19th Century Palm Wine Cup
A very early ceremonial palm wine container.Ngombe.DRC.The handle is decorated with early brass tacks and a mental chain which all appear to be the same period as the cup. 19th century.Ex Belgium collection.£580
8 in (W) x 12 in (L) x 4 in (H)
A figure with form and presence. A functional item with defining shape and design. These are the qualities that are looked for when choosing a piece. A piece with these qualities separates it from the ordinary. The challenge to replace such a piece with an equal or more exciting piece gives the energy and enthusiasm to keep travelling and sourcing from both in Africa and from old collections in the UK and Europe.