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Exclusive African Art Auction August 2017

August news: After-sales + EXCLUSIVE Offers from David Norden..

Dear $email,

 

Find below the Exclusive offers ending Sunday around 8 p.m. Belgian time..

Please be aware that you will get free worldwide delivery and a complete description for every piece. Also note that I sometimes include an extra free object in the package!

The catawiki auction costs are very low compared to other auction sites – only 9% of the hammer price.

I also still have some objects available from the Kuba sale, if you want you can buy them now at a low fixed price during the next few days, see below..

Exclusive African Art

The Royal Kuba Art Treasures below are available in After-sales, you can buy them directly from me at the mentioned fixed price, no extra auction costs on those items,and of course free worldwide delivery and a complete description for every piece. . .

Just reply to this email to check availability and get payment instructions ( wire transfer, credit card, or Paypal), you can view the complete description and extra images on Catawiki by clicking on the links near the images, but you can't bid on Catawiki on those items. If you are interested just hit the reply button.

Kuba masks

Seldom Black KUBA Lele mask – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

https://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/2017/7/18/a/0/2/thumb2_a029ec3f-a413-4115-bca4-69887843bf94.jpgestimate €1,250 – €1,750
BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 850

 

Black KUBA Lele mask from beyond the Kasai River
Western Congo (DRC)
Good condition.
Early to mid 20th century

From the collection of Bob Germ, Hoboken, USA.
H= 30 cm, +/- 54 cm,  with the fibers part.

read more about the Kuba Lele…

 

 

 

 

Kuba Bwoom Helm mask with hand on the back , Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kuba Estimate: €3,250 – €4,500
BUY IT NOW PRICE:€ 2,500

Impressive Kuba Bwoom helmet mask , Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ex. Maria Wyss collection.
Wood, dark crusty patina.
H= 34 cm D= 36 cm (64 cm with stand)
Crack and indigenous restoration on the side, hole on top.
Provenance: Maria Wyss, merchant expert and collector of African Art, who lived in Basel (Switzerland) in the 1960s and 1970s. She was well known in the collectors and museums community for her good taste and knowledge, and for mounting major public exhibitions of beautiful pieces.
She worked with many museums and major private collectors. Entered the Norden Collection from “Jo the Buck” a long time ago.
read more about the Kuba Bwoom …

Kuba-Kete Helmet Mask, Early 20th century – Good condition

Kuba Kete mask
Estimate: €3,000 – €4,500
BUY IT NOW PRICE:€ 2,700

Collected in the 1950's, this Kuba-Kete Helmet Mask is quite impressive.
Provenance ex-collection Jan Kusters, Netherland.

 

H= 43 cm and 65 cm with the feathers, 70 cm on it's stand.

read more about theKuba-Kete Helmet Mask

 

 

 

 

Horned Pwoom Itok mask – KUBA – Congo (RDC)
https://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/2017/7/21/3/2/1/thumb2_32158814-b223-4eab-90ad-cf9bc7c7920d.jpg

Estimate: €850 – €1,250
BUY IT NOW PRICE:€ 750

 

Pwoom Itok mask from the collection of Jan van Camp, Antwerp, Belgium.
Horned Pwoom Itok mask
KUBA: Eastern Kasai-Congo (DRC)
Size: 24cm; 40 cm on its custom metal base
Wood, feathers, raffia, copper nails in the eyes, remains of Tokula powder.

read more about the Horned Pwoom Itok mask – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

Kuba divination oracles

Kuba artists of south-central DRC create friction oracles known as itombwa. Regarded as infallible divinatory instruments, itombwa were used by the Ding, Kuba, Lele, Luluwa and Wongo peoples to mediate between diviners and omniscient nature spirits in order to determine the cause of illnesses and appropriate courses of treatment, as well as to expose dishonesty.

Itumba Bashilele friction oracle, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Estimate: €1,250 – €1,750
BUY IT NOW PRICE: €950

A fine Lele Itumba friction oracle; half man, half animal., old used patina
Provenance: Gallery Schoffel de Fabry, Paris
W= 32 cm. Wood, complete with rubber and rope, black pigments, camwood powder remains, fine patination, and extensive signs of use.

read more about the Itumba Bashilele friction oracle , Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Itumba Bashilele friction oracle, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Itumba Bashilele friction oracleExtimate: €450 – €600
BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 300
A fine Lele Itumba friction oracle; half man, half animal.
Provenance: Gaëtan Schoonbroodt, Verviers.
W= 33 cm. Wood, complete with the rubber and rope, black pigments, fine patination , and extensive signs of use.

read more about the Itumba Bashilele friction oracle , Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

 

Itumba Kuba friction oracle two heads , Democratic Republic of the Congo

Itumba Kuba friction oracle two headsEstimate: €650 – €850
BUY IT NOW PRICE: : € 400

A fine Kuba Itumba friction oracle with two heads; half man, half animal.
Provenance: Gaëtan Schoonbroodt, Verviers.
W= 31 cm. Wood, complete with rubber and rope, black pigments, fine patination , and extensive signs of use. On a wood stand.
Fine Kuba motives on the side

read more about the Itumba Kuba friction oracle two heads , Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kuba Cups & Prestige Objects

Kuba Anthropomorphic Shoowa Cup , Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kuba Anthropomorphic Shoowa Cupestimate: €1,750 – €2,500

BUY IT NOW PRICE: : € 1,200

A fine female Kuba Anthropomorphic Cup or mortar, with handle in the back
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Provenance: Patric Claes, Brussels.
H= 30 cm, 33 cm on the custom-made wood stand.
Rich dark-brown wood shiny patina, with underlying oxidised wood.
Left foot reglued. It is quite seldom to find such cups with complete figures.

Provenance: Patric Claes collection, who bought it from a French collector. Patric Claes is “Conservateur du Musée des Arts Traditionnels et du Folklore” and consultant to the Congolese Ministry of the Environment

read more about the Kuba Anthropomorphic Shoowa Cup , Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

The rediscovered ndop of king Mbop a-Kyeen- KUBA – Congo (RDC)- 74 cm – 29 inch

The rediscovered ndop of king Mbop a-Kyeen- KUBA - Congo (RDC)- 74 cm - 29 inchEstimate : €5,500 – €8,500

BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 2,700

KUBA: Democratic Republic of Congo

According to Olbrechts this represents king Mbop' a-Kyeen, the 119th king of the Kuba, who died in 1895 (Cornet-Art Royal Kuba p 52, 59 )
Collected in the 1950's.
Provenance: Jean Marc Desaive, Brussels.
A figure in the same style – probably from the same carver – can be seen in National Museum of Denmark, and represents Mbopey Mabiintsch ma-Mbul ( Cornet-Art Royal Kuba-p115 )
Size: 74 cm , 29 inch . One of the biggest known Ndop figures

The rediscovered ndop of king Mbop a-Kyeen- KUBA – Congo (RDC)- 74 cm – 29 inch

read more about The rediscovered ndop of king Mbop a-Kyeen- KUBA – Congo (RDC)- 74 cm – 29 inch

 

Shoowa Man's Prestige Cloths (“Velvet”) Kuba people Kasai, DR Congo Early XXth

Provenance: Paul Gilman, a collector in Liège who had a lot of Kuba materials.
Raffia pile cloth (velour du Kasai)
Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Kuba people
20th century
Hand woven raffia embroidered with natural and dyed raffia
Early XXth century
The Kuba people of the Congo are well known for textiles such as this, made from raffia and featuring interlocking knot designs. The men weave the cloth and the women embroider it. The characteristic pile (known as Kasai velvet or clipped pile cloth) is made by embroidering the cloth with soft, thin strips of natural and dyed raffia, which are clipped to make a velvet-like surface. The fabric is a prestige item traditionally used as ceremonial clothing and for exchange, especially as part of a marriage contract.
See a interesting video about those Kuba textiles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCpT-4vctNY

Kuba textile 56cmX38cmKuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 250

Size: 56cm X38 cm

Kuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA 56 X 38 cm- Congo (RDC)

Kuba textile 58cmX23cmKuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 250

Size: 58cm X23 cm

Kuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA 58 X 23 cm – Congo (RDC)

Kuba textile 62 X 56 cmKuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 250
Size: 62cm X56 cm 

Kuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai 62X56 – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

Kuba textile 64 X 49 cmKuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA – Congo (RDC)
Ethnographic / Tribal art auction
BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 250
Size: 64cm X49 cm

Kuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

Kuba textile 53 X 51 cmKuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA – Congo (RDC)
Ethnographic / Tribal art auction
BUY IT NOW PRICE: € 250
Size: 53cm X51 cm

Kuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai – KUBA – Congo (RDC)

The first exhibition of Kuba material was in 1910 in the British Museum, with objects coming from the Hungarian ethnologist Emil Torday.
It took me two years to assemble this collection, and I hope you enjoy it.

Wishing you a happy bidding and a summer of love !

David Norden

Sint Katelijnevest 27
B2000 Antwerpen.
Belgium
+32 3 227.35.40
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1 Comment

Theo Joyal

Hello David, I have a few pieces left from my collection, and would like your opinion on them ,also I would like too sell them if your interested, sincerely. Theo Joyal NY. Ps, please email for photos

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