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Woodcarving of a Balinese farmer. Prewar folkart
1930-1940
Early statue, carved in the typical style of folk art. This carving can be compared with several carvings from the Helene Potjewijd collection, which are all from before 1936. Pls click on the photo to see more photos&info.
Woodcarving of a Balinese farmer. Prewar folkart

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Bookends from the 1950s, made for the tourists on Bali. Pls click on the photo for more photos&info
1950-1970
These bookends were made by a very accomplished Balinese woodcarver; many technical hurdles must be overcome. The last photo shows a similar couple made around the same time.
Bookends from the 1950s, made for the tourists on Bali.

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Woodsculpture of an archer. Made on Bali before 1940.
1930-1935
Stylistic archer who points his arrow upwards, which enhances the expression of the statue. Solid and detailed carving technique from the 1930-1935 period. We selected this time frame because an almost identical Archer is part of the Helene Potjewijd collection in Wien. See the last photo. Helene Potjewijd was the manager of a souvenir shop in the Bali Hotel in the 1930s. In 1938 she returned to Austra bringing with her a collection of Balinese statues. Please click on the photo for more photos&info.
Woodsculpture of an archer. Made on Bali before 1940.

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Very old kalebas or water container made of rotan and bamboo. Hand painted with images from the Ramayana.
1930-1936
This kalebas was made before 1936. The Tropen Museum has a comparable copy that came in their possession in 1936. Most likely the kalebas was already made for the few rich American and European tourists, who just discovered the island. The last photo shows the kalebas with an handpainted coconut to give an idea of the large size. Very rare object. Pls click on the photo for more photos&info
Very old kalebas or water container made of rotan and bamboo. Hand painted with images from the Ramayana.

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Woodcarving of a goat
1950-1970
Good example of small carving done by an accomplished artist. This goat was made for the tourist market; no doubt about that. And maybe he was able to finish this in a day. But still such a goat is pretty hard to create, and the result is great; full of class and humor. Maybe Ajun was enjoying himself!
Woodcarving of a goat

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Large silver offer dish
1900-1950
Large offer dish, which was used to bring rice, flowers and fruits to the temple, to appease the gods. The remarkable feature of this dish is the size. With a diameter of 36 cm this is one of the largest offer dishes used in prewar Bali. This is illustrated in the last three photos. Please click on the photo to get more info&photos.
Silver offer dish

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Colored wooden pair of carvings of an ideal married couple or Loro blonyo from Java. Pls click on the photo for more photos&info
1940-1950
For many years I was looking for a loro blonyo which was not made for the tourist market with a certain degree of quality. Most of the loro blonyos are either broken or of inferior quality. This pair has a decent painting quality and is mint. What struck me immediately was the juwelry. They are refined with real stones on various places of the body. The previous owner told me they were acquired somewhere in the 1940s. On the site of the museum for wereldculturen you can read that the excistence of those juwelry means that the couple is of a higher caste. Also the person who sits at the right is higher in caste than the other one.
Loro blonyo from Java

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Lontar manuscript 1930-1940 from the collection of Prof C Bonne (1891-1948). Prof Bonne was professor at the Medical School in Batavia, and editor of the Medical Magazine in the Dutch Indies.
1930-1940
This remarkable lontar came from the collection of Prof C Bonne. He was an important doctor in the Dutch Indies. The very detailed drawings depict scenes from the Ramayana acoompanied by Balinese words. This was no touristic item, but more a show of force by an experienced (most likely) Balinese lontar writer. Important lontars had covers made of expensive wood, and the side of leaves were painted red, like this one. In some cases even a special box was made to preserve the lontar, like in TOBO 753 and TOBO 800.
Lontar manuscript 1930-1940 from the collection of Prof C Bonne (1891-1948). Prof Bonne was professor at the Medical School in Batavia, and editor of the Medical Magazine in the Dutch Indies.

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Auction catalogues Indonesian-Balinese art 1990-2015
1990-2015
Complete collection of auction catalogues South East Asian Art during the period 1990-2015. Auctionhouses; christies, Sothebys, Glerum, Borobudur, Larasati. Auction locations; Amsterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta.
Auction catalogues Indonesian-Balinese art 1990-2015

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Silver modesty plate or Jempang from Sulawesi, Toraja land. Worn by young children to cover the private parts.
1910-1940
This Jempang is much bigger than the usual Jempang. See the last photo. It raises the question whether this seize was made for somewhat older children.
Silver modesty plate or Jempang from Sulawesi, Toraja land. Worn by young children to cover the private parts.


 
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