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97th Auction
2021-11-06

Africa, Oceania, Pre-Columbia
Fine old art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and America. The Munich private collection of Dr. Walter Grasser. The Dutch collection of Piet Lepelaar (Part 2).

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97th Auction
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Private Collection, Australia H: 10.4 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Lot: 53
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Galerie Bienenstein, Vienna, Austria H: 4.9 inch 1500 EUR
Suriname, Saramaka (Saamaka or Saramacca)
Lot: 54
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André J.F. Köbben (1925-2019), Leiden, The Netherlands (coll. in situ in 1961) H: 9.6 inch / 10 inch / 10.4 inch 400 EUR
Lot: 55
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André J.F. Köbben (1925-2019), Amsterdam, The Netherlands (coll. in situ in 1961)

Köbben is considered the most important "ancestor" of Dutch anthropology. What was previously called “Volkenkunde”, practiced by astute "armchair" scholars, now became field-based ethnography and anthropology. Köbben himself has done fieldwork among coffee and cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast and later in Suriname among the Djuka Maroons.
L: 10.2 inch / 14 inch / 19.3 inch / 20.1 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
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Nelly van den Abbeele, Brussels, Belgium
Christie's Amsterdam, 29 May 2001, Lot 340
H: 55.1 inch (with raffia fringe) 400 EUR
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Nelly van den Abbeele, Brussels, Belgium
Christie's Amsterdam, 29 May 2001, Lot 340
H: 25.2 inch (with raffia fringe) 400 EUR
Venezuela / Brazil, Orinoco-Parima culture, Ye'kuana (Yekuana / Yequana)
Lot: 58
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L: 39.2 inch 3400 EUR
Lot: 59
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Galerie Gerdes, Munich, Germany
Anna Maria Posset (1922-2018), Miltenberg / Würzburg, Germany (1985)
H: 7.9 inch 1700 EUR
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Francine & Hans Kobel, Bourg-en-Bresse, France (acquired 1964-1972) H: 7.3 inch 930 EUR
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Francine & Hans Kobel, Bourg-en-Bresse, France (acquired 1964-1972) 200 EUR
Peru, North Coast, Chancay
Lot: 62
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Francine & Hans Kobel, Bourg-en-Bresse, France (acquired 1964-1972) H: 19.3 inch 400 EUR
Lot: 63
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Francine & Hans Kobel, Bourg-en-Bresse, France (acquired 1964-1972) H: 8.9 inch 200 EUR
Lot: 64
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German Collection (acquired 1970/71) H: 8.7 inch 500 EUR
Peru, South Coast, Nazca
Lot: 65
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Francine & Hans Kobel, Bourg-en-Bresse, France (acquired 1964-1972) H: 4.3 inch; D: 5.1 inch 150 EUR
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Maria Ehrensperger, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Rolf & Christina Miehler, Munich, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, 25 February 2006, Lot 66
Neumeister, Munich, 10 June 2010, Lot 64
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 16.5 inch 450 EUR
Burkina Faso, Guin
Lot: 67
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 11.8 inch 400 EUR
Lot: 68
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Joseph Franzen, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Daniel Sobottka, Aachen, Germany
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 16.1 inch 1300 EUR
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Neumeister, Munich, 15 May 2013, Lot 49
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 10.4 inch 600 EUR
Ghana, Abron / Kulango
Lot: 70
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 17.7 inch 500 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Egba, Abeokuta
Lot: 71
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 9.1 inch 250 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Baba Magba village
Lot: 72
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Gert Stoll, Berchtesgaden, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 14 March 2009, Lot 290
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 11.2 inch 380 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Ila Orangun
Lot: 73
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Neumeister, Munich, 15 November 2007, Lot 106
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 10.8 inch 300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Kwara State, "Master o98f the twisted figures"
Lot: 74
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Lore Kegel & Boris Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany (coll. in situ, 1956)
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 10.6 inch 400 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Oshogbo
Lot: 75
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 9.3 inch 300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Ekiti, Oye
Lot: 76
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 11.8 inch / 12 inch (female / male) 450 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina
Lot: 77
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M. Diane, M. Berete Tribal Arts, Bamako-Caura, Mali (2005)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 19 September 2009, Lot 283
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 11.2 inch / 11.6 inch (female / male) 1000 EUR
Lot: 78
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Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 13 March 2010, Lot 227
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 30,5 & 12.4 inch 1300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Offa
Lot: 79
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Gert Stoll, Berchtesgaden, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 4 September 2010, Lot 388
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 12 inch 400 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Esie village
Lot: 80
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Gert Stoll, Berchtesgaden, Germany
Ernst-Olof Siré, Forchheim, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 28 November 2009, Lot 445
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 11.2 inch & 11.4 inch 2800 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Kwara State, Ilorin area / Yoruba, Egbe
Lot: 81
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Mallam Abba Kallah, Hausa trader, Nigeria
Balint B. Denes, Arizona, USA (coll. in the 1960s)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 19 September 2009, Lot 286
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 11.4 inch 800 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Kwara State, Ilorin / Oyo, Shaki
Lot: 82
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 11.8 inch / 12 inch 450 EUR
Lot: 83
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Neumeister, Munich, 15 November 2007, Lot 108
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 11 inch / 11.2 inch 900 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Oshogbo / Erin
Lot: 84
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 12 inch 400 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Southern Ilorin area
Lot: 85
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 11.8 inch 300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Igbuke style
Lot: 86
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 11.8 inch 300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo
Lot: 87
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 10.8 inch 300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Igbuke Style
Lot: 88
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Lore Kegel & Boris Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany (coll. in situ, 1956)
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 11.2 inch 600 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Abogunde from Ede
Lot: 89
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 10.2 inch 700 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Ede
Lot: 90
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 10.8 inch 300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Ede
Lot: 91
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 10.4 inch 300 EUR
Lot: 92
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Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 13 March 2010, Lot 225
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 12.4 inch 750 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Iseyin
Lot: 93
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Ernst-Olof Siré, Forchheim, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 28 November 2009, Lot 447
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 10.6 inch & 11 inch 1100 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Oke Iho
Lot: 94
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 9.6 inch / 9.8 inch (female / male) 400 EUR
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 10 inch / 10.2 inch; M: 6.3 inch x 5.9 inch (cowrie coats) 750 EUR
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Mallam Abba Kallah, Hausa trader, Nigeria
Balint B. Denes, Arizona, USA (coll. in the 1960s)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 19 September 2009, Lot 293
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 11 inch / 11.2 inch; H / B: 15.6 inch / 5.9 inch (coat) 2300 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Shaki
Lot: 97
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Maria Ehrensperger, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
Rolf & Christina Miehler, Munich, Germany
Neumeister, Munich, 10 June 2010, Lot 176
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 13 inch 2600 EUR
Lot: 98
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coll. in situ by unknown collector
Lempertz, Brussels, 5 April 2017, Lot 99
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany
H: 9.1 inch / 10 inch; L: 12.6 inch 2900 EUR
Lot: 99
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Otto Jordan, Munich, Germany (received as a gift in 1969, with the note that the piece had been brought to Europe before 1914)
Mechthild Habiger, Bayreuth, Germany
Quittenbaum, Munich, 2 September 2008, Lot 42
Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany

The renowned expert and dealer Ludwig Bretschneider was a long-time friend of Jordan and advised him on building up his collection.
H: 9.8 inch 400 EUR
Lot: 100
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Walter Grasser, Munich, Germany H: 12.6 inch 200 EUR / 400 EUR
Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak
Lot: 101
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Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands L: 27.2 inch 1350 EUR