Es­tate jew­ellery shines

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THE ART, an­tiques and col­lecta­bles sales held by Bernardi’s of Pre­to­ria and Rus­sell Ka­plan Auc­tion­eers of Rand­burg pro­duced some note­wor­thy re­sults. At the Bernardi sale: Pre­to­ria artist Roy Ndin­isa’s work, fetched R26 000 – a record for the artist. Pierneef’s linocut, again il­lus­trated the soar­ing de­mand for this Old Mas­ter’s work by fetch­ing R40 000. Robert Hod­gins’ litho­graph, achieved a note­wor­thy R36 000.

All es­tate jew­ellery sold well with a 14ct yel­low gold ten­nis bracelet set with 10 oval cut emer­ald gem­stones and 18 0.02ct bril­liant cut di­a­monds sell­ing well above es­ti­mates for R19 000.

Two pairs of vin­tage Nor­we­gian skis achieved R2 200. At the Rus­sell Ka­plan sale:

An 1895 Cape of Good Hope Im­pe­rial brass bushel fetched a stag­ger­ing R260 000.

An artis­tic ren­di­tion of Steve Biko’s hand by lo­cal artist Paul Stop­forth sold for R65 000.

A Ge­or­gian Sher­a­ton-styled in­laid ma­hogany linen press sold for R20 000.

A screen­print and di­a­mond dust ren­di­tion of Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe by French street artist Mr Brain­wash sold for R38 000.

The auc­tion houses are invit­ing con­sign­ments for their next sales. Call Bernardi’s on 082 445 1156 and Rus­sell Ka­plan on 083 675 8468.

EX­QUIS­ITE and rare Bri­tish and Euro­pean sil­ver will be among the fine art, an­tiques and col­lecta­bles on of­fer at Stephan Welz & Co’s sale in Joburg on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day.

The auc­tion will take place at Kil­lar­ney Coun­try Club, 60 Fifth Street, Houghton Es­tate.

Al­though paint­ings, etch­ings and sculp­tures by artists such as Wal­ter Bat­tiss, Ter­ence McCaw, Wil­liam Ken­tridge, Nor­man Cather­ine, Robert Hod­gins, Ephraim Ngatane, Ger­ard Sekoto, Sam Nh­lengethwa, Frans Claer­hout, Lucky Sibiya, Maud Sum­ner, Mau­rice van Essche, Alexis Preller, and Frans Oerder will at­tract strong bid­ding, the sil­ver items are ex­cep­tion­ally note­wor­thy. Sil­ver items in­clude:

An early Vic­to­rian sil­ver two-han­dled soup tureen by the 19th-cen­tury sil­ver­smith Paul Storr. The 1838 soup tureen is ex­pected to fetch up to R600 000.

A Ge­orge ll sil­ver bread bas­ket by an­other il­lus­tri­ous sil­ver­smith, John Hugh le Sage of Lon­don. Bas­kets such as this 1748 show­piece were pop­u­lar in the Ge­or­gian pe­riod and still in de­mand in the Vic­to­rian and Ed­war­dian eras as a means of dis­play­ing wealth and taste. It is ex­pected to fetch up to R120 000.

A pair of sil­ver five-light Corinthian Col­umn can­de­labras from Elk­ing­ton & Co in Birm­ing­ham. Dat­ing back to the early 20th cen­tury, these 52cm high, square-based can­de­labras are ex­pected to fetch up to R120000.

A Ge­orge lll sil­ver six-egg cup and spoon cruet with cen­tral salt cel­lar by Re­becca Emes and Ed­ward Barnard of Lon­don, pro­duced in 1818, which is ex­pected to fetch up to R20000.

Stephan Welz & Co has also se­cured an Aus­tro-Hun­gar­ian sil­ver seafood fig­u­ral cen­tre­piece (up to R70 000), and an Art Nou­veau WMF 68cm high elec­tro­plate cham­pagne cooler, circa 1900. The cooler, with strik­ingly de­tailed bac­cha­na­lian fig­ures of a man on one side and woman on the other, is ex­pected to sell for R150000.

Also on of­fer will be an­tiques, col­lec­tors’ items, jew­ellery, ce­ram­ics, clocks and watches.

The auc­tion will be held at 10.30am, 2pm and 7pm on Tues­day, and 10.30am on Wed­nes­day. View­ing is from to­day un­til Sun­day be­tween 10am and 5pm and Mon­day from 10am to 1pm.

For more de­tails, call 011 880 3125, email jhb@ stephan­welzandco.co.za or see www.stephan­welzandco.co.za

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