Guys & Dolls, recently sold by Delta 98 Den Haag: Osa Johnson, Fadette and Ibeji

  A doll, made circa 1930, representing a Safari Girl

      She resembles the famous American traveller and explorer Osa Johnson

Osa Johnson is also known as: The Woman in the Safari Outfit

Osa Helen Johnson Leighty (1894-1953) and Martin Elmer Johnson (1884-1937) were an American couple, adventurers and documentary filmmakers. They travelled and explored Africa in the 1920's and 1930's. For many more pictures of Osa and Martin, visit the site of the: Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. The museum itself is located in Chanute, Kansas

an antique, bronze sculpture, depicting the buste of a charming young girl, titled: 


designed by: August Moreau (France, 1834-1917) executed circa 1885

Fadette is a character from the, in 1849 published, novel La Petite Fadette or Fanchon, the Cricket, by George Sand / Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804-1876)

Fadette with the twin brothers, Landry and Sylvinet


2 africain, carved wooden statues, with authentic old patine, depicting non-identical / dizygotic male twin figures, made by the Yoruba People, known as:

Ere Ibeji

These figures represent the soul of deceased newborn twins.

the traditional Yoruba twin belief is based on the immortality of the soul and on it's reicarnation, although representing deceased babies, they are not referred to as dead, rather is said to "have travelled" or "gone to the market" Yoruba Peoples regard twins as extraordinary beings protected by Sango, the deity of thunder. They are believed to be capable of bestowing immense wealth upon their families or misfortune to those who do not honor them. Twins are honored with carved memorial figures when they die. Their elaborate hairstyle and beaded jewelry mark their honored status, when twins are born to a woman of royal lineage, they may qualify in the event of their death for special beaded garments.

We see carved wooden, male figures with massive shoulders and natural carved male genitals, different plaited hairdo - irun didi - in a high domed coiffure or "hunters's cap", colored blue, both with facial scarifications on their forehead and cheeks, both have pierced ears, the largest one is wearing metal earrings with a beautiful patine, 

but the most intriguing of these particulair statues of Ibeji, are their unnaturally large hands, almost covering their whole legs

Some items sold on the Antique Market The Hague, by Delta 98 Den Haag

 after laying in a garden for many years,

then on a pillow on the stand of

Delta 98 Den Haag

a bronze head of a smiling girl, titled

La Petite Rieuse / De Kleine Lachster

sculptor: Rik Wouters (1882-1916)

compare with how one is presented in the collection of

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam:

and a model or prototype of a large medal of the 

Litteraire Witte Prijs

this Dutch litterature price has been established in 1977,
the medal depicts the building of Societeit De Witte on the Plein, The Hague,
text on the reverse:
Nieuwe of Litteraire Societeit De Witte

designer of the medal was Thea IJdens - Schipperheijn ( Dutch, 1941-1993)

in 1977 Hella Haasse (Dutch, 1918-2011) was the first writer rewarded with this price and medal:


Some items sold by Delta 98 Den Haag in May 2021


"I can turn this way...."

"Or that way...."
a gilt bronze figure of an elegant lady,
art nouveau, circa 1900, by
Alphonse Henri Nelson 
(France, 1854-1919)

"Overthere! A mill! To the right!"

"Another mill! That way!"

The sculptor Albert Polydor Termote (1887-1932)
depicted in 1932 
Don Quixote de la Mancha on his horse Rocinante.
When taking a closer look at the head of the horse and 
the way she takes the next step,
you can tell that Rocinante is going neither way....
She will take the right way

Don Quixote - Don Quichot - Don Quijote

the sculptures are now in 
private collections in The Netherlands


Art Nouveau lamp & Art Deco table mirror, sold by Delta 98 Den Haag


an Art Nouveau - Jugendstil hanging lamp
with chunky opalescent glass pieces, 
hollow blown tubes and red glass beads,
now in a private USA collection

an Art Deco, wrought iron
table mirror,
to an other USA collector

sold by 
Delta 98 Den Haag
The Hague, The Netherlands


Filming with 16mm film in the 1930's with a Kino-Kamera and showing the movie with a Filmo 57 projector

 recently sold by 

Delta 98 Den Haag

The Hague, The Netherlands

a used, but beautiful, almost new looking, 16mm film / movie camera, the

Kino - Kamera F

made circa 1936 by Siemens Kino Technik, 
SH, Siemens & Halske AG Berlin

with many exciting accessories, such as:

3x Schneider Kreuznach lens, the
Tele Xenar F:3,8 f=10cm,
Xenon f:2,3 F=5cm,
Xenon F:1,5 f=2,5cm
all with orange Siemens SH lenscap, nikkel protecting cap & Siemens leather case

and with:

Leitz Wetzlar, long base rangefinder FONOR, with black clamp,

BEWI precision exposure meter, text in German,

4 viewfinders in makers box,
metal film cassette for Kodak film,
several booklets 
and a leaflet with the text:


and an almost new looking, 16mm movie projector, the 

Filmo 57

made circa 1928 by Bell & Howell, Chicago, USA

in it's original potable case, with inside a charming little bottle

Bell & Howell Film Oil

now in private German and Belgium collections


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


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 -


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.


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