Tutsi Vessel, Rwanda, Burundi
H. 28 cm
Possibly made by a Twa potter.
Another exemplar of this rare type of vase can be seen in the collection of Barbier-Mueller in Geneva (inventory number 1027-180).
Colette Ghysels collection, Lasne
Est. 2 500 € - 3 000 €
Rarely seen on the market, a collection of rare Kongo crucifixes and Christian sculptures will be auctioned. This exceptional group of artefacts of which some date back from the end of the 17th Century, bear witness of this intriguing history of two different cultures being blended into something as unique as African Christianism.
From the famous collection of Colette and Jean-Pierre Ghysels, an ensemble of wickerwork pieces and African ceramics of great quality.
The sale will also include 14 African seats, stools, and backrests from a private collection assembled over sever decades. As a group, they illustrate the beauty, diversity, and exceptional craftsmanship of different regions of Central Africa.
Next to this great selection of African art, contemporary artworks and 20th furnitures will also be auctioned.
October 17th, 2020- 7pm
10 - 16 October 2020 - 11am - 6pm
17 October 2020 - 11am - 3pm
Galerie de la rue de Ruysbroeck 5
+32 (0) 2 514 04 42
Rare Kota Stool, Gabon
Wood, embossed copper
16 x 38 x 23 cm
Est. 1 500 € - 2 000 €
Hilt of a Staff, DR Congo
16,5 x 10,8 cm
Walschaerts collection, Antwerp
Universal exhibition of Brussels, 1958
Art traditionnel: Exposition universelle et internationale de Bruxelles 1958, n°35, not illustrated
Est. 30 000 € - 40 000 €
Saint Anthony of Padua, DR Congo
H. 7 cm
C. Ralet collection, Brussels
On loan and exhibited at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren from 1948 to 1960
Est. 800 € - 1 200 €