sold on eBay by Delta 98 Den Haag

sold from the collection of 
Delta 98 Den Haag,
The Hague, The Netherlands

a wooden statue of a nobel Nias ancestor figure, a so called:
Siraha Salawa
from the Nias People, Indonesia

a 19th Century, gilt bronze, lidded box 
with inside, the figure of the deceased 
Napoleon Bonaparte

an iron, 17th - 18th Century lacquer seal / fob
with on the stamp
Masonic / Freemasons symbols

an 18th Century
Swivel seal fob


18th Century Hindu oil Lamps, sold on eBay by Delta 98 Den Haag

18th century Indian oil - ghee wicker lamps
from the collection of 
Delta 98 Den Haag,
The Hague, The Netherlands

sold: a small, hand held oil lamp with beautiful peacock design

Craftsmanship - definition:

"very detailed work that has been done using a lot of skill,
so that the result is beautiful"

"the speacial skill that someone uses to make 
something beautiful with their hands"

sold: a large, 18th Century Thookku Vilakku, an Indian hanging oil / ghee lamp

 a quote I found, from Richard Glover:

"There's very little in the world that takes my breath away quite like an object that was lovingly crafted, built with care and passion, and presented with the sort of pride that befits a marvelously well-made item.
That which is beautiful is increasingly difficult to come by in a world where a premium is placed on speed, and things are made to be disposable.
We often sacrifice real craftsmanship at the altar of expediency.
While we are still capable of recognizing the value of something that has been expertly constructed, we often choose the cheap and easy option instead"

in our eBay shop we offer some more 
antique Hindu oil lamps, for example this, so called
a hand held Hindu procession / auspicious oil lamp for many flames


recently sold by Delta 98 Den Haag,
from their collection of
etnografic art from Indonesia / Melanesia - Pacific /Oceanic tribal art

2 main parts of a 

Wetar shield

an extremely rare item,
documented as a handshield, known as

Kle-hili from the Island Wetar

Wetar is a small island, north east of Timor, a Barat Daya Island, in the Banda Sea, part of the Maluku Islands, Moluccas / Molukken, Indonesia


- De kunst van de Verdediging, schilden uit het Tropenmuseum -
by David van Duuren

a picture of 3 Wetar warriors with shield,
from: Die Sitten der Volker, Buschan, 1923
in the book:
Shields - Africa, South East Asia and Oceania, the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum, published by Prestel

details of the two parts:

jugendstil glass vase, circa 1900, by Loetz Wwe,

a very rare pair of large art nouveau, silver overlay vases,
circa 1900, circa 35 cm,
by Loetz Wwe

a large Unica Leerdam, 1960's, designed by A.D. Copier

a large Unica Leerdam, 1930's, designed by A.D. Copier

1904, first print of
Vogelvreugd, een prenteboek voor de lieve jeugd,
by Theo van Hoytema (1863-1917)

a large art deco vase of blue moulded and cut glass with cherubs / putti
Bohemia, circa 1920

de Pauwserie, circa 1920,
bookdesign by H.Th. Wijdeveld (1885-1987) 

Kosta Boda glass


ink drawing / kroontjespentekeningen
circa 1967, by:
Piet van den Heuvel (1935-2004)
also known as Napaku 

The Second Room / De Tweede Kamer

see also:


two small glass vases, designed by 
Hans Bolek (1890-1978), executed by Loetz Wwe

Tropon l'aliment plus concentre,
from the magazine L'Art Decoratif 1898,
designed by Henry van de Velde,
we had 4 years of that magazine 

bronze buste by:
Jean Mich (1871-1919)
Chih - Fan   Han Yang - Chine

so called Eierschaal porcelein, by
Haagsche Plateelbakkerij Rozenburg (1883-1916)

a full-round carved and gilt antique statue
made circa 1800

one piece of a huge collection of art nouveau tiles we had,
this is a tile of Minton


sold in January 2018 on eBay.com by Delta 98 Den Haag

an early 17th century oil painting on copper plate, on a wooden panel:
The Crucifixion of Christ
on Golgotha, in the background a view on Jerusalem, with The Dome of Rock.
The three figures in the front are thought to be The Three Marys. Dressed in blue The Virgin Mary - Holy Mother of Christ, dressed in yellow Maria Magdalena and in red Mary Clopas, but the person in red is also mentioned to be John the Evangelist.
A tag on the back has the Dutch text: dit schilderijtje is voor Truus Lisfone, meaning a previous owner wanted it to be passed on to a female person called Truus Lisfone
size, excl. frame: 15,8 x 13 cm

an antique, silver mounted lacquer seal with a white agate matrix,
on the stamp:
Nemo Me Impune Lacesset
In Defence
This is the national motto of Scotland and the latin motto of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the highest chivalric order of Scotland.


art nouveau bronze bowl, circa 1900

arts & crafts, mission style lamp, circa 1910,
sold to the John Muir collection, USA

art deco, ceramic lidded bowl
by Jan Schonk (Dutch, 1889-1976)

penning De Boeienkoning / art medal The Escape Artist,
designed by Theo van de Vathorst (Dutch, born 1934)
issued in 1994 by Vereniging voor Penningkunst

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879)
Histoire d'un hotel de ville et d'une cathedrale
transalation and cover design by
Theo Molkenboer (Dutch, 1871-1920)
De Geschiedenis van een stadhuis en van eene kathedraal

a gilt bronze, alabaster and marble sculpture,
a bust of a proud young woman, 
by: Affortunato Gory (Italy 1895-1925 France)