Cape Town | Fine Art & Design Auction
1 & 2 July 2019
The Old Mutual Conference Centre | Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens | Rhodes Drive | Newlands
28, 29 & 30 June 2019
Walkabout conducted by Anton Welz, Saturday 29 June, 11am.
Jewellery, Watches and Silverware viewing will close at 16h30 each viewing day .
Monday | 1 July | 10am
Monday | 1 July | 2pm
Monday | 1 July | 7pm
Tuesday | 2 July | 10am
Tuesday | 2 July | 2pm
Buyer’s premium is calculated at 14% plus VAT at the prevailing rate for items selling at or above R10 000 and 17% plus VAT for items selling below R10 000 .
HEAD OF AN AFRICAN WOMAN
oil on canvas laid down on board
Estimate: ZAR 600,000 – ZAR 900,000
Gerard Sekoto painted Head of an African Woman in 1968 during his stay in Paris. Around 1963 he began producing paintings of blue busts, where the composition was cropped closely to the head of the subject. In comparison to the harsh highlights and contrasting colours of previous blue busts, in Head of an African Woman Sekoto has chosen to subdue his colour palette, emphasising a regal quality in the sitter that other blue busts do not possess. The eyes of the subject meet the viewer’s directly.
ESIAS BOSCH (SOUTH AFRICAN 1911-2010): A CERAMIC TILE
A VASE OF FLOWERS IN A LANDSCAPE
ZAR 450 000 – ZAR 550 000
The artistic and technical mastery of Esias Bosch comes to focus most brilliantly in the large ceramic tiles he turned his prodigious talent to producing in the late 1980s. These works continue to be highly sought-after by discerning collectors, confirming Esias Bosch’s place as the doyen of South African creative ceramics.
signed, dated 1907 and inscribed with ‘S.A. Joh-Burg’; inscribed with Foundry-G Massa-Roma
bronze Massa casting
Circa 1936 - 1938
ZAR 600,000 – ZAR900,000
Anton van Wouw’s Shangaan is an example of the excellence produced by one of the most celebrated artist’s in South African art history. It was sculpted in 1907 and cast between 1936 and 1938 by the Massa Foundry in Rome. The Nissini Foundry, who operated out of the same foundry as Massa, and had cast some of van Wouw’s sculptures, ceased functioning in 1930. Shangaan illustrates van Wouw’s observational skill, both in the posture of this small work as well as the attention to detail, seen in the subject’s frown, right thumb and the band around his wrist.