Russell Kaplan Grande Wunderkammer Auction

Thursday Nov 23 - Sunday Dec 3       Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg
The final art and antiques auction of the year from Russell Kaplan Auctioneers happens live online from Thu, Nov 23 to Sun, Dec 3, and it's one of the biggest online auctions ever, featuring around 5,000 items!

As always, there's a fantastic offering of collectable treasures, period furniture and beautiful artwork included in the sale that is guaranteed to add character and vibrancy to any home. Reserve prices start from a few hundred rand stretching up into the tens of thousands and there is something for everyone. We especially love the incredible variety of unusual and quirky items on offer at this "Grande Wunderkammer" online and live auction. There's everything from vintage designer luggage to old-fashioned cameras, gorgeous glassware and contemporary artworks on sale, making it the perfect place to look for special and festive gifts. 
Russell Kaplan. Photo:JIYP.
Visiting the showroom in Randburg is an enhanced experience – an opportunity to see all the lots before they go under the hammer. Photo: Johannesburg In Your Pocket.

View the whole auction and see what's on offer, and register and bid live via the user-friendly interactive online bidding space at; you can also download the free app to your phone. Available on the App Store and Google Play. 

Visit the pre-auction exhibition at the Russell Kaplan showroom

View the items that are going under the hammer at the auction house showroom in the Bram Fischer Centre in Ferndale, Randburg. We highly recommend paying a visit to get a sense of the size and scale of the items included in the sale, or just to see what beautiful artworks will be up for grabs. Visiting the showroom is always a fun experience, with all manner of curious antiques, period furniture and striking artwork filling every possible available space.

Showroom pre-auction exhibition opening times
Open Thu, Nov 23, Fri, Nov 24 and Sat, Nov 26 from 09:30 until 16:30. Bubbly served from 14:30. 

The Russell Kaplan showroom is located at Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), corner Bram Fischer Drive and George Street, Ferndale, Randburg. 

How to bid in an online Russell Kaplan auction

Pre-bids can be placed online in advance of the sale and then the bidding is hosted live online over several days. Registration to bid in the auction is open at where you can browse all the items going on sale.

Online pre-bids and live online bids are treated equally, so rest assured if nobody bids over your pre-bid during the live session the lot is yours. After submitting a successful bid you'll then receive your auction invoice by email so you can arrange payments and collection.

You can request further images of any items you might be interested in and consult directly with the Russell Kaplan team by emailing or send a WhatsApp to +27 83 675 8468.
Russell Kaplan. Photo: JIYP
Quirky, collectable and just plain fun at Russell Kaplan Auctioneers. Photo: Johannesburg In Your Pocket.

When is the auction happening live?

There are twelve different live auction sessions with around 60 lots or more going under the hammer per hour. This is a colossal sale and the bidding times are spread out across the day and evening. Here's a look at when each session offers for live bidding.

Thu, Nov 23 
From 09:00 – 19:00, Session 1 (lots 2 – 623): 
Antique Painting and Prints, Maps, Botanical Art, and Traditional European Art.

Fri, Nov 24
From 09:00 – 19:30, Session 2 (lots 625 – 1273): 
Contemporary Decorative Art and Township Art.

Sat, Nov 25
From 09:00 – 19:00, Session 3 (lots 1503 – 1999): Objects of Vertu, Silver, Glassware, Porcelain and Collectables.

Sun, Nov 26
From 09:00 – 19:0
0, Session 4 (lots 2000 – 2579): Objects of Vertu, Silver, Glassware, Porcelain and Collectables.

Tue, Nov 28
From 09:00 – 18:30, Session 5 (lots 3001 – 3592): Collectables, Curiosities, Décor and Design.

Wed, Nov 29
From 09:00 – 15:00, Session 6 (lots 3902 – 4341): Collectables and Curiosities.

Thu, Nov 30 
From 09:30 – 12:00, Session 7 (lots  4502 – 4637): Carpets, Tapestries and Textiles.
From 12:00 – 18:00, Session 8 (lots 4702 – 4989): Silver, Collectables and Costume Jewellery.

Fri, Dec 1
From 10:00 – 16:00, Session 9 (lots 5026 – 5388):
 Watches, Pens, Fine Gold, Antiques and Collectable Jewellery.
From 16:00 – 21:00, Session 10 (lots 5402 – 5645): Vintage and Designer Shoes, Bags and Accessories.

Sat, Dec 2
From 09:00 – 15:30, Session 11 (lots 5652 – 6010): Books, Ceramics, Classical African and Asian Art.
From 15:30 – 19:30, Session 12 (lots 6100 – 6341): Modern and Post-modern Painting, Drawing, Prints and Sculpture.

Sun, Dec 3
From 09:00 – 19:30, Session 13 (lots 6652 – 7400):
 Antique Furniture, Mid-century Design, Mirrors, Light Fittings and Collectables. 

View the whole auction, register and bid live online



Nov 23 2023 - Dec 3 2023
Russell Kaplan Auctioneers
Bram Fischer Centre (lower level), cnr Bram Fischer Dr and George St, Ferndale, Randburg

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