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Archived News - December 2008

South African 20th Century, Modern & Contemporary Art Works consigned to February 2009 Auction

December 17, 2008 - The Highlights of Cape Town's 24 & 25 February 2009 Auction include a cross section of South African 20th Century, Modern & Contemporary Art Works from such artists as J H Pierneef, Erik Laubscher and William Kentridge. Images have now been inserted for all lots included in this press release. All lots consigned to he sale will be published on this website.

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Douglas Portway - a master abstractionist...

December 16, 2008 - This press release expands on the background to lot 319, "The Red and Mauve" by Douglas Portway, and on the success of his interpretation of Abstract Expressionism which has resulted in his works being found in such collections as those of the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Maurice Charles Louis van Essche - humanist, teacher and artist.

December 16, 2008 - This press release expands on the appeal of two lots in Cape Town's February 2009 Auction. Lot 385 with its sombre earth tone palette and Lot 386 with its more romantic vibrancy in the red and blue range both attest to van Essche's timeless appeal.

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Erik Laubscher's Mid-Century Masterpiece in Cape Town February 2009 Auction

December 14, 2008 - This article lends further credence to the significance of Lot 327, Erik Laubscher's "Still Life with Mandolin, Music Score and Fruit" which is illustrated on our website's home page and in the highlights article published under "Latest News".

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Cape Town's Decorative Arts Department releases first overview of ceramics consignments

December 14, 2008 - Seven consignments for the Decorative Arts sessions of Cape Town's February 2009 sale have been confirmed as the publishing of 2009's first auction catalogue reaches first proof stage. Details and images have been inserted.

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Rorke's Drift...a strong visual tradition

December 13, 2008 - Cape Town's February 2009 Auction is already delivering some significant and unusual consignments, not least a collection of Rorke's Drift pottery, including acclaimed work by Dinah Molefe

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Specialists' 2008 Retrospectives : No 3: Eva Miklas on Watches & Clocks

December 12, 2008 - It was a good year for sellers and buyers of watches and clocks in 2008. Eva Miklas of Stephan Welz & Company reviews some of her department's highlights.

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The partnership of Patek and Philippe celebrated in "TheOfficer" wristwatch

December 12, 2008 - Eva Miklas's personal watch highlight for 2008 was this Patek Phillipe "The Officer" which went on to sell way over the company's pre-sale estimates

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Specialists' 2008 Retrospectives : No 2: Eva Miklas on the ongoing success of Silver

December 11, 2008 - A handful of pieces typified a very successful year for the Silver Department of Stephan Welz & Company, in association with Sotheby's

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Remarkable history behind Cape Silver teaset sold in Johannesburg, Nov 2008

December 10, 2008 - A silver tea set in same family for two centuries was consigned to auction in Johannesburg for their end year sale on 11th and 12th November 2008. This charming museum piece was underpinned with a provenance of great detail.

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Specialists' 2008 Retrospectives : No 1 : Eva Miklas on her 2008 Jewellery Higlights

December 10, 2008 - details to follow

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Brockhoven reveals hoard of Truter paintings

December 7, 2008 - Friend of Marketing boss Tony Burgess reveals huge store of previously unknown Truter paintings currently hanging in caravan

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SALES RESULTS - Classic Car Auction at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on Nov 22nd 2008

December 6, 2008 - 08 DECEMBER 2008 - Sales settled by Lot NumberThis press release covers the settled sales as at 8th December 2008.Unsold/withdrawn lots have now been deleted.

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Highs, lows and in-betweens, final press release for Kyalami Classics Auction

December 1, 2008 - Now most of the sales results are available, this press release of the auction has been issued to interested media. Successes and disappointments typified a lively affair with remarkable sound effects from the Nine Hour Revival Races!

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