Expo acquisitions 2019
20 January 2020
Traditionally, we annually show a selection of acquisitions from the past year. 2019 was particularly successful again with 360 purchases. The largest group is a collection of Congo pipes, of which we now show three fantastic examples with standing negro figures in the pipe stem. North America is represented with two beautiful Indian pipes of red pipestone, a sacred stone for the Indians. In addition two rare Inuit pipes, a wooden one and a pipe carved from walrus tusk. Of European origin are some very refined hand-sculpted ceramic pipes with lifelike portraits. Also chosen to display are some European snuff boxes with carving in coquilla nut or wood. Finally, of exceptional charm, a wooden figural pipe with a lion and a griffin brotherly side by side, from the Paris antique trade. Come and admire the choice of the acquisitions themselves, they will be displayed in the exhibition showcase in the museum until 15 March.