they served as the literal face of justice, or representations of ceremonial beings, deities, or departed… Read More »Private Auction: 15 Authentic Tribal Masks
The Best Way To Build Your African Art collection David Norden stated dealing 30 years ago. His shop is in Antwerp and he is part of a family dealing in Antiques for three generations. His grand-father Israel Norden had five shops in Den Haag ( Netherland) in the 1950’s-60’s, and his father Herman Norden had his Antique Shop in Antwerp… Read More »How to buy African art at auction
To determine the age and authenticity of African art sculptures there are many techniques that can be used but nothing will replace having seen tens of thousands objects during the past thirty years of buying and selling African art through auctions , visits of collections, museums, fairs, and studying African art through books and online research, and last but not… Read More »How to determine African Art Authenticity and age.