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AUCTION OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND JEWELLERY (article first published : 2007-04-13)

Stephan Welz & Co, in association with Sotheby’s, one of the world’s most esteemed auctioneering companies, is conducting an auction of fine and decorative arts, jewels and books later this month in Johannesburg.

Following on the success of the sale in November 2006, this event will take place at Stephan Welz/Sotheby’s Rosebank auction rooms on April 16 at 13h00, 15h30 and 20h00, and on April 17 at 10h00 and 14h00.

Prior to the auction, the array of antique furniture, fine and decorative arts and jewellery can be viewed for three days, from April 13 (10h00 to 17h00), April 14 (09h30 to 12h30) and April 15 A(10h00 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 17h00).

The variety of decorative arts includes carpets, rugs, clocks, militaria, textiles, ceramics, works of art, glass and tribal art. The variety of jewellery includes antique, period and contemporary jewellery, unset gemstones, pocket and wristwatches.

The highlights of the jewellery auction are expected to be a snake bracelet Lot 1105 and a gentleman’s wristwatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo, Lot 1361.

“We are very excited to be following on from last year’s success with another great selection of decorative arts and jewellery”, says Eva Miklas, the Head of Department for jewellery and silver. “This year should see even more excitement due to the quality of what’s on auction.”

The painting section includes major works by South African early masters as well as a strong body of modern and contemporary work. Some of the highlights are major landscapes by J H Pierneef, Hugo Naudé, Frans Oerder, Clement Sénèque, Robert Gwelo Goodman, Nita Spilhaus, Anton van Wouw sculptures, Irma Stern and Maggie Laubser portraits and landscapes.

The modern section comprising Gregoire Boonzaier, Maud Sumner, George Pemba, Terence McCaw, Vladimir Tretchikoff and others and the contemporary selection includes major names such as William Kentridge, Norman Catherine and many more. All expected to be hotly contested.

There is also a comprehensive British and Continental aspect to the sale with works by major artists such as Henry Moore, John Piper, George Devlin and Jozef Herman.

“In the wake of the recent strength of the South African art market, we are anticipating a very strong sale indeed with certain works showing potential to set new records for certain South African artists” explains Ruarc Peffers, Head of the Art department.

More information from Eva Miklas on 011 880 3125 or e-mail: Eva.miklas@swelco.co.za




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