antiques

 

a large, antique ivory wax seal stamp, with a

16th - 17th Century coat of arms related to family

Herma - Heerema - Herema - Herrema - Heerma

Herama - Walta and to St. Andreas - Andries - Andrieske

length circa 11 cm

 

familiewapen, Fries geslacht Herma, Herema of Walta

in goud drie schelpen - Jacobsschelpen - scavoten

als helmteken een man met Andreaskruis - St. Andreas

price on request, EU shipping only

 

 

 

een groot, antiek ivoren zegelstempel, met een

16de - 17de eeuws familiewapen, gerelateerd aan geslacht

Herma - Heerema - Herema - Herrema - Heerma

Herama - Walta en aan Sint Andreas - Andries - Andrieske

lengte circa 11 cm

 

 

antique 18th Century white wine glasses,

made between 1760 and 1800

part of the Jaap Eerland collection

delta 98 den haag - The Hague, The Netherlands

 

antique 18th century white wine glasses,

made between 1760 and 1800

part of the Jaap Eerland collection

delta 98 den haag - The Hague, The Netherlands

antique, early 19th Century white wine glasses,

made between 1800 and 1840

part of the Jaap Eerland collection

delta 98 den haag - The Hague, The Netherlands

 

 

antique, early 19th Century white wine glasses

made between 1800 and 1840

part of the Jaap Eerland collection

delta 98 den haag - The Hague, The Netherlandsprices on request

 

 

 

 

 

antique 18th Century ivory netsuke

of a bearded Dutchman in Japan, holding a big rabbit

a signature is on the backside, length 7,5cm, EU shipping only

 

antique 18th century Japanese, ivory netsuke

depicting a Dutcman wearing a broad, wide brimmed hat and a slightly swirling overcoat,

with a broad decorated sash, an Obi, around the waist

 

Nguzunguzu / Totoisu / Musumusu

a canoe prow ornament, face with tattoo motifs

Solomon Islands, Oceania

 

 

a canoe protection figure Nguze Nguze

with facial tattoos

from the Solomon Island, Oceania

Nguzunguzu figures were fastened to the canoe prow at the waterline, so that it dipped in the sea as the vessel rode the ocean swells, it served as a supernatural guardian, protecting the crew during the hazardous voyage and ensuring the succes of the expedition, whether for fishing or head-hunting enemies

a canoe prow figure, called

Nguzu Nguzu / Toto Isu / Musu Musu

Solomon Islands, Oceania

a large, old and extremely rare, carved and stained wooden figure, the face heavily decorated with tattoo motifs,

these figures are known as Nguzunguzu or Toto isu or Musu musu, also written as: Nguzu nguzu, Totoisu and Musumusu

a canoe figure - prow ornament made by Peoples of a Central Solomon island, Melanesia, in the Pacific Ocean

We see a buste with head and arms, carved of light and soft light-weighted wood, darkened with ashes or charcoal, the head with a cap of wing-like / horn-like form, an open mouth with carved teeth, a small nose with a nose ring of beads of, as we believe, white coral or shell, arms bend and extended forward, the hands clasping a smaller head, like a dog's head, stretched ear lobes with a large open space / the helix cut and extended and a small hole in the middle, at the back the 2 holes / perforations for attaching it to the prow. The tattoos represent floral motifs and some animals, there are geometric forms, as chevrons and circles, the lozenge on the forehead symbolizes the tropical almond tree. The face reveals the original light color of the wood and is decorated with many carved details, rubbed in with chalk, depicting tattoos. Male tattooing was never this extensive and compare the more common Nguzunguzu with white shell inlaid faces (see our other Nguzunguze further below) and historical photographs, those white inlays represent the white paint warriors put on their face. Complicated tattooing seems to be applied to mainly women. Is this a female ancestor spirit? Considered to be a Talented Woman; a woman who excellend in several skills, because only few women were tattooed so extensively as this face is. The traditional religion recognized beneficient female spirits, like the ai ni asi or ai la matekwa, the Woman or Goddess of the sea, as some Solomonese have it, can bestow mana on people. And the same obtains with the Geo a female deity worshipped in the Maliata hills, in Guadalcanal, and generally in the central province of the Solomons. Furthermore, in connection with the power of women, it is significant that when possessed by a spirit, a woman may very effectively counter the decision of a chief and cancel all his plans. Or does it represent a male ancestor spirit? Because the enlarged earlobes for huge ear ornaments and the nose ring seem to be male jewellery. We would like to point out the possibility it being a representation of a Tindalo - the spirit of a dead man who, in his lifetime, possessed great mana or power. Please see the famous stone head of a Tindalo in the collection of the Australian Museum, acquired in 1911, registration number E019217. Further: on Guadalcanal the creator-being was Koevasi and was female. She was married and her husband Sivatohu was the great warrior of the sky. The fact that Kowvasi was the creator and Sivatohu the warrior, seemed to be the basis for the division of tasks between male and female on Guadalcanal. Only by analising the specific way of the facial tattooing / decoration the place of origin of this piece can be determined. This kind of tattoo seems to origine from Guadalcanal. Please compare a female figure from Guadalcanal in the collection of Musee de quai Branly, France, a spoon and a stone head from Guadalcanal in the collection of the British Museum. But concerning specific origin, we would like to quote Deborah Waite, University of Hawai'i: (…) Accurate island provenances are by no means always available for the objects in question. When a provenance is provided in museum documentation, it is often not clear whether the provenance refers to the place of collection, observation or production. Often the author of the provenance is unclear. The nature of collecting often results in an unbalanced collection; thus, certain islands are represented with frequency while others go unrecorded and unmentioned(…) The small head, held in the hands has dog-like features. Perhaps it represents the head of the mythological dog. According Waldemar Stohr in Kunst und Kultur aus der Sudsee, page 209: a dog has learned humans to fish. Other studies: a dog taught men all they know, f.e. learned humans how to built a canoe / boat. The more common Nguzunguzu show the dog's head incorporated in the features of the spirit's head, leading to the form with prognatic features, the large jaw. See Anthony JP Meyer in Oceanic Art, part II, page 388 and 398.

Age unknown, but how it is made, with primitive tools, the ash/charcoal coloring and the authentic signs of age, all convinces us it is made in the 19th or early 20th century.

Provenance unknown, but we would like to point out a very similar canoe prow ornament / figure in the collection of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, England, collected in 1939 by the anthropologist Alan Herbert Coltart (1885-1937) and they give notice of one in a private Sydney Australia museum of primitive art

Height including the stand: circa 56 cm / 22 inch - weight circa 2322 gr. Height excluding the stand: circa 44 cm / 17.3 inch - weight circa 1235 gr

price on request

some other words for searches: Mon war canoe prow figure de proue de pirogue, canoe, archipel isles inseln des Salomon, Galionsfigur, vom Bug eines Plankenboots, Kopfjagdboot, Mon-Boote, Zentral-Salomonen, farbgebung schwarz, tatauiermuster, voorstevenversiering, kanobeeld, centraal Solomon Salomon eilanden

an extremely rare, unusual and old, early 20th century, with high skills carved wooden statue, known as an

Adu Nuwu

sometimes refered to as / confused with an Adu Horo or Adu Zatua, representing an ancestor figure of a noble Nias warrior.

After research we can say the two figures on the statue represent a king of Orahili: the

Raja of Orahili Sang "De Verdrijver der Hollanders" and Generaal Jan van Swieten

Verdrijver der Hollanders translates as: the one who chased the Dutch away, refering to the Dutch attack and their loss in 1855 - 1856 on Nias,

and very plausible is that the name of this king of Orahili is:

Si'ulu Laowoziduhu / Laowoziduhu Fau / Laowo, who died in 1902

see the article: Mengidentifikasi Sosok (identifying the figure of) Si'ulu Laowoziduhu, written by Samuel Novelman Wau, on July 25, 2016 on the Blog of the Nias Heritage Museum.

and a picture taken in 1887 on Nias, by Joachim von Brenner Felsach (1859-1927) documented as Konig von Orahili, with the raja in the center, not as the young warrior, but circa 30 years later as an older man, wearing all the ornaments and clothing of a Nias king

Our thoughts about the lower head to be non-Nias is because it has no ornaments of a Nias warrior, we looked into Dutch military interventions on Nias and came across the happenings of 1846-1847 in Lagoendie, when Luitenant Lodewijk Donleben was attacked by Nias men, because he came to close to a women's bathing spot and in 1855 Generaal van Swieten gave orders to suppress that Nias revolt in 1855-1856. We believe the lower head is an image of van Swieten (see the picture of van Swieten) and documentation found in: De Nederlandse Krijgsmacht, 1855 Expeditie naar Nias (published on 17 oct. 2018)

the statue is made by the Peoples of Central or South Nias, an island in the Samudera Indonesia - the Indian Ocean, west of Sumatra,

age: seen the story it tells and it's authentic patine, we believe it is made in the early 20th Century, because on Nias after the death of a noble man, ancestor figures of that person were only allowed to be made within 2 generations,

we see an armless figure in standing position, slight bended knees, with on the head a high forked head-gear, representing golden male ornaments are carved: a stylized beard and moustache, 1 male ear ornament and the male necklace

compare similar statues - not standing on a head ! - in the book: Nias, Tribal Treasures, published by Museum Nusantara, Delft, Netherlands, the article on Nias sculptures is by Jerome Feldman and there are several illustrations

height circa 61 cm / circa 24 inch / circa 2 feet

With special tanks to Mr. Nata'alui Duha, Museum Pusaka Nias for his kind support - The Nias Heritage Museum is a social and non-profit organisation, managed by the Nias Heritage Foundation. The foundation was founded in 1991 and its activities are focused on the preservation of Nias culture

price on request

a Nias statue, ancestor figure, Adu Nuwu, depicting:

Raja of Orahili Sang, De Verdrijver der Hollanders,

Si'ulu Laowoziduhu / Laowoziduhu Fau / Laowo

a non-Nias head as lower part of a

Nias ancestor figure

with a noble warrior on top

 

a picture of gouverneur and

KNIL commandant, generaal

Jan van Swieten (1807-1888)

 

antique ivory wax seal, bust of the goddess Athena

 

 

antique, 19th Century ivory wax seal as a bust of the

Greek goddess Athena,

wearing a Corinthian helmet, the protective goatskin: the Aegis

and on her chest a Gorgoneion - Medusa head,

on the matrix the initials: M.A.K.

length circa 9 cm / 3.5 inch

price: € 590,-, EU shipping only

 

 

antique ivory and silver wax seal

with initials: S. H. or H. S.

 

an antique, ivory and silver wax seal

price: € 290, - EU shipping only

 

 

antique ivory and silver wax seal,

with a closed belt and text on the top of the handle:

19 sept. 1854 - 1879

with on the matrix the letters: Z & K

 

an beautiful, antique ivory and silver wax seal,

commemorating a 25 year jubilee or anniversary on September 19, 1879

price: € 520,-

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antique ivory wax seal with coat of arms

 

an antique ivory wax seal with on the matrix a coat of arms,

showing in azure / blue an anchor and a standing man,

and as crest a flight / pair of wings

price: € 390,- EU shipping only

 

 

antique, 19th century wax seal

with interlaced initials on the matrix, they can be read as

A.P.K / A.K.P / P.A.K / P.K.A / K.A.P / K.P.A

price: € 890,-

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an antique, figurative carving

mounted as a wax seal / stamp

attributed to the Native American Peoples

of the northwest coast, f.e. the

Tlingit, Haida, Sitka or Tsimshian

 

antique 19th century wax seal

a carving depicting a humanised bear,

a mythological symbol of the Indigenous Peoples

of the northwest coast of America,

the south coast of what is now Alaska

 

antique, 18th century ivory, wax seal

with initials on the seal: J. C. N.

price: € 290,- EU shipping only

antique, 19th century ivory, waxseal

richly cut with a Chinese dragon, a bat and a butterfly

intinials on the seal: J.M. K - sold -

 

antique, late 19th century ivory, wax seal

cut with a Chinese Foo Dog - Shi

name on the seal: Louise

price: € 190,- EU shipping only

 

 

antique, 19th century ivory, wax seal

coat of arms Quarles van Ufford

made by: Franz Jauner,

Graveur in Wien, 1808-1889

 

antique wax seal / lakstempel

family crest Quarles van Ufford, motto:

Aquila non captat muscas

Qui invidet minor est

 

 

coat of arms / familiewapen

Quarles van Ufford, motto:

Aquila non captat muscas

Qui invidet minor est

 

 

antique, 19th Century, ivory,

wax seal, with coat of arms / familiewapen of

Quarles van Ufford

 

 

this antique, 19th century, ivory and metal wax seal with the coat of arms / familiewapen of the family Quarles van Ufford,

was made by Franz Jauner, Hofgraveur, Augustinergasse No.1157 Wien / Vienna and comes with it's original fitted box,

the motto on the seal is a quote from Erasmus: Aquila non captat muscas & Qui invidet minor est,

for: The eagle doesn't capture flies / don't sweat the small things & He who envies is lesser -

length of the seal: 7,5 cm - EU shipping only - price on request

this painting depicts the The Hague nobel family of Pieter Quarles van Ufford (1677-1744) and

Cornelia Splinter van Loenersloot / Loedersloot (1677-1756),

painted circa 1725 by Gerard Hoet (1645-1733), collection Haags Historisch Museum, The Hague

 

a canoe prow ornament, called

Nguzunguzu / Totisu / Musumusu

Solomon Islands, Oceania

 

 

a protection figure from a canoe prow

from the Solomon Island, Oceania

Nguzunguzu figures were fastened to the canoe prow at the waterline, so that it dipped in the sea as the vessel rode the ocean swells, it served as a supernatural guardian, protecting the crew during the hazardous voyage and ensuring the succes of the expedition, whether for fishing or head-hunting enemies

 

a canoe prow ornament, called

Nguzunguzu / Totisu / Musumusu

Solomon Islands, Oceania

because there is a beautiful exhibition in Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, The Netherlands, until 5 april 2021, titled:

Een zee van eilanden - topstukken uit Oceanie / A sea of islands - masterpieces from Oceania,

we present the Oceania collection of Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

for sizes and prices please contact us

 

a hollow shaped, sago board

Asmat, Papua, Oceania

unknown haft

 

a rare Ramu Sepik surf board

Papua New Guinea, Oceania

 

 

 

a very large shield

Asmat, Papua, Oceania

 

 

 

a peddle for a shallow waters canoe

Asmat, Papua, Oceania

a Mara Tapa

painting on bark cloth,

Asei, Sentani lake, Papua

an Asmat drum

with lizard skin top

Oceania

 

Tapa, Tufi

painted bark cloth

Collingwood Bay PNG

 

 

chest ornament of the

Asmat People, Papua New Guinea

- sold -

a bark wood painting

Australia

- sold -

 

 

Oceania Sepik suspension hook

with crocodile motif

and 6 faces

 

a Sepik suspension hook

with crocodile motif

and 6 faces

 

Sepik food pounder

Papua New Guinea

Oceania

 

Sepik found pounder

Papua New Guinea

Oceania

 

 

two parts of a Kle hili,

a shield from the island Wetar

- sold -

 

 

 

ivory pendant amulet

Thungbubiel - Lobi - Burkina Faso

 

3 old african pieces of jewelry, to be worn by men, as pendant on the chest, known as

Thungbubiel

from the Lobi people, Burkina Faso, west Africa

heights: ivory 18 cm, bronze 15 and 16 cm

condition: beautiful - authentic old patine, no restorations

difficult to date, but pre 1960, and probably end 19th - first part of 20th century

price on request

other terms: brass cuivre ivoire messing brons ivoor ivoren object pendant amulet ornament pendentif talisman elephant pipe Birifor Ghana

 

 

bronze pendant amulet

Thungbubiel - Lobi - Burkina Faso

 

antique Chinese Tomb figure

Female attendant, Tang period

antique Chinese Tomb figure

Male attendant, Ming period

antique Chinese tomb fifure

Female attendant, Han Dynasty

 

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antique Chinese Tomb figure

Male attendant, Ming period

 

antique Chinese, Han Dynasty, terracotta pottery

tomb figure, depicting a Watch Dog

 

 

antique Chinese, Han Dynasty, terracotta pottery

figurative group as an Oil Lamp

 

a part of the Delta 98 Den Haag collection of Asian antiques

for sizes and prices please contact us or

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18th C. wooden dance mask of

Dharmapala / Mahakala, Tibet

19th C. Indian miniature, depicting an audience of

Sir Thomas Roe at the Great Mughal

19th C. bronze of the Jagannath Trinity:

Krishna, Subhadra and Balarama

- sold -

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18th C. bronze of Shiva as King Warrior:

Khandoba and Vahana

Looking Left

a part of the Delta 98 Den Haag collection of African tribal art

for sizes and prices please contact us

 

a delicate, carved ivory ancestor figure, knows as Singiti, of the Hemba People, height: 28cm

 

 

a rare, carved, African wooden statue, depicting a standing, crowned and dressed male, a Ndop figure of a Chief, Ruler or King, by the Chokwe People

 

 

Asye Usu, a high quality carved figure of the Baule People, height: 64cm

 

a bronze figure of a female teacher or schoolgirl, holding pen and paper, unknown African origin

a carved African wooden figure and bark box with lid, a Byeri reliquary box with Guardian from the Fang People

carved wooden female figure, known as: Tugubele, made by the Senufo People

- sold -

carved wooden figure of a standing female, an altar or ancestor figure, we attribute it to the Niongom People - Dogon - Mali

- sold -

 

carved wooden figure of a standing female, style related to: Akan region, of reddish, light brown wood with black colouring, with accented eyes, nails and loincloth

- sold -

carved African wooden female fertility figure, an Akua 'ba / Akua 'ma / Akuamma of the Asante / Ashanti tribe

 

African carved wooden door lock, known as: Ta Koguru, made and used by the Dogon Peoples of Mali

 

carved wooden African tribal art figure, known as: Nkisi - Nkishi, made by the Songye People

a rare and interesting doll of black latex or natural rubber, probably from Suriname, 18th Century clothing like this can be found on etchings/ drawings made in Suriname, by John Gabriel Stedman (1744-1797) and it is known that Stedman took some "wax" dolls, representing the Peoples of Suriname with him to Holland for Willem V of Oranje Nassau, see: Haags Historisch Museum - Afrikaanse bedienden aan het Haagse hof, page 15: Slavernij en opstand

 

an 18th Century carved wooden statue, depicting an European male figure with a typical round and smooth face, with red cheeks from the heat and red lips, he is wearing 18th century clothing: a vest with buttons, over his shoulder a draped scarf and he is holding a chain, therefore we presume this figure represents a Slave Trader or Plantation Owner

- slavenhandelaar -

 

 

African musical instrument, Flute / Whistle used to accompany dancers in various ceremonies of the Bwa People from Burkina Faso

a doll, made circa 1930, representing a Safari Girl, she resembles the famous American traveller and explorer: Osa Johnson Osa Johnson is also known as: The Woman in the Safari Outfit, Osa Helen Johnson Leighty (1894-1953) and Martin Elmer Johnson (1884-1937) were an American couple, adventurers and documentary filmmakers. They travelled and explored Africa in the 1920's and 1930's.

 

the 2 dolls are on sale in our eBay.com shop: delta 98 den haag - category: collectables

 

African pottery with high relief

Lion King Sunjata - Sundiata Keita

2 old ceramic vessels, ceremonial or divination bowls, Mandinka People, Mali

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tribal art ceramic form Mali

 

2 old ceramic African vessels; ceremonial jars or divination bowls. The decoration is refering to the story of the Lion King Sunjata. These are not ordinary containers for food or water, but objects of ritual importance, they are made by a specially skilled potter for religious rituals, decorated in very high relief with human figures and animals. Made in West-Africa, usualy this ceramic is from the coastlands, or for example from the Baatonu / Bariba People from Benin, or Yorouba from Nigeria, but the visual story told by the figurativ decoration is from Mali, the old Empire of Sundiata Keita / Sunjata, the Lion King, in the 13th. Century and therefore we believe it to been made by the Mandinka People also known as: Malinke / Mandinko / Mandingo / Manding

On one pot you can clearly see a male figure riding on the back of a tamed lion and two hunchback figures. The hunchback figures are the grandmother and mother of Sunjata, the mother's name is Sogolon, Sogolon Kedjou / Koudouma / Kondouto / Conde / Kolonkan. Sogolon was the daughter of Buffalo Woman, their family totem was the buffalo. The story on one vessel (the females pot) shows us how she was choosen above all beautuifull women of the land of Do of King Mansa Gnemo Diarra, who all had gold in their hair and their wrists bent under the weight of heavy silver bracelets, to become, as predicted, the second wife of the King of Mali, King Nare Maghan Konate Keita, with the lion as family totem. Sogolon gave birth to a son who was or became disabled, his name was Prince Jata Keita / Sogolon Jata / Sogolon Djata / Sunjata / Sundiata Keita. On the Lion King pot, you will find Sunjata riding a lion, his mother Sogolon, his grandmother Buffalo woman, his full sisters Sogolon Kolonkan and Sogolon Djamerou and his halfsister Nana Triban / Nana Faamaga. Nana is probably the girl with the ponytail, she holds a flask or container in her hand, she was the sister who was at the court of Sumanguru and gave Sunjata important information, wich abled him to reconquer his father's kingdom. More visible on the left vessel, the Lion King Pot are: 2 human figures with a hunchback, one holding a staff, the other holding a dog-like figure on the rope, a monkey-like figure, a female with sacrifications on her forehead and cheeks, holding a divinig/dowsing rod, a human riding a tamed lion, a snake head upwards, a turtle, a small female with elaborate ponytail. The right vessel, the Females Pot, shows a human with a hunchback holding a divinig/dowsing rod, a bird-like figure, a turtle, a beetle-like figure, a female with sacrifications on her cheeks holding a dog-like figure, she is held by her left arm by a female figure (head is missing) with a heavy necklace, breast of an old women, she wears a bracelet on her right arm, she is held by her left arm by the next figure, a female, again with sacrifications on the cheeks, with a delicate coiffure, a bracelet, she also holds the next figure, a female, again with sacrifications on the cheeks, who holds a stick or staff

more info and price: see our eBay.com shop Delta 98 Den Haag

 

 

very rare, unusual Nias ancestor figure, an old

Adu Nuwu, Adu Zatua statue,

61 cm, price on request

very large Nias ancestor figure, a

Siraha Salawa statue,

123 cm, price on request

 

rare Nias ancestor figure, an old

Siraha Salawa statue,

67 cm, price on request

 

 

Far Faces

a part of the Delta 98 Den Haag collection of tribal and applied art from Indonesia, Melanesia and Oceania

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a magic staff, Tunggal Panaluan,

made by the Toba Batak People, Sumatra, Indonesia

a large wooden House Panel or perhaps a Coffin Cover,

made by the Dayak People of Kalimantan, Borneo

 

a life size, 3 dimensional carved, wooden male figure, representing a founding Ancestor or Guardian Figure, known as: Waken or Wan, we attribute this carving to the Sawos People, perhaps Yamok village, middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea

- sold -

an old and very much used, lid / stopper of a medicine container, used by a Datu / Guru of the Batak or Samosir People of Sumatra

 

a rare, highly decorative and rich decorated pair of antique Indonesian rod puppets, so called Loro Blonyo as Wayang Golek

a Javanese wedding couple, called "Loro Blonyo", which can be translated as "inseparable couple", this pair are the much more rare types of Loro Blonyo, because formed as Wayang Golek figures, the 3 dimensional Indonesian rod puppets

 

a carved wooden Gope, spirit board,

made by the Peoples of Papua New Guinea

- sold -

 

carved wooden figure, known as a Siraha Salawa, representing a nobel Nias Ancestor Figure - the non-nobel statues are called Adu Zatua - this statue is made by the Peoples of Nias, an island in the Samudera Indonesia - the Indian Ocean, west of Sumatra

- sold -

carved wooden statue of an androgynous forked figure, known as a Adu Horö, a Nias protective figure, intended to ameliorate the spritual consequences of war and head hunting, to serve a protective function for the house, this statue is made by the Peoples of Nias

carved wooden figure, known as a Siraha Salawa, representing a nobel Nias Ancestor Figure, made by the Peoples of Nias

 

small bronze figure, a Siraha Salawa, representing a nobel Nias Ancestor Figure

- sold -

Siraha Salawa, Adu Horö and Adu Zatua - carved wooden ancestor or protective figures from the Nias People, Indonesia

from the collection Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

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carved wooden figure, known as a Siraha Salawa, representing a nobel Nias Ancestor Figure, made by the Peoples of Nias

 

a carved wooden statue of a hermaphroditic - dual seks and forked figure, known as a Adu Horö, a Nias protective / ancestor figure - function: remission of sins representing Silewi Nazarata, the primordial Nias priestess, a main South Nias mediator / intermediary / intercessor with the gods

 

carved wooden figure, known as a Siraha Salawa, representing a nobel Nias Ancestor Figure - the non-nobel statues are called Adu Zatua - this statue is made by the Peoples of Nias, an island in the Samudera Indonesia - the Indian Ocean, west of Sumatra

 

 

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carved wooden statue of an androgynous forked figure, known as a Adu Horö, a Nias protective figure Adu Horö figures were fastened to a central pole in the house of a Nias chief / nobleman or put leaning against the osa'osa or gari, they were intended to ameliorate the spritual consequences of war and head hunting, they serve a protective function for the house this statue is made by the Peoples of Nias, an island in the Samudera Indonesia - the Indian Ocean, west of Sumatra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a pair of early 18th century, double walled, glass beakers so called:

Zwischengoldbecher

probably ment as Kiddush cups for the Shabbat dinner, made circa 1750 in Bohemia

clear colourless glass with gold leaf, flat base, conical body, vertical cut facets, cemented seam around the upper rim, finished with gold - one of the 2 techniques for making the Zwischengoldbecher / Doppelwandgläser - the inner gold decor depicts 2 four-winged angel/ cherub like figures, with curly beards, wearing long robes with a decorated border and they are wearing sandles, on their head is an impressive crown, of which the form seems to go back to Babylonian times when the Jewish exile took place, because of the similarity with the crown of the hieroglyph of Mandulis in the temple of Kalabsha

- the figures wear an Elamite dress, an Egyptian crown, and 4 Assyrian wings; all member countries of the Persian empire - the crown is known as the Mandulis crown, but also as the Hemhem or Triple Atef crown and is of Egyptian origin - the crossed wings are of Assyrian origin - the robe is an Elamite garment -

this angel/cherub figure is an almost exact copy of

the Cherub / Good Genius of Pasargadae in Iran/Persia

the total image can be found as a relief at the entrance hall / Gate R of the palace/paradise in Pasargadae of Cyrus The Great

- the Bohemian glassmaker confused the upright cobra's on the sides of the crown with antlers, or did he do this on purpose? -

the cherub is a guardian and one is reminded of the cherubs who guarded the Garden of Eden.

The above mentioned and much more information is given me by Prof.Dr. Jacobus van Dijk, University of Groningen, he has been a wonderfull and nice help and I am very greatfull, he also mentioned that with this information, the dating of the glasses can be a problem. Although western travellers have visited the place in the 17th century, there seem to be no recorded images by western travellers of before 1808

heights: 11,2 and 11,5 cm, price on request

 

antique wax seals of the family Baud - motto: Otia Dant Vitia

 

 

antique wax seals of the family Baud, showing the initials of family members and their family crest with motto Otia Dant Vitia

 

 

a collection of 5 antique wax seals, all related to the family Baud, The Hague, and especialy to Elisabeth Wilhelmina Johanna Baud, initials EB, because of her marriage and collaboration with Louis Couperus and their shared love for Middle Eastern history, resulting in the novel Iskander, published in 1920, with as main characters Alexander The Great, versus Darius III, also known as Dareius / Darique / Artashata / Darius Codomammus,

selling as 1 lot - price on request

the 3 seals with initials, A - E.B - J.C.B. - showing the family Baud motto: Otia Dant Vitia, surrounded by a closed belt and topped with a nobel crown

 

small antique bronze statue, as a wax seal, depicting Darius III, King of Persia, the seal with the coat of arms of the family Baud

 

 

antique wax seal with the family crest of the family Baud, motto: Otia Dant Vitia, supporters are 2 Javanese men, wearing a keris in ther girdle

 

 

coat of arms / familie wapen Baud

motto: Otia Dant Vitia - Idleness begets vices

 

 

a picture with Louis Couperus and his wife

Elisabeth Wilhelmina Johanna Baud

 

 

small 10th - 13th century bronze

Balakrishna with ball and snake

 

 

small 10th - 13th century cire perdue

bronze Budhha

 

 

 

small 10th-13th century cire perdue bronze statue

of the four armed Vishnu with a guardian

 

 

sold

 

small 10th - 13th century bronze statue

Balakrishna with two butterballs

 

antique small, cire perdue bronze Indian or Indo Javanese statues of Hindu Deities, 10th - 13th Century

selling on Ebay.com - Ebay shop: delta 98 den haag - shop category: Asian antiques

 

 

 

 

Nilavilakku

standing oil lamp - sold

 

 

 

antique Indian hand held oil lamp

with Peacock / bird - sold

 

Thookku vilakku

large hanging oil lamp - sold

 

Kerala Thookkuvilakku

hanging wick lamps

antique Aarti oil / ghee lamp

 

18th and 19th century antique Hindu Indian oil or ghee lamps - antieke olie / vet lampen, some from Kerala

selling on Ebay.com - Ebay shop: delta 98 den haag - shop category: Asian antiques or Lamps

 

 

St. Catherina of the wheel

Atelier 't Prinsenhof - Jan Schouten, Delft

 

a stained-glass, leaded enameled window with a female figure depicting St. Catherina, standing at a spiked wheel

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine

Catherine was condemned to death on a spiked breaking wheel, but at her touch the wheel shattered

made by Jan Schouten

Johannes Lourens Schouten - Dutch, 1852-1937

from the Prinsenhof atelier / Atelier voor gebrandschilderd glas 't Prinsenhof in Delft

Holland / The Netherlands

signed with monogram JS and Delft at the bottom left.

condition: at 6 spots a crack in the glass, the oak frame is original, seems to have been the door of a cabinet, it is firm and very well made

because it seems to have been a part of a piece of furniture, it might be from the estate of Lambert van Meerten (1842-1902) of Huis Oud Holland, Oude Delft. His furniture was sold after his bankruptcy in 1902

measurements: 81 x 31 cm. (excl. frame), price: € 590,-

 

Heilige Catharina van Alexandrië

Atelier 't Prinsenhof - Jan Schouten, Delft

 

Apostelen by: Albert Termote

 

two terracotta and a polychromed plaster reliefs of 4 Apostles and St. Lucie

 

voorstudies voor de Vier Apostelen, circa 1925

uiteindelijke, andere uitvoering in kerk Maria Onbevlekt Ontvangen Besoyen, Waalwijk

en

St. Lucie, gedateerd 1943

Termote's moeder heette Lucia en zijn vrouw Lucie / Lucia Maria Leonard (1889-1979)

 

by: A. Termote, Albert Polydor Termote (1887-1978)

with clear monogram: AT, lengths: 29 & 22,5 cm., some damages

prices: 440,- and xxx

 

St. Lucie by: Albert Termote

sold

 

Albert Termote

 

wooden carving, depicting a lioness

by: A. Termote, Albert Polydor Termote

(Netherlands, 1887-1978)

with clear monogram: AT and date LXV

length: 32 cm, height: 19 cm.

several natural woodcracks, no missing parts, no restoration, firm

 

 

 

 

Albert Termote

- sold -

 

- sold -

 

 

antique russian and greek orthodox icons

selling on Ebay.com - Ebay shop: delta 98 den haag - shop category: religious

 

 

 

Nele, by Charles Samuel

an antique pewter plaque, depicting:

Nele

the friend of Tijl Uilenspiegel / Till Eulenspiegel / Dyl Ulenspegel

made by: Charles Samuel (Brussels 1862-1938), dated: July 1895

and marked: la feuille d'etain enfants pauvres Bruxelles

probably sold and ment as fundraising to able the philanthropical organisation La Feuille d'Etain to buy shoes and clothes for the poor children of Brussels

diameter: 23 cm / 9 inch, price on request

 

August Moreau

 

an antique, bronze sculpture, depicting the buste of a charming young girl, titled:

Fadette

Fadette is a character from the, in 1849 published, novel La Petite Fadette or Fanchon, the Cricket, by George Sand / Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804-1876)

designed by: August Moreau (France, 1834-1917)

executed circa 1885, with clear signature: Aug - Moreau

height: 19 cm / ca. 7.4 inch - weight: 1510 gr.

condition: beautiful - authentic old patine, no restorations, 1 screw under the base seems to be replaced

for sale through our Ebay.com shop: delta 98 den haag

 

August Moreau

 

Antoine Bofill

 

a rare, antique, bronze sculpture, depicting the buste of

a Fisherboy - a young boy wearing a sou'wester, with a crab

designed circa 1900 by: Antoine Bofill (Spain & France, 1875-1921 or 1939)

signature: Bofill, numbered /2, and with a founders mark (unknown to us)

executed circa 1900, original patina in two colors

height: 19,5 cm / ca. 7.6 inch - weight: 1520 gr.

condition: beautiful

- nino pescador, garcon de peche, jeune pecheur, french marine boy, jonge visser, zuidwester, chapeau des marins, suroit, southwester -

for sale through our Ebay.com shop: delta 98 den haag

 

Antoine Bofill

 

 

an authentic old, 17th century, carved wooden antique

Altarpiece - Retable with Saint

the full round carved wooden male figure depicts

Saint Anthony of Egypt - Anthony the Great

Dutch: retabel met de Heilige Antonius Abt / Sint Antonius van Egypte

the figure is wearing a scapular and a hoodless mantle held in front by a clasp, his hermit robe / garment is hold with a belt, he wears shoes, he has nicely carved long hair, his hands are missing, in his right hand he would have had a Tau cross and in his left an open book, he is standing on an all round carved cloud with in the centre a putto's head with wings

the shrine / cabinet has forged iron nails and blackening through candle smoke, the front has floral carving, hardly any polychrome left

the combination of figurine and shrine could be a marriage

condition: firm, stable and good for it's age, the figure with a warm authentic patine, arms are missing, authentic old damages to the paint and wood, old - now harmless, worm holes

messurements circa 45,5x26x10cm, price on request

Saint Anthony or Antony lived circa 251-356, he was a Christian monk from Egypt, revered since his death as a saint. He is distinguished from other saints named Anthony by various epithets: Anthony the Great, Anthony of Egypt, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite, and Anthony of Thebes. For his importance among the Desert fathers and to all later monasticism, he is also known as the Father of All Monks. His feast day is celebrated on January 17 among the Orthodox and Catholic churches and on Tobi 22 in the Egyptian calendar used by the Coptic Church

 

tege door Rozenburg, Den Haag

a decorated and glazed ceramic earthenware tile, so called plateel, marked for 1902, and:

Rozenburg, Den Haag - Royal Manufactory of Porcelain and Pottery, The Hague, Holland

depicting - Oude Vrouwenhuis, Haarlem -, the old ladies home in Haarlem, Holland

messures: 15,5 x 15,5 cm (the tile), price: € 325,-

tile painting by Rozenburg, Den Haag

a decorated and glazed ceramic earthenware tile, so called plateel, executed circa 1900-1905, by:

Rozenburg, Den Haag - Royal Manufactory of Porcelain and Pottery, The Hague, Holland

depicting a painting after Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), known as - Het Straatje - or - Gezicht op huizen in Delft -

messures: 15,7 x 15,7 cm (the tile), price: € 460,-

 

 

sold
sold

 

African tribal art: authentic old, carved wooden statues

selling on Ebay.com - Ebay shop: delta 98 den haag - shop category: African etnografic

 

 

 

 

antique bronze Indian statues of Hindu Deities - authentic 16th 17th 18th 19th Century

selling on Ebay.com - Ebay shop: delta 98 den haag - shop category: Asian antiques

 

 

 

 

an antique, carved ivory Corpus Cristi

made circa 1780-1800, length of the Corpus: circa 23 cm / circa 9.1 inch

with well kept bright patina, some missing parts: the big toe of his right foot, the upper part of his right middle- and fore finger, a part of his left pink and ring finger

price: € 650,-

 

 

Reichsadlerhumpen

 

 

a large antique glass vessel, with enameled painting, known as:

Reichsadlerhumpen

or: Imperial Eagle Beaker, Eagle Glass, Adlerglas

cylindrical shaped, clear, slightly cloudy, free blown glass decorated

with a double-headed eagle, the Quaternion Eagle of the Holy Roman Empire, with on it's wings 56 coats of arms text above the eagle: Das heilige Romische Reich mit sampt seinen Gliedern und Allem zugleich

on the back an enamelled date: 1624

height: 27 cm - diameter at the top: 14 cm

weight: circa 1136 gr.

condition: excellent, no chips, no cracks, no restoration, no deposit/scale

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an authentic antique, carved wooden statue, made circa 1850 in southern of Europe, depicting:

Saint Vincent Ferrer

and called: the Angel of the last judgement

feast: April 5 - attributes: wings and bible

he has a Francisan friar's or clerical tonsure, and he might be missing his tongue of flame, polychrome painted, some paint missing, the back side has no detailed carving

condition: the wood is firm and solid, no worm holes, one wing seems to be a replacement, his right hand is missing - perhaps he held an attribute there

height: 31 cm / circa 12.2 inch

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an authentic antique, carved wooden statue of

Saint Anna

made circa 1850, probably in Portugal

polychrome painted - green, red and gold, back side has no detailed carving and no coloring, some paint missing on top of her head, her left knee and from the bases

condition: wood of the upper part is firm and solid, a few old worm holes at the back, many old worm holes at the base, the base has been (re)placed at some moment - glue visible, on the back a piece of her cloak at de bottom is missing

in spite of the damages this statue has a warm and very pleasant charisma, because of her detailed carved face with modest expression and the remaining gold on her clothing

height: 25 cm / circa 9.8 inch

now selling on Ebay.com - shop: delta 98 den haag

Toon Dupuis

 

a rare copper plaque depicting Louis Bouwmeester (1842-1925), a famous dutch actor at the age of 81 in 1923

as Shylock in the play The Merchant of Venice, written circa 1597 by William Shakespeare

... hath not a Jew eyes ...

made by: Toon Dupuis (dutch sculptor 1877-1937)

this plaque differs from the common, more seen, smaller one; here the left arm is visible and the lettering is totaly different

14,5 x 11,4 cm - price: € 290,-

 

 

 

an authentic early 19th century or even older plate, probably a

Hindu offering tray or marriage plate

the rich decorated plate is made with silver repoussé on a copper-bronze alloy, made in India, depicting a couple, perhaps

Radha and Krishna

standing by a single tree, with next to each of them a standing attendant, and above them two winged, celestial attendants - angels/cherubs/garuda's

base repoussé is a technique where the material (silver) was hammered from the reverse side, the panels along the border and the central medallion are hand repousse silver, which has been applied to the bonze/copper plate surface

condition: authentic signs of age and wear, some small pieces of the soft silver went missing in time, the plate itself is firm and in good order with authentic, warm patine, although some silver is missing the overall impression is of a tender, warm glowing feel

diameter: 23,2 cm, price: € 240,-

 

 

 

 

an antique ceramic bowl, with the interior painted under glaze with brown and yellow, the exterior has traces of glaze and yellow paint, we believe it to be a

11-13th century, Near East pottery bowl

Syria or Persia

height: 6 cm / ca. 3.4 inch - width: 16 cm / ca. 6.3 inch

condition: firm, but with substantial restoration and a partial replacement of 1/5 of the upper part - in the decorated band - visible because of the used paint and not glazed

price: € 320,-

 

 

an authentic 19th century Japanese sake kettle - rice wine pot, with signed bronze lid

CHOSHI

a cast iron pot, with the specific sake-kettle spout, the bronze lid - futa, bears the family sign on the inside and has a beautifull redish patine, the lid can be even older, while the kettle/pot can be more recent, because the pots get damaged or broken, the lid survives and is passed on down in the family, the charming copper and silver lidknop - tsumami, can rotate

total height: 20cm, fitting diameter of the lid: 9.7 cm

condition: authentic signs of age and wear, with authentic unpolished patine, no holes, no cracks, no missing parts

price: € 380,-

 

 

an exquisite, antique bronze figure, depicting

an elegant Lady from Burma

made circa 1880-1900

she holds an open lotus in her right hand, with her left hand she holds up her sarong just a little to free her bare feet

she is dressed in delicate decorated, expensive traditonal Burmese costume; the extremely elegant cut kebaya / blouse has small flowers and detailed borders and has it's typical triangular shaped endings, the Hta-main / skirt / longyi has stripes and zigzag patterns

her hair is done in a traditional topnot coiffure, casted very delicate in the bronze, she wears a double necklace, held together on her back with a bow and she wears earrings

condition: beautifull, authentic patina, no missing parts, authentic signs of age

height: 18 cm, weight: 885 gr., price: € 890,-

 

 

an we have n extensive collection of antique glasses, in different shapes and sizes

made between 1720 and 1890

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some sold items:

 

 

a very rare and exceptional

antique Dutch spirits glass, circa 1720

with the folded foot shaped as a 18th century three-cornered hat

heights: 11 cm, 11,5 cm and 13 cm., price each: € xxx

3x sold

 

 

an antique, gilt metal and carved ivory wax seal, made in the 19th century, probably in France,

with a rotating wheel containing 6 matrices of engraved glass, refered to as: a Seal Wheel with intaglios,

under the glass there seems to be gold foil,

5 intaglios have a motto or text, with a tiny image, 1 has only a laurel wreath:

1. Adieu Au Revoir - goodbye, with a sunburst above a mountain or pyramide

2. Toujours Attache - always attached, with a old tree and a young vine around it

3. Telle Est La Vie - such is life, with a three-master ship

4. Je Ne Change Q'En Mourant - I do not change except in death / I will remain steadfast, with a leaf

5. Une Lettre Adoucit Les Peines De L'Absence - a letter softens the sentences of abence

6. a laurel wreath

price: € XXXX - sold -

 

antique, in full round carved, 18th century wooden statue, depicting:

Saint Anthony of Padua and The Holy Child Jesus

made circa 1780-1800, in the Low Countries

The carving is superb, especially St.Anthony's left little finger gives away it's detailed, skilful and artistic carving. St. Antony is standing with on his left arm the Holy Jesus. Jesus is seated on the Holy Bible. St.Anthony wears an elegantly draped monk's habit and sandles, the habit is decorated with gold ornamentation. The carved wooden statue Jesus is a loose part; it sits on a pin

height: 72 cm / circa 28.3 inch

price: € XXXX - sold -

 

 

an authentic antique, in full round carved wooden statue, depicting

The Virgin Mary and Child

made circa 1800 in South Germany, of fruitwood, with remains of polychrome

Mary is standing with the Holy Jesus on her right arm, she wears an elegantly draped tunic and mantle, she has long curly hair, and sandles (visible on her right foot)

height: 54 cm / circa 21.3 inch, price: € XXXX - sold

an antique, large bronze sculpture, designed pre 1865 by: Paul Dubois (France, 1829-1905)

titled: Chanteur Florentin du XVe siecle - Fifteenth Century Florentine Singer

depicting a beautiful young male, playing a Renaissance lute

signed in the base with:

P. Dubois 1865 - F. Barbedienne Fondeur - A. Collas, Brevete, reduction Mecanique

executed circa 1865-1900, height: 76 cm / ca. 30 inch

details: the young man wears a cap on his long curly hair, his mouth is open, teeth visible, on his slender silhouette her wears tight fitted clothing, a belt with a Satyr 's head as clasp, detailed shoe laces and cuff buttons, the wrinkles in his clothes caused by the boy's elegant pose give away the superb design and casting, the lute has a floral decorated board, ribbed body, an angled neck, 8 strings and tuning pegs (1 is a little crooked)

price: € XXXX - sold

 

 

an antique 18th century brass Reflecting Telescope on a brass folding tripod stand, made circa 1770, inscribed on the circular backplate:

L. van der Bildt Franeker - No.143

the makers first name is found as: Lubbertus or Lubbartus or Lubartus. Lubbertus van der Bildt lived and worked in Franeker, The Netherlands. He started numbering his telescopes in circa 1768, he died circa 1780. This telescope is numbered: No.143. Uuntil now serial numbers of Lubbertus were known, ranging from No.83 in the Louwman Collection, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, to No.139 in the Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker

price: € xxxx - sold

 

 

 

an authentic early 19th or 18th century Hindu Altar / Auspicious lamp so called:

Nilavilakku - standing oil lamp

the origin of this type of casted lamps lays in Kerala, South India, it is made of hand casted bronze - casted in 2 parts, you can turn the top off, so you can choose from 2 heights; a hand held or table/altar stand, it has it's authentic and unpolished patine

heights: ca. 30cm and 14,5cm, oil holder diameter: 11,5 cm,

price: € XXX - sold

(code: LA)

 

 

an extremely well sculptured bronze with beautiful patine, of

a man crumpling his cap in sorrow

made by:

Eduard / Ed Jacobs (Amsterdam 1859 - 1931 Laren)

founders mark: J.K.C. Sneltjes, Haarlem

signed and dated 1914, height: 42 cm / 16.5 inch

price: € XXXX - sold

 

 

 

antique, carved wooden statue of

the Holy Child Jesus

standing on a celestial globe and pedestal

made pre 1800, in the south of Europe

glass eyes, polychrome painting, blue and gold - the upper part, especially the face has been repainted at one moment in time, at a few places paint missing (arms and back)

condition: wood is firm and solid, a few old worm holes, item in left hand is missing

height: 44 cm / circa 17.3 inch, price: € xxx - sold

 

 

an exquisite antique, 18th Century,

Burmese bronze Buddha

provenance: a private estate / collection in The Hague, The Netherlands - 1960/1970

this Buddha is sitting in Vajrasana - with ankles crossed, with his hands in Bhumisparsa - with his right hand on his knee and the left on his lap, representing the Buddha calling the earth to witness

with a delicate expression on his face through the fine modelling and engraving

the statue is decorated with fine details on his clothing, ears, hands, foot and base

there is engraved ancient Burmese text on the sides and back of the base

height: 33,5 cm, width at the base: 13,7 cm

condition: great, very good, with an authentic, beautifull warm and smooth patine, no restorations, no missing parts

weight: circa 2,8 kg , price: € XXXX - sold

 

 

 

a Saint or Friar with rosary

made pre 1850, in the south of Europe

an extremely attractive male, with a beautifull expression - his beautiful face, gesture, pose, golden curly hair, elegant clothing and shoes make it a stunning whole

polychrome painting - gold, brown and black, a lot of paint is missing - but this gives it a highly decorative aura, the wood is firm and solid, no worm holes, item in left hand is missing

height: 46 cm / circa 18.1 inch - price: € xxx - sold

 

 

an authentic 19th century Japanese waterkettle with signed bronze lid

TETSUBIN

a heavy and thick, cast iron pot, in the shape of a squash, the bronze lid - futa, bears the family sign on the inside, the lid can be even older, while the kettle/pot can be more recent, because the pots get damaged or broken, the lid survives and is passed on down in the family, the charming copper lidknop - tsumami, is ingenious attached and can rotate

total height: 21cm, fitting diameter of the lid: 8.4 cm

condition: authentic signs of age and wear, with authentic unpolished patine, no holes, no cracks, no missing parts

price: € XXX - sold

 

 

an authentic 18th century or early 19th century

Hindu offering bowl and dish

made of a zinc-copper alloy with silver inlay decor, called:

Birdi ware

the origins of Birdiware lay in Bidar, Karnataka, India

the zinc surface is engraved with floral decorations into which the silver is beaten, the base metal then is blackened with a paste of mineral salts and the silver polished to create a contrasting finish

condition: authentic signs of age and wear, some small pieces of the silver inlay went missing in time, the plate and bowl are firm and further in good order with authentic, unpolished patine

diameter plate: 18,1 cm, diameter bowl: 13 cm - height: 5,6 cm

price: € XXX - sold

 

Fré Jeltsema

 

a bronze statue, depicting an elegant seated female nude

executed in 1920, designed by a famous dutch sculptor:

Fré Jeltsema (1879-1971)

born as female Frederika Engelina Jeltsema, later officialy acknowledged as male and his name became Fredrik Engel Jeltsema

height: 33 cm / ca.13 inch

signed and dated, excellent condition, authentic patine

price: € xxx

sold - now in the collection of the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands

 

 

an impressive antique, 18th century oak wooden panel, depicting

The Adoration of The Magi

here as: three Kings from the East, offering gifts to the Holy Child, who is held by his mother, The Holy Mary and Joseph is standing next to her, and the Kings: Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar bringing gold, frankincense and myrrh

probably Flemish of origin - Flandre, dated on the back: 1726, with it's original framing

size: 88 x 76 x 10 cm / 34.6 x 29.9 x 3.9 inch, weight: 14,2 kg

condition: very good, beautifull and firm, with authentic warm and smooth patine

price: € xxxx

sold

 

 

an impressive, authentic antique, 18th Century, fully carved, ebonised walnut plinth supported by a kneeling male, known as

Blackamoor

with a second circular top that revolves and raises, finished with a radiating geometric pattern

his face has specific 18th century features; the splitted beard, the small white teeth and the eyes accented with shells giving him an unsympathetic look, he has beautifull detailed carved toes, fingers and cloth

on a circular base - diameter: 33 cm

height: 56 cm - fully extended: circa 80 cm

condition: authentic signs of age, authentic patine, no missing parts, some old wormholes, but now clean

weight: circa 8 kg., price: € XXXX

sold

 

3 antique Japanese dolls

from the Mid Edo period, circa 1750-1780

so called:

Hina Dolls or Hina Ningyo

price: € xxx

sold

Tichelaar Makkum 1943,

Al ware de doot op de lippen ..., J. Pzn. Coen 1623

 

Tichelaar Makkum 1943,

De geest moet boven moeyelickheden sweven ...., J. Pzn. Coen 1623

 

 

2 rare and large Dutch faience, Delft ware wall chargers, mementoes of the Dutch Resistance during World War II made in 1943 by Tichelaar Makkum

text on the plates:

Al ware de doot op de lippen, daeromme moet men geen couragie verliesen. J.Pz. Coen, 14 Mei 1623

translation: Even in the face of Death, one should not loose courage / keep up a stout heart

De geest moet boven alle moeyelijckheden sweven ende geensints daer onder buygen. J.Pz.Coen, 14 Mei 1623

translation: Let the mind float above all difficulties and do not let it bow to them.

These mottos of Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587-1629) were used as encouragement during WWII. Koningin Wilhelmina, the Dutch queen at that moment, concluded her speech at the beginning of World War II, to the Dutch population on May 14, 1940 with Coen's words: Dispereert niet / Do not dispair. These plates, made by Tichelaar in 1943, can be seen as, if not ment to be, a silent form of resistance during the war. We do not know why and how Tichelaar made these plates. But we think because it were words from the 17th century, the occupier probably did not realize the meaning at that moment and Tichelaar was able to produce them. In 1943, the Germans announced that 300,000 Dutch army soldiers, who had been captured and released in 1940, were to be recaptured and sent to German labor camps. As soon as this was announced, workers all over Holland, walked off their jobs in a protest strike. Rural Dutch farmers supported the strike by refusing to deliver milk to dairy factories. To combat these strikes, Nazi troops began shooting at the strikers throughout the country, and those strikers who were arrested were sentenced to death. 1943 is also the year that many Dutch students and teachers refused to sign the Loyaliteits Verklaring / Declaration of Loyalty to the Nazi occupiers. Those who refused to sign, had to go into hiding or were put to work in German labor camps. Many were executed or murdered in Holland or in Nazi concentration camps. One of them, the student Otto Cornelius Tichelaar, born in 1918, was murdered in Neuengamme, Germany in February 1945. After the war Queen Wilhelmina came back to Holland and in her favorite palace, Paleis Het Loo in Apeldoorn, she placed a table in the Grote Zaal of Audiëntiezaal / Great Hall or Audience Chamber, on which she placed mementoes, also two of these Makkum plates, as a tribute to the Dutch Resistance Movement. This table is called Verzetstafel / Table of Resistance. The plates and other items are still on that table today.

Royal Tichelaar Makkum / Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum was established circa 1660 in Makkum, a village situated on the banks of the IJsselmeer / Lake IJssel, a lake since 1932, but earlier an inland sea: the Zuiderzee / Southern Sea, in the northern Dutch province Friesland of The Netherlands. Centuries of ceramic history started out in with a brickyard halfway through the 16th century. Bricks were replaced for pottery in 1670, which changed into ornamental earthenware in 1890. The 19th century saw craft techniques disappear from the industrial production process. Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum is one of the world's few remaining factories that continued to invest in traditional craft production processes. The relevant map in Caspar Robles' 1572 atlas shows a briccaria or brick factory on the site where the Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum factory is now. This provides the earliest proof of a long company history. In 1640 the company became a family firm and remains so until today. The company has down the centuries displayed an exceptional awareness of its valuable tradition and now, in the twelfth generation under the leadership of Jan Tichelaar, it once again works to refresh and expand the development of traditional craftsmanship and ceramic knowledge, the company's core values. Economic and technological changes have never alienated Tichelaar from its traditional origins. The clay, a large proportion of which is still excavated locally, and the glazes, are still the two most important raw materials the company uses. The company's expertise also includes many of the production methods, such as hand-painting and the age-old and superior seventeenth-century faience technique - also called Delft earthenware.

Jan Pieterszoon Coen, 8 January 1587 - 21 September 1629, was the founder of Batavia, an officer of the VOC - the Dutch East India Company in Indonesia, and holding two terms as Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

excellent condition, diameter: 34 cm, price: € XXX - sold - now in an Indonesian collection

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