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97th Auction
2021-11-06

Africa, Oceania, Pre-Columbia
Fine old art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and America. The Munich private collection of Dr. Walter Grasser. The Dutch collection of Piet Lepelaar (Part 2).

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97th Auction
Lot: 152
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German Collection H: 26 inch 600 EUR
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Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
Karl Ludwig Schweisfurth (1930-2020), Hermannsdorf, Glonn near Munich, Germany
H: 9.3 inch 450 EUR
Lot: 154
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Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s / 70s) L: 22.8 inch 1700 EUR
Burkina Faso, Mossi
Lot: 155
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German Collection H: 8.5 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Burkina Faso, Winiama (Winye)
Lot: 156
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Kunsthandel Jagielski, Hamburg, Germany (1961)
H.G. Hannover, Germany
H: 27.6 inch 1800 EUR / 3500 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Atié (Akye)
Lot: 157
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Neumeister, Munich, 24 May 2007, Lot 89 (as Baule)
Bettina Rübesam, Munich, Germany
H: 40.9 inch 500 EUR
Lot: 158
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"White Fathers" ("Pères Blancs"), actually "Society of the Missionaries of Africa", Mission Museum, Altkirch, Alsace / France (now disbanded) H: 11.4 inch 5800 EUR
Lot: 159
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Samir Borro, Brussels, Belgium H: 13.8 inch 2500 EUR / 5000 EUR
Lot: 160
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French Private Collection H: 14.6 inch 4000 EUR / 8000 EUR
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Bertil Berg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 27 May 2017, Lot 232
Dutch Collection
H: 14.4 inch 2500 EUR
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Guillem Montagut, Barcelona, Spain
Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium
Dutch Private Collection
H: 15.4 inch 4100 EUR
Lot: 163
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Jan Lundberg, Malmö, Sweden
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 12 May 2007, lot 185
H: 12.2 inch 1200 EUR
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Belgian Private Collection H: 12.6 inch 1500 EUR
Lot: 165
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André & Afo Guenneguez, France H: 12.8 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Lot: 166
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H: 12.6 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Lot: 167
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Italian Private Collection H: 16.1 inch 1000 EUR
Lot: 168
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German Private Collection H: 12.8 inch 400 EUR
Lot: 169
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French Private Collection, Paris H: 16.3 inch 3000 EUR / 5000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
Lot: 170
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John & Nicole Dintenfass, New York, USA
Jo de Buck, Brussels, Belgium
H: 8.4 inch 2200 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
Lot: 171
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Belgian Private Collection H: 6.7 inch & 7.9 inch 1400 EUR
Lot: 172
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Maurice Pierre Lapalud (1868-1935), coll. in situ between 1925 -1930 H: 7.7 inch - 9.1 inch 800 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
Lot: 173
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Alfred L. Scheinberg, New York, USA
Mark Eglinton, New York, USA
H: 11 inch 1500 EUR / 3000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
Lot: 174
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German Private Collection D: 3.9 inch (outside) / 6,4 / 2.8 inch (central opening); B: 2.3 inch 300 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
Lot: 175
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German Private Collection D: 3.9 inch (outside) / 2.4 inch (central opening); B: 2.3 inch 350 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
Lot: 176
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German Private Collection D: 4.3 inch (outside) / 2.4 inch (central opening); B: 2.1 inch 250 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan - Yacouba / Guerzé (Kpelle) / Kono
Lot: 177
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Neumeister, Munich, 16. November 2006, Lot 9
Bettina Rübesam, Munich, Germany
H: 10.2 inch 800 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Dan / Guerzé / Kono
Lot: 178
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Walter Kaiser, Stuttgart, Germany
Helmut Zake, Heidelberg, Germany
H: 10.6 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire / Liberia, Dan
Lot: 179
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American Collection H: 9.8 inch 600 EUR
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Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium H: 21.5 inch 4000 EUR / 8000 EUR
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Liuba & Ernesto (1918-2003) Wolf, São Paulo, Brasil (1964)
By descent in the family
Lempertz, Brussels, 9 April 2019, Lot 149
James Stephenson, New York, USA
H: 13 inch 2100 EUR
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German Collection (acquired 1970 / 71) H: 21.1 inch 1200 EUR
Lot: 183
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Old Swedish Collection
Jyrki Lammi, Helsinki, Finland
H: 7.9 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Lot: 184
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Joseph ("Joe") Greenberg (1923-2007), Melbourne, Australia (acquired between 1940-70 in Europe, possibly London)

Joe Greenberg was a leading Australian graphic designer whose career spanned five decades. Open to all forms of artistic expression, he and his wife Veronika amassed a large collection of paintings, sculptures, artefacts and curiosities that filled every available corner of their home. His particular fascination was religious art. From Christian works to Hindu paintings and manuscripts, his collection also included cult figures and masks from various African tribal traditions.
H: 15.4 inch 4500 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Guro
Lot: 185
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Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s / 70s) H: 13 inch 3800 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Guro
Lot: 186
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American Private Collection H: 8.5 inch 1200 EUR / 2000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Guro
Lot: 187
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American Private Collection H: 7.1 inch 500 EUR / 1000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Jimini
Lot: 188
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American Private Collection H: 7.1 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 189
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Helmut Zake, Heidelberg, Germany
Ketterer, Munich, 30. April 1988, Lot 231
H: 7.7 inch 600 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 190
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Maurice Pierre Lapalud (1868-1935), coll. in situ between 1925 -1930
SVV J.-E. Prunier, Louviers, "L'Exigence du Beau", 20 May 2018, Lot 251
H: 7.1 inch & 8.3 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 191
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German Private Collection H: 13.4 inch 900 EUR / 1800 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 192
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French Private Collection H: 8.5 inch 2000 EUR / 4000 EUR
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Mark Eglinton, New York, USA H: 21.7 inch 4000 EUR
Lot: 194
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H: 12.6 inch 1000 EUR
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American Private Collection H: 11.2 inch 1000 EUR / 2000 EUR
Lot: 196
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Helmut Zake, Heidelberg, Germany H: 6.3 inch 600 EUR
Lot: 197
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Heinrich Siemers, Bayreuth, Germany H: 6.7 inch 500 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Senufo
Lot: 198
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French Private Collection H: 10 inch 300 EUR
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Theo Poppmeier, Graz, Austria
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 28 November 2009, Lot 364
Austrian Collection
H: 44.5 inch 6200 EUR
Lot: 200
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Robert Stolper, New York, USA (1964)
Stolper Galleries, Robert Stolper and Morton Lipkin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1965)
William W. Brill (1918-2003), New York, USA (1965)
By inheritance to his son (2003)
Sotheby's, New York, 17 November 2006, Lot 13
Toby & Joey Tanenbaum, Toronto, Canada

After a business trip to Nigeria in 1960, William Brill's great passion for collecting African art began. The majority of his collection was acquired between 1965 and 1969.

With the travelling exhibition "Selections from the William W. Brill Collection of African Art" (1969), he presented 286 outstanding works of African art to the American public. This included the present, extremely rare terracotta object, which he had acquired at the Stolper Gallery in 1965. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue became formative for an entire generation of new collectors.

The Brill Collection represents the spirit of a true collector - works of art brought together with a passionate energy and a tireless spirit. Brill lived with his objects, every corner of his house held African objects that he constantly rearranged and redecorated to enjoy them from a different angle, again and again.
H: 21.1 inch 7100 EUR
Côte d'Ivoire, Wè-Guéré / Wobé
Lot: 201
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Swiss Private Collection H: 9.4 inch 700 EUR