Category Archives: Jewellery

Ivory Sculpture

NAK 0619-2  Chokwe Ivory Sculpture of a Tshibinda Ilunga, Southwestern Congo/Angola/Zambia This remarkable ivory sculpture designed as a flute and worn as a pendant was made in Angola by the Chokwe group and is in exceptionally good condition. It is a standing male figure with powerful tattoo over abdomen, a very highly patinated surface and … Continue reading Ivory Sculpture

Ivory Mask

NAK 0619-3 Anthropomorphic Ivory Amulet Mask “Ikoko”, Pende, Dem. Rep. of Congo. This fine, old ‘Ikoko’ ivory pendant figure has a beautiful yellowish patina due to age. Stylistically it is cut as a ‘Mbuya’ chief’s mask with traditional hairstyle with three jags, closed eyes with hanging eyelids, ornamented headband and with holes for suspension. Among … Continue reading Ivory Mask

Chief’s Bracelet

JLC 0518-4 Akan Gold-plated Chief’s Bracelet, Ghana Gold was an integral component of Asante art and belief. Considered an earthly counterpart to the sun, it was the physical manifestation of life’s vital force, or “soul” (kra), and was incorporated into the ruler’s regalia to represent his purity and vigor. Length: 23 cm Weight: 80 grams

Berber Necklace

CRK 1113-2 Moroccan Berber Amber Necklace, Atlas Mountains, Marocco 50 beads – 700 gram Vintage item from the 1950s Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who buys the jewelry for his wife, and it serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. In times of financial trouble, the … Continue reading Berber Necklace

Berber Necklace

CRK 1113-1 Moroccan Berber Amber Necklace, Atlas Mountains, Marocco 33 beads– 725 gram Vintage item from the 1950s Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband who buys the jewelry for his wife, and it serves as a social emblem identifying prestige and class. In times of financial trouble, the husband … Continue reading Berber Necklace

Berber Necklace

CRK 1113-3 – SOLD Antique Berber Necklace, Atlas Mountains, Morocco 43 beads – 1.300 gram Vintage item from the 1950s This beautiful Berber amber necklage bears clear traces of frequent use. The careful and well executed shaped repairs give the right authentic touch. Jewelry is important to the whole Berber family. It is the husband … Continue reading Berber Necklace

Pendant

       AKK 0610-1 Benin Court Official Edo Pendant, Nigeria Copper alloy H: 15 cm (5,9”), W: 6 cm (2,4”) This pendant or ornament were worn by Benin court officials, who have worn a variety of brass ornaments as part of their elaborate regalia for ceremonial occasions. The ornament portrays a person as a royal Edo … Continue reading Pendant

Hairpin

       CMK 0797- SOLD Kwere or Zaramo Figural Hairpin, Tanzania Bronze figure mounted on acrylic base H: 22 cm (8,7″), weight: 200 g This Kwere or Zaramo Figural Hairpin is from the central and northern coastal region in Tanzania. Refined skill and care has gone into the carving of this unusually elegant, elongated abstract female … Continue reading Hairpin

Bronze Bracelet

       HCK 0610-2 Gurunsi (or Grunshi) Bronze Bracelet from the Kingdom of Dagbon, northern Ghana and southern Burkina Faso H: 8 cm (3,1″),  circumference: 19 cm (7,5″). Provenance: Private Belgian collection. Collected mid 20th Century. This elegant bracelet is most likely from the Gurunsi (or Grunshi) people, an ethnic group inhabiting in the cultural region of … Continue reading Bronze Bracelet