Estate jewellery shines
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