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94th Tribal Art Auction

Fine old Tribal Art from Africa, Australia, Oceania, Asia and America. The Stockholm Tribal Art Collection of Peter Willborg (special catalogue). Art works from Africa and Oceani from the Swiss private collection of Walter Stanley Schwab. Pre-Columbian artworks from the German private collection of Anna Maria Posset.

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94th Tribal Art Auction
Lot: 1
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Pierre Paurell, Gothenburg, Sweden
Jon Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2005)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 5.3 inch; B: 16.3 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
Papua New Guinea - East Sepik Province, Angoram
Lot: 2
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 62.2 inch; B: 15.4 inch 1200 EUR / 2500 EUR
Papua New Guinea - Korewori / Blackwater, Yimam / Alamblak
Lot: 3
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 20.1 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Australia, Central
Lot: 4
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden L: 27.2 inch 200 EUR / 400 EUR
Solomon Islands, Nggela Islands
Lot: 5
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden L: 47.4 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Congregation of the Sacred Hearts (SS.CC.), Ghent, Belgium
Dutch Collection
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2006)
H: 44.9 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
New Caledonia, Kanak
Lot: 7
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden L: 29.9 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
New Caledonia, Kanak
Lot: 8
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1970s)
Eddie Stenberg, Stockholm, Sweden (late 1970s- 2011)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
L: 29.5 inch 450 EUR / 900 EUR
New Caledonia, Kanak
Lot: 9
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden L: 29.7 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Zeshin, Shibata (1807-1891), Edo / Tokyo, Japan
Lot: 10
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden M: 38 inch x 10.6 inch / M: 7.1 inch x 6.3 inch 300 EUR / 600 EUR
Nepal / Tibet, Sherpa/ Tamang
Lot: 11
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 8.9 inch; D: 4.1 inch 200 EUR / 400 EUR
Indonesia - Java, Cirebon area
Lot: 12
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1980s)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
450 EUR / 900 EUR
Venezuela, Trujillo, Timoto-Cuica
Lot: 13
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Rolf Larsson, London, Great Britain
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2001)
H: 6.7 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Liberia, Grebo / Kran
Lot: 14
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Private Collection, Sundsvall, Sweden (1960s)
Swedish Private Collection
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 115
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 26.4 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
Lot: 15
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Erik Karlstrand (*1902-?), Stockholm, Sweden (coll. in situ, between 1932-1940)
Karlstrand Family Estate
Thomas Halling, Lund, Sweden (acquired around 2010 from the above)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden

The Lundgren&Karlstrand company, founded in 1933, imported mainly coffee and cocoa. Karlstrand made many trips to both Africa and Latin America.
H: 16.1 inch 3000 EUR / 6000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Eric Grate (1896-1983), Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish Private Collection
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 122
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden

Grate was a Swedish sculptor, painter and graphics artist.
H: 15.4 inch 1200 EUR / 2500 EUR
Lot: 17
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ahmadu Jah, Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden

Jah (1936-2018) was a Swedish musician (drums), composer and orchestra leader. He is the father of the musicians Neneh Cherry and Titiyo Jah.
H: 15.4 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 15.7 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 19
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Sven Gustav Lundqvist (1918-2010), Swedish sculptor and cartoonist
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 9.4 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Mali, Dogon
Lot: 20
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Marc Tucker, Washington, USA
Alan Steele, New York, USA (1990s)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 11.8 inch 1800 EUR / 4000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Thomas Halling, Lund, Sweden (around 2002)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 5.9 inch 1200 EUR / 2500 EUR
Lot: 22
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1972)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 18.7 inch 450 EUR / 900 EUR
Mali, Dogon
Lot: 23
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Sune Gustafsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 37.4 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Burkina Faso, Bwa / Gurunsi / Winiama
Lot: 24
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 25 inch 500 EUR / 1000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Poul Mørk, Copenhagen, Denmark (1960s)
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 55
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 24 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Mali, Dogon / Tellem
Lot: 26
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Pierre Dartevelle, Brussels, Belgium
Sekou Keita, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2001)
H: 5.9 inch; B: 20,5 / 13.4 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Burkina Faso, Gurunsi / Nuna
Lot: 27
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jan Lundberg, Malmö, Sweden
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 46.9 inch; B: 22 inch 1500 EUR / 2000 EUR
Burkina Faso, Gurunsi / Bwa
Lot: 28
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Christie's Paris, 16 June 2009, Lot 16
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 31.9 inch; L: 31.5 inch; B: 10 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Lot: 29
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 6 inch 450 EUR / 900 EUR
Burkina Faso, Lobi
Lot: 30
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 9.8 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 9.4 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Lot: 32
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Henning Throne-Holst (1895-1980), Norwegian born, Swedish industrialist, acquired either in Paris or Stockholm (1960-65)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
Throne-Holst was CEO of the Swedish chocolate factory Marabou from 1918 to 1947 and later CEO of Scania-Vabis (1951-53) and of SAS (1955-57). He bought African Art from well-known dealers, but this art form was not his main field. He and Marabou built one of the finest collections of European sculpture in Sweden, among them Auguste Rodin‘s "The Thinker" that has been sold for a million pounds at auction in Sweden in 2012.
H: 11.2 inch 1800 EUR / 3500 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Wè-Guéré / Wobé
Lot: 33
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1976)
Berndt Helleberg (1920-2008), Stockholm, Sweden (Swedish sculptor)
Swedish Private Collection
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 12.2 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan
Lot: 34
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jonathan Mankowitz, London, England (~ 1970s)
Gallery Flak, Paris, France
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 205
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 9.3 inch 2500 EUR / 5000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan / Kono
Lot: 35
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden H: 16.1 inch 450 EUR / 900 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 36
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Endre Nemes (1909-1985), Hungary/Sweden (1964)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden

Nemes was a Hungarian-Swedish painter and graphic artist. He was one of the most important representatives of modern painting and printmaking after the Second World War.
H: 13.4 inch; L: 32.3 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Benin, Fon
Lot: 37
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Felix Novack (-1982), Polish/ Swedish surgeon
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
L: 14.4 inch 400 EUR / 800 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
acquired in Benin
Abdoulaye Ousmane, Lomé, Togo
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 7.7 inch 500 EUR / 1000 EUR
Nigeria, Ibibio / Eket
Lot: 39
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2006) H: 6.7 inch 1200 EUR / 2500 EUR
Lot: 40
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1981)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2001)
H: 12.8 inch 4500 EUR / 9000 EUR
Nigeria, Ibibio
Lot: 41
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Jon Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2002)
Swedish Private Collection
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 295
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 12.4 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Lot: 42
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Bernd Muhlack, Kiel, Germany (received the mask as a present in Foumban, Cameroon, February 1976)
Moctar Touré, Conakry, Guinea (2009)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 8.3 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Gösta Widén (1918/19-2010), Skanör-Falsterbo, Sweden
Widén Family Estate
Thomas Halling, Lund, Sweden (acquired around 2010 from the above)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden

Widén was a passionate collector of ethnographic and modern art.
Many objects from his collection were donated to Swedish Museums.
H: 12 inch 2500 EUR / 5000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1973)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 12.6 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1985)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 12.8 inch 1200 EUR / 2500 EUR
Lot: 46
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1975)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (2001)
H: 14 inch 3000 EUR / 5000 EUR
Nigeria, Igbo
Lot: 47
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
Berndt Helleberg, Stockholm, Sweden
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 296
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 9.8 inch & 10.4 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Nigeria, Yoruba / Ohori (Holli)
Lot: 48
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Poul Mørk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 5 November 2016, Lot 73
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 13 inch 800 EUR / 1500 EUR
Lot: 49
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Otmaro Silva, Venezuela, South America (coll. in situ,1965-68, when he served as Venezuelan ambassador in Nigeria)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Lot: 50
Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Amadou Dja
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 4.3 inch 400 EUR / 800 EUR