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95th Tribal Art Auction

African, Oceanic & pre-Columbian Art. Art works from European private collections. Selected works of art from the collections of Günther Hartmann (Berlin), Rolf Huisgen (Munich), Knud Nielsen (Jelling) and Edmondo Trombetta (Monza)

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95th Tribal Art Auction
Provenance Size Hammer price
Pierre Vérité, Paris, France
Claude Vérité, Paris, France
Sylvie Vérité, Paris, France
Christie's Paris, 3 December 2015, Lot 53
H: 10 inch sold
Provenance Size Hammer price
Mrs. Benzinger (deceased in 2009), Solothurn, Switzerland
Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium (2009)
H: 21.3 inch sold
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
Lot: 153
Provenance Size Hammer price
Ludwig Bretschneider (1909-1987), Munich, Germany
Ludwig Schmidt (1920-1995), Munich, Germany (ca. 1970)
By descent through family (1995-2014)
Guy van Rijn, Brussels, Belgium
H: 20.9 inch sold
Lot: 154
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ludwig Bretschneider (1909-1987), Munich, Germany
Ludwig Schmidt (1920-1995), Munich, Germany (ca. 1970)
By descent through family (1995-2014)
Guy van Rijn, Brussels, Belgium
Mark Eglinton, New York, USA (2015)
H: 21.7 inch 20000 EUR / 40000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-Yacouba
Lot: 155
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 8.9 inch 2500 EUR / 5000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire / Liberia, Dan-Yacouba
Lot: 156
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Loebarth, Hameln, Germany
Kurt Wagner, Munich, Germany (before 1998)
H: 10.6 inch 1200 EUR / 2400 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan-Yacouba / Kono
Lot: 157
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Loebarth, Hameln, Germany H: 11.4 inch 800 EUR / 1600 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire / Liberia, Dan
Lot: 158
Provenance Size Hammer price
Christie's, New York, 20 November 1997, Lot 282
Leslie Banks, Los Angeles, USA
Michael Rhodes, New York, USA
H: 9.4 inch sold
Côte d'Ivoire, Guro, Master of Gohitafla
Lot: 159
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Madelyn Klein Anderson, New York, USA
Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium (2018)
H: 14.6 inch 25000 EUR / 50000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Guro
Lot: 160
Provenance Size Hammer price
Hermann Kühn, Munich, Germany
German Private Collection (1983)
Lempertz, Brussels, 22 January 2013, Lot 141
H: 7.1 inch sold
Lot: 161
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
already before 1939 in the art trade
Georg Kegel (1899-1974), Hamburg, Germany
Boris Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany (1997)
H: 6.5 inch 4000 EUR / 8000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 162
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Georges Loiseau ("Maître Loiseau"), Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Lucas Ratton, Paris, France
Loiseau (deceased 1991) worked as a notary public in Abidjan from 1953. Around 1957 he began collecting African art and made one of the largest collections of artworks from the Ivory Coast.
H: 53.9 inch 4000 EUR / 8000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 163
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Simon Escarre, France
French Collection
H: 23.8 inch 4000 EUR / 8000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo, Blesseque village
Lot: 164
Provenance Size Hammer price
Karl-Heinz Krieg, Neuenkirchen, Germany (coll. in situ,1970, in Blesseque village, Northern Ivory Coast)
Galerie Fred & Jens Jahn, Munich, Germany
German Private Collection (1983)
Lempertz, Brussels, 22 January 2013, Lot 139
H: 34.1 inch sold
Côte d'Ivoire, Wè-Guéré / Wobé
Lot: 165
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old British Collection H: 12.6 inch 1800 EUR / 3500 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Wè / Dan
Lot: 166
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s/ 70s) H: 12.6 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
Ghana, Akan, Twifo-Hemang style
Lot: 167
Provenance Size Hammer price
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
German Private Collection (1981)
Lempertz, Brussels, 22 January 2013, Lot 138
H: 8.9 inch sold
Lot: 168
Provenance Size Hammer price
Lars and Annabell Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark H: 18.9 inch sold
Ghana, Ashanti
Lot: 169
Provenance Size Hammer price
Galerie Fred & Jens Jahn, Munich, Germany
German Private Collection (1982)
Lempertz, Brussels, 22 January 2013, Lot 140
H: 11.4 inch sold
Lot: 170
Provenance Size Hammer price
Danish Collection H: 9 inch sold
Lot: 171
Provenance Size Hammer price
H: 13.4 inch sold
Togo / Benin, Tamberma (Batammaliba)
Lot: 172
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hans-Otto Glitza, Marl, Germany D: 12.8 inch 200 EUR / 400 EUR
Republic of Benin (former Kingdom of Dahomey), Region Abomey, Fon
Lot: 173
Provenance Size Hammer price
Karl Zeugner, Würzburg, Germany L: 19.3 inch sold
Republic of Benin (former Kingdom of Dahomey), Region Abomey, Fon
Lot: 174
Provenance Size Hammer price
Karl Zeugner, Würzburg, Germany L: 22 inch sold
Provenance Size Hammer price
H: 19.1 inch sold
Nigeria, Afo / Idoma
Lot: 176
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ketterer, Munich, Germany H: 11.6 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
Provenance Size Hammer price
German Private Collection H: 13 inch sold
Nigeria, Igbo-Afikpo
Lot: 178
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Heinrich Siemers, Bayreuth, Germany (coll.1969/70 in Cameroon) H: 14.4 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Allan Stone, New York, USA H: 52.4 inch 26000 EUR / 40000 EUR
Nigeria, Benue River Valley region, Niger-Benue Confluence, Ebira (Igbira)
Lot: 180
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Phlippe Ancart, Brussels, Belgium
Jean-Pierre Jernander, Brussels, Belgium
H: 12.8 inch 3500 EUR / 8000 EUR
Nigeria, Igbo
Lot: 181
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Michel Gosse, Caen/Paris, France H: 17.3 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
Nigeria, Ijaw (Ijo)
Lot: 182
Provenance Size Hammer price
Swiss Collection L: 26.6 inch sold
Nigeria, Ijaw (Ijo) - Kalabari
Lot: 183
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Julius Konietzko (1886-1952), Hamburg, Germany L: 24.8 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Nigeria, Mama (Kantana)
Lot: 184
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s/ 70s) H: 17.7 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
Nigeria / Cameroon, Mambilla / Mambila
Lot: 185
Provenance Size Hammer price
Alain Dufour, Saint Maur, France (1970s) H: 12.6 inch sold
Nigeria / Cameroon, Mambila or Mfumte
Lot: 186
Provenance Size Hammer price
Nell Bernard (*1935), Copenhagen, Denmark

Nell Bernard, née Nell Benedicte Jacobsen, is a Danish artist who has worked in sculpture, ceramics and as a graphic artist. She is the daughter of the internationally renowned Danish artist Robert Jacobsen.
H: 8.9 inch sold
Nigeria, Montol / Goemai / Mumuye
Lot: 187
Provenance Size Hammer price
Danish Collection (acquired in Duala,1977) H: 19.9 inch sold
Nigeria, Northeastern, Benue Valley, Mumuye
Lot: 188
Provenance Size Hammer price
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 17 September 2011, Lot 320
German Private Collection
H: 18.1 inch sold
Lot: 189
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Gallery Flak, Paris, France
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 28 May 2016, Lot 284
German Private Collection
H: 16.7 inch 2000 EUR / 3500 EUR
Nigeria, Nupe, Sakiwa the Younger of Lapai (Abuja Emirates)
Lot: 190
Provenance Size Hammer price
Irmgard Boetel, Wertheim, Germany H: 69.3 inch; B: 13.4 inch/ 14.8 inch / 18.9 inch sold
Provenance Size Hammer price
Allan Stone, New York, USA H: 6.7 inch sold
Provenance Size Hammer price
Allan Stone, New York, USA H: 8.3 inch sold
Lot: 193
Provenance Size Hammer price
Ben Hirsch, Maastricht, The Netherlands H: 37 inch sold
Nigeria, Yoruba
Lot: 194
Provenance Size Hammer price
Loudmer-Poulain, Paris, 19 June 1980, Lot 126
Allan Stone, New York, USA
H: 16.3 inch sold
Lot: 195
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Will Hoogstraate, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1982)
Christie's South Kensington, December 2, 1986, Lot 236
Neymeier, The Netherlands
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 11 July 2009, Lot 326
German Private Collection
H: 27.6 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Egbe (Ilorin) Area / Kwara State
Lot: 196
Provenance Size Hammer price
Ian Auld, Halstead, England

Auld (1926-2000) was a member of the postwar generation of innovative potters who came to prominence in the 1960s. He studied at the Ife University in Nigeria, 1970-1972. Here he discovered African art for himself and became one of the most renowned collectors of Yoruba Tribal Art. Many of his objects are published in the Catalogue "African Sculpture from Private Collections in London", 19 October - 8 November 1979 and in the 1995 Exhibition "Africa, The Art of a Continent" at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
H: 11.8 inch sold
Nigeria, Yoruba, Egbe (Ilorin) Area / Kwara State
Lot: 197
Provenance Size Hammer price
Ian Auld, Halstead, England H: 11.2 inch sold
Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina
Lot: 198
Provenance Size Hammer price
Ian Auld, Halstead, England
H: 10.4 inch sold
Lot: 199
Provenance Size Hammer price
Gert Stoll, Berchtesgaden, Germany (1965) H: 14.4 inch sold
Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Ila Orangun
Lot: 200
Provenance Size Hammer price
Gert Stoll, Berchtesgaden, Germany
Dieter Eulenburg, Dreieich, Germany
H: 11.4 inch; H/B: 7.1 inch/ 11.4 inch (coat) sold