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