Ife Benin Oba Copper Bronze Portrait Head. Well sculpted near life size with very nice natural old patina and liberal amounts of its black paint remaining. Size 11" by 7" by 8"
Ethiopian Harari Basket, coil built of reeds and woven natural dyed grasses as the design, leather bound foot and rim with four straps decorated with three applied cowrie shells each. A shallow bowl form with footed base having a decorative geometric pattern in tones of red, maize and sienna. Interior with signs of sun bleaching in comparison to the vivid underside, Minor signs of wear and use, overall fine condition. 15-1/2” in diameter x 3-1/2” high. Circa 1920.
Antique Benin cast Bronze Royal Couple Sculpture, good condition other than heavy natural looking bronze rot from what appears to burial causing the surface metal to chip away easily . Size H 6" W 3.5" Old French collection
Early Dogon Bronze Horse and Rider with a Spear from an old French collection. Unique elongated style . Great condition some burial deposits. size L 5" H 5.25"
Ethiopian Geometric High Back Chair, made and served by the Jimma people of Southern Ethiopia, carved from a single piece of wood having a circular, slightly concave seat on tripod base supported by three slender round rods, rectangular backrest with geometrical openwork carving, varied dark brown glossy patina. Signs of age and use, otherwise fine condition. 31” high x 16” in diameter. Seat height 14-1/2”. 19th century.
A Zulu or South African spoon, carved with a standing figure at the finial, the stem and bowl decorated with a dark and light zig-zag pattern. Length: 40.0 cm. 20th cent.
Both arms of the figure are broken. No other faults.
Antique bronze North African Sudanese black powder container. Appliqué copper with fine chasing. Original patina matching that of its age and use. Copper rings used for mounting piece for ease of use while traveling.
With brass display stand.
Size: 5" W x 8" H
Rare, Antique late 19th century, unusual Islamic dagger of the lords of the desert, known as Tuareg, Telek or Gozma.
Details: Tapered double edged blade, with bone inlaid beveled hardwood grip, fitted with elaborate profiled brass mounts.
In its original, leather covered, metal scabbard with brass chape and locket engraved in geometrical pattern.
CONDITION: Showing signs of usage and wear, leather casing of the metal scabbard chipped.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length of the da...
MASSIVE ANTIQUE HEAVY BRACELET CURRENCY, WESTAFRICA, LIKELY NIGER, 17TH.-18TH. CENTURY.
A very large specimen weighing around 850 grams, so it represented enormous wealth in trade in Western Africa. Unusually fine workmanship and and expertly decorated as well.
Size: 108 mm in diameter - 950 grams.
Condition: Superb! With fine clear engravings and a wonderful rich brown patina that testify the great age of the piece.
A choice bronze necklace from Nigeria, ca. late 1800's. It is 19” long and is comprised of a variety of beads, a number with incised designs. The large 2-3/4” pendant has the odd appearance of an empty pocket watch and there is a pair of 2-1/2” ornaments extending from the sides.
This is a Moroccan BERBER Headdress from about 1980's or Earlier. It is made of silver / sterling silver and several stones. It measures about 7 1/2" X 7 1/2" X 10 1/2" ( 19.1 cm X 19.1 cm X 26.8 cm ).
* Statue not for sale.
A Shona Knife. With well carved sheath bound with wire.
S. E. Africa L19thC. Length: 13" (33.3 cm). Condition: wire loose at top of sheath, blade with some rust.
collection of 4 west African 'Gris gris' leather bound talismans containing protective amulets largest 13cm excluding neck cord. undated, estimated to be early to mid 20th cent. can be viewed in central London.
A puzzling stone carving that SC bought in large estate with antiquities.
The stone ´carving is a fragment of a larger structure and with the carving of a beautiful african head and a couple of lizzards. The style and fine patina, does indicate an ancient date of manifacture. Likely Western Africa.
You are welcome to enlighten us, if you have some knowledge about this piece of art.
Size: 47 mm. long and 40 mm wide, heavy made of a hard black stone.
Benin Bronze Man with Horse. Nigeria. 19th Century. High copper alloy. Masterfully modeled and cast in lost-wax. Two small void areas in base, which is ornamented with typical Benin incised leaf patterns and ropework along the edges. Remarkable detail throughout. Fine, untouched patina. 10 1/2" tall x 11" x 9". 11 lb.
A Shona neckrest. Late 19th Century. Height 15 cm.
A male Yoruba twin figure from The Sunde African Collection. Very old and likely 19th. century, Nigeria, Yoruba culture.
The figure well-endowed, with unturned hair, jevellery and very rich and fine patina - a gem.
Size: 27-28 cm.
African ibeji twin carved wooden figures, Yoruba people, Nigeria. Both with striated upswept coiffures and beaded embellishments. These are a pair with the same tatoos on their bellies, male and female.
Superb rich patina. The Yoruba figures on the market are normally never old. Here we have a set of twins, very old, likely from the 19th. century.
Size: 27,6 and 30 cm.
Ex. Collection of Mr. Sunde.
Probably the work of a master carver of the Abeokuta region.