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