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Archived News - April 2010

Jewellery on auction in Cape Town 1 & 2 June 2010

April 28, 2010 - Jewellery and Watches form an integral part of Stephan Welz and Company’s annual auction calendar. These eagerly awaited sales are held three times a year in Johannesburg and we are delighted to now be offering the same service in Cape Town. Valuations are obligation free and confidential.

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Results of the company's first Johannesburg auction of 2010

April 26, 2010 - The 20 & 21 April auction held in the Rosebank sale rooms of Stephan Welz & Company followed a new sequence that built up to two keynote evening sessions, namely Jewellery on Tuesday and Paintings on Wednesday. The general feeling was that this allowed the company to maintain a higher level of interest through the wide range of departments included in the two day sale.

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Cape Town 1 & 2 June 2010 auction dates at Kirstenbosch now confirmed

April 24, 2010 - Stephan Welz & Company, will be holding their Autumn Decorative and Fine Arts Auction on 1 & 2 June 2010 at the Old Mutual Centre, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands, Cape Town

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South African ceramics and their enduring appeal

April 23, 2010 - South African ceramics have proven at recent auctions in South Africa to have gained an enduring appeal with collectors. This can be traced from the innovation and personal expression that was developed by leading ceramicists and ceramic studios that replaced the brown stoneware that had become de rigeur pre-80s.

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Stephan Welz & Company presents a rare work from Edoardo Villa

April 23, 2010 - Cape Town’s upcoming 1 & 2 June 2010 auction includes a remarkable range of paintings and sculptures including the Edoardo Villa from his monumental figurative period detailed in the press release below.

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Cape Town auction 1 & 2 June 2010 includes significant 'works of art'.

April 23, 2010 - Stephan Welz & Company’s Cape Town office has issued the following press release covering a work of art dating from the 19th century. This lot is typical of the range of consignments currently being catalogued for the June auction.

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'Live reporting' of Johannesburg sales results commenced 20 April

April 21, 2010 - Sales results for the five sessions comprising our Johannesburg 20 & 21 April Auction are now reported on this website. See below for access details.

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April sale in Johannesburg included unique sought-after 1914 rebellion artefacts

April 21, 2010 - The Books, Maps and Africana department of Stephan Welz and Company was fortunate in being able to include three unique carvings in the 20 & 21 Johannesburg April sale. These particular lots are described and illustrated below.

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Outstanding success in Johannesburg for 'cover lot painting' by Alexis Preller

April 21, 2010 - The Johannesburg Paintings department of Stephan Welz & Company announced some weeks back that the dramatic painting entitled 'Still Life with Chair' by Alexis Preller had been selected as the 'cover lot' for the company's April auction catalogue and was one of the feature paintings auctioned successfully on the evening of April 21.

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Stephan Welz & Company successfully supports S A Ballet Theatre in Johannesburg auction

April 21, 2010 - The last session of the recent 20 & 21 April Johannesburg was hald in the evening of 21 April. As a curtain raiser, five lots of significant interest to the Ballet community were auctioned, the proceeds of which are to be donated to the S A Ballet Theatre.

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A Grand Piano by John Broadwood & Sons strikes the right note in Johannesburg auction

April 20, 2010 - A Grand Piano by John Broadwood & Sons of London was the first lot to go under the hammer as Session Two of our 20 & 21 April auction started.

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Faberge jewellery by Victor Mayer a great success in Johannesburg April auction

April 20, 2010 - The Johannesburg Jewellery Department of Stephan Welz & Company was proud to present a number of pieces bearing the famous Faberge name in the evening jewellery session on 20 April. Some sales results are appended below.

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April Auction in Johannesburg to follow new session sequence for five sessions and 1000 lots

April 18, 2010 - Stephan Welz & Company issued the following detailed information about the sequence of sessions to comprise their two day, five session sale on 20 & 21 April. The changes have been made to allow the company to focus on growth departments and to build up to two keynote evening sessions, jewellery on the Tuesday and paintings on the Wednesday. Read on for more detailed information.

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A trio of works by Frans Oerder consigned to Johannesburg Auction in April

April 17, 2010 - The Johannesburg Paintings Department is proud to announce the inclusion of three impressive works by Frans Oerder in the fifth session of the two day sale, commencing at 18h30 on Wednesday 21st April. Further details and images are published in this release.

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An interesting selection of ceramics & collectables for Johannesburg April Auction

April 16, 2010 - Meissen, Moorcroft, Lalique and Tiffany are all represented as well as a range of local Ardmore pieces, including a butter dish by Wonderboy Nxumalo. These items will be on offer in the first of the sale's five sessions, which starts at 10h00 on Tuesday 20 April

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Many unexpected facets to specialist evening Jewellery session on 20 April 2010

April 15, 2010 - The first of the April Auction's two specialist evening sessions is dedicated to Diamonds and Jewellery, and commences at 18h30 on Tuesday 20 April, 2010. The second evening session will be on the following evening, dedicated to Paintings. The press release published here highlights two very different aspects of the Diamonds and Jewellery session.

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Classic and collectable cars commence keynote 21 April auction session

April 11, 2010 - Stephan Welz & Company has announced that a small but significant selection of four classic and collectable cars will be auctioned on 21 April, 2010, as the scene-setter for that day's 18h30 paintings session.

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Silverware by Paul Storr of London to highlight opening session on 20 April

April 10, 2010 - Stephan Welz & Company is privileged to be able to bring to auction this unique example of the late eighteenth century silverware masterworks of Paul Storr. The piece will be a highlight of the first session of the five session, two day, one thousand lot auction to be held on 20 & 21 April. The session which includes this lot commences at 10h00 on 20 April at the company's Biermann Avenue offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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Summary press release issued for 20 & 21 April Johannesburg Auction

April 9, 2010 - Stephan Welz & Company issued the following press release as part of the support information packages available for the two-day, five-session, almost 1000 lot auction in the company's Johannesburg salerooms in Biermann Avenue, corner Oxford Road, Rosebank on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April 2010

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Significant earlier casting by Van Vouw certain to create great appeal

April 8, 2010 - The fifth and final session of the company's two day, one thousand lot sale will include this significant earlier casting from Anton Von Wouw. This featured item is very much a star in a stellar collection of traditional South African art on auction from 18h30 on the evening of Wednesday 21st April, 2010

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