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Statue/Carving out of a horn - Indonesia, Bali - 2nd half of the 20th century (24.5 cm)

Lot reference 14825891

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Current bid $44
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Location: Netherlands
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Indonesia, Bali, in reasonable condition.

This beautiful piece can instantly be associated with the Art Deco woodcarving arts from Indonesia / Bali, from the time of Willem Gerard Hofker. This piece presumably originates from there as well. However, this special composition was cut from a horn and tells a fascinating tale that's not often heard.

This small man seems to try to pull up a barrel with force, while he looks at his feet which obstruct him from completing this action. The feet are immediately, in very subtle fashion, the centre point of an action, an action that starts just below the curl of the hat that transforms into the barrel in the shape of a beautifully stretched bow.

This object is very special, it was refined in a way so that the object was cut, and the shapes would be in perfect balance. To work from the shape of a horn and the hard material to work with, requires a lot of craftsmanship to make it into a statue.

The Art Deco style which was used in Indonesia until the late 70s, resulted in a lot of statues which are striking in their simplicity. These statues on Bali often had expressionistic accents, in contrast to the statues on Sumatra, where the statues were more modest and authentic when it comes to character. This statue has a bit of both: the simplicity is striking but the story contains a bit of wit as well!
It harbours a mystery for me too, because what the meaning of this story is, is still unknown.

Maybe it's up to you as a fan to appreciate this story or not, but it is intriguing for sure.

The statue is approx. 24.5 cm high and 12 cm deep, and 5.7 cm wide at maximum. The photos are part of the description.

Are you charmed by this very special piece, then you are cordially invited to place a bid. If you have the winning bid, your new acquisition will be packaged very carefully and shipped by registered post. You are more than welcome to receive the piece from us personally in the centre of our country as well.

Nl Ramatoulaye  

Feedback score: 100.0
Reviews given: 156
Member since: January 27, 2015
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    Het is een schitterende lamp, de verkoopster heeft de kap zelf bijpassend met de hand gemaakt. Hij staat prachtig in mijn interieur. Tijdens het ophalen was ze zeer behulpzaam. Hartelijk dank!
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    Bouwhistoricus12345 April 16, 2018

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    Merci, bien emballé, bel objet, lettre attentionnée, tout cela fait bien plaisir !!
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    MINOUCHE71 March 19, 2018

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    Very nice seller, beautiful item as described, fast shipment! Recommended!
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    HPieroni March 15, 2018

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    Zowel professioneel als toegewijd, en bovendien bijzonder aangenaam contact
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    Grimani January 22, 2018

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    ONBETROUWBAAR,Niet eerlijk.Hoort niet thuis op catawiki. Levert nieuw in plaats van het omschrevene.Weigert te reageren op de klacht.Verschuilt zich achter catawiki, die niet adequaat reageert !!
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    anandbo January 16, 2018

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    Geachte,
    U wilde onder de koop uit en wou mij dwingen om, buiten Catawiki om, u uw aankoopsom terug te geven. Een bod is bindend en met het bieden bent u een koopovereenkomst aangegaan met Catawiki. Ik kan als gebruiker van het Platform wat Catawiki biedt niet deze koop
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    Nu probeert u met argumenten die niets met het bovenstaande te maken hebben mij te blameren.

    Hetgeen u nu mij aanrekent is ook onjuist, er staat duidelijk in de tekst dat de kap oud is en het armatuur een nieuw in Nederland op maat gemaakt armatuur betreft.
    Uw zogenaamde expert is een dealer van- en heeft mogelijk verstand van meubelen van Gispen maar is geen expert op het gebied van glaskappen uitgevoerd door Giso vanaf de jaren '30.

    Helaas zendt u mij een negatieve review wat veel zegt over uw mate van frustratie. Jammer dat kopers zoals u zoveel negatieve tijd en energie kosten, voor zowel de klantenservice van Catawiki en ondergetekende.
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    Wij hebben onze aankoop zelf opgehaald en werden hartelijk ontvangen. Ramatoulaye is een zeer vriendelijke persoonlijkheid. Een kunstenares met een zeer grote passie voor art deco en aanverwante items
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    Essie1 January 6, 2018

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    Prachtige lamp. Super snelle levering en op een speciale en zeer goede manier verpakt. Nogmaals bedankt eln tot een volgende keer. Nico
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    Antonnico January 4, 2018

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    Ben zeer tevreden over mijn aankoop bij en de service van Ramatoulaye. Vriendelijk, behulpzaam en communicatief!
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    anitralala December 28, 2017

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    Good packaging. Good shipping. Perfect.
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    Schlinkert December 18, 2017

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    Na enige communicatie stoornis, is alles naar tevredenheid opgelost en heb ik alles in goede orde ontvangen, intrigerende vrouw, alleen een kop koffie na zo'n lange rit, was wel lekker geweest
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    isilimela December 7, 2017

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    Was goed verpakt en met een vriendelijk briefje erbij. Kortom, prima verzorgd
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    Ardje December 7, 2017

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    Leuk lamp, vriendelijke en efficient verkoper. Top! Dank je wel!
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    joel7663 November 22, 2017

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    received with good conditions. Thanks
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    FAJAISHING November 13, 2017

  • EXCELLENT 5*

    mariadocarmosobral November 10, 2017

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    The purchase arrived within 3 days, packed to perfection. thank you very much.
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    emmsite November 1, 2017

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    Keurig en snel persoonlijk afgeleverd.
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    mawid October 27, 2017

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    Bij het pakket stak ook nog een vriendelijke handgeschreven brief. Leuk dat mensen zo persoonlijk met de klant omgaan.
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    vanrespaille October 26, 2017

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    Nette verzending met ook een aardige handgeschreven brief erbij met de bereidheid bereikbaar te zijn voor vragen. Goede leverancier.
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    tijmensrjj October 26, 2017

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    Well received many thanks!
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    Kospie October 24, 2017

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    parfait
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    Marjolajolie July 21, 2017

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    Bedankt voor de goede service. De lamp is prachtig gerestaureerd en brengt een sfeervolle toets in elke ruimte.
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    Bvggoesdown June 9, 2017

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    Héél mooi kastje ! Dank dank!
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    E9 June 1, 2017

  • Well packed and prompt delivery

    ntoy May 29, 2017

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    Extremely unprofessional packaging. The glass shade delivered broken and the lamp`s body with a dent.
    The seller had to resend a new glass shade, to replace the broken one.
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    marysc April 28, 2017

  • The lamp is fantastic,it arrived very quickly and it was very carefully packed. The seller had also a nice note for us. I highly recommend this seller.

    hamadan2016 April 24, 2017

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