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Antique canes - walking sticks, sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

 recently sold by Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands:

an antique 19th Century walking stick / cane

extremely rare, because made of terrazzo,

a technique of very small pieces of marble or stone set into a binding mixture


for this object the mixture is placed around a metal rod,

the top handle is formed as a horse hoof, the length circa 95cm


a dandy's accessory:


a 19th Century walking stick / cane, fully handcarved,

the top handle as a sweet dog's head with glass eyes, length circa 108cm

dinsdag

Antique turquoise, petrol, blue-green, green-blue, Bristol green white wine glasses from Delta 98 Den Haag

How delightful it can be: 

drinking wine from 160-260 year old glasses


How beautiful they are: 

18th and 19th century white wine glasses 

in the color ranges of

turquoise, petrol, bluish green, greenish blue, sometimes called Bristol green


all sold by or available at

Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands -






zondag

a double handed sword, the Two Handed Flammard, sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

 


a huge, more than 5 feet long, antique, forged iron sword with waved blade, known as: 

Two-Handed Flammard 

a specialized and effective infantry weapon, to be used during a fight amoung pike-squares in the 16th and 17th Century 

other names: two-handed great sword, wave-bladed two-handed sword, flame sword, flambard, Zweihander Flammenschwert, espee a deux mains, spada da due mani, double-hander, Dopplehander, Bidenhander, both-hander, slaughtersword, Schlachterschwert, claymore, claidheamh-more, the name Flammberg is said to be inaccurate. 


Flammard swords were developed during the European Renaissance (1500-1600), most being one-handed weapons. They were lightweight rapiers that could be carried around at all times by normal infantrymen and bodyguards. At the same time, however, some double-handed flammards were also built. These much-larger versions, with their undulating blades, were terrifying, capable of killing several opponents with one mighty swing. Only specially trained, extra-strong soldiers could wield a double-handed flammard – and they were usually mercenaries who asked for double the money for their extra power. These soldiers were called Landesknechte or Doppelsoldners 

This sword is made of a very high quality iron and has a forgers - black smith's - makers mark, partial indistinct, but the first letter is an N and the last letter an M, and is believed to be of German origin and made before, at least, 1750

provenance: found by Mr. C. Stahlecker and Mr. M. Eerland in 1940 under a wooden floor of a demolished house in The Hague, The Netherlands, after bombardements in May 1940, known as De Slag om Den Haag or De Slag om de Residentie - The Battle for The Hague, a few months later the German occupier claimed all metal, including iron. Stahlecker and Eerland hid the sword again. After Worldwar II they retrieved it and it was kept in the Eerland family since.



woensdag

Recently sold by Delta 98 Den Haag: an important pâte-de-verre vase by Gabriel Argy-Rousseau

an art deco, pâte-de-verre glass vase

Les loups dans la neige - Wolves in the snow

designed circa 1926, by

Joseph-Gabriel Argy-Rousseau (France, 1885-1953)

recently sold in commission by

Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands,

provenance: a private Dutch collection


maandag

Recently sold by Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

an antique, late 18th Century, full round carved wooden statue of 

Saint Anthony of Padua with the Holy Child Jesus,

with remains of gold on his decorated robe 


the condition, with missing parts and signs of candle burns, gave it an emotional appearance


it fitted so well in our house, combined with modern furniture, modern and tribal art from Africa and Indonesia, so we will miss it very much, now it has gone to a Californian collector

vrijdag

Touch wood, Catweazle and a 17th Century carved wooden statue from Delta 98 Den Haag

 She is lovely,

this 16th -17th Century carved wooden girl

with her simple dress, her repainted face and her missing arms.


                          When you touch the wood, you know her age.

When you think it's a saint, you change your mind because there are no signs for that.

When you look at her dress, you know she is a working class girl.

Nothing holy about that.

Then you discover a square piece at the front of her body.


You know it can be a cover of a compartiment, called a receptable.

You know relics or something precious can be inside, 

a letter, some hair ...

Then the whole could be called a reliquary.


                                             We did not open it.

Neither the new owner, but she did gave this girl a name:

Anabelle

"because she is belle"

Anabelle traveled  through time, 

just like Catweazle in the 1970's television series, 

with the title role played by Geoffrey Bayldon.

Catweazle had a friend, a toad, called Touchwood.


                          I touch wood and hope Anabelle has a secret 

and that she will keep it forever.


sold by Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

maandag

A rare set of four 18th century candleholders sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

 


Recently sold by 

Delta 98 Den Haag
The Hague, The Netherlands,

a rare set, because four matching, gilt bronze candelabras,

made during the Louis Seize period, 1770-1800,

in their circa 230 year old, used, unrestored and not pimped-up state,

with rams heads, hoof feet, tripod architecture, garlands of flowers, 

standing on a base with friezes and rows of pearls.

Now in a private collection.



zaterdag

Orange all over: art deco vases sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

Looking through our archives,
the color orange caught my eye.

Here a few art deco, orange glass vases
sold by 
Delta 98 Den Haag
The Hague, The Netherlands

Verreries Schneider, France
Coupe Bijoux

signed, but unknown, enameled glass

so called Oranje Vaasjes,
by glass factory Leerdam, Holland

Ernst Hantich & Co, Haida, Bohemia,
a so called Johnolyth vase


Crystal vase, designed by:
A.D. Copier,
for Glasfabriek Leerdam, Holland

donderdag

Sold by Delta 98 Den Haag, to Japan, Bermuda, Oregon... worldwide

sold through Ebay by 
Delta 98 Den Haag,
The Hague, The Netherlands, EU

an antique wax seal,
depicting a humanised bird; an ibis dressed in human clothes as a Dandy,
see Jean Jacques Grandville (France, 1803-1847)
for his caricatures in 
Les Metamorphoses du Jour and Les Fables de la Fontaine. 
J.J. Grandville skewered aristocrats ands politicians of his time 
by illustrating society figures as animals

a 72cm high, 19th Century
wooden statue of an Apostle or Evangelist
with beautifull gilding 

Star Gazers,
made by the Dogon People from Mali,
telling the story of the Dogon, Nommo and Sirius

woensdag

Vintage camera's and lenses sold by Delta 98 Den Haag


some of the vintage camera's and lenses 
sold on Ebay, by 
Delta 98 Den Haag,
The Hague, The Netherlands

a Rollei, Rolleiflex Original with Carl Zeiss lens,
made between 1929 and 1932

a Leitz Summaron 35mm lens with viewfinder

a rare early version of the
Olympus OM-1 rollfilm camera
with lenses and accessories

a folding bellows camera from the art deco period:
Agfa Billy Clack nr.75
with Robusit cover, made in 1938


zaterdag

Wouda and Pallucco, sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

From art deco wood to aluminium design,
some furniture sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

a set of 8 chairs designed by 
Hendrik Wouda (1885-1946)
for Pander, Den Haag,
originaly in 1925, they were red and were placed in 
the villa De Eik in Wassenaar, 
now in a private collection

Barba d'Argento
a metal, adjustable chair
designed in 1986, by
Paolo Pallucco and Mireille Rivier,
sold to a design hotel in Düsseldorf

woensdag

How beautiful simple, useful items of pewter could be - Art Nouveau & Jugendstil objects sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

In our library we have a book with the title:

Das Schone und der Alltag

 showing the beauty of utilities and every day objects.
Years ago we loved buying them, 
until, sadly, fakes started coming on the market.

Some authentic Jugendstil / Art Nouveau pewter 
and art deco items we sold:

2 large candleholders Kayserzinn, 
design 1900-1902 by Hugo Leven, 42cm





2 bottleholders with grasshoppers,
designed in 1903 by Friedrich Adler



knife rests, design circa 1935, executed by Christofle, France


card tray, circa 1900 by WMF


Brittania metal plate by WMF

a salt by Christofle, France