Elbridge, NY, United States
DoneNov 10, 2006 10:00 PM UTC
Multi-Cultural Weekend! African, Asian, Europ
SESSION ONE: Nov 10th. Selling an amazing selection of important AFRICAN TRIBAL CULTURAL OBJECTS which were used in various ceremonies and not intended for exposure outside the specific community. Incl are fantastic & important objects from Kenya, Ivory Coast, Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Zaire, Gabon, Angola, etc., Certainly a unique opportunity to view and purchase rare antique and semi-antique African Art objects! We could find no record of an African sale of this magnitude and diversity! The non-academic and artistry of many of these objects is truly inspiring! They impress upon the viewer an appreciation for Folk Art in its truest form as well as a sense of mystery regarding the ceremonial nature of the object. It has occurred to us that these works of art will complement and enhance major American Folk Art collections. SESSION TWO: Nov 11th. Important CHINESE, OCEANIA & Other ASIAN Art incl ancient to 20th c. Exquisite jade & other stone carvings, rare gold plated stone carvings, 18th/19th c. figural wood carvings, masks, traveling shrines, ceremonial & utilitarian objects & ornamental items. Much of the Asian artwork comes to you from the estate of a nuclear physicist who enjoyed an incredible passion for studying and collecting Chinese artwork. This gentleman fled Nazi Germany before Hitler’s reign and is among the leading physicists in the world (he worked on the Manhattan project). He had access to and traveled in areas of the world that were closed to most travelers incl China. SESSION THREE: Nov 11th. Artwork from EUROPE, NORTH, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICAS. A fun and exciting auction consisting of literally hundreds of sculptures and other works of art spanning several hundred years and incl Native American pottery & carvings, American Folk Art, European regional carved figures, S. American cultural carvings and artistic sculptures as well as many wonderful antique items with a Christian religious theme.