Ginger Baker: A collection of four tribal, handcarved wooden figures, a handcarved wooden mask and a smoking pipe,
Lot 223
Ginger Baker: A collection of decorative ethnic ornaments,
Sold for £312 (US$ 525) inc. premium
Auction Details
5 african wooden sculptures plus drum stick and pipe
Lot Details
Rock & Pop
Ginger Baker: A collection of decorative ethnic ornaments,
including hand-carved wooden figurines, a hand-carved wall ornament and a smoking pipe, all acquired by Ginger Baker while travelling with his first wife circa late 1960s - early 1970s, accompanied by a printed image of Baker with an ornament, a copy of Ginger Bakers biography Hellraiser signed inside in black ink by the subject and two pairs of Zildjian Ginger Baker edition drum sticks

Footnotes

  • The collection of ornaments adorned the home of Ginger Baker and his first wife Elizabeth. The catalogue illustration shows Baker surrounded by some of the eclectic pieces he collected. In Bakers recent autobiography Hellraiser, he reminisces about the use of some of them. He recalls the time he and Liz were on a cruise back from Jamaica, following a tour with Blind Faith, and how he had commissioned six figurines to be hollowed out so he could pack them with marijuana and smuggle them back, At Southampton, a customs official remarked that with all the drums and masks we'd bought we'd probably been ripped off, without being aware that several of them were full of Jamaican ganja.

    Literature;
    BAKER, Ginger Hellraiser, 2010, John Blake: London, p.132-134
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