ASIAN & TRIBAL ART JACK NELIS
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1370498
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€1,850.00
A very rare and early kneeling ancestor, made of hardwood, with a great age patina and traces of polychromy. The eyes inlaid with kauri shells. Middle Sepik River area. H. 45 cm (excl. stand). Comes with a custom made steel stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1370567
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€750.00
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Elaborate headdress or part of a headdress, used by young girls during a harvest dance (niambai). The lower part is made of thick plate silver, from there three poles of woven silver wire go up and end in a wild bush of wire with silver and cotton ornaments at the end. H. 30 cm, W. 33 cm. Very good condition. This piece can be dated in the 19th to very early 20th century which makes it very rare.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Pre 1920 item #1371157
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€275.00
Stunning necklace made of large agate beads, made in India in the 19th century, traded in Mali, combined with old silver beads from Afghanistan. Length 49 cm. The round agate beads are 2,5 cm in diameter. The other beads vary in length from 1,5 to 3 cm. Highly collectible and rare beads. At our gallery we have a collection of ca. 35 antique ne klaces with trade and ethnic beads.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1377547
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This type of necklace with a pendant in the shape of a lock was given to Chinese children, so they would be ‘locked’ to life. 1. Large silver pendant decorated in enamel with two hares. The back with good fortune text. 7,5 x 5 cm. ( wear to the enamel) 2. Lock pendant decorated on both sides with flags and good fortune text. 6,5 x 4,5 cm. ( age wear). With mark. 3. Lock pendant with mythical beasts and floral pattern. The back with good fortune text. 5 x 3,5 cm. 4. Small pendant with...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1377580
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The front of the pendant is decorated with 3 figures in a garden, one holding a fan and one holding a parasol. The text on the back of these pendants is usually about protection and good fortune for the wearer. Dimensions: 7 x 5,5 cm, length of the chain 53 cm. Weight 68 gr. There are holes on 3 sides of the pendant. There is a hallmark on the top side. Provenance: Dutch private collection. The acid test shows a silver content of ca. 90 %.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1377582
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1. Square purse embroidered with a boy with lotus, lotus seeds and pomegranate. 12 x 13 cm. ( back panel missing) 2. Square folding purse with a boy with lotus flowers. 13 x 14 cm. 3. Black folding purse decorated with cranes. 13 x 14 cm. 4. Painted silk purse, decorated on both sides: boy with butterfly and girl with peach (?). 12 x 11,5 cm. 5. Purse or needlecase in the shape of a pomegranate. Finely embroidered with floral decorations, highlighted with gold thread. 12 x 11 cm. Pro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1377836
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Finely embossed and engraved with a boy riding a Qilin (fertility symbol), surrounded by Buddhist symbols. Dimensions: 11 x 8 cm. Three holes at the bottom where chains with bells were once attached. See Margareth Duda - Four Centuries of Chinese Silver, for comparable lock pendants.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1382185
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Rare purse , made of leather, brass and silver, with lotus, sea creatures and makala design. Inlaid with coral. Dimensions: the purse alone 13x9,5 cm, including leather strap and sash 45 cm. Condition: very good age wear and patina, one of the sea creatures is missing its tail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1384297
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The lock pendant with a very fine de oration of a Taoist saint on a horse, a servant with an umbrella and a pavillion or temple. The backside with characters ood luck, prosperity, protection etc. Necklaces like this were given as protective amulets to babies and women. Ca. 19th to early 20th century. The lock pendant 6,5 x 4,5 cm. The necklace 5 cm. High quality silver with nice age wear and patina. From a Dutch private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1390742
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In the shape of two dragons chasing the flaming pearl. High grade silver with enamelled details, 11 smaller coral beads, diameter 9 mm. And one large coral bead, diameter 15 mm. The bracelet is 9 cm wide and 7,5 cm tall. The widest inner size is 6,5 cm. China, late 19th/early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1398640
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Necklace made of 13 carnelian and 14 enamelled silver beads, each ca. 2 cm. long. There are 52 small silver beads between the large ones. At the bottom two dragons chasing the flaming pearl. Hanging on 2 lingzi hooks there is a silver pendant in the shape of a boy riding a qilin, a fertility symbol. At the bottom of the pendant 2 turquoise beads and 2 carnelian flowers. The pendant without the beads measures 8 x 7 cm. The complete necklace is ca. 31 cm. high, the strand is ca. 52 cm long. Pleas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1398937
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From left to right: 1. Brass pin with ornament in the shape of a temple with bells and pendants. H. 10,5 cm. Condition: missing pendants and the feathers are almost completely worn. 2. Silver pin adorned with a jade peony with red coral beads, surrounded by kingfisher ornaments. H. 12,5 cm. Light age wear to the feathers. 3. Brass pin adorned with a flower ornament. H. 12 cm. Condition: the pin is not original, age wear to the feathers, colored bead is missing at the heart of the flower. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1399183
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A rectangular repoussé box, decorated with peony, floral sprays and Buddhist symbols. The sides decorated with meanders, the back with floral motives and a ‘Shou’ character, symbolizing longevity. Both sides of the box have gilded details. Dimensions: 10 x 8,5 x 4,5 cm. Weight: 242 g. The box is in very good condition and has normal age wear. Date: 19th to early 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1403918
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Depicting the Chinese Taoist immortal Zhang Guo Lao with his donkey and two attendants in a mountain landscape. H. 18 cm. Lovely patina qn good age wear. This item has been in my private collection since the mid 90’s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1403986
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€850.00
H. 21 cm. Good age wear and patina. Provenance: old Dutch private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1407539
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€1,650.00
Stunning pulley with a human figure carrying a bowl on the head. Exceptional patina and age wear. This piece dates from the estly 20th century, but might even date from the late 19th century. H. 23 cm. Provenance: Robert van der Heijden, Amsterdam. This item will be exhibited at the Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam, October 25th-27th www.tribalartfair.nl
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1920 item #1407542
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€850.00
Lovely early 20th century chair with 3-dimensional carvings on the stretchers, depicting scenes from daily life: a farmer with his cows, a hunting scene, a woman with a baby and 3 figures in a canoe. Judging from the lighter color of the stretchers they may be from a later date, but still from the first half of the 20th century. The chair is in good condition, it has its original leather seat. There is some damage to the carvings and some pieces are missing. Dimensions: 67x36x36 cm. Provena...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1409689
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An interesting lot of 26 lock pendants in copper, brass, silver plated copper. These typical pendants were given to children and women, so that they were ‘locked’ to life. On the back of the pendants there is usually a text with good wishes. They come in different shapes and sizes, all with different decorations, some of which are forced while others are engraved. Dimensions from 3 to 10 cm wide. They date from the late 19th to mid 20th century. Only the necklace with pendant on the left is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1409699
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Made of white silk and striking blue embroideries. There are two large and two smaller panels with five-clawed dragons in silverthread, surrounded by blue decorations and there are several blue embroideries depicting a phoenix. The two larger dragons are surrounded by colorful birds. Dimensions: 90x123 cm. Condition: some wear and tear on the inside lining, on the outside just a few very light stains and some discoloring. Overall in very good condition.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Ethnic : Bedouin : Pre 1920 item #1413961
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High grade silver, partly gilded and decorated with blue enamel. Both parts have hallmarks on the inside. Dimensions: inside 8x7 cm. The widest part of the bracelet is 4 cm. Weight: 131 g. Provenance: collection of a Dutch professor and anthropologist.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1413987
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Exceptional and early mask covered with a reddish brown paint (original). Oval eyes, sharp nose and full lips. Originally there was an iron pin in the forehead. H. 21 cm. 19th to early 20th century. Provenance: C.P. Meulendijk, Rotterdam - Christie’s Amsterdam 1978 - Drouot Richelieu Paris 2006 - Mamadou Keita, Amsterdam.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1413988
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Extremely fine and rare mask, made of hardwood. Warm glossy patina and beautiful age wear. Early 20th century. H. 22 cm. Comes with a patinated brass stand. Provenance: private collection Lanaken, Belgium - private collection Breda, The Netherlands.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1418921
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€375.00
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Two hardwood ornaments that were used on the outside of a temple. Gilt and inlaid with glass. Late 19th/early 20th century. H. 36 cm. Age wear, cracks and missing parts. Mounted on stands.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1419726
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€275.00
The top decorated with foliage and a recumbent animal. Length 7 cm, Height 5,5 cm. Inscription at the bottom. Very good condition with normal age wear.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1419727
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€185.00
The lid with a fine decoration of floral patterns. The silver makes a great contrast with the dark patina of the copper. L. 7,5 cm, H. 6 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1424080
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€750.00
Pottery head to commemorate a deceased person. These heads werd usually made by female members of the tribe. The heads werd place on shrines. H. 20 cm. Condition: old damage to the left cheek and to the ornaments on the head. Ex UK private collection, collected in the 1940’s, ex Rob Temple, Gent, Belgium.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1424082
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€750.00
Pottery head to commemorate a deceased person. These heads werd usually made by female members of the tribe. The heads werd place on shrines. H. 18 cm. Condition: old damage to the hair and to the ornaments on the head. Ex UK private collection, collected in the 1940’s, ex Rob Temple, Gent, Belgium.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1424084
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
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Pottery head to commemorate a deceased person. These heads werd usually made by female members of the tribe. The heads werd place on shrines. H. 22,5 cm. Condition: old damage on top of the head, minor chip to the lip. Ex UK private collection, collected in the 1940’s, ex Rob Temple, Gent, Belgium.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1424086
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
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Pottery head to commemorate a deceased person. These heads werd usually made by female members of the tribe. The heads werd place on shrines. H. 16 cm. Please note the intricate hair curls and the inlaid metal eyes. Good condition. Ex UK private collection, collected in the 1940’s, ex Rob Temple, Gent, Belgium.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1424087
Jack Nelis Asian and Tribal Art
€750.00
Pottery head to commemorate a deceased person. These heads werd usually made by female members of the tribe. The heads werd place on shrines. H. 17 cm. Condition: old damage to the right eye and to the curls on the head. Ex UK private collection, collected in the 1940’s, ex Rob Temple, Gent, Belgium.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1103857
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A heavy (265 gram)silver bowl, decorated all over with bamboo. China, late 19th century. The maker's mark is difficult to read. The 'V'mark is an old Dutch import mark. Height 6 cm, Diameter 11 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1910 item #1151042
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Decorated with dragons, fish, butterflies and long life characters, inlaid with glass beads. The enamels in green, red, purple and several shades of blue. This type of tiaras was worn by high ranking court ladies at the end of the Qing Dynasty. Size: W. 20 cm , H. 11 cm. Height including stand 38 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1910 item #1167182
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The pipe made of bamboo, the mouth piece and end piece made of jade, the saddle made brass inlaid with glass. The fine Yixing stoneware pipe bowl with maker's mark. Length: 56,5 cm. Minor chip to the jade end piece. Made in the 2nd half of the 19th or beginning of the 20th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1256814
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Made of silk, decorated with intricately embroidered panels with flower baskets, butterflies and Buddhist symbols. With 4 solid gold buttons ( total weight ca. 25 gr.) condition: stains and discoloring of the silk, the embroidery in very good condition. Dimensions: 110x135 cm. ca. Late 19th century
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1256817
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Made of silk. Two panels with very fine embroidery of a dragon and a phoenix, with lots of gold thread. The other panels with simple flower patterns. Some of them with gilt brass bells at the bottom. Condition: expected age wear and discoloring, but overall in good condition. Dimensions ca 100x100 cm. Ca. late 19th century.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #930384
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Bronze betel box, inlaid with silver and copper. Mandanao, Philippines, 19th century W. 16 cm H. 8cm D. 8 cm Condition: excellent patina, box contains it's original inner lids (2 of them need to be fixed)