Once Upon a time … Exclusive Tribal Art Auction (Private Sale David Norden)

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a shop in Antwerp where time stood still. Once you walked in the door, your eyes would be dazzled by hundreds of ancient gods, of masks, of curiosities from Africa and all over the world, looking down from the shelves. It was like walking into a different world, a different time…like a Victorian cabinet of curiosities still alive and well in this busy world. 

…and the wonderful thing is…it’s still there… and if in Antwerp you can even go and find the shop yourself and lose yourself among the shelves, and benefit from all thirty years of his experience collecting, owning and selling some of the world’s most beautiful and refined tribal and non-western art. 

Right now there is a mask or a figure standing on a shelf in Antwerp that has been waiting for you all its life. So come and see them. They’re waiting for a new home, or place a bid on those available online.

David Norden African Art. Sint Katelijnevest 27. B2000 Antwerpen. Belgium. Phone: +32 3 227 35 40 OR email: david.norden@telenet.be

Lots in auction (ending Sunday December 1, 2019 at +/- 8 p.m. Belgian time)

Mask – Wood – Provenance Marceau Riviere – Baule – Côte d’Ivoire

Mask - Wood - Provenance Marceau Riviere - Baule - Côte d'Ivoire

Reserve price: €1500

Mask – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Ituri – Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Ituri - Congo DRC

Reserve price: €780

Mask – Wood – Prov – Yaka – Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Prov  - Yaka - Congo DRC

Reserve price : €300

Mask – Wood – Published Prov Schaedler – Boki – Cross River, Nigeria

Current bid: €900

Mask - Wood - Published Prov Schaedler - Boki - Cross River, Nigeria

Reserve price: €1500

Poro Mask – Porcelain, Wood – Provenance Gaethan Schoonbroodt – Dan Gere – Liberia

Poro Mask - Porcelain, Wood - Provenance Gaethan Schoonbroodt - Dan Gere - Liberia

Reserve price: €650

Mask – Wood – Prov Carlo Bold – Suku – Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Prov Carlo Bold - Suku - Congo DRC

Reserve price : €753

Sculpture – Wood – Prov Mark Verstockt – Mumuye – Mali

Sculpture - Wood - Prov Mark Verstockt - Mumuye - Mali

Reserve price: €450

Sculpture – Wood – Prov Donald Taitt – Mumuye – Mali

Sculpture - Wood - Prov Donald Taitt - Mumuye - Mali

Reserve price: €393

Sculpture – Wood – Prov Gaetan Schoonbroodt – Mumuye – Mali

Sculpture - Wood - Prov Gaetan Schoonbroodt  - Mumuye - Mali

Reserve price : €855

Ancestor figure – Wood – Jo Nyeleni- Prov Jan Kusters – Bamana – Mali

Ancestor figure - Wood - Jo Nyeleni- Prov Jan Kusters - Bamana - Mali

Reserve price: €958

Bird Mask – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Baoulé – Ivory Coast

Bird Mask - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Reserve price : €350

Shrine (figure) – Feathers, Plant fibre, Wood – Provenance Jan Van Camp – Lobi – Liberia

Shrine (figure) - Feathers, Plant fibre, Wood - Provenance Jan Van Camp - Lobi - Liberia

Reserve price : €275

Shrine figure – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Mambila – Nigeria

Shrine figure - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Mambila - Nigeria

Reserve price : €350

Small Shrine figure – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Mambila – Nigeria

Small Shrine figure - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Mambila - Nigeria

Reserve price: €350

Doll – Wood, horse hair – Provenance Donald Taitt – Lobi – Burkina Faso

Doll - Wood, horse hair - Provenance Donald Taitt - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Reserve price : €150

Mask – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Bamileke – Cameroon

Mask - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Bamileke - Cameroon

Reserve price : €470

Doll – Wood – Akuaba-Provenance Donald Taitt – Ashanti – Ghana

Doll - Wood - Akuaba-Provenance Donald Taitt - Ashanti - Ghana

Reserve price : €200

Maternity figure – Wood – Provenance Bob Germ – Dogon – Mali

Current bid: €1

Maternity figure - Wood - Provenance Bob Germ - Dogon - Mali

Reserve price not met: €250

Mask – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Dan Gere – Liberia

Mask - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Dan Gere - Liberia

Reserve price : €400

Head – Wood – Provenance Robert van der Heijden – Lobi – Burkina Faso

Head - Wood - Provenance Robert van der Heijden - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Reserve price: €635

Mask – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – lega – Congo DRC

Mask - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - lega - Congo DRC

Reserve price : €300

Ancestor figure – Wood – Nkishi – Bakongo – Congo DRC

Ancestor figure - Wood - Nkishi - Bakongo - Congo DRC

Reserve price : €250

Figure – Dense Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Lobi – Burkina Faso

Figure - Dense Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Reserve price : €485

Cubistic Ancestor Figure – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Mumuye – Nigeria

Cubistic Ancestor Figure - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Mumuye - Nigeria

Reserve price : €400

Sculpture – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Boa – Congo DRC

Sculpture - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Boa - Congo DRC

Reserve price : €350

Female Figure – Wood – Bateba Thilkotina- Provenance Donald Taitt – Lobi – Burkina Faso

Female Figure - Wood - Bateba Thilkotina- Provenance Donald Taitt - Lobi - Burkina Faso

Reserve price : €300

Figure – Wood – Provenance Donald Taitt – Lobi – Ghana

Figure - Wood - Provenance Donald Taitt - Lobi - Ghana

Reserve price : €200

Ancestor figure – Brass, Wood – Nkishi – Songye – Congo DRC

Ancestor figure - Brass, Wood - Nkishi - Songye - Congo DRC

Reserve price : €1550

Fish figure – Wood – Kumawu – Baoulé – Ghana

Fish figure - Wood - Kumawu - Baoulé - Ghana

Reserve price : €300

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