• Fine figurative gold weight

    A finely cast Akan gold weight. Ghana. 19th century. Depicting a man holding a staff with a bundle on his head. Ex-private collection UK.Height – 3 cm. £350

  • ANTELOPE GOLD WEIGHT

    A finely cast gold weight of an antelope with extended curved horns.19th century. Akan. Ghana.  Ex-private collection UK. L 35 mm H 25 mm £240

  • Bronze gold weight of a buffalo

    An  18th – 19th-century bronze gold weight of a buffalo. Akan, Ghana. Ex-private collection Germany. L -5 cm. £240

  • Gold weight of a bird in a trap

    A finely cast Akan gold weight depicting a bird being caught in a trap.Ex Seward Kennedy collection UK. 19th century. L 37 mm £250

  • Miniature divination piece

    A very fine and early miniature divination piece depicting an embraced male and female. Bronze.Burkina Faso. Height –  5cm. 19th century. Private collection UK. £280

  • Highlands shield

    Ceremonial war shield. Napa Valley, Southern Highlands, Delta region of Chad. Circle design decorated with red pigments. H- 117 cm x 46 cm. £2800

  • Woman’s head adornment

    A rare type of woman’s head adornment coming from the Lega  - DRC. Decorated with early buttons, animal teeth and fine glass beads.Diameter  -  18 cm. Price  - £750

  • Kuba hat

    A finely woven fibre hat. Kuba. DRC. Has an old missionary society label attached. Ex-private collection UK. Early 20th century.Custom mounted. £420

  • Ceremonial hat

    A rare ceremonial hat. Yoruba.Nigeria. Late 19th – early 20th century. Cowrie shells and clay base with leather edging. Diameter – 21 cm. £850

  • Ceremonial hat

    Ceremonial chieftains hat. Pende – DRC. Mid 20th century. £850.

  • Ceremonial Hat

    Ceremonial hat.Lega – Dem Republic Congo. Hornbill and pods from the Meseza tree fastened onto a wicker frame. Hats of this type represent an old type of headdress called ‘mukuba wa maseza’.They are one of the many types of adornment worn by highest initiates of  ‘kindi’ . H – 25 cm. £850

  • CEREMONIAL FIGURE

    A powerful standing ceremonial figure. Sukuma, Tanzania.  Wood painted red with aluminium plated eyes and mouth. H – 90 cm. Price on request.

  • Female Ibegi figure – Yoruba

    An early female Ibegi figure with remains of Reckitt’s blue to the crown shaped coiffure.Deep well-handled patina with scarification’s to the chest and breasts. Early 20th century. £ 850

  • Small Pare fetish figure

    A small fetish figure with deep encrusted patina, expressive white beaded eyes and wrapped in strips of leather.On the back is fastened a horn used to hold magical substances.the figure is free standing leaning slightly back on the horn to give balance.H –  16 cm. £750.

  • Ancestral figure

    A fine early ancestral figure. Bena tribe. Iringa Region of south-central Tanzania.An upright male figure standing on a stool. First half 20th century.Field collected in the 1990′s. H – 80 cm. £1850

  • calabash traditional medicine container

    An old gourd medicine container with carved stopper/head.The container is decorated with strands of old red and white glass beads.The head has white glass beaded eyes and fine strands of transparent beads acting as hair. Laguru tribe – Tanzania.Price  - £650

  • Luguru figure

    A fine slender female fetish figure. Luguru – Tanzania. H – 52 cm.  £1800

  • Ancestral figure

    Fine old ancestral figure. Sagara. Tanzania.Seated female figure with upright posture, weather patina and movable arms.First half 20th century.H – 67 cm £1900

  • FEMALE fetish FIGURE

    Fine female fetish figure. Kusu. DRC. First half 20th century. Ex-private collection UK. H –  27 cm. £ 1600

  • Milk pail.Zulu Southern Africa

    An early well balanced Zulu milk pail with attractive decorations around its body acting as grips for the pot. Well worn surface patina from extensive use. Early part 20th century.H – 37 cm. CBDFEO .   £650

  • Beaded bag

    A attractive beaded bag. Toposa. Sudan. Fine rows of glass beads and cowrie shells sown onto a leather backing. Comes mounted on a display board.£550

  • Beaded apron

    A fine early beaded apron. Toposa tribe, South Sudan.Early glass beads in bands of black,orange,red and yellow sown onto a piece of animal hide. Custom mounted.Price – £550

  • Beaded neck adornment and matching apron

    A very finely beaded girls neck adornment/collar with matching apron. Pokot tribe of northern Kenya.The apron is finely beaded back and front.It has two strands of beads that would have looped over the shoulders to give it support. Given as a bridal gift as a symbol of wealth. Mid 20th cent.Price  - £850

  • Makonde Terracotta mask

    Ceremonial fetish mask in terracotta. Makonde  - Mozambique/ Tanzania.Doubled faced with fine decorations.Used in initiation dance ceremonies where the dancer would carry such a mask and after place it on the ground, it would then become a central part of the ceremony.1950′s.£900

  • Makonde mask

    Helmet style mask. Makonde. Tanzania and Mozambique.  H –  30 cm. £1200

  • Old Sukuma mask

    A very early ceremonial dance mask – Sukuma,Tanzania.Carved from a hard brown wood.The mask has powerful primitive qualities with extensive use. Early 20th century.H – 33 cm. £1850

  • Bamileke mask

    A early 20th century Bamileke mask with great expression. This mask was originally purchased from Christies London in 1974 and then held until recently in a private collection in London. Height – 38 cm. £3700  

  • Luvale/Lwena mask

    Female mask. Luvale/Lwena.Zambia. Good expression with fine facial markings. Ex private collection UK.First half 20th century. H – 22 cm. £1200

  • Ritual knife

    A fine ivory knife with figurative handle. DRC Early 20th century. Ex private collection UK. H – 8 cm. £650

  • Hunters fetish

    A traditional hunters fetish. Mali. Worn with one of the metal rings through the wrist and carried as a fly wisp such pieces were carried as a form of protection from harmful spirits. Metal rings, leather pouches and charms covering fetish material, fly wisp made of animal’s hair. £450. Comes with display stand.

  • House post.19th century Ethiopia

    A fine, rare in form, wooden house post. Gurage  – Ethiopia. 19th century, with phallic symbols at the top. Used as a decorative house post positioned in the entrance inside a traditional Gurage dwelling. Height 1.8 meters.19th century. With custom made a mount. £1100

  • Three forked ‘Oule Sheikh Hussein’ pilgrimage staffs

    Group of three ‘Oule Sheikh Hussein’ pilgrimage staffs.With typical forked form, these staffs were carried during a pilgrimage in the Ethiopian highlands, the forked staff was symbolic to show the carried was on this sacred rite and when needed should be offered hospitality.750 pounds set of three as mounted. – £750

  • Coffee table

    An early 20th-century Ethiopian coffee table decorated with green, yellow and red colours.Traditionally used as a table to serve and present coffee.First half 20th century.Carved from one piece.Ethiopia.H – 37 cm W – 43 cm £580

  • Unusual wood and leather chair

    An early 20th century low wood & leather sitting chair.The back support is formed from a bent piece of wood that gives this piece such a wonderful form. It has been decorated with lines of red paint which add to its individuality.The seat is made from woven strips of leather.H – 58cm £ 750

  • High backed chair

    Medium sized Ethiopian chair with three curved supporting legs. Late 19th century. Good form and condition with nice patina. H 83 cm. Diameter –  47 cm. £850

  • Granary Door lock

    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

  • Village scene.Oil on board

    Early oil on board painted in naive style.Signed by artist,possibly of Congo origin due to its style.In original frame of the same period.44 x 54cm.£850  

  • igbo Door

    A fine portal door with attractive circular designs. Igbo,Nigeria.Important doors like this were placed at the entrance to meeting compounds belonging to families of higher rank amongst the Igbo culture. Carved in a heavy red wood ‘oji or iroko’.Early 20th century. Ex private collection UK.  46 x 98 cm.  CBGBHOO. £3800

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