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 email@example.com, for decorative arts and jewellery firstname.lastname@example.org and for furniture email@example.com.
Auction highlightsRussell 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.