Omni’s second Premium Auction, which will take place on 25 and 26 July, will include more than 700 lots comprising of paintings, furniture, decorative arts, jewellery, watches, silver and books.
“Three works by Cape Town artist Peter Clarke, which have never been seen before at auction, will be up for grabs with estimates ranging from R80 000 to R250 000, as well as a work titled ‘Girl’ by Nelson Makamo (R100 000 to 150 000)” says Gary Shean. “Makamo recently held a sell-out exhibition at the Gallery Of African Art during the Mayfair Art Weekend in London.”
Also available will be works by Irma Stern, with estimates ranging from R500 000 to R700 000; JH Pierneef, with pre-sale estimates from R400 000 to R600 000; and Keith Alexander (R350 000 to R450 000), as well as sculptures by Lippy Lipshitz (R40 000 to R60 000) and Eduardo Villa (R70 000 to R90 000), among many others.
The first of the four sessions of the auction, which will take place over two days, will include a collection of more than 160 rare books and manuscripts from a private collector. “From first editions through to handwritten manuscripts, including ‘The Poetical Works of Shah Namela of Ferdowsi’ (R80 000 to R100 000), and ‘M.S.S on Freemasonry’ by Alfred Pratt (R60 000 to R80 000), there will be plenty on offer to excite any collector,” he says.
The Decorative Arts offerings will include a large Lenci figure, “Ragazza Di Harrar”, designed by Helen Konig Scavini (R20 000 to R30 000) and a Rene Lalique opaque vase (R14 000 to R18 000). A sparkling collection of limited special edition Swarovski Crystal figurines will also be available.
Warren Scheuer says that furniture collectors will be in for a treat, with both local and international furniture, dating from the 18th through to the 20th century, to be auctioned. Pieces that will be up for sale include a vintage leather Chesterfield sofa (R10 000 to R15 000), a set of 12 walnut Chippendale-style dining chairs (R40 000 to R60 000) and a French, 18th century chestnut armoire (R30 000 to R40 000).
Watch enthusiasts can look forward to viewing a collection of watches from premium international brands such as Tag Heuer, Panerai Luminor, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Cartier and Rolex.
“Also on sale will be a large heart-shaped tanzanite and diamond pendant that is likely to appeal to many female bidders,” he adds.
Viewing will take place at Omni’s offices: 9 Hemlock Street, Newlands from Friday, 21 July until Monday, 24 July, 10am to 4pm.
The auction will take place on 25 and 26 July, starting at 10am. The catalogue may be viewed on www.omni.co.za and will also be available at the viewing.
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1. Peter Clarke’s ‘Day Dreaming’ (seen here) is one of the three works that have never been seen before at auction and will be included in Omni’s July Premium Auction. The 35 by 50cm painting is signed by the artist and dated ‘1 October 1976’. It is also inscribed with the title and medium – gouache and crayon on paper – on the reverse.
2. This large Lenci figurine, `Ragazza Di Harrar’, designed by Helen König Scavini, circa 1936, will be among the Decorative Arts offerings. The 54cm high figurine, which takes the form of a kneeling, partially draped woman, has been converted into a lamp and bears a painted factory mark and original paper label.