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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
D. R. Congo, Eastern Bembe, Buyu / Nyindu
Lot: 302
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Collection H: 11 inch 4500 EUR / 9000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Ubangi, Bwaka (Ngbaka)
Lot: 303
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Sid (1922-) & Gae (1928-) Berman, New York, USA
Amyas Naegele, New York, USA
Srdjan Sremac, The Hague, The Netherlands
H: 24.8 inch 1250 EUR
D. R. Congo, Ubangi, Bwaka (Ngbaka) / Ngbandi
Lot: 304
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jean-Marc Desaive, Soumagne, Belgium
Srdjan Sremac, The Hague, The Netherlands
H: 20.1 inch 3500 EUR / 8000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Ubangi, Bwaka (Ngbaka)
Lot: 305
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Serge Diakonoff, Geneva, Switzerland H: 5.9 inch 400 EUR
Lot: 306
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Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium H: 3.1 inch 2000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Ituri, Ndaaka / Bira
Lot: 307
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Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Jahn, Munich, Germany
Tom Levine (1945-2020), New York-Chelsea, USA
H: 8.1 inch / 13.2 inch (with beard) 4000 EUR / 8000 EUR
Lot: 308
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Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, Belgium (field collected)
Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Thomas Olbricht, Essen, Germany (1996)
H: 6.5 inch 1100 EUR
D. R. Congo, Southern Kasai, Kete - Kuba
Lot: 309
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Wolff, Strasbourg, France H: 13.8 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
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Beaussant-Lefèvre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 9 June 2004, Lot 48
L: 11.4 inch 2200 EUR
D. R. Congo, Kuba
Lot: 311
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 10.4 inch; D: 6.7 inch 900 EUR / 1500 EUR
D. R. Congo, Kuba / Lele
Lot: 312
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Neumeister, Munich, 16. November 2006, Lot 241
Bettina Rübesam, Munich, Germany
H: 41.9 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
D. R. Congo, Kuba
Lot: 313
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Neumeister, Munich, 16. November 2006, Lot 242
Bettina Rübesam, Munich, Germany
H: 25.2 inch 700 EUR
Lot: 314
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Michel Koenig, Brussels, Belgium H: 24.4 inch 3000 EUR / 5000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Lega
Lot: 315
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American Private Collection H: 7.9 inch 2000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Lega
Lot: 316
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Belgian Colonial Collection (coll. in the 1950s) H: 6.8 inch 1000 EUR
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Gertrud Duebi-Muller, Solothurn, Switzerland
Sotheby's, London, 30 March 1981, Lot 252
Wolfgang & Vera Nerlich, Munich, Germany
H: 4.1 inch 1200 EUR
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Rob Vervoort, Molenstede-Diest, Belgium H: 5.9 inch 5500 EUR
Lot: 319
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Dutch Private Collection L: 5.7 inch 2500 EUR
D. R. Congo, Lega
Lot: 320
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Allan Stone, New York, USA L: 8.3 inch 2500 EUR / 4500 EUR
Lot: 321
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Belgian Private Collection H: 7.1 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
Lot: 322
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Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium H: 68.5 inch 10000 EUR / 20000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Luba
Lot: 323
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Jan Lundberg, Malmö, Sweden
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium
H: 37.8 inch 10000 EUR / 20000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Luba-Kalundwe
Lot: 324
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Ketterer, Munich, 4 May 1979, Lot 237
Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth (1930-2020), Hermannsdorf, Glonn near Munich, Germany

By 1964, Schweisfurth had expanded the HERTA business taken over from his father into the largest meat products company in Europe. Shortly after the sale of the company to the Nestle Group, the Schweisfurth Foundation was established in Munich in 1985. The foundation promotes ways for a holistic and fulfilled life, in which work and technology are brought into better harmony with nature. From then on, Schweisfurth dedicated himself entirely to organic farming. The production and distribution of food with the highest possible taste and health value while respecting basic ethical values is his declared goal. In addition, he initiates large art projects ("Art goes into nature") and is involved in nature conservation. His work is continued today by his two sons and daughter in his spirit.
H: 9.3 inch 1500 EUR
Lot: 325
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Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Jack Faxon (1936-2020), Detroit / Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

Former state Sen. Jack Faxon was an avid collector who filled his Birmingham house with art and objects ranging from African masks and figures to choice pieces of American arts-and-crafts. He lended objects from his private collection to the "Detroit collects African Art" ehibition in the Detroit Institute of Arts, April 21 - May 29, 1977. Later in his life he donated objects to the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Smithsonian Institution Washinton, DC.
H: 8.5 inch 3000 EUR / 5000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Luba (Eastern), Kabalo Region
Lot: 326
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Wolff, Strasbourg, France H: 14 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Luba
Lot: 327
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Private Collection Hamburg, Germany H: 6.5 inch 400 EUR
D. R. Congo, Luba
Lot: 328
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Private Collection, The Hague, The Netherlands H: 3.3 inch 650 EUR
D. R. Congo, Luba
Lot: 329
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
L: 3.3 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
D. R. Congo, Lulua (Luluwa)
Lot: 330
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 10 inch 1200 EUR / 2000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Lulua (Luluwa)
Lot: 331
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 6.1 inch 1200 EUR / 2500 EUR
D. R. Congo, Kuba / Lulua (Luluwa)
Lot: 332
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
L: 10.8 inch 400 EUR / 800 EUR
D. R. Congo, Kasai, Lulua
Lot: 333
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Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, Belgium

H: 28,5 cm 3800 EUR
D. R. Congo, Luntu, Kasai region
Lot: 334
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Allan Stone, New York, USA H: 23.6 inch 2500 EUR / 5000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Manyanga
Lot: 335
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H: 7.5 inch 1850 EUR
D. R. Congo, Mongo (Hamba / Jonga / Tetela / Nkutshu)
Lot: 336
Provenance Size Hammer price
H: 32.3 inch; B: 7.5 inch 550 EUR
D. R. Congo, Ngombe / Ngbandi / Ngbaka
Lot: 337
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
collected in the D. R. Congo, Mongala Province, Lisala in the 1960s H: 10.6 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Ngombe-Ngonji / Northern Doko / Ndunga
Lot: 338
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M: 54.9 inch x 18.9 inch 1300 EUR
Lot: 339
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Mia Blondeau, Antwerp, Belgium
Christie's, Paris, 4 December 2008, Lot 185
H: 18.3 inch 1800 EUR
Lot: 340
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Mia Blondeau, Antwerp, Belgium (acquired ca.1954)
Christie's, Paris, 4 December 2008, Lot 186
H: 15.7 inch 3500 EUR
D. R. Congo, Pende
Lot: 341
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 8.9 inch 500 EUR / 1000 EUR
Lot: 342
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 14.6 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
D. R. Congo, Shi / Lega
Lot: 343
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Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium H: 3.3 inch; D: 3.3 inch 1200 EUR
D. R. Congo, Songe
Lot: 344
Provenance Size Hammer price
H: 8.7 inch 1300 EUR
Lot: 345
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H: 7.3 inch 650 EUR
Lot: 346
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Thomas Morbe, Frankfurt am Main, Germany H: 5.7 inch 650 EUR
Lot: 347
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Thomas Morbe, Frankfurt am Main, Germany H: 5.7 inch 400 EUR
Lot: 348
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Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium H: 17.3 inch / 20.7 inch (with horn) 16000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
in Belgium since 1920
Sotheby's, New York, 8 May 1989, Lot 79
Sotheby's, Paris, 7 December 2005, Lot 104
Jean-Pierre Jernander (1939-2015), Brussels, Belgium
H: 25.6 inch / 30.5 inch (with horn) 25000 EUR / 50000 EUR
Lot: 350
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Italian Collection H: 13.8 inch 2000 EUR / 3000 EUR
D. R. Congo, Songe / Luba
Lot: 351
Provenance Size Hammer price
Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany
Harry Rosenberg, Hamburg, Germany
H: 13.4 inch 800 EUR