Russell Kaplan Auctioneers Art and Antiques Auction
Start your art collection at Russell Kaplan Auctioneers’ latest art and antiques auction featuring a collection of prints, paintings and sculptures by some of South Africa’s most renowned artists. With reserve prices from under R1000 and stretching up into the hundreds of thousands, this is an excellent opportunity to own exquisite artworks at entry-level prices and to view some exquisite masterpieces before they disappear into private collections.
Highlights of the artworks on sale at the September 15 auction include paintings and watercolours by Walter Battiss, linocuts by Peter Clarke, a signed silkscreen by William Kentridge, etchings by Robert Hodgins and bronze sculptures by the modernist master Edoardo Villa, as well as smaller works by iconic international artists including a small ceramic plaque painted by Picasso and colour lithographs by Salvador Dali.
The auction also features works by lesser-known but highly talented local artists such as Zolile Petshane, Gordon Vorster, Nat Mokgosi and Maja Maljevic. If you have been looking to make an investment in local art, this auction is a brilliant place to start.
Unusual and rare furniture - including luxurious carpets, chandeliers, decorative items and an astonishing collection of antiques also form a major part of the upcoming sale. Among the incredible collection of antiques there are some unusual treasures including a 1930s Chinese 'smokers box' complete with engraved bronze ashtray and cigarette case and a striking 1960s plate with 'Astrolabio' design by Piero Fornasetti. Other items that caught our eye include the elegant Edwardian tea sets and ceramic tableware, Murano glass vases and a silver plated Russian samovar.
If you are looking for furniture this is an excellent place to come and find something special with a unique collection of historic and modern design classics on auction. Highlights include a grand Georgian mahogany dining table, a fun Regency-style gilded mirror, carved Victorian chests and armoires, a pair of 1947 Elias Svedberg Swedish lounge chairs (reserve price from R12K) and a cool 1970s retro dining table and set of chairs (reserve price R8K).
There is also a stunning collection of antique and vintage jewellery going under the hammer including eye-catching pendants, necklaces, earrings and bracelets made with precious and semi-precious jewels.