Local silversmith’s work adds to the shine
Summer sale lots include furniture and war memorabilia
VIEWING begins on Wednesday for Bernardi Auctioneers’ summer auction of South African art, collectables and estate jewellery scheduled for October 20, at 10am.
The auction will be held at 65 Thompson Street, Colbyn, Pretoria.
There will be a spotlight on silver at the sale.
Among the noteworthy items on offer will be an American three-piece sterling silver Rose pattern tea set by Samuel Kirk and Son of Baltimore and a snuff box by renowned South African silversmith Johannes Combrink; Georgian Old English table silver; and a Victorian silver-mounted fish-eater set by UK jewellers Mappin Webb & Co.
Royal Copenhagen hand-painted botanical Flora Danica rack plates; a Wilkinson-Clarice Cliff original Pyramids six-piece sandwich set; and two Farmhouse pattern wall plates are also likely to attract interest.
Also on offer will be a late 19th-century Scottish ship’s starboard lantern, a compact Cameraphone gramophone turntable and Rajasthani painted miniatures.
The furniture and embellishment lots include a Victorian pale mahogany library secretairé bookcase, a pair of Napoleon III-styled figural lamps, and French sculptor Gaudez’s bronze of Actéon.
Highlights of the Cape and Transvaal furniture include an Anglo-Cape yellowwood Coniston House linen press, Voortrekker yellowwood leadlined kappiekis and koskas, and rare Transvaal riempie benches.
Contemporary pieces include Norwegian avant-garde Luxo Amneris standard uplighters and a chromeframed leather upholstered Classic armchair.
Anglo-Boer War memorabilia and prisoner-of-war handicrafts from the AC Bodenstein Collection, Edward VIII 1937 Coronation and Duke of Windsor souvenirs, form part of the memorabilia on offer.
Bernardi sales are renowned for strong art offerings and this will be no exception, with stand-out lots including Frans Oerder’s Dutch Impressionistic-style masterpiece, Frank Spears’ Hennie Niemann’s
and Pierneef’s linocut,
Viewing is from 10am to 5pm from Wednesday to Friday and on Saturday morning prior to the start of the sale.
For more details, call 0123423634 or see www.bernardiauctioneers.co.za.