sold from our eBay shop: Delta 98 Den Haag

African tribal art, a carved wooden 
Warthog mask, by the Toma People

a 17th century ceramic, Delftware tile, 
with a threemaster VOC ship

an Afghan silver seal ring 
with on a turquoise the mythical horse Pegasus

a pair, authentic art nouveau, gilt metal picture frames

an 18th century orthodox icon, depicting 
Saint Gregory - Agois Gregorius

a bronze Ife head, 20th century, Benin Africa


ceramic statue by Antonio Borsato, Italy

bronze statue of a Florentine singer musician, 
"Chanteur Frentin",
by Paul Dubois (1829-1905), 
F. Barbedienne Fondeur, 1865

a bronze head of an Arab boy,
sculptor unknown

Don Quixote and Rocinante,
a 1932 bronze, by 
Albert Termote (Dutch, 1887-1978)

a buste of a Nubian girl,
19th century, by one of the Giannelli 's

a lion and his prey, ceramic, 19th century

an Arab boy and his donkey, a bronze by
Alfred Dubucand (1828-1894)

silvered bronze statue of 
St. George and the dragon / Sint Joris en de draak


metal sculpture of a man on horseback, by
Aart van den IJssel (Dutch, 1922-1983)
and three decorated eggs


Ariel, Orrefors art glass, 
design by Ingeborg Lundin

Holmegaard glass decanter and Gulvvase,
design by Per Lutken and Otto Brauer

Leerdam art glass,
design by Floris Meydam

Venetian art glass
Murano, Italy

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:

Something old, something new, never borrowed, but always blue: items sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

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