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Russell Kaplan Art & Antiques auction

Wednesday Mar 25 - Saturday Mar 28       12 Allan Rd, Bordeaux, Randburg
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***Please note that due to the implementation of a nationwide lockdown starting at 23:59 on Thursday March 26 this auction has been postponed until further notice.

Russell Kaplan Auctioneers' auctions are legendary affairs that unwind from a Wednesday to a Saturday just about every six weeks. The next auctions are scheduled for Thu March 26 (household goods) and Sat March 28 (arts and antiques) and in light of the recent precautions regarding events during the Coronavirus pandemic there will be no Wednesday night preview drinks.

Instead the auction house showroom will be having extended opening hours for people who would like to come and view the items on sale.  The showroom will be open on Wednesday March 25 and Thursday March 26 until 19:30 and on Friday March 26 until 17:30. As with South African retailers and restaurants visitors will be provided with hand sanitiser on arrival and will be free to browse the artworks, antiques and household goods on-sale at an appropriate social distance.

On the day of the live auction itself seating will be provided at the required distances and the auction house is sourcing one-way face masks for bidders who will be attending in person. Meanwhile, extra phone lines are available for phone bidding while posting absentee bids is also strongly encouraged. 

You can browse the items on sale in the auction online at rkauctioneers.co.za and request further images of any items you might be interested in from the Russell Kaplan team. For the art department email alexander@rkauctioneers.co.za, for decorative arts and jewellery rka@global.co.za and for furniture monique@rkauctioneers.co.za

Auction highlights

Russell Kaplan's colourful auctions always display an eclectic and exquisite taste in beautiful items, from gorgeous paintings and prints to sculpture, antique furniture and the most beautiful vintage jewellery. The art collection on sale is one of the best yet and includes some exquisite contemporary printworks by artists including Gary Stephens, Diane Victor and Maja Maljevic, paintings by Wim Blom, photography by Zanele Muholi and lithographs by major artists such as William Kentridge and Penny Siopis, as well as works by the likes of Walter Battiss and Robert Hodgins.

There are also some stunning decorative arts and antiques pieces including gorgeous glassware, delicate ceramics, Art Nouveau and Art Deco tea sets, antique watches, period furniture and unusual collectables such as an antique cash register and even a 19th Century Afghan musket.

Whatever your budget is there's guaranteed to be some major steals in this latest auction, with some reserves starting from as low as R1,000.  Here are just some of the many highlights from the upcoming auction that we have on our wish list.
 
Douglas Portway Owen- Abstract Composition with Vermilion Detail (from R20K-R30K)
 
Wim Blom - Two works: Abstract Compositions with Nudes (estimate R15K-R25K)
Pieter Van Der Westhuizen - Karoo Landscape
 
Clifton Karhu - Two works: Arashiyama Restaurant, and Spencer's
Lisolomzi Pikoli - Spring Bundls (sic), R1k-R2k
 
Costume choker of turquoise and gold colouring R500-R800
 
19th Century Chinese Chinoserie sewing table
 
Venetian turquoise blue glass decanter and 6 glasses. From R400-R600

Date

Venue

Mar 25 2020 - Mar 28 2020
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers
12 Allan Rd, Bordeaux, Randburg
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