Trea­sure trove of items on of­fer as auc­tion house leaps into spring

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PROVENANCE AUC­TION HOUSE

CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART: Set to ap­peal to con­tem­po­rary art col­lec­tors at Provenance’s spring sale are six rare Lionel Smit pieces: two orig­i­nal por­traits and four lith­o­graphs. This oil-on-can­vas by the award-win­ning artist is signed and dated 2008, and car­ries an es­ti­mate of R70 000 to R100 000. SIL­VER SE­LEC­TION: 19th-cen­tury Rus­sian sil­ver tea cups and other ex­am­ples from the se­lec­tion of 200 lots of sil­ver that Provenance will auc­tion on Oc­to­ber 5 are dis­played on a fine silk Hareke car­pet. TINUS DE JONGH: Among the art­works on of­fer in Provenance Auc­tion House’s upcoming sale is this Tinus de Jongh oil-on-can­vas en­ti­tled A Cape Homestead with Chick­ens and Pump­kins. The paint­ing, which mea­sures 1 000mm x 700mm, has an es­ti­mate of R80 000 to R120 000.

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