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Archived News - September 2014

The Life and Work of Peter Clarke to be Remembered at Cape Town Auction

September 26, 2014 - The life and work of renowned Cape Town artist Peter Clarke, who passed away in April, will be remembered at the forthcoming Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Art & Collectables Auction in Cape Town on 28 and 29 October, with the sale of four of his paintings, along with a number of works of other artists from Clarke's own private collection.

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Fantastic rusbank to steal the show

September 23, 2014 - A fine piece of furniture, this rusbank is inlaid with a diamond motif, which is cleverly mirrored within the riempie seat. The elegant back rest and legs add to the overall impression of quality elegant furniture and is worth a look at for any serious collector of Cape furniture.

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A Cape star-inlaid armoire is a star in our sale

September 23, 2014 - Of pleasing proportions, this handsome piece of furniture is quite spectacular in the flesh. The inlay and attention to detail, the silver mounts and linenfold front all add to making this a desirable piece for the collector.

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King George and Union Stamps Rule

September 23, 2014 - King George V might have been chuffed to know that three British stamps with his likeness including a 1918 classic with Brittania drawn by horses and chariot over a stormy sea, are collectively estimated at over R5 million. These, along with 975 lots of other rare and collectable stamps, postal history and coins, will go under the hammer at Stephan Welz & Co., Johannesburg, on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 October, alongside Stampshow, the 2014 National Stamp Exhibition. Stephan Welz & Co. is a sponsor of the four-day exhibition taking place in Pretoria, which is South Africa's philatelic highlight of the year and coincides with World Post Day, Thursday 9 September.

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Dutch armoire with secret compartments comes to auction

September 23, 2014 - A beautiful Dutch armoire from the 18th Century will come to auction on 28 October in Cape Town. What is unique about this piece are the secret compartments found within, together with a secrétaire enclosed within the fall-front. An outstanding period piece, this item with its delicate and elaborate carvings is deserving of a great home.

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Rare 19th Century Ndebele Beadwork on Auction in Cape Town

September 23, 2014 - A collection of rare museum-quality Ndebele beadwork filled with authentic pieces that date back to the late 19th century will be auctioned at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday, 29 October, 2014.

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Roel Roelofsen: A Photographic Pioneer Gets His Due

September 23, 2014 - Just as Rodriguez was virtually unknown to Americans until the release of Searching for Sugar Man, world famous South African photographer Roel Roelofsen has been a non-entity to most South Africans – that is, until now. So who is Roelofsen?

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Fine piece of Cape furniture with silver mounts to be auctioned

September 23, 2014 - A beautiful and important Cape armoire from the 18th Century, it is a must have for the true Cape furniture collector. With Cape silver mounts fitted by Jacobus Heegers in the 18th Century, this truly is a remarkable item. Furniture of this quality does not come up for auction on a regular basis and the elegance and beautiful proportions of the piece truly make it one of our stand out auction highlights for this sale.

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Exquisite Chinese Eight Immortals Table will bring you happiness

September 23, 2014 - A great example of an eight-immortals table, this item is delicately carved with pearls, chilòng and lotus amongst others. Eight in Chinese culture is associated with luck, while the eight immortals are associated with happiness. A square table, which can accommodate eight people, the aubergine-lacquer really lends this table an elegant feel. Of good condition, this table will bring much joy to any realy lover of Chinese quality furniture.

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“THE YELLOW FEATHER” IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PAINTINGS – WALTER BATTISS

September 13, 2014 - THROUGH COLOUR AND FORM, I SHARE WITH YOU SOME PART OF AFRICA THAT BELONGS ONLY TO US

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MAJOR SOUTH AFRICAN SEASCAPE BY IRMA STERN TO FEATURE IN CAPE TOWN’S OCTOBER SALE

September 13, 2014 - HARBOURS AND BAYS FEATURE STRONGLY THROUGHOUT HER OEUVRE.

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Wildlife Photography hits Cape Town auction for the first time

September 13, 2014 - Hannes Lochner is the runner up of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for 2013 with his image Curiosity and the Cat. A breathtaking and intimate photograph this image was selected out of 40 000 plus international entries for the most prestigious awards in wildlife photography. A limited edition once off print, 10% of the proceeds generated by this sale will be donated to the Endangered Wildlife Trust African Wild Dog Project for the preservation of these endangered animals. A foreword by founder trustee of The Born Free Foundation Virginia McKenna, OBE highlights the significance of Hannes’s work and the need for conservation within South Africa. Strongly supported by Land Rover, Thula Thula Private Game Reserve and Africa Geographic, besides being a photograph worthy of its award, it is a photograph which will help wildlife in need and we desperately need to stand together to do this in South Africa.

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PURCHASED FROM EGON GUENTHER – KUMALO’S ICONIC “ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI” ON SALE IN CAPE TOWN

September 13, 2014 - This Iconic work, shown for the first time in 1962 by Egon Guenther in Johannesburg by one of the pioneers of black South African sculpture appears in a number of South African Art reference books.

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STILL LIFE WITH JUG, WINE GLASS AND CHERRIES

September 13, 2014 - Eric Laubscher’s colourful still life studies convey a fresh pictorial narrative where he, through logic observations, created distorted forms that nevertheless remained faithful to the objects in the paintings.

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FOUR MAJOR WORKS BY THE LATE PETER CLARKE

September 13, 2014 - ‘But I must say, even years later, that I am extremely happy with that little painting you own, the one with black grapes that once belonged to my brother Richard. It gives me satisfaction, the kind of satisfaction one feels when you’ve done a good job and that you can refer to anytime & every time. There are certain works I’ve done that make me feel, yes, I would not be unhappy to own them again (instead of them being in someone’s collection). By the way, I like a lot of those old Dutch master paintings of luscious, colourful, sumptuous fruits, vegetables, flowers, meat, fish, poultry, wine in flasks and tumblers and goblets. I like the muchness of it all.’

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Raising awareness through stunning wildlife photographs

September 13, 2014 - Hannes Lochner is the runner up of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for 2012 with his image Lion by Lightening in the category Animals in their Environment. Showing the Kalahrai at its best, Lochner has perfect the art of night photography. This image was selected out of 40 000 plus international entries for the most prestigious awards in wildlife photography. A limited edition once off print, 10% of the proceeds generated by this sale will be donated to the Endangered Wildlife Trust African Wild Dog Project for the preservation of these endangered animals. A foreword by founder trustee of The Born Free Foundation Virginia McKenna, OBE highlights the significance of Hannes’s work and the need for conservation within South Africa. Strongly supported by Land Rover, Thula Thula Private Game Reserve and Africa Geographic, besides being a photograph worthy of its award, it is a photograph which will help wildlife in need and we desperately need to stand together to do this in South Africa.

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Alf Kumalo, award winning photographer, 1960s photograph comes to auction

September 13, 2014 - An exceptional and early Kumalo photograph with impeccable provenance, this is a rare find at auction. Encapsulating an era of anger in which love and forgiveness prevailed, this shows a glimpse into one man’s life that only a close friend could capture during this time.

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Exiled photographer’s work receives the recognition it deserves

September 13, 2014 - An interesting lot, as the politically exiled photographer takes an image of a man who himself had various brushes with the law for political reasons. Mandela and Weinberg, two men, one cause. This print was born out of an initiative by The Mayibuye Archives to raise funds for the archives during Mandela’s time in office. Ahmed Kathrada facilitated the signing of the photograph and it is accompanied by 2 certificates of authenticity, this is a photograph which deserves to form part of a serious collection.

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MASTERWORK BY PIERNEEF, RUSTENBURG KLOOF ON SALE

September 13, 2014 - Rustenburg Kloof was a subject which fascinated and Challenged Pierneef.

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