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No Limit Exclusive African Art Auction. GREAT news for you here 🙂 Dear friend, Since my auction ( that is ending in a few hours) is doing so well I’m mailing you a valuable gift inside each package as part of what might be the most ridiculously generous surprise ever. Maybe you’ll get a book, or a complementary object, only the winners will know. Seldom HOLO NZAMBI frame- D.R.Congo From the 1940’s – Good condition. Collection Gaetan Schoonbroodt Auctioneer’s estimate:  €2,500 – €5,000 Actual price: 350 € Rare and Seldom Holo Nzambi frame from the nzo santu house- D.R.C. Congo. Sold with a custom made stand. NO PRICE LIMIT. FREE DELIVERY. Height: 32 cm and thin 0.5cm to 2 cm, and large 15 cm. Condition: Dry patina, Brown patina. Custom made stand included. Origin: The HOLO NZAMBI frame comes from the Holo tribe, Congo near Angola and around the Lake Tanganika. Provenance: Gaetan Schoonbroodt, Verviers, Belgium. Typical for the Holo those figures in frame reminds of the Christ figure, and serve as lucky charm decoration in the house and the owner consult it for advice. (Neyt, 1982). Compare withe one sold at Christies in 2013 that sold for 8125€ : http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/cadre-holo-nzambiholo-frame-nzambi-sud-ouest-de-5745862-details.aspx See more pictures of the HOLO NZAMBI   Okak society Shoulder mask End XIXth-Early XXth – Good condition. Provenance: Collection of Maria Wyss. Basel, Switzerland. FANG OKAK – Equatorial Guinea – border Gabon. End XIXth-Early XXth – Good condition. Provenance: Collection of Maria Wyss. Basel, Switzerland. Auctioneer’s estimate:  €750 – €1,250 Actual price: 495 € Protective Fang peoples Okak group mask. XIXth century Equatorial Guinea (at the border with Gabon), Africa. Height =23 cm. This figure is sold with a custom made metal stand Height on stand =32 cm Fine patina with clear signs of use, and with remains of a magical charge around the neck. This is a protective mask that was used during the hunting season. There are similar objects in e.g. the National Museum of Anthropology, Madrid. PROVENANCE: Collection of Maria Wyss. Basel, Switzerland. She was active in the 1960/1970 in Basel, Switzerland and well known in the […]

Exclusive African Art on Catawiki

EXCLUSIVE Offers from David Norden. Oops- made a MISTAKE..SLIDESHOW… : African Art Exclusive Auction March 2017 Dear $email, I made a mistake while uploading the slideshow, the real time is not 2 hours and 16 minutes, but 3 hours ans 16 sec.. the rest is a black screen! Don’t be fooled this isn’t a Hollywood production, but quality African Art. The auction closes tomorrow night, so this is probably my last call. Enjoy the video and the actual prices I noted below, and push a last bid if you want some exclusive African Art from David Norden’s collection delivered on your doorstep . An Ebony Knife – MANGBETU – D.R. Congo Exclusive tribal art Actual price : 319 € https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10919377-an-ebony-knife-mangbetu-d-r-congo Encrusted Seldom Lagoon Mask- ATTIE/EBRIE/YAOURE -Ivory Coast Actual price € 3150 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10919869-encrusted-seldom-lagoon-mask-attie-ebrie-yaoure-ivory-coast Headrest- Female Caryatid Figure – LUBA – Democratic Republic of the Congo Reserve price € 876 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10919079-headrest-female-caryatid-figure-luba-democratic-republic-of-the-congo A fine little figurative knife- SONGYE – D.R, Congo Actual price : € 340 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10911805-a-fine-little-figurative-knife-songye-d-r-congo  Kpele Aluminium Mask – SENUFO – Ivory Coast Actual price € 777 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10909109-kpele-aluminium-mask-senufo-ivory-coast Nimba D’mba Headdress Shoulder Mask – BAGA – Guinea Actual price € 840 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10907051-nimba-d-mba-headdress-shoulder-mask-baga-guinea Big flute – MOSSI – Burkina Faso Actual price € 1650 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10905919-big-flute-mossi-burkina-faso Ceremonial Staff-Seated Female Finial Kibango – LUBA – Congo-D.R.C. Actual price € 399 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10918865-ceremonial-staff-seated-female-finial-kibango-luba-congo-d-r-c A Shiwara – BAMBARA – Mali Mid XXth – Perfet condition. Provenance Modou Sow Actual price € 644 https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels/10915671-a-shiwara-bambara-mali This is really a wonderful opportunity for you. Or you could forward it on to your collector friends! Of course I am happy to provide further information, and (by appointment) viewing here in Antwerp is also possible. Wishing you a special day, and  HAPPY HUNTING ! See All My Exclusive Offers at: https://auction.catawiki.com/lotsfrom/nordend David Norden     Sint Katelijnevest 27 B2000 Antwerpen. Belgium +32 3 227.35.40 http//www.buyafricanantiques.com Please follow and like us:

Flip Catalog-Special Collections

 Dear friend, Click the image below and enjoy the Flip Catalog . The Auction ends on Friday. The catalog links are clickable if you allow the pop-ups in your browser : http://online.pubhtml5.com/gems/bqpz/ Happy Bidding,David Norden +32 3 227.35.40 P.S. : Read our Previous Newsletter: The Private Collections Hunt Newsletter https://buyafricanantiques.com/the-private-collections-hunt-newsletter/ Please follow and like us:

Special African art Collections

The Private Collections Hunt Newsletter

The Private Collections Hunt Newsletter Dear friends, This month we have news of an interesting auction, the hunt for a Djenne head, a video of a very special Kwele mask, and much else besides! David —————–AUCTION——————– Coming onto the market: a private Belgian collection. This month I bring you news of a notable Belgian collector, who has been collecting for over 50 years both in Belgium and further afield. Most of his pieces come from small colonial collectors, and some even come from the renowned Lepage collection. He has supplied numerous dealers and museums – a full listing of the 70+ pieces thus provided is available on the Guy van Rijn Yale database. He has decided to request my assistance to help him sell part of his collection through Catawiki. This is a unique occasion for you to get a well-provenanced, genuine object at a very low starting price. A photographer has been conscripted to take accurate, clear photos of the pieces from all angles, highlighting textural variability, cracks and restorations (where applicable). This way you can be sure that what you see is precisely what you get. The name of the collector will be given to all buyers in the accompanying documentation included in every package. The following lots have been put up for this auction ( + reserve price) : – Lot 1:  Kakuungu Mask – YAKA – D.R. Congo € 1300 – Lot 2:  2 beaded Yaka hats – YAKA – D.R. Congo  €650 – Lot 3:  A fine stool – MONGO – D.R. Congo €350 –Lot 4:  Oshe Shango with Double face – YORUBA -Nigeria € 150 – Lot 5:  Cup – KUBA – D.R. Congo € 250 – Lot 6:  Oozing neckrest- Sidama- Ethiopia € 150 – Lot 7:  A small stool – TSCHOKWE – D.R. Congo € 350 – Lot 8:  Cariatide stool with 5 complete figures – KUBA – D.R. Congo  €750 – Lot 9:  A little figure – TEKE TEGE – D.R. Congo  €250 – Lot 10:  Little Pwo mask -TCHOKWE – D.R. Congo € 600 – Lot 11:  Seldom Black Kasai […]

HAPPY 2017- a long newsletter ..

HAPPY 2017- a long newsletter .. Dear $email, Some of my offerings for January’s exclusive auction QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “Si c’est de l’Art, ça n’est pas pour tout le monde et si c’est pour tout le monde, alors ce n’est pas de l’Art”.  Arnold Schoenberg J’ai reçu beaucoup de commentaires sur FB ———–   Magnificent pictures of dance masks taken in the 1940’s-70’s    ———– Kple Kple and Kpan Pre mask dancers during a Goli performance, Kondeyaokro village, Ivory Coast American photographer Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) spent decades travelling around Africa. A pioneer in color photography – he worked as a color consultant on Hollywood movies (African Queen,  Bell, Book and Candle, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Moulin Rouge) – Elisofon changed Western perceptions of ‘the Dark Continent’ and about African Art with his book Sculpture of Africa 1978 ( http://amzn.to/2iEdUJw  ) These pictures are from his collection of African masquerades (1942-1972) curated at the National Museum of African Art. see more images here:  http://flashbak.com/african-masquerades-incredible-photos-of-tribal-masks-1942-1972-37764/ ———— Jean Paul Barbier-Mueller est décédé à l’âge de 86 ans: “Mieux vaut acheter un chef d’œuvre que dix petites pièces charmante que tout le monde a. Mais c’est la que mes ennuis ont commencé … j’ai du travailler comme un FOU et j’ai du faire grandir la SPG pour alimenter ma PASSION de collectionneur.” Avec son beau-père Joseph Mueller (1887-1977), il constitua la plus prestigieuse des collections privées d’arts africains, océaniens et précolombiens. Interview intégral de Jean Paul Barbier-Muller (RIP) a partir de 6 min 20sec. http://www.lemanbleu.ch/replay/video.html?VideoID=29089 See the masks of Barbier-Mueller’s collection: ( http://amzn.to/2iEgiAc ) ———– Discover the African Masks That Inspired Picasso, Brancusi, Modigliani, and more. They are on display at the Leopold Museum in Vienna (and I am still the proud owner of a bronze, chicken-shaped Bamileke pipe from the Leopold collection, and which is currently on view in my gallery in Antwerp) foreign gods in the Leopold museum http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/foreign-gods-leopold-museum-vienna ———— Online sales have well and truly overtaken sales from real-life shops for the last two years, but when one is thinking of investing in the art world, face to face is a must if you don’t want to inadvertently […]