A very fine and well worn Baule bronze miniature pendant mask from West Africa.The mask is very well cast with multiple bands of raised scarification.Good patina.Mounted on base
19th C. or earlier
2 1/2 inches H.
Mounted 4 1/4 inches H.
Early 20th century. This has been in my family's possession for about 60 years, and is in the same condition as found: loss of the pulley wheel, and the beak and rear of the bird head, with a split to the body. Metal pins used to secure base. 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" on 5/8" thick stand. 3 1/2 oz.
Important feminine Lobi Figure with arms up to pay tribute to death people
H 70 cm, wideness between hands 26 cm
The grip carved of a single section of ebony, with disk pommel and flared guard mounted in engraved silver. The straight, double-edged blade with engraved borders and later incised Latin characters. The paneled sheath covered in leather with mounts of white crocodile skin. Mid-19th century. Overall length 31 cm. Condition Report: Good condition.
Old Dogon figure , H 34cm
A very old wood stool from the Bamana tribe of Mali,West Africa.Desiccated patina.
15 inches H.
This hand carved ancestral African carving, came from a collector who was a professor at UBC and lived in the countryside. It was told to me that it was from Liberia. I have seen similar carvings done by the Dan people. This standing figure with arms on the side, it showing honest age, lots of wear and patina. It appears to be 19th century or older. It does have some cracks, on the side of the head and base, and some filled in cracks. Please look at the photos closely...
FRENCH SLAVE TRADE BRACELET C.1700-1800 Bronze, 3 1/4" width. Used for the purchase of slaves in West Africa. Value one slave Shipwreck recovery with expected green encrustation.
A fine vintage African Dan mask. a beautiful piece of fine form and carving and patina. Provenance From The Late Phillip Kirkeby Collection. Custom display mount overall 15.5 inches the mask is 9 inches in length in excellent condition a fine addition to any collection.
Stunning antique Ndaaka mask, of oval form painted with white and red spots, the edge with cord holes. The mask measures approximately 28 cm high by 15.5 cm wide. As can be seen in the photographs the border holes are slightly worn from where the mask has been worn, see detail photographs where I have indicated this with arrows. The mask has a chip to the chin and a few stable cracks. This is an old mask and not a modern reproduction, this I guarantee, see my returns policy...
Male and female figures of high density, heavy tropical wood. Female 21" tall, male 22" tall.
ANTIQUE STINKWOOD BOWL FROM SOUTH AFRICA; PROB. EDWARDIAN (1901-1910). An old and beautifully turned stinkwood bowl from South Africa. The wood Ocotea bullata is native to South Africa and is also known by its common names: Cape Walnut, Stinkhout, Cape Laurel, Laurel wood and “stinkwood” (because of an odor this wood emits only after it is freshly cut!)...
Old Ethiopian scroll painted and written on animal skin. Approx 200 x 9.5cm, in 2 part leather container. Evidence of damage on right side throughout. Undeciphered. Date estimated to be early 20th century or earlier.
Antique African Wrist Knife with protective leather sheath.
When the sheath is removed from the metal disc, a decorative piece worn on the wrist is turned into a lethal weapon.
The Turkana are a pastoralist people of northern Kenya.
Knowing no boundaries such knives can also be found in southern Ethiopia. Size 4.5" by 4.5"over 2.25" interior diameter very very sharp. Sorry no stand with this piece.
Ancient African Tribal Nok terracotta head. Circa 500 B.C.–200 A.D. Nigeria. The typical Nok cone like cylindrical head with elongated face. Condition: Joined from 2 pieces with minor restorations, some cracking and fragile condition. Height 19cm. Could do with better stand. Ex UK collection, collected before 1960.
A large and major studio pottery vase of ovoid form, its base ornately rendered with textile-patterned lappets in gilt, gosu, iron red and green enamels. On the splendid brown-glazed ground, lush white sakura grow asymmetrically across its surface in delicate clusters. Each petal is outlined in gilt, a wonderful luxurious detail contrasting with the simple form of the vase. Ito Tozan (Imperial Court Artist) signature and carved signature mark on the base...
An old Ethiopian hide shield, impressed with a ribbed design. Diameter: 57 cm.
Cone shaped receptacle, w/ 4 birds perched on lip and large tortoise crawling down. Small hole to suspend piece. Unique piece albeit with verdigris. 7.75" long, 3.5" wide, 2" deep.