Newsletter no. 32

Tuesday 24 October 2023

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023.

This week, discover a Buddha sculpture chosen by Galerie Hioco, an oil on panel by Jacques Blanchard exhibited by Jacques Leegenhoek and a classic sword-club proposed by Galerie Meyer – Oceanic & Arctic Art.

Galerie Hioco

The Galerie Hioco is located in the heart of Paris, near the Parc Monceau, in the 17th arrondissement. Founded by Christophe Hioco, a passionate collector, more than twenty years ago, the gallery is specialized in ancient Asian art : India, Southeast Asia and Gandhāra.

The gallery presents in a space of nearly two hundred square meters to display its Asian Art collections.

Recently, they have also expanded our collection to include our collection to some contemporary Japanese ceramic works.

Standing Buddha (P713)
Ancient Gandhāra region
3rd-4th century
90 cm

Jacques Leegenhoek

Born into a family of restorers, Jacques Leegenhoek developed early a passion for paintings. and joined in 1972 Sotheby’s Old Masters department in London. During the fourteen years he spent at Sotheby’s, he worked in New York, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. He settled as a dealer in Paris in 1986, and opened his present gallery in 1994.

In the heart of the city and in an area of antiques and art dealers, Jacques Leegenhoek shows unpublished Old Masters paintings from Flemish, Dutch, Italian and French school, all selected for their top quality and their good condition.

These paintings are regularly noticed by private collectors and museums.

Jacques Blanchard (Paris 1600 - 1638) Apollo and Marsyas A pendant of our painting representing the Birth of Adonis is in a private collection. Oil on panel, 54 X 75 cm

Jacques Blanchard
(Paris 1600 – 1638)
Apollo and Marsyas
Oil on panel, 54 X 75 cm

A pendant of our painting representing
the Birth of Adonis is in a private collection.

Galerie Meyer – Oceanic & Arctic Art

For more then 40 years and following his parents who were antique dealers and collectors based in both Paris and Los Angeles, Anthony JP Meyer has been working hard and tenaciously from his Parisian gallery to promote the ancient arts of the island cultures of Oceania.

In 2010, he added a department specializing in the ancient art of the cultures of the Arctic Circle – a private passion for over 30 years.

Today, after publishing in 1995 a landmark book on Oceanic art and many thematic catalogs Anthony JP Meyer is engaged in other book projects, while continuing his work as an antique dealer and expert, providing collectors and institutions with Oceanic & Eskimo works of art of the highest quality and rarity.

Classic « sword-club » Massim Region, South East New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania. Wood, 19th century. 88,1 cm.

Classic « sword-club »
Massim Region, South East New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania.
Wood (brown Quila) with lime highlights and a fine patina of age and use.

19th century
88,1 cm

Bears the white paint Inv. Number 13118 and 304
of William Downing Webster (1868-1913), Bicester, Oxfordshire.

W.D. Webster Before 1913,
Collection of Seymour And Alyce Lazar, Palm Springs ; 6 Oct. 2022, Sotheby’s – Sculpture From The Collection Of Seymour And Alyce Lazar, Palm Springs, Lot 64, Sotheby’s, New York – 6 Oct. 2022 ;
Collection of Eugene Manning, New York Price on request.

Additional information:
A very fine and large « sword-club » of classic format decorated with a stylized birdhead on the pommel. The blade is decorated with a large panel of incised scroll motifs to both sides. Both the hand-guard and pommel are decorated with incised zigzag motifs.


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