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Sale 100, anniversary auction, Africa, Luba, D.R. Congo, Provenance

Anniversary Auction SALE 100

One hundred auctions of non-European art - one hundred times art from Africa, Oceania, America and Arctic Cultures. On the occasion of our anniversary auction we are pleased to present with a special selection of art with first-class provenances.

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Nigeria, Yoruba, Ketu, Ifa Oracle

The Heijs-Voorhuis collection (part 2)

Art collectors don't have to wait long for the second part as on February 28th, around one hundred, very carefully selected artifacts from their immense collection will be auctioned.

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Africa Collection, German art dealer

Works from a German art collection

Almost 40 works includes the offer of a German art dealer. An impressive document of the artistic aesthetic of the 1920s. Among them world-class pieces.

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Africa Collection Robert Lewitzki, Celle

The Lewitzki Collection

The private Africa collection of the Celle art dealer Robert Lewitzki is one of the most artistically exquisite collections today. 28 very selected works are now being on offer.

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Collection Ursula Heijs-Voorhuis, St. Agatha, Netherlands

The Heijs-Voorhuis collection

Ursula Heijs-Voorhuis, she is one of the first gallery owner in the Netherlands for tribal art. The Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal laid the foundation and initial experience for her gallery business and collection.

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Yoruba, Nigeria, Ludwig Bretschneider, Collection Werner Zintl

Impressive "epa" masks

Even the size must have been a challenge for any dancer of this impressive "Epa" mask. They are called "olomoyeye" or "eyelashe" - "bearer of many children", and they perform at the end of the big masked festivals.

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Open Sale

Are you interested in antique art from Africa, Australia, Asia, Oceania and The Americas? In our depot you will find more than 414 tribal art objects from European collections, which you can directly purchase at the minimum price.

There is always something to discover!

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Braided shield "kor"
Lot: 3049542

Cameroon, Mambila

Male reliquary guardian figure "éyéma-o-byéri" ("Image of the ancestor")
Lot: 3049530

Gabon / Southern Cameroon, Fang

Two canoe prow ornaments
Lot: 3049517

Papua New Guinea - Humboldt Bay, Walamo Village


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Voorhuis, Part II - Timed Online Auction

Part 2 of the collection of Ursula Heijs-Voorhuis, The Netherlands End of auction: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

99th Auction

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art An important collection of a german art dealer. Selected works from the private collections of Robert Lewitzki, Heinrich Kolberg, Ursula Heijs-Voorhuis and Horst Hornstadt.

98th Auction

Africa, Oceania and Japan Fine old art from European estates and private collections. Art works from Africa and Japan in the collection of Dr. Werner Zintl.

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»Wurzburg - the tranquil underdog« was the title in a large German business magazine, that gave top ranking to the metropolis on the River Main in southern Germany in the fields of culture, science and business.

For experts of the tribal art market, Wurzburg is no longer an insider tip.

Wherever in the world non-European art plays a role, the name Zemanek-Münster in Wurzburg is on peoples lips.

The specialists have long been an international hub for the tribal art market, a hub though that proudly stands outside of the major art centres....

The numbers speak for themselves. 2,000 carefully selected works in four auctions per annum, many of which are from old private collections. This is only a small part when compared with the thousands of objects that we have reviewed over previous years whether that be on-site or at the auction house, that is in a former boilermakers workshop with a skylight roof.

We take our time ! Time for tribal art, for our customers and collectors, no matter how much experience they have. Building a successful collection cannot be done in passing but is a lengthy process of training the eye. There isn’t a fast-food recipe for this ! ...

We give you time ! Whether for consultations, estimates, assessments, or if you want to dissolve an estate. Our team of experts in Wurzburg, as well as our representatives in Antwerp and New York, are ready to support you with their knowledge and expertise.

You will find world-class Tribal Art in Wurzburg ! Since 2006, Zemanek-Münster has been listed in the 'Bundesverband deutscher Kunstversteigerer e.V. (BdK)'. It is a small select circle, for leading German art auction houses that have been chosen on recommendation.

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