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ngombe short sword,before 1914,ex charles smets

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1910   item# 1233389

ngombe short sword,before 1914,ex charles smets
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


380€ 

an ngombe short sword,wooden handle ,48cm small chip in the handle's corner Provenance: Old collection Charles Smets 1881-1941. The collection Charles Smets was incorporated during the expedition organized by the Museum of the natural history of the Congo between 1909 and 1915. In July 1909, Charles Smets began this expedition which was aimed to study and collect specimens of fauna and flora of North Eastern Congo as well as ethnographic objects. It collects on this occasion for his own c ...click for details


a beautiful java kris

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre 1930   item# 1232928

a beautiful java kris
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


1200€ 

a beautiful java kris with a nice ivory handle finely engraved and stylised garuda.The blade has a nice pamor .the ivory handle has been glued on the blade by the previous collector .I should inject some aceton so i can turn the handle again .A small chip at the end of the point in the b.ack otherwise a beautiful example


Rencong meucangge ATTIEH SUMATRA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre 1940   item# 1206459

Rencong meucangge ATTIEH SUMATRA
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


430€ 

we can see in "malayworld edged weapons"the following description which applies to this example :" The Rencong is a dagger as important to the Acehnese as the Keris is to the Javanese. According to some scholars, its shape is said to symbolize the Arab lettering of the invocation “Bismillaah”. One can accept this interpretation or not, however the Islamic symbolism is evident in the Rencong shape and decoration. As the Keris, it is believed to have a mystic power. The Rencong ...click for details


a fine songye axe nsapo ,before 1914

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1910   item# 1196516

a fine songye axe nsapo ,before 1914
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


650€ 

a fine songye axe ,very thick blade of simple shape well balanced .This rank ceremonial axe has a thick blade of massively forged iron .it is formed of three branches a semicircle blade,a square section at the base. . a thick copper sheet totally wraps the wooden handle ..This axe brings together all of the techniques used by blacksmiths Nsapo, twisted iron, the characteristic small head and large solid forged. It is a classic, says Type II, including the good state of preservation in f ...click for details


tumbok lada ,sumatra,indonesia

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre 1920   item# 1163163

tumbok lada ,sumatra,indonesia
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


750€ 

a nice tumbok lada ,sumatra ,indonesia .wooden sheath covered with chiselled silver ,handle in silver and horn. the silver leaf is damaged at the back side of the sheath a part is missing otherwise ,good condition .29cm tumbok lada makes reference to the instrument which grounds the pepper (lada)cfRef biblio : "Traditional weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago", Albert G. Van Zonneveld, p. 149, ill. 628


tumbok lada

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Edged Weapons: Pre 1920   item# 1163161

tumbok lada
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

a nice quality tumbok lada wooden sheth covered with chiselled silver, handle in horn .beautiful pamor blade .36cm Tumbok lada gives reference to the crush pepper (lada)instrument .cfRef biblio : "Traditional weapons of the Indonesian Archipelago", Albert G. Van Zonneveld, p. 149, ill. 628


a tibetan shield

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1059792

a tibetan shield
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


2750€ 

A rare cane and iron struts shield the medium row struts are posterior inside used cane otherwise exterior good condition The metropolitan museum date this type of shield from 1400to 1600 we will be more conservative and say 19th,though we never know..... the metropolitan museum comments about these shields:"Shields were once widely used in Tibet. They were invariably round and consist of two basic types: shields made of cane or wicker, and shields made of leather. Of these, the cane ...click for details


a masai shield

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1950   item# 1058885

a masai shield
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

a beautiful masai shield ,buffalo skin ,wood ,pigments 82cm Kenya. Masai men, in order to become warriors, must go out alone into the bush and kill a male lion with their bare hands. When a Masai warrior is initiated their spear and shield are decorated with red paint, which is symbolic of their status in society. Each shield is crafted from buffalo hide sewn onto a wooden frame. The handle is attached at the center Among the Masai, red paint was traditionally obtained by mixing earth with bl ...click for details


flyssa ,algeria

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1930   item# 978069 (stock# 156)

flyssa ,algeria
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

a beautiful flyssa ,nice incised blade ,nice patinated handle 70cm


an old kuba knife

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1930   item# 950712 (stock# 115)

an old kuba knife
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


900€ pending 

a good old kuba knife with nice patina thick blade 48cm provenance :doctor felix lauwers who is who in african art says : Lauwers, Felix & Maria [1924 - 16 February 2002] Coll. Antwerp-Belgium. Medical doctor. African, Indian, Archeaological, PreColumbian and European art. Started collecting in the 1950s. The foundation of his collection is a colonial collection from Jean Batiste Constant Vandewalle. Mangbetu figure in expo cat.: Manbetu. Afrikaanse hofkunst uit Belgische priv ...click for details


an impressive songye prestige Kilonda axe

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1930   item# 950673 (stock# 105)

an impressive songye prestige Kilonda  axe
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

an important kilonda axe with 15 heads on each side of the iron blade 34cm blade width 19cm material wood,copper,iron, provenance ex coll doctor felix lauwers Lauwers, Felix & Maria [1924 - 16 February 2002] who is who in african art says : Coll. Antwerp-Belgium. Medical doctor. African, Indian, Archeaological, PreColumbian and European art. Started collecting in the 1950s. The foundation of his collection is a colonial collection from Jean Batiste Constant Vandewalle. Man ...click for details


a rare april river shield,Sepik,ex linda Cunningham

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1940   item# 950644 (stock# 100)

a rare april river shield,Sepik,ex linda Cunningham
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

a beautiful april river shield New Guinea, E. Sepik Province, Upper Sepik, Lower April River, Bitara People 172cm Materials: wood, , natural earth pigments provenance :Ex Linda cunningham Ex Robert ypers Cunningham, Linda & Kevin: Dealer. Tribal Art and relevant books. See: Oceanic Primitive Arts. Oceanic Primitive Arts [Opened January 1979] Gallery/bookshop. New York City. Owners: Linda & Kevin Cunningham. Description: Here's ...click for details


a rare tibetan shield

Catalogue: Archives: Pre 1940   item# 891249 (stock# 92)

 a rare tibetan shield
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

a rare tibetan shield from shi ga tse aera ,made of rattan and metal the oblic strips are probably posterior 70cm diametre


a beautiful azande shield ,congo,130cm

Catalogue: Archives: Pre 1940   item# 891247 (stock# 91)

a beautiful azande shield ,congo,130cm
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

a beautiful example of azande shield with the original metal plate for the throwing knife (which is rare to find )handle with rattan work in good condition .the knife is not the original one for the shield but it fits .price is 150 €less without the knife from an old colonial belgium collection


rencong sumatra

Catalogue: Archives: Pre 1930   item# 881826 (stock# 77)

rencong sumatra
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galerie Cecile Kerner
32475830042


sold 

rencong,sumatra the blade broadens towards the hilt.the wood scabbard is decorated;the rencong is worn between the body and the girdle

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