The world’s premier auctions
 
 
WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lots related to Capodimonte%20tramp for sale at auction

(36 lots returned )

Scope: Upcoming Auctions

Refine by:
Category: All
All Categories
Decorative Art (18)
  Porcelain & China (16)
  Ethnographic & Indigenous Artifacts (1)
  Glass (1)
Collectibles (5)
  Memorabilia (2)
  Books, Maps & Manuscripts (1)
  Couture, Fashion & Accessories (1)
  Animation Art (1)
Furniture (5)
  Lamps & Lights (3)
  Decor & Accessories (2)
Fine Art (3)
  Paintings (1)
  Prints (1)
  Sculptures (1)
Dolls, Bears & Toys (2)
  Toys (2)
Location: All
All Locations
USA (28)
United Kingdom (5)
Germany (1)
Monaco (1)
Mexico (1)
Auction House: All
All Houses
Big Art Auctions (4)
J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC (3)
Houston's Auction Barn & Estate Sales (3)
Kaminski Auctions (2)
Cato Crane & Company (2)
The Popular Auction, LLC (2)
South Florida Auctions (2)
Simon Parr's Auctions Ltd (2)
Estate Auction Co (2)
Link Auction Galleries (2)
Morton Casa de Subastas (1)
Bruce Kodner Galleries (1)
Morphy Auctions (1)
Crow's Auction Gallery Ltd (1)
National Book Auctions (1)
Accademia Fine Art (1)
Omega Auction, Corp. (1)
Louis J. Dianni, LLC (1)
Ahlers & Ogletree Inc. (1)
Auktionshaus Schwab (1)
Ma'mez Antique Fashions International Auctions (1)
Africa Direct (1)
Sort by:
Show Lots:    
Per page:
Lot of 2 Capodimonte Flowers

by Omega Auction, Corp.

August 5, 2015, 8:00 PM EST

Hialeah, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $80

Description: Lot of 2 Capodimonte Flowers

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 days 11 hours

Starting bid: $20 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Lot of 2 Capodimonte Cupids

by Houston's Auction Barn & Estate Sales

August 9, 2015, 1:00 PM CST

Houston, TX, USA

Description: Size : 7" T

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 days 5 hours

Starting bid: $10 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte Bone China Blue Jay Figurine

by Houston's Auction Barn & Estate Sales

August 9, 2015, 1:00 PM CST

Houston, TX, USA

Description: Size : 7.25" T

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 days 5 hours

Starting bid: $10 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Pair of Italian Porcelain Capodimonte Tall Urns

by The Popular Auction, LLC

August 9, 2015, 7:00 AM PST

Flemington, NJ, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $800

Description: CAPODIMONTE Pair of tall Italian porcelain urns embossed with mythological motif painted in polychrome. Marked with blue crown N. 22'' each

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 days 1 hour

Starting bid: $300 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte Style Brass Hand Mirror

by The Popular Auction, LLC

August 9, 2015, 7:00 AM PST

Flemington, NJ, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: A brass hand mirror (vanity) with "Capodimonte" style plaque; three women carved in relief. Length - 14 3/4"

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 days 1 hour

Current bid: $25 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
CAPODIMONTE HANDPAINTED AND GILDED GLAZED CERAMIC

by Cato Crane & Company

August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM BST

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £40 - £60

Description: CAPODIMONTE HANDPAINTED AND GILDED GLAZED CERAMIC FIGURE GROUP DEPICTING A LADY AND GENT IN PERIOD CLOTHING, APPROXIMATELY 22cm HIGH

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 20 hours

Starting bid: £32 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte Oval Zodiac Charger

by Bruce Kodner Galleries

August 2, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

Lake Worth, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: Capodimonte Oval Zodiac Charger. Raised center w/ male figure and horses, border with nudes and Zodiac animals. Measures - 15 3/4".

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 4 hours 2 minutes

Starting bid: $200 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
MANUFCATURE ROYALE DE CAPODIMONTE

by Accademia Fine Art

August 22, 2015, 6:00 PM CET

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Estimated Price: €240 - €280

Description: MANUFCATURE ROYALE DE CAPODIMONTE Suite de 4 putti musiciens en porcelaine peintes de Capodimonte, vers 1900. Dimensions : Hauteur du plus grand : 10 cm

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 20 days 3 hours

Starting bid: €200 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
CHER GYPSIES TRAMPS AND THIEVES 1971 PROMOTIONAL POSTER.

by Simon Parr's Auctions Ltd

August 8, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

Wallsend, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: CHER: A rare original 1971 promotional poster for Gypsies Tramps and Thieves. 26.5x19.5 inches.

Condition Report: Very good. Protected by being wrapped onto a white board.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 6 days 0 hours

Starting bid: £30 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
WOOD FOLK ART LAMP PIG GENERAL STORE TRAMP ART

by South Florida Auctions

August 16, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

South Fort Myers, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: 234.30 HANDMADE WOOD LIGHT. 20.5" TALL x 12" WIDE.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 14 days 2 hours

Starting bid: $20 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Swarovski, 10 assorted crystal figurines, Disney Characters including:  Thumper, Scamp, Lady and the Tramp, Lady, Danielle, Peter Pa...

by Link Auction Galleries

August 6, 2015, 10:00 AM CST

St. Louis, MO, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: Swarovski, 10 assorted crystal figurines, Disney Characters including: Thumper, Scamp, Lady and the Tramp, Lady, Danielle, Peter Pan, Tramp, Bambi, Peter Pan and Pluto

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 4 days 2 hours

Current bid: $700 (17 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte Porcelain Pierced Centerbowl. Signed. Good Condition. Measures 7-1/4 Inches Tall and 13 Inches Long. Shipping $50.00

by Estate Auction Co

August 6, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

Dania Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $10 - $20

Description: Capodimonte Porcelain Pierced Centerbowl. Signed. Good Condition. Measures 7-1/4 Inches Tall and 13 Inches Long. Shipping $50.00

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 4 days 9 hours

Starting bid: $10 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
A Capodimonte porcelain casket and pair of vases,

by Crow's Auction Gallery Ltd

August 5, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Dorking, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £35 - £60

Description: A Capodimonte porcelain casket and pair of vases, a late C19th Continental jug with raised flower decoration, and a Vienna porcelain urn and cover, 11'' high

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 21 hours

Starting bid: £2 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
EROTIC MAJOLICA LAMP ELECTRIC NUDE PORCELAIN POTTERY

by South Florida Auctions

August 16, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

South Fort Myers, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $100

Description: 232.9 MAJOLICA STYLE CAPODIMONTE POTTERY LIGHT IS 31" TALL x 7" WIDE.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 14 days 2 hours

Current bid: $20 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Lot of 3 Italian Bone China Floral Pieces

by Houston's Auction Barn & Estate Sales

August 9, 2015, 1:00 PM CST

Houston, TX, USA

Description: The largest is stamped simply Italy while the smaller two are both Capodimonte. Size : 6.5" T on tallest basket.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 days 5 hours

Starting bid: $10 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
CONTINENTAL STYLE HANDPAINTED AND GILDED GLAZED CE

by Cato Crane & Company

August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM BST

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £40

Description: CONTINENTAL STYLE HANDPAINTED AND GILDED GLAZED CERAMIC FIGURE OF A SEATED LADY, POSSIBLY CAPODIMONTE, APPROXIMATELY 8cm HIGH

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 2 days 20 hours

Starting bid: £16 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte ceramic tureen

by Ma'mez Antique Fashions International Auctions

August 22, 2015, 12:00 PM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $900

Description: Large Italian Capodimonte ceramic lidded tureen, showing high relief scenes of winged cherubs children , ornate stylized raised on an oval pedestal foot, handled lid with relief reserves of nude putti, marked underfoot 1366/76 Gold series

Condition Report: Excellent Condition

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 20 days 6 hours

Starting bid: $200 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte Italy Porcelain Covered Bonboniere with Matching Underplate. Signed. Wear from Use or else Good Condition. Measures 4-3/4 Inches Tall. Shipping $20.00

by Estate Auction Co

August 13, 2015, 6:00 PM EST

Dania Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $20 - $40

Description: Capodimonte Italy Porcelain Covered Bonboniere with Matching Underplate. Signed. Wear from Use or else Good Condition. Measures 4-3/4 Inches Tall. Shipping $20.00

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 11 days 9 hours

Current bid: $10 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte

by Kaminski Auctions

August 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Beverly, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Capodimonte "Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," figural group, porcelain, editioned of 2500, marked and signed, 12" h x 18" w x 13" d. Provenance: From a NH estate.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 days 1 hour

Current bid: $450 (2 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte

by Kaminski Auctions

August 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

Beverly, MA, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Capodimonte "Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland" figural scene, porcelain, editioned of 2500, marked and signed on base, 14 1/2" h x 21" w x 12" d. Provenance: From a NH estate.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 7 days 1 hour

Current bid: $400 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
4 Pc. Capodimonte Covered Box & Chest Lot

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

August 6, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $10,000

Description: Number of Pieces: Four; Manufacturer: Capodimonte; Type of Item: One covered chest, one covered trinket box, one covered circular box, and one covered rectangular box; Color(s): Multi-color; Approximate Measurement: Largest 3.5" x 8" x 5"; Weight: 5 lbs; Note: All pieces are marked on bottom

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 4 days 5 hours

Current bid: $50 (4 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Capodimonte Kids Playing Cards Sculpture

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

August 13, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $10,000

Description: Number of Pieces: One; Manufacturer: Capodimonte; Type of Item: Sculpture depicting kids playing cards; Color(s): Multi-color; Approximate Measurement: 11" x 15.125" x 9.125"; Weight: 9 lbs; Note: Marked on back, One figure is missing, sold as is

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 11 days 5 hours

Starting bid: $10 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Paul Horton Chester The Tramp Hand Signed Limited Edition Giclee

by Big Art Auctions

August 9, 2015, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $240 - $360

Description: Matted Giclee From The Famed Uk Artist Paul Horton. This Giclee Is Titled "Chester The Tramp? . This Giclee Is Hand Signed On The Lower Right By Paul Horton. This Subject Comes Beautifully Matted And Sealed. This Giclee Is Pencil Numbered From An Edition Size Of 895. Image Measures 7? X 4.5?. With Matting Measures 17.5? X 14?. Published On Deluxe Paper. Comes With A Certificate Of Authenticity

Condition Report: A-New

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 7 days 12 hours

Starting bid: $120 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Paul Horton Chester The Tramp Hand Signed Limited Edition Giclee

by Big Art Auctions

August 10, 2015, 4:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $240 - $360

Description: Matted Giclee From The Famed Uk Artist Paul Horton. This Giclee Is Titled "Chester The Tramp? . This Giclee Is Hand Signed On The Lower Right By Paul Horton. This Subject Comes Beautifully Matted And Sealed. This Giclee Is Pencil Numbered From An Edition Size Of 895. Image Measures 7? X 4.5?. With Matting Measures 17.5? X 14?. Published On Deluxe Paper. Comes With A Certificate Of Authenticity

Condition Report: A-New

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 8 days 1 hour

Starting bid: $120 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
2Pc Bozo the Clown, Lady & the Tramp Animation Cel

by J Levine Auction & Appraisal LLC

August 13, 2015, 11:00 AM PST

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $10,000

Description: Medium: Serigraph; Media: Cel; Year or Era Produced: 1990 & 1992; Sight Area Approximate Measurement: Largest piece measures 8" x 10"; Frame Approximate Measurement: 13" x 16.75" x 0.875"; Total Weight: 5 lbs; Note: Framed, matte under glass. Lady and the Tramp includes an appraisal from Park West Gallery, with the value of $410. Bozo the Clown is a limited edition from Larry Harmon Picture, frame has slight scratching and chipping.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 11 days 5 hours

Starting bid: $10 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
David Willardson Lady & The Tramp, Hair Of The Dog Hand Signed Limited Edition Serigraph

by Big Art Auctions

August 9, 2015, 5:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Hand Signed Serigraph By David Willardson Titled "Hair Of The Dog?. Beautiful Art Piece On Thick Wove Paper. Measures: 24? X 18?. Hand Signed And Numbered By The Artist. This Piece Is Numbered From A Limited Edition Of 495. Comes With A Certificate Of Authenticity

Condition Report: A-New

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 7 days 2 hours

Starting bid: $400 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
David Willardson Lady & The Tramp, Hair Of The Dog Hand Signed Limited Edition Serigraph

by Big Art Auctions

August 8, 2015, 12:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: Hand Signed Serigraph By David Willardson Titled "Hair Of The Dog?. Beautiful Art Piece On Thick Wove Paper. Measures: 24? X 18?. Hand Signed And Numbered By The Artist. This Piece Is Numbered From A Limited Edition Of 495. Comes With A Certificate Of Authenticity

Condition Report: A-New

View additional info » Platinum House
Timed Auction

Time left: 5 days 22 hours

Starting bid: $400 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Lot Of 2: Travelin' Tramp Marionettes

by Morphy Auctions

August 2, 2015, 9:00 AM PST

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Estimated Price: $50 - $150

Description: This unique pair of Czech style marionettes features a man and woman with tattered clothing and a variety of possessions including a doll, a liquor bottle, and a bundle of straw. Both figures have molded clay hands and realistic facial features, eyes, and hair with bodies mainly constructed from wood. Condition (Good). Size 30" T.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 hours 2 minutes

Starting bid: $25 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Trio Mokkatassen, Ernst Bohne & Söhne, Rudolstadt, um 1900

by Auktionshaus Schwab

August 22, 2015, 3:00 PM CET

Mannheim, Germany

Estimated Price: €100 - €200

Description: glockenförmige Tassen mit verschlungenen Asthenkeln, UT leicht gemuldet mit je einer Blüte im Spiegel. Tassen u. UT mit reichem Reliefdekor in der Art von Capodimonte, mit Landschaftsfriesen u. Personenstaffage. Porzellan, weiß, glasiert, polychrom bemalt u. reich mit Gold staffiert. Unter. unterglasurblaue Neapel-Marke mit Krone. H. Tasse 6 cm, D. UT 11 cm.

View additional info » Live Auction

Live Auction: 20 days 0 hours

Starting bid: €100 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Walt Disney Classics Collection group of six figurines -

by Link Auction Galleries

August 6, 2015, 10:00 AM CST

St. Louis, MO, USA

Estimated Price: $125 - $175

Description: Walt Disney Classics Collection group of six figurines - "Opening Title from Pinocchio," "Opening Title from Beauty and the Beast," "Opposites Attract Lady and the Tramp," "Rarin' to Race Herbie," "Pals Forever Lion King," and "You So Totally Rock, Squirt! Crush and Squirt." All in original boxes

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 4 days 2 hours

Current bid: $60 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
11V Illustrated DECORATIVE ANTIQUE JUVENILE SERIES Airship Boys Ocean Flyer American Live Oak Finley Elsie Boy Tramps Canada Alger Irish Henty Cat Of Bubastes Pampas

by National Book Auctions

August 2, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Ithaca, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $70 - $200

Description: Book Details: This lot consists of the Decorative Antique Juvenile Series shown in the corresponding images.Items include "Elsie's" books by Martha Finley, "The Airship Boys'' by Sayler, two volumes of adventure by G.A. Henty, two novels by Horatio Alger, Jr., "Boy Tramps" by Oxley, and "Live Oak Boys" from the American Boy's Series by Kellogg.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 3 hours 2 minutes

Current bid: $10 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
CHARLIE CHAPLIN - A DOG'S LIFE ORIGINAL 1920'S R STILL.

by Simon Parr's Auctions Ltd

August 8, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

Wallsend, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £60 - £80

Description: Film Description: A Dog's Life, the 1918 Charlie Chaplin silent screwball comedy (The one and only Charles Chaplin in his first million dollar picture His Signature. A First National Attraction) starring Charlie Chaplin (as the Tramp), Edna Purviance, Syd Chaplin, Henry Bergman, and Charles Reisner. Note that one of the lobby cards refers to the dog as Jack, but the IMDb lists him as being billed as scraps and that he is played by Mut. Note that Chaplin was so incredibly popular in 1918, that First National had to pay him a million dollars per movie to lure him away from his previous studio (which was a staggering amount of money in 1918)! Naturally, they wanted to get some advertising value out of their massive expenditure, so they advertised the movie as His First Million Dollar Comedy.

Condition Report: Very good.

View additional info » Platinum House Live Auction

Live Auction: 6 days 0 hours

Starting bid: £30 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Lote de artículos decorativos. Consta de: a) Tibor. b) Florero, entre otros. Piezas: 4

by Morton Casa de Subastas

2015

Mexico

Estimated Price: Log in or create account to view price data

Description: Lote de artículos decorativos. Consta de: a) Tibor. Italia. Siglo XX. Elaborado en porcelana tipo Capodimonte. Con esmalte dorado. Decorado con relieves florales y motivos florales. Dimensiones: 44 cm. b) Florero. Japón. Siglo XX. Elaborado en porcelana Asah. Decorada con aves, flores y paisajes orientales. Dimensiones: 32 cm. c) Florero. Japón. 1980. Elaborado en porcelana. Con esmalte dorado. El ave de la pradera. Edición de Franklin Porcelain. Firmado por Basil Ede. Con base de madera. Dimensiones: 32 cm. d) Escena de cortejo. Siglo XX. Elaborada en pasta. Con base de madera. Dimensiones: 33 cm. Presentan detalles de conservación y faltantes. Piezas: 4

View additional info »
O/C Emmett Kelly, H.C. Wolcott

by Louis J. Dianni, LLC

August 8, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

Garrison, NY, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: Category: Paintings Description: This oil painting depicts the famous clown Emmett Kelly in his role as "Weary Willie," one of the first tragic clown figures. Willie is in his tramp garb with a gaudy outfit to fit the character of a down-on-his-luck migrant worker from the Great Depression. The painting is signed in the upper right corner.

Condition Report: Very slight wear of the paint in 1/8" specks near eyes, chin, and the center of the hat. No tears or repairs to the painting have been made.

View additional info and full condition report » Live Auction

Live Auction: 6 days 3 hours

Current bid: $10 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Giuseppe Armani 1987 Art Deco Figural Lamp

by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.

August 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Atlanta, GA, USA

Estimated Price: $300 - $500

Description: Giuseppe Armani (Italian, 1935-2006). Art deco style figural lamp depicting a thin brunette woman dressed in 1940s style with long white coat over long black skirt with gray fur muff over her gloved hands at hip and wearing a wide-brimmed white hat with flowing pink feathers to top, her face turned over right shoulder as she strides forward, the sculpture mounted to a teardrop shaped wooden plinth with fan form shade to figure's back before brass mounted socket. Marked to base of sculpture "FLORENCE" beside copyright symbol and "1987", also with artist's signature beside blue Capodimonte mark. Overall approximately 23.25" tall, 17.75" wide, 10.25" deep.

Condition Report: Prior to bidding, please consult the additional photos provided and ask all pertinent questions (i.e. condition, size, etc.). Packing and shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, please see our website for a list of shipping companies. For a condition report, please email Condition@AandOauctions.com. For additional photos, please email Photos@AandOauctions.com.

View additional info and full condition report » Live Auction

Live Auction: 6 days 2 hours

Current bid: $150 (1 bid)

Leave Bid
Register to bid
Senufo Couple Figures Red African 28 Inch

by Africa Direct

August 25, 2015, 1:00 AM MST

Denver, CO, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,200

Description: Additional Information: Every collection of African Art needs ’center pieces’, sculpture that reflects all the best of the carvings of a people in Africa. This marvelous male and female pair from the Senufo people of Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Mali and Burkina Faso would serve to be the focal point of a collection. These figures, 28 inches in height, have all the hallmarks of classic Senufo sculpture in terms of details and the fact of the obvious age.  They are in fact both beautifully carved figures reflecting the skill and aesthetic sensibilities of the Senufo carver/ artist. The male is wearing a colonial hat and the female has an elaborate hairstyle. They are both shown wearing bracelets on arms .  Both figures are mounted on bases specifically made for them. hat is particular to this pair is that they are painted in red and are wearing a carved cache-sexe. Each of them  stand on a  round base. They look more colonial rather than in more traditional look. Male and female figures are present during different ceremonies among the Senufo and unless one knows the specific context of the figure it is often difficult to name the figure. This finely carved pair most probably had been commissioned by the male ‘Poro or Pondo Society’ that was concerned with initiations, local social control and funerals of it’s members. Among the Senufo funerals are highly structured as a complex set of funerary rituals and public ceremonies that not only use art but in themselves are art forms. It is during funerals of important members of Senufo society who would have elaborate funerals according to their age, sex, and social status and whether they were of prominent families that figures of this size and type would appear. This female-male pair would appear during ceremonies and rituals during the the funeral memorializing the an individual. She and her male partner would be carried during funerary dances for the senior initiated member of Poro, swung in rhythm to the dance and periodically stuck on the ground in time to the music as a kind of homage to the earth and the deceased. Known by the Senufo as Pombibele - “Children of Poro’ they are popularly known in the the West as “Deble” or as “Rhythm Pounders” for being struck on the earth during the ceremonial dances. The figure would be normally held by the arms but in this case held by the handle projecting from the top of the head. Held in the fashion they were carried before the corpse and struck on the earth with the large heavy base re-enforcing the drumbeats of the orchestra and tramping the grass for the deceased to have an easy walk to join the ancestors.  Recommended  reading: Glaze, Anita J. “Art and Death in a Senufo Village. 1981. Forster, T. Die Kunst Der Senufo, Museum Reitberg, Zurich. 1988. Forster, T. and H.-J. Koloss, Die Kunst Der Senufo, Elfenbeinkuste 1990. I have examined this piece and agree with the description. Niangi Batulukisi, PhD

Condition Report: Good age cracks, chips and scratches , crack in female's base

View additional info »
Timed Auction

Time left: 22 days 19 hours

Starting bid: $575 (0 bids)

Leave Bid
Register to bid