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  • Staff. Wahaha – Tanzania

    Prestige staff.Haha tribe,Tanzania.Wood with inlayed white metal eyes.Beautiful smooth patina.Lovely form. H -  68 cm £850 (comes on custom made display stand)

  • Hunters staff. Tanzania

    A unusual and rare hunters staff (would have been carried across the shoulders) Fipa tribe,Tanzania. Made from a naturally formed piece of wood,the blanches forming two extended ears,with inlayed aliminum eyes. H -  90 cm  £950 (click image for slide show) Comes on custom made stand

  • Prestige hatchet. Mozambique

    A fine prestige hatchet from Mozambique (probably Makonde).The top of the shaft is decorated with geometric designs with a carved animal to one side.Metal blade.Beautiful patina.Ex private collection UK. H -  49 cm £1800 (come on custom made stand)

  • Beautiful old harp.Senufo – Ivory Coast

    A fine and old stringed instrument,harp.Senufo – Ivory Coast.Ex Swiss collection. Wooden shaft with metal decoration at the top.Gourd base covered with animal hide.At the base where the strings are mounted on the gourd base is a abstract female form.In great condition considering its age.H – 72 cm. £1400

  • Figurative comb. Tanzania

    A fine and early figurative comb. Fipa people, western Tanzania. Female body, breasts and head with inserted white metal eyes.Well used patina. Some teeth damaged. First half 20th century. H -  29 cm. (excluding display stand) £900  (click on image for slide show)

  • Fine ladle.Ivory Coast

    A fine wooden ladle with beautiful form and patina. Dan or Baule,Ivory Coast. Ex-private collection UK. H -  44 cm (excluding stand) £850  (click on image for slide show)

  • 5. Headrest. Garage culture. Ethiopia

    A nicely decorated and rare Ethiopian headrest coming from the Garage culture.Double tiered base with fine decorations.Traces of fat (white in colour) on the support and underside.H – 17.5 cm. £450

  • 3. Headrest. Ambo culture – Ethiopia

    Ambo culture.Ethiopia. Late 19th century. Circular base with central support.H – 16.5 cm.£350. Ex Pierre Loos collection Brussels.

  • 2. Headrest.Kaffa culture – Ethiopia

    Headrest.Kaffa culture.Ethiopia. Early 20th century. H – 16 cm. £280

  • 1. Headrest. Tsonga – Ex private collection UK

    A fine simply formed Tsonga headrest with great patina. Ex Terry Pathica collection.UK. H -  12 cm. £650

  • 2. Headrest. Swazi – Southern Africa

    A nicely formed Swazi headrest. Good patina and condition.Coming from a private collection UK. L – 31 cm. H – 14 cm. £750 HOLD

  • Headrest. Boni – Somalia

    A very finely decorated Boni headrest.Somalia.Decorated with fine designs on both supporting arms,bottom and top.As far as form and quality of decorations this is nearly as good as you can find on this type of headrest. H – 19 cm. £650 (click for slide show)

  • Stool.Lobi – Burkina Faso

    A beautifully shaped Lobi stool with sweeping curved form. Burkina Faso.Three splayed supporting legs with a deep dark lusty patina. L. 41 cm. £450 (click image for slide show)

  • Ceremonial cup. Kuba – DRC

    A fine ceremonial palm wine vessel. Kuba, (or related group) DRC. Early 20th century 1920′s – 30′s. Ex private collection Brussels. H – 18 cm. £1100

  • Ceremonial hat ‘botolo’ DRC

    Ceremonial hat ‘botolo’.Ekonda people.DRC.Woven wicker frame decorated with natural pigments with brass disc. First half 20th century.Ex private collection Belgium. H -  37  cm. (excluding display stand) £1200

  • Female figure. Dogon – Mali

    A fine early Dogon figure, Mali. Standing female figure with hands raised above its head. Encrusted patina, ex-private Swiss collection, originally purchased Galerie Numaga, Neuchatel 1967. H 49 cm. £1600

  • Comb. Ashanti – Ghana

    Finely decorated comb. Ashanti, Ghana. Top section decorated with a coat of arms and cross (early colonial influence), central section with detailed traditional Ashante motifs.In good condition.1st half 20th century or before. H – 27 cm. £450

  • Ceremonial gong beater. Baule – Ivory Coast

    Finely carved wooden gong beater. Baule, Ivory Coast. Spiral snake handle surmounted with a hornbill bird holding the cloth covered gong. ‘Gong strikers such as this were used by Baule diviners before a divination ritual to trigger the state of awareness …..’.Ex private Swiss collection. H – 27 cm (excluding stand) £850

  • Small ceremonial hand shield.Meru culture – Kenya

    Fine ceremonial dance shield.Meru culture – Kenya.Wood (one piece) and decorated with natural pigments of red and white. Good signs of use with nice worn patina on the handle.Mid 20th century or before.On custom made stand. H – 33 cm £780.

  • Miniature fetish figure. Songye – DRC

    A fine miniature fetish figure.Songye – DRC. A nicely executed miniature fetish figure with holes in the chest and back of the head. Worn shiny patina from regular handling with animal skin covering (lower section) H – 16 cm. £850 (comes on wooden display base)

  • Pair of fine copper cuffs. Igbo – Nigeria

    A pair of fine quality copper cuffs. Igbo, Nigeria. 1st half 20th century 1930′s.Ex-private collection UK.H -  25 cm.£1200 pair

  • Terracotta storage container.Tanzania

    A rare and unusual piece that would have been used by the traditional healer as a ritual container. There is a large opening on top of the ‘pig’ and the body is hollow to form the container.The whole piece has a crackled surface patina created over time from use. Pare culture. Tanzania. L -  32 cm. £1500…

  • Bambara animal mask.Mali.Ex Josef Herman collection

    A fine early animal mask with great expression.  Bambara, Mali. Ex-collection of artist Josef Herman, London. In the slid show photos you can see the mask hanging on the back wall above the artist in his studio. £4800

  • Pende mask

    A fine western Pende mask.Classic features decorated with red and white pigments.Ex Museum collection (deaccession) USA. Numbered on the back. First half 20th century. £3400

  • Fine bronze cuff. Lobi. Burkina Faso

    A beautifully cast bronze cuff coming from the Lobi culture in Burkina Faso. 1st half 20th century, Ex-private collection UK. H -  29.5 cm £1400

  • Yoruba mother and child figure

    A mother with twins figure.Yoruba, Nigeria. The mother kneeling holding an offering bowl with one child on her back the other by her side. Ex German collection. H -  25 cm £1650

  • Title staff

    A usual staff of 2 figures, M & F sitting facing in opposite directions. Each figure has in its forehead a fetish hole,  similar holes in other areas of the staff. Luba or Tabwa? DRC.Spiral form surmounted on a metal stand. Figures bound with wire and glass beads. Ex-private collection UK. H -  66 cm £2900

  • Mother and child. Dogon. Mali

    A fine mother and child figure. Dogon, Mali. The mother kneeling with upright stance holding her baby. Weather surface but still keeping the body and facal features of the sculpture. Ex Seward Kennedy collection, London. H -  40 cm. £4500

  • Small maternity figure. Kwere,Tanzania

    A small nicely carved maternity figure.Kwere, Tanzania. Kneeling female figure nicely balanced leaning slightly forward, hands holding her stomach. Worn patina and decorated with strands of early white glass beads. H -   11 cm. £680 (comes on wooden display base)

  • Pende mask

    Fine Pende mask. DRC. A mask with good expression and with original costume. Ex private collective Netherlands. £2800

  • Fine Mbunda mask. Zambia

    A powerful Mbunda mask with great expression. Border region of Zambia and Angola. 1940′s – 1950′s. D – 46 cm. POR

  • 9Headrest. Jimma, Ethiopia

    Fine Jimma headrest. Ethiopia. Elegant form with beautiful patina. Ex-private collection Belgium. £580

  • Tsonga headrest

    Fine Tsonga headrest, Southern Africa. Ex Terry Pathica collection UK. Early 20th century. £1650

  • Large prestige stool.Bamelike, Cameroon

    A large and impressive prestige stool.Bamelike, Cameroon. A group of six buffalos supporting a flat circular base. Carved from one piece with a deep lusty patina. Early 20th century. Ex private collection UK. H- 40 cm  D – 56 cm. £1600

  • Group of 3 mounted 19th century copper currencies – DRC

    Three mounted copper currencies.Mbole, DRC. 19th century. Each in good condition mounted securely on top of each other on a bronze base. Slightly descending in size from bottom to top. Overall height – 45cm. £1500

  • Headrest.Karamajong Uganda

    A finely balanced headrest from northern Uganda, Karamajong tribe.  Nice form and good patina.Ex private collection UK.H – 20 cm. £680 HOLD

  • Early 20th century stool. Duala

    A fine early prestige stool. Duala, Cameroon. Early 20th century. Ex-private collection UK. Length – 50 cm. H – 36 cm £1200

  • Fine miniature bronze figure. Lobi

    A fine miniature standing bronze figure.Lobi culture, Burkina Faso.early 20th century.Ex-private collection UK .H -70 mm. £580