Large number of treasures on offer
Grand selection of antiques, fine arts, militaria, ceramics and collectables
RUDD’s last catalogue sale for 2009 of antiques, fine and decorative arts will take place on Tuesday, November 24 at 4pm at 87 Bree Street, Cape Town.
The sale will comprise 18th-, 19th-and early 20th-century European furniture; 18th-, 19th-and early 20th-century European paintings; 20thcentury South African paintings; arms and armour; military medals and insignia; rare coins; African tribal art and weapons; European and Oriental ceramics and collectibles.
Furniture examples in - clude a fine George III secretaire linen press, William IV breakfast table, William IV serving table, Victorian Well- ington chest, Victorian secretaire linen press, Victorian writing table , Victorian extending dining table, numerous 19th-century chests of drawers, a pair of Victorian walnut standard lamps, bookcases, Victorian wardrobes, and 19th-century French walnut tables and salon chairs. There are 75 lots in this section.
Among South African artists represented are Charles Gassner, George Pilkington , Kenneth Bakker, George Boyes, Philip Tereblanche, Christo Coetzee, Hannetjie de Clercq, Frans Claerhout, Melvin Brigg, Ben Macala, Pieter van der West- huizen, Francina Ndimande, Michael Waters, Richard Scott and a clay sculpture by Novia Mabasa. There are 43 lots in this section.
Some European artists represented are Henri Hayden (1883-1970), John Ritchie (18581875), Harry Bryant ( 18121890), American, John Clevelley (1747-1786), John Russell (1745-1806), John Downie (18711945), J C Wintour (1825-1882), Edward Williams (1807-1821) and Thomas Hardy (1842-1897). There are 54 lots in this section.
Ceramics include Sung, Royal Doulton, Clarice Cliff, Royal Worcester and a collection of 17 Beswick animals. There are 50 lots in this section.
German and British World War I and World War II medals include iron crosses, campaign medals and Scottish regimental badges. A rare silver plaid brooch by Robert Naughton junior, Edinburgh 1871, was given as a gift from Cawdor to Walter Gordan Lennox.
There are 16 lots of coins including Roman, Scottish, Charles and Charles II, James II, George III, Spanish reales, Frans Joseph gold ducats, Victorian gold sovereigns and others.
Arms and armour include 19th-century British muskets, Sind and Persian muskets, Boxlock pistols, flintlock pis- tols, 18th century cannon balls, British, French, Belgian, German and American bayonets, F rench and British infantry swords. There are 23 lots in this section.
Collectibles include a fine bronze entitled La Défense du
Sol by Emile Laporte (18411919), a Lalique glass Bacchantes vase (post-1945), a black forest bear smoker’s companion and an ivory box with engraved interior of an erotic scene.
A fully illustrated and detailed catalogue will be available at www.rudds.co.za from November 16.
For more information, call Charles Rudd on 021 426 0384.