• Old Makonde mask. Ex private coll. UK

    A very expressive and early Makonde mask.The mask has a large lip plate and well worn surface.Original straps to fasten the mask are still attached.A piece of animal hide is attached to the head of the mask.Early part 20th century.Ex private collection UK. £2200

  • Unique form of Dinka headrest

    Field collected in the 1990′s. The ‘head’ is decorated with the ends of bullet shells.There is a lg brass bullet shell protruding from one side. The chain that supports the shoulder strap is attached to a brass wire & bent to form the shape of two ‘ears’. L  43 cm .£850

  • Lozi food bowl – Zambia

    This food bowl from the Lozi in Zambia is depicting a duck.Many such bowls represented animals that could be found on the banks of the Zambezi River. Its wings are elegantly carved and finely decorated. It comes in two parts,the bottom section is the container for the food being stored. L –  43 cm. £680

  • Finely decorated East African gourd.

    The gourd is beautifully decorated with images of people,plants and geometric designs. It has a fantastic traditional restoration repairing an old crack with the gourd finely stitched together.The stopped indicates that this gourd was also possibly used as a doll and well as a container.Tanzanian. H –  28 cm. Price  -  £480

  • Tsonga headrest

    A Tsonga headrest with single central upright support decorated with a series of finely decorated rectangular designs.These designs are also represented on each of the down turned lugs.Early part of the 20th century. Height 16 cm.Price  -  £750

  • Dinka.Headrest

    A early Dinka headrest curved in form with a woven leather handle strap. The structure of this headrest is carved with down turned and upturned ‘lugs’ thought to represent a cow’s udder. The headrest has a deep well used patina on the surface.Length 46.5 cm. price  - £950

  • Two early 20th century ceremonial hatchets.Angola

    Two early hatchets.Southern Africa region, possibly Angola.Wooden handles with deep patinas,finely decorated blades. Top – 57 cm long.Lower 59 cm long. £390 each


    A early female figure.Kaguru – Tanzania. The figure standing with classical pose.A finely sculptured maternity figure with deep worn patina.Small fetish hole on top of the head and with white glass beaded eyes. The arms are enlarged to give the figure more presence and power.Early 20th century. H –  42 cm. CBCAHOO. £1900

  • 19th century Ethiopian chair/stool

    A low chair carved from one piece from a hard brown wood.The chair has deep waves on the surface of the seat as a result of extensive use over the years.Three supporting legs with upright stilts to the base of the seat. Medium in size. Diameter  - 45 cm. £690

  • Makonde sickness mask

    A rare Makonde sickness or deformity mask. Tanzania and Mozambique. H – 22 cm. £1250

  • Lega mask.Dem Rep. Congo

    A fine Lega mask ‘lukwakongo’ .Bwani society. DRC. Carved in a typical light wood,burnt through holes with traces of white powder and good signs of handling and use.This mask came with its own woven fibre shoulder bag for safe keeping and ceremonial use. (bag is included) Ex private coll. UK. H –  15 cm. £1500

  • Southern Sudanese stool/neck rest

    Zoomorphic in form.L – 28 cm. Great movement,like a lizard on the move. Southern Sudanese.£450

  • Fine Yoruba mask

    A fine and unusual Yoruba mask.Nigeria. The mask with large nose and protruding eyes.Great expression with typical Yoruba scarification’s either side of the cheeks. Decorated with early red pigments.Well used back with some missing parts at the sides as a result of a lot of use.H – 24 cm. BCHAHOO. £2200

  • Turkana shield

    Tall hide shield. Coming from the northern region of Kenya. Lake Turkana region. Turkana tribe. Nicely formed in good condition. Early part 20th century. H – 132 cm. £1200  

  • East African comb

    Comb, Tanzanian. Carved in a brown hard wood surmounted with a standing female figure with one arm holding her breast and the other holding her stomach. The comb shows good signs of use and handling over time.H -20cm. £550

  • Lwena female figure

    Standing figure with the arms clasped behind the shoulders. Brass tacks decorate the face with markings on the cheeks. Good early piece with a oiling surface patina, coming from the Lwena – Angola/ Zambia. Ex Belgium collection. H -  23cm. £950


    House posts used to partition areas in a traditional dwelling. Gurage culture, Ethiopia. Wooden,early part 20th century. These types of posts would have been positioned in the ground , they would have then acted as type of screen or room divider. Heights – 160cm . 165cm. 124cm.Sold separately or as a group. £750, £850, £580

  • Animal mask

    A early wooden ceremonial dance mask depicting a wild dog. Makua and Yao people, Tanzania    H – 17 cm. Ex private coll. Walter Hekster. Netherlands.Published. Yale GVR no. 0077943.£1850

  • Granary Door lock. Bambara – Mali

    Wooden door lock depicting a crocodile (a symbol of protection).Bambara culture – Mali.Full length crocodile figure with fine criss cross decorations.The lock comes with the wooden cross hatch (not shown in the photo) Mid 20th cent.H – 55cm. On display stand. £850

  • Tiny wicker dance shield

    A small ceremonial dance shield. Tight wicker weave with wicker handle. Wooden knob in the center. Shi – Eastern region of DRC and border with Rwanda.Shields like these are normally carried and danced with by the women.What makes these piece unusual is its size. Early 20th century. £ 550.

  • Bamileke stool.Cameroon

    An early Bamileke stool coming from a old English collection.Typically circular in form with intricate carved animal heads,probably cow. Height  -  40cm.Diameter 28cm. £650.

  • Fine Congo stool.

    A beautiful and simply formed stool with nicely balance circular top and bottom. Good condition with striation decorations coming from the base and up the support.Probably Mangbetu in origin,north eastern  DRC. Early 20th century.H- 32cm. Diameter 40 cm.£550

  • Small Elephant stool.Zambia

    A fine early stool depicting a Elephant with upright stance surmounted with a small circular seat. Probably early tourist piece but with good age. 1950′s. Ex private European collection.H – 33 cm. £550. BCGEEO

  • Figurative container

    Pare – Tanzania. This figure with a lot of character was used as a medicine container,the cavity being part of the stomach.The entrance hole is on the shoulder.It has a oily  surface as a result of regular use over time.Strands of early glass beads decorate the neck.H- 24.5 cm. ASGABOO. £1450

  • Staff with abstract buffalo head. Malawi

    Staff of importance coming from northern Malawi.The form of the root stock head is in the shape of a abstract buffalo.Ex Jonathan Lowen collection UK. £750

  • Tribal chair with bent wood support

    A beautifully formed chair made from three pieces of bent wood acting as the back,seat and leg supports. The seat is made from strips of woven animal hide,strong and comfortable. The striking element of the chair is the arced rear support that gives the chair a real modernist feel.Late 19th to early 20th century. £900

  • ibegi figure

    A early Ibegi figure with encrusted surface.The encrustation covers the whole body of the figure.There are traces of blue pigment around the ears and back of the head. There are typical Yoruba facial markings with metal eyes.The figure came from a private collection in the UK.H –  24cm. DFGGEO £750  

  • Zulu meat platter

    A fine large Zulu meat platter.Good form,age and patina.Length – 88cm. £950. Comes with wall mount.

  • Wooden bowl.Zulu.

    Early wooden bowl.Zulu – Southern Africa. Circular dish with four short supporting legs and wooden handle for carrying and hanging.Early 20th century. Diameter –  31cm. £280.

  • Dinka headrest.

    A ‘primal’ formed Dinka headrest,Southern Sudan. Early 20th century with three supporting legs and deep patina.Length 47cm. £750.

  • Pwevo mask.Angola/Zambia

    Fine old ‘Pwevo’ mask with predominately classical Chokwe features but also elements of Mbunda influence.Angola and Zambia border region, Ref. page  132 Makishi Lya Zambia by Manuel Jordan for similar example. H –  33 cm. £1500

  • Mask.Southern Sudan

    A rare earlier mask coming from Southern Sudan.Thought to be Dinka,with influence coming from possibly the Zande {Sudan/DRC border region}.The mask was field collected in 1997/98 when it directly came out of Sudan into Uganda.Field notes at the time from previous owner refer it as being Dinka. H –  28cm. Early 20th century. £1800

  • Old Chewa mask – Malawi

    Very early and powerful dance mask, Chewa  -  Malawi. Wood,showing extensive signs of use and age. Eroded surface with nails  on top and around the sides of the masks.Large circular ears,common in other East African masks.Late 19th cent. £1600

  • Small fetish mask.Makonde

    A fine small female fetish mask.Makonde – Tanzania. Carved in a light wood with traces of white kaolin decorating the face.Fetish hole at the top of the head.1950′s.H – 16cm .£750.

  • Title staff. Tanzania

    A fine title staff in curved form with a female head at the end.The female head as small white beaded eyes and good expression.This type of staff was traditionally handled with the head resting on the shoulder.They were carried as a symbol of rank and prestige.Mid 20th century or before.L – 55cm    £590

  • Fine palm wine cup.Kuba.DRC

    A fine and beautifully carved cup with intricate waved design.Such vessels were used amongst the Kuba men of title for drinking palm wine.Early 20th century.H –  14.5 cm.Ex private European collection. £750

  • Milk containers. Ganda – Uganda

    Two beautiful wooden milk containers with finely woven tops.Containers like these are found amongst the Ganda in Uganda and also the Tutsi in Rwanda.They show the importance and high value placed with milk in both these cultures.Early 20th century.H –  27cm. £390 each. SOLD

  • Stool.Southern Sudan

    This elephant stool was given to the previous owner by her farther who was the lead doctor in Southern Sudan.He was given the stool as a gift for services rendered from a Dinka chief in the early 1940′s.Carved in a very heavy dense wood with worn patina. H – 63 cm. £950

  • Chair.Guro – Ivory Coast

    A fine low wooden tribal chair with metal decorations coming from the Guro people  in the Ivory Coast..Ex private coll.UK. H – 52 cm.Early 20th century. £950

  • Title staff

    Title staff.Kaguru – Tanzania. Staff with snake wrapped around and spiraling down the shaft.The head is surmounted with a baboon head with glass beaded eyes.Ex private coll. USA. H – 80 cm.  £1800