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Unparalleled Seated Royal Couple – Baule – Ivory Coast

Lot reference 22052249

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Location: Netherlands
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In excellent state. The couple dates back to the 1920 – 1930 period

Provenance: Ex – collection Samir Borro, Bruxelles. Bought from him around 1985 by H. Westerdijk.

Apart from making various types of religious sculptures, the Baule have also produced a wide array of status art in the decorative sphere. Many kinds of objects in daily used, like heddle pullies, flywhisks, walking sticks, spoons, divination objects, combs etc. have been ornamented with heads, torso’s or full- figures.
A rare group among all of these prestigious objects are the so – called royal couples, depicted in a seated or standing position and in various sizes. They formed part of the households of big chiefs or kings as they are often called, although the Baule did not develop political kingdoms in the true sense of the word. These highly – detailed items are the work of the most talented artists among the Baule. This particular pair is a stunning example, being refined and sophisticated portraits of high society personalities.

Literature: François Neyt: Trésors de Côte d’Ivoire, 2014, Brussels, pp. 239 ff. Bernard Fischer and Lorenz Homburger: Afrikanische Meister. Kunst der Elfenbein Küste, Zürich, 2014, pp. 91 ff.

Dimensions:33 x 6 x 8 cm.
Region / Tribe: The Baule live in central Ivory Coast.
Material: hardwood, dense and heavy with very fine grain.
Weight: female 0.315 kg. male 0.308 kg.

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Sold with written declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized in the material cultures of people living south of the Sahara.
Sent by registered and insured mail.

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Catawiki member since November 19, 2014, received 229 reviews in total (48 in last 12 months)

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    Mooiste item wat ik tot nu toe heb gewonnen bij Catawiki via deze erg professionele mensen bij de "bron". Waardevol provenance stuk erbij, iets om de rest van je leven van te genieten. Uitmuntend!!!!!
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    user-2ec6e84 April 4, 2019

  • Very nice mask, which was sent rapidly and well packed. Would buy again from this seler.

    laurentnilles April 4, 2019

  • Very courteous and willing to please. His objects are of great quality
    Very happy with my purchase

    ctual March 23, 2019

  • we are quite satisfied with the handling, correct information of this sale and very much appreciate the letter/certificate with the details of the object we bought.

    elsverdonck March 19, 2019

  • Reibungslose Abwicklung. Zusagen eingehalten. Pünktlicher Versand. Ordentliche Verpackung. Voll zufrieden.

    user-c94c62c March 18, 2019

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    Vente très positive ! Colis livré le surlendemain de l'enchère ! Deux jours. Extrêmement rapide, avec une frontière à traverser.
    Et très bonne communication avec le vendeur, Bastien.
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    Africpassion March 17, 2019

  • Item arrived in time and as described in perfect condition.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Très beau chi wara, belle patine ancienne. On déplore un recollage non mentionné à la base.
    Indigène, avec traces de colle ?
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    lovviere March 13, 2019

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    Il faut noter bien que c'est une restauration indigène localement faite. Ca indique pour moi que cette pièce ètait bien aimèe par son propriétaire.Plutôt un plus.
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    Sterk masker, zeergunstige prijs, verzorgde en degelijke verpakking. Vlugge levering.
    Hartelijk dank.
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    Josbelde March 12, 2019

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    conforme à la description, très bien emballé, envoyé dans les temps,je recommande
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    Il est splendide
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    Cet objet de valeur,à 800 € de réserve,est arrivé cassé (j'ai envoyé les photos), car il n'a pas eu les conditions de transport appropriées.Ce vendeur répond gentiment mais ne me dédommage en rien.
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    user-b773998 January 20, 2019

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    It's tragic that the object has damaged. There is consultation with Catawiki, the rules of Catawiki are applicable in this case. In the context of the privacy of buyer no further comments
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    sathee January 11, 2019

  • Great communication and delivery, very fast and efficient.

    leesi December 14, 2018

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    Envoi très rapide,objet parfaitement conforme à sa description et formidablement emballé.
    Merci pour le socle de qualité et le certificat très détaillé !
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    Très bien livré avec beaucoup d.explications sur le produit.
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    user-3198a7a November 27, 2018

  • another great piece from Ben

    KaptanKrunch November 25, 2018

  • superb item. thanks.

    KaptanKrunch November 25, 2018

  • Wonderful piece. Thanks.

    KaptanKrunch November 25, 2018

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    Excellent objet; envoi rapide et très sécurisé ; top vendeur ! ++++++
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    tatiefraise007 October 17, 2018

  • Nice item, fast shipping. Thank you!

    Rochettaz September 18, 2018

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    Magnifique cuillère ceremonielle avec patine d'utilisation importante.
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    lovviere July 9, 2018

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