dealer in The Hague, The Netherlands

dealer in The Hague, The Netherlands
A blog to celebrate 30 years of buying and selling art, applied art, antiques, art nouveau, art deco, design, vintage and collectables


Body Art. Tattoos, scarifications, painting and piercings on objects of Delta 98 Den Haag

 Here are some objects with body art from cultures in Africa and Oceania.
Peoples, clans and tribes use, for hundreds of years, 
body paintings, scarifications, tattoos and piercings
to show were they come from, were they belong to, 
to show their role, their part and place in society, their strength, 
knowledge and experiences in life.

Ibeji twin figure, Yoruba, Africa
with ear piercing and facial scarification

Chihongo mask, Chokwe, Africa,
with facial scarifications and ear piercing

Asye Usu figure, Baule, Africa,
with facial and body scarifications

mask, Baule, Africa,
with facial scarifications

fetish figure from Gabon, Africa, 
with ear piercings, facial and body scarifications

Pende Mbuya Giwoyo mask, Angola / Congo, Africa,
with facial scarifications

Iatmul, Sepik, Papua New Guinea,
with facial painting and nose piercing

a Nguzunguzu canoe prow figure,
from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Oceania,
with facial tattoos and nose piercing

a Nguzu Nguzu Mon Boat prow figure,
from the Solomon Islands, Melanesia,
with shell inlay representing the facial painting of male warriors

Objects from the collection of
Delta 98 Den Haag,
The Hague, The Netherlands


Jules Vermeire and Alvin Silver Company, provenance Delta 98 Den Haag

48,5 cm hoog, stenen hoofd, door
Jules Vermeire (1885-1977), getiteld: 
Aangekocht in 1958 van de kunstenaar als kunstaankoop door de 
Dienst voor Schone Kunsten van de Gemeente Den Haag,
in 1995 overgedragen aan 
Stroom Haags Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst - HCBK,
vandaar in bruikleen gegeven aan het 
Haagse Hervormd Rusthuis Oostduin, 
Goetlijfstraat 5, Den Haag,
waar het op de balie van de receptie kwam te staan.
Toen het rusthuis ging sluiten 
konden medewerkers objecten aankopen.
De toen, nieuwe eigenaar verkocht vervolgens het beeld aan 
Delta 98 Den Haag,
waarna, het werd verkocht bij 
Sotheby's Amsterdam in 2007

American art nouveau
sterling silver overlay decanter and glasses,
made circa 1900, by:
Alvin Silver Company / Co
Providence, Rhode Island, USA,
with silver mark: 999/1000, for almost pure silver,
bought at Venduehuis der Notarissen Den Haag
by Delta 98 Den Haag 


18th century Icon and an antique wax seal

An USA Forbes descendent 
bought this antique wax seal

used during 1734-1804, by
James, 16th Lord Forbes
motto: Grace my guide
text: Barons Forbes

an 18th century orthodox Russian icon,
depicting the
Dormition of the Virgin

with us in a horrible condition,
but highly decorative and ready for restoration
in Denmark


a Chihonga Chokwe mask of the Delta 98 Den Haag collection

We were so happy to have this 
African Chihonga mask of the Chokwe People 
in our collection.
Not because of the stories it told,
not because it leaded to old pictures,

but because it matched so wonderful with 
a post war painting by the female Dutch artist
Lucie van Duijn (1924-2013)

Now in a private US collection


art medals with love from Delta 98 Den Haag

Sometimes an item finds the most perfect place,
new hands to touch it,
other eyes to look at it,
a hart to be moved by it,
because it is the right moment in time....

an art medal by: 

Pépé Grégoire (Dutch, born 1950)

titled: Huwelijks- of Relatiepenning 
- marriage or relationship medal -
issued in 1988 by the VPK - Vereniging voor Penningkunst
- the Dutch art medal society -
acquired from the art medal collection of Delta 98 Den Haag,
passed on in 2018, by parents to their newly married children

first you look, then you smell 
and then you need to listen

other art medals for couples:

1974, by Fons Bemelmans
 "Le Couple"
finding each other through the lines of your own life

 two loving doves on a twig, titled:
Liefkozen - Caress
1985, by: Nynke Schepers

two faces, perhaps a kiss...or not….
1984, by: Ad Arma / Ad Robert Meerman

Nudes from the collection of Delta 98 Den Haag

dressed & undressed, sold & unsold, 
statues & figures, prints & paintings
from the collection Delta 98 Den Haag
The Hague, The Netherlands

                                    by the Akan People

by Kovacs                               by Jaap Eerland


                                                            by Theo Mackaay

by B. Douglas

              by the Hemba or Luba People    

           Dutch art deco magazin Wendingen         

by Rudi Rooijackers

by Johan Limpers                   by Kees Hoogendam

       by Carl Nack for Fraureuth

by the Akan People                                  

by Walter Crane                          by K.P.C. de Bazel

by Peter van der Meer

by Lucie van Duyn

by the Dogon People       by the Sawos People

                            by Fre Jeltsema  

                                          by Frank Letterie          

    by Gustav Gurschner                                    

by Rudi Rooijackers

by Eric Claus

by Renee Sintenis                attributed to Renee Sintenis

by Joop van Kralingen

by Bernhard Hoetger                         by Nic Jonk

by Jaap Eerland

by Frederico Carasso                                                     

by Fons Bemelmans

by Jaap Eerland

by Fred Carasso

by Joe Descomps Cormier

by Alexander Baranowsky

by Fred Carasso

by Jaap Eerland

by Frederico Carasso

1960's photography by Jaap Eerland

PSP poster with Saskia Holleman,
by Hendrik Jan Koldeweij and George Noordanus