Tribal Art London

Tribal Art London, The Mall Galleries, London SW1 from 10th-13th September 2014.

The UK’s only specialist top-flight tribal art event re-launches this year as the Tribal Art London fair with a new home at The Mall Galleries, London SW1.

Yoruba Egungun Mask from Nigeria.  £12,000. Michael Backman Gallery

Yoruba Egungun Mask from Nigeria.
£12,000.
Michael Backman Gallery

Known previously as Tribal Perspectives this leading event re-launches itself as Tribal Art London at a new Central London venue. The larger size of the new home means that a wider variety of art and artefacts can be shown, including for the first time ethnographic photography and contemporary art.

Carved ivory figure, 19th Century,  Loango people, Congo. £4,500 Adam Prout

Carved ivory figure, 19th Century,
Loango people, Congo.
£4,500
Adam Prout

Ceremonial shield. Kikuyu tribe, Kenya.  £17,000 Provenance: Collection of Rolf de Mare (Sweden). Clive Loveless and Bryan Reeves/Tribal Gathering

Ceremonial shield. Kikuyu tribe, Kenya.
£17,000
Provenance: Collection of Rolf de Mare (Sweden).
Clive Loveless and Bryan Reeves/Tribal Gathering

The exhibitors, drawn from the UK, Europe and Australia, are leading experts in their field. As organiser Bryan Reeves says: “The early works exhibited by dealers at Tribal Art London are all original period items made for intentional use, many of them museum-quality. There is a great deal of later work on the market today, made not for use in the tribe but to serve the consumer demands of a tourist trade. Our exhibitors source historic items, often with provenance, collected in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries by explorers, scientists and missionaries who would have lived alongside or known the peoples for whom these objects held great significance.”

Artist: Kiboko Title: In all the wrong places Medium: Mixed media on canvas, 2012 76x51cm £6700.00 Kamba Fine Art

Artist: Kiboko
Title: In all the wrong places
Medium: Mixed media on canvas, 2012
76x51cm
£6700.00
Kamba Fine Art

Opening Times:
Weds 10 September 6.30pm-9.30pm
Thurs 11 Sept 10am- 7pm
Friday 12 Sept 10am-7pm
Saturday 13 Sept 10am-6pm

BIOMA ANCESTOR FIGURE c. 1900 Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea Ochre and kaolin on carved wood 53.6 cm height  £5,750  Kapil Jariwala

BIOMA ANCESTOR FIGURE
c. 1900
Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea
Ochre and kaolin on carved wood
53.6 cm height
£5,750
Kapil Jariwala

http://www.tribalartlondon.com

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Winter Fair, 21-26 January 2014 at Battersea Evolution

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Winter Fair, 21-26 January 2014 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11

One can understand the continuing popularity of this fair with its combination of 20th century and period design.  If you were inspired by my recent blog on the interior designer Michael Inchbald then this is the place to go in order to create a similar look for yourself.

Classic Aubusson rug using an 18th Century style design (although this example was woven in the 19th Century). The size is 4.86 x 4.06 metres - 16' x 13' 4 feet. £15,000 Gallery Yacou

Classic Aubusson rug using an 18th Century style design (although this example was woven in the 19th Century). The size is 4.86 x 4.06 metres – 16′ x 13′ 4 feet.
£15,000
Gallery Yacou

The forthcoming Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is the focus of a special selling exhibition of Russian winter sports paintings garnered over the last two decades from artists’ studios in St Petersburg by Fair exhibitor John Barkes, who deals in Soviet realist paintings here in London.  They can be seen in the brasserie.

 Vitali Tyulenyev 1937-1997 ‘’Climbing in the High Caucasus ‘’, 1968 oil on canvas 95 x 115 cm Priced about £12,500


Vitali Tyulenyev 1937-1997
‘’Climbing in the High Caucasus ‘’, 1968
oil on canvas 95 x 115 cm
Priced about £12,500

Miss Austen at Home: from Mansfield Park to Chawton is an exhibition to mark the bi-centenary of Mansfield Park with a display of interiors that would have a resonance with Jane Austen.  It has been curated by Helen Linfield, a period furniture specialist.  The items used come from Fair exhibitors and are for sale.

Late C18th and early C19th Blue & White English pottery:  Rectangular plate (cut border) Rogers Zebra pattern c1815, £220; Loving cup, Italian pattern, £235; Jug, Rathbone, c1825, £275; Cachepot/flowerpot, Adams ‘Cattle Scenery’ c1900, £275; Potted meat tub, c1790, £185 Exhibitor: Sue Norman

Late C18th and early C19th Blue & White English pottery: Rectangular plate (cut border) Rogers Zebra pattern c1815, £220; Loving cup, Italian pattern, £235; Jug, Rathbone, c1825, £275; Cachepot/flowerpot, Adams ‘Cattle Scenery’ c1900, £275; Potted meat tub, c1790, £185
Exhibitor: Sue Norman

Among newcomers to this Fair are picture dealer William Thuillier, Clive Loveless who is showing tribal art and furniture dealers Christopher Buck and Horneman Antiques Ltd.

The Marlborough Family Mezzotint engraving by Charles Turner from a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds Published 24th October, 1815 by C.Turner, No 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square Image size: 29 3/4 x 26 1/4 in / 75.5 x 67 cm Price £2,350 Dealer: Nicholas Price

The Marlborough Family
Mezzotint engraving by Charles Turner
from a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Published 24th October, 1815 by C.Turner,
No 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square
Image size: 29 3/4 x 26 1/4 in / 75.5 x 67 cm
Price £2,350
Dealer: Nicholas Price

The rare chest below may make the perfect gift for Burns Night on the 25th.

A very rare Regency bow front chest of drawers decorated in the Victorian period in tartan ware with added highland vignettes.  This type of work is normally attributed to the town of Mauchline in Ayrshire, however it is unusual if not completely unprecedented to see a piece on this scale. The town is mostly associated with tartan trinket boxes and book covers. Both the National Museum of Scotland, and the National Trust Scotland, have been shown pictures and neither has ever seen a tartan ware piece on such a scale. The largest item known to (and in fact owned by) the Museum is an occasional table/ chessboard. 101cm h x 103cm w 51cm deep For sale at £7200, Drennan Edinburgh

A very rare Regency bow front chest of drawers decorated in the Victorian period in tartan ware with added highland vignettes. This type of work is normally attributed to the town of Mauchline in Ayrshire, however it is unusual if not completely unprecedented to see a piece on this scale. The town is mostly associated with tartan trinket boxes and book covers.
Both the National Museum of Scotland, and the National Trust Scotland, have been shown pictures and neither has ever seen a tartan ware piece on such a scale. The largest item known to (and in fact owned by) the Museum is an occasional table/ chessboard.
101cm h x 103cm w 51cm deep
For sale at £7200, Drennan Edinburgh

Free shuttles from Sloane Square – visitor info at www.decorativefair.com

Tribal Perspectives, Gallery 28, 2-5 October 2013

Tribal Perspectives

Gallery 28, Cork Street, Mayfair, London, 2-5 October 2013

This pop-up show is the only one of its type in the UK and brings together a group of international dealers specialising in tribal and ethnographic art, including African and Aboriginal.

Chris Boylan Maori Fish Hook, New Zealand 19th Century Collected 1875. ex-private museum South Australia PRICE: 18,000 POUNDS

Chris Boylan
Maori Fish Hook, New Zealand
19th Century
Collected 1875. ex-private museum South Australia
PRICE: 18,000 POUNDS

There is a wide variety of textiles, tribal masks and many other objects to see.  Many of these were specially made for ceremonial or ritual use.  Jewellery, arms and armour and headpieces are also featured.  It is an interesting fact that some of the larger pieces are also highly regarded by some collectors for their significant decorative qualities alongside their important historic and cultural values.

Adam Prout Tahitian Bark cloth 19th Century 60cm x 60cm £3,500

Adam Prout
Tahitian Bark cloth 19th Century 60cm x 60cm £3,500

This is an important exhibition with talks and lectures also taking place.

www.tribalperspectives.com

 

Tribal Gathering (Bryan Reeves) Altar or fetish piece. Used by a tribal chief. Early missionary contact and influence. Luba culture  - DRC. Circa - Early 1900's. £1800

Tribal Gathering (Bryan Reeves)
Altar or fetish piece. Used by a tribal chief. Early missionary contact and influence.
Luba culture – DRC.
Circa – Early 1900’s.
£1800

Opening Times Wednesday 2nd October 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday 3rd October 11am – 9pm

Friday 4th October 11am-7pm

Saturday 5th October 11am-5.30pm

Admission is free.

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