Thanks. I just checked my copy of Garrard's book, but there is no discussion about Roger bediat.
I am quite familiar with Garrard actually. I have a copy of his dissertation (Brass Casting Among the Fra Fra), his book AKAN WEIGHTS AND THE GOLD TRADE, and quite a few of his earlier papers that were published in Ghana, such as "Notes ON Begho" and his articles in Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (for goldweight fans)
I have read that the antiquares like Charles Ratton would go down to Abidjan to get their good stuff from Bediat who was stationed there as an engineer. I was hoping to learn more about this.
--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com, Ed Jones <bucit@...> wrote:
> Try the book titiled African Gold, by Timothy
Garrard.Â ISBN-10: 3791341197.
> Mr. Garrard was a historian, archaeologist, and lawyer who lived in Bouake on the Ivory Coast.Â He is also one of the world's foremost authorities on Goldsmith,
> andÂ must have some writings about Roger Bediat related to the subject.
> From: stellatebronze <stellatebronze@...>
> To: African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:02 PM
> Subject: [African_Arts] Roger Bediat
> Hello All, Can anyone tell me if there is a good article which summarizes the life and career of the collector ROGER BEDIAT (besides the well known auction catalogues). I know he collected a lot of material in the 1920's on from the Ivory Coast (and elsewhere). I
was hoping someone could point out an obvious reference that I might review. thanks.