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102nd Auction
2024-04-13

AFRICAN, OCEANIC AND PRE-COLUMBIAN ART
Historically significant art works from Africa and the Pacific region in a Munich private collection closely connected with the Linden-Museum and Ludwig Bretschneider. Selected pieces from the collections of Werner Zintl (Part 2) and Alexander Kubetz (Part 2). First part of exquisite ceramics from the Moche and Nazca cultures coming from the estate of Klaus Kalz.

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102nd Auction
Provenance Size Hammer price
Bernd Muhlack, Kiel, Germany H: 11 inch 750 EUR
India - South Karnataka, Tulu Nadu
Lot: 2
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Private UK Collection
H: 9.8 inch 2500 EUR
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Adam Prout, Worcestershire, Great Britain H: 8.3 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Indonesia - Borneo, Dayak Kayan
Lot: 4
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Private Collection H: 18.5 inch 400 EUR / 600 EUR
Lot: 5
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Belgian Private Collection H: 4.7 inch 300 EUR
Lot: 6
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UK Collection H: 25.3 inch 10000 EUR / 15000 EUR
Indonesia - Sulawesi, Gulf of Tomini or Kulawi
Lot: 7
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German Collection H: 42.9 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
Indonesia - Tanimbar Islands
Lot: 8
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collected in situ by a Dutch ethnologist H: 2 inch & 2.3 inch 250 EUR
Westneuguinea / Westpapua (Irian Jaya) - Cenderawasih-Bay, Korvar (Korwar) area
Lot: 9
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Srdjan Sremac, The Hague, The Netherlands H: 12.2 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
Papua New Guinea, Arapesh, Moi village
Lot: 10
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German Private Collection H: 33.1 inch 400 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Gulf, Elema
Lot: 11
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John & Marcia Friede, Rye, USA H: 49.6 inch 2500 EUR / 5000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Gulf
Lot: 12
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H: 12.2 inch; 17.1 inch; 20.1 inch; 21.9 inch 3500 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Massim
Lot: 13
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collected by Mike Glanville in Gawa (before 1990)
Richard Bennet, Cairns, Australia
Harry Beran, Sidney, Australia / Cambs, United Kingdom
Marcia & John Friede's (Jolika) Collection, USA

Harry Beran was born in Vienna in 1935 and migrated to Australia in 1957. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney in 1974 and taught philosophy at the University of Wollongong until his retirement in 1998. Harry was a frequent visitor to Papua New Guinea and wrote numerous publications on its art. In particular he was a scholar, author and collector specialised in the Massim culture of Milne Bay Province.
H: 11.8 inch; L: 19.6 inch 2500 EUR / 5000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - East Sepik Province - Wogamush / April river area, Biaka
Lot: 14
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Klaus Kalz, Berlin, Germany H: 65.4 inch 2500 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Madang Province - Simbai River, Kalam
Lot: 15
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Christie's Auction South Kensington
UK Collection
H: 37 inch; B: 20.5 inch 700 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Tami Islands
Lot: 16
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American Private Collection L: 41.3 inch 400 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Yuat River
Lot: 17
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H: 13.8 inch 1400 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Bismarck Archipelago - Admirality Islands
Lot: 18
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German Collection (before 1920) H: 17.3 inch 3000 EUR / 6000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Bismarck Archipelago - Admirality Islands
Lot: 19
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Michael Oehrl, Berlin, Germany (a&b: bis ca.2015)
Tom Hurst, Iwerne Courtney (Shroton), Dorset, United Kingdom (a,b & c)
800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Bismarck Archipelago - New Ireland- Simberi (Tabar Islands)
Lot: 20
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Carl Haug, Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen (Madang), Papua New Guinea
Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Germany (1909)
Arthur Speyer, Berlin, Germany (1965)
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection

The figure was collected by Carl Haug, who worked in German New Guinea as captain on the North German Lloyd steamer "Siar", which was launched in 1902. He sailed the "Siar" in rotation with Captain Hermann Voogdt and Alfred Knoth, both of whom were also enthusiastic collectors of ethnographic artefacts.
H: 36.6 inch 70000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Bismarck Archipelago - New Ireland
Lot: 21
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 42.5 inch 170000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Bismarck Archipelago - New Ireland
Lot: 22
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 31.5 inch 80000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Bismarck Archipelago - New Ireland
Lot: 23
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Maximilian ("Max") Franz Thiel (1865-1939), Hamburg, Germany
Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Germany (1908)
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany (1970)
Munich Private Collection

Maximilian Franz Thiel was the son of Rosetta Albertina Hernsheim, the sister of Eduard and Franz Hernsheim, the founders of the trading company Hernsheim & Co. From 16 January 1884, he worked for the company on Jaluit (Marshall Islands). In 1886 he went to German New Guinea, where he lived on Matupi(t) near Rabaul and in the Bismarck Archipelago. He became a partner in Hernsheim & Co in 1892 and managing director by 1903 at the latest. On 16 May 1910, Thiel left German New Guinea and returned to Germany, where he managed the Hernsheim company as director until 1932. He died in Hamburg in 1939.

Ethnographic collections were an important side business for Thiel and Hernsheim & Co. Objects from Thiel's collections can be found today in many museums in Europe and the United States.

Between 1911 and 1921, the Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg received over 450 objects from Germany's Pacific colonies through Thiel, which the museum claims were "high-quality donations". Felix von Luschan, who was responsible for the Africa and Oceania collections of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, was also supplied with ethnographic artefacts by Thiel. Another of Thiel's customers was Karl von Linden, whose ethnological collection was to lead to the founding of the Linden Museum in Stuttgart.
H: 19.7 inch 45000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Tami Islands
Lot: 24
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
L: 37.4 inch; B: 15 inch; H: 8.1 inch 500 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Coastal Sepik region
Lot: 25
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Günther Markert, Munich, Germany
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 17.7 inch 2200 EUR
Marquesas Islands
Lot: 26
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Johann F. Gustav Umlauff, Hamburg, Germany
Ernst von Sieglin (1848-1927), Stuttgart, Germany
Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Germany (1905)
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany (1969)
Munich Private Collection
L: 57.1 inch 100000 EUR
Lot: 27
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Munich Private Collection H: 45.5 inch 2100 EUR
Lot: 28
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 3.3 inch; L: 3.5 inch 1600 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule / Atie / Abron
Lot: 29
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 18.1 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Nafana / Kulango / Hwela
Lot: 30
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Munich Private Collection H: 47.8 inch 2400 EUR
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Louis Pieter Cornelis (Lode) van Rijn, Galerie Kephri, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (ca. 1970)
Munich Private Collection
H: 51.6 inch; B: 20.3 inch 14000 EUR
Lot: 32
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
M: 14.2 inch x 11.4 inch; H: 3.1 inch 300 EUR
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 10.6 inch 500 EUR
Cameroon Grassfields, Babanki / Oku
Lot: 34
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 31.9 inch 1000 EUR
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Hans Ziemann (1865-1939), Berlin, Germany
Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany (1971)
Munich Private Collection

Hans Ziemann (1865-1939) joined the Schutztruppe for Cameroon in 1908, where he worked as head of the civilian and military medical services. After leaving the colonial service in 1912, he returned to Berlin and dedicated his life to tropical medicine research.
H: 36.4 inch 4200 EUR
Lot: 36
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Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany
Munich Private Collection
H: 9.8 inch 1400 EUR
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Leutnant Francis Richard von Parish (1870-1903), Falkenstein im Taunus
Linden-Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany (1971)
Munich Private Collection

Francis Richard Parish, lieutenant in the Württemberg Queen Olga Dragoon Regiment, was transferred to the Schutztruppe for German East Africa at his request in the summer of 1901 and arrived in Dar-es-Salam in September of that year. He left the capital of the colony in December 1901 and travelled through its entire territory from east to west in order to take command of the Ishangani station on Lake Kivu after a march of around three months. Parish could not cope with the climatic conditions and fell seriously ill. He returned to Europe at the beginning of July 1903 and died just three weeks later.
H: 17.6 inch 4000 EUR
Tanzania, Kerewe
Lot: 38
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Generalmajor Karl Paul Kollmann (1865-1923), Dresden, Germany
Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, Germany (1970, by exchange)
Munich Private Collection

Karl Paul Kollmann was born in Leipzig on 9 July 1865. At the age of twenty-one, he embarked on a military career and joined the Electoral Saxon Army. In 1894 he joined the Schutztruppe for German East Africa. He undertook numerous research trips to areas around Lake Victoria. In his book "The Victoria Nyanza", published in 1899, he writes: " ...on my numerous excursions and expeditions west, south and east of the lake I had the most favourable opportunities to make extensive and valuable collections of all kinds...". He also reported that he owed it to museum director Felix von Luschan that he was able to bring the objects to Europe. Kollmann had worked for several months at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin in 1893, where Luschan introduced him to the ethnology of the German colonies. He was also in contact with Karl Weule and Bernhard Ankermann, who viewed and organised his collection in Berlin.
After his promotion to captain in March 1900, Kollmann returned to Germany, where he remained in military service until shortly before his death in 1923.
H: 55.1 inch 3500 EUR
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M: 7.3 inch x 5.9 inch 6000 EUR
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Jeffrey Dhyne, California, USA
Dave DeRoche, San Francisco, USA
Christophe Rolley, Bagneux, France (CR No 420)
H: 5.1 inch; B: 14.4 inch 1600 EUR
Lot: 41
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H: 27.2 inch 1200 EUR
Russia, Siberia, Evenki
Lot: 42
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old Anthropologist Collection
Jeffrey Myers, New York, USA
D: 2.4 inch 2000 EUR / 3000 EUR
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Gottlieb Adolf Stecker (1859-1939)
Family property, Eibau, Germany
German private collection (acquired from the family)

The collector of the artifacts, Gottlieb Adolf Stecker (1859-1939), was a Herrnhut missionary and served in Labrador (1884-1895) and Alaska (1901-1913). The present artifacts were collected during his stay in Alaska and come from his brother's personal possessions.

The Herrnhut Mission encouraged its brothers to have objects made for sale. In the Museum für Völkerkunde in Dresden (entrance before 1927) and in the Völkerkunde Museum Herrnhut (entrance before 1910 / 11) there are 92 works today with his social biography, which he sold to the museums.
L: 53.1 inch; B: 2 inch 700 EUR
Lot: 44
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Gottlieb Adolf Stecker (1859-1939)
Family property, Eibau, Germany
German private collection (acquired from the family)
2500 EUR
Greenland, Inuit
Lot: 45
Provenance Size Hammer price
H: 8.3 inch; B: 5.1 inch 650 EUR
Milland Lomakema (1941-2021) Dawakema, Hopi Pueblo Painter
Lot: 46
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Kurt Wölfel, Germany M: 27.4 inch x 19.3 inch 1000 EUR
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A. und B. Schirmer, Berlin, Germany
Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, Munich, 21 September 2015, Lot 1
H: 18.1 inch 3500 EUR / 5000 EUR
Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala Culture
Lot: 48
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Edith Hafter (1911-2001), Solothurn, Switzerland H: 11 inch 7100 EUR
Mexico, Guerrero, Mezcala Culture
Lot: 49
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Edith Hafter (1911-2001), Solothurn, Switzerland H: 9.1 inch 1800 EUR
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Edith Hafter (1911-2001), Solothurn, Switzerland H: 6.7 inch 6000 EUR