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A festive 3-day auction calls you

A festive 3-day auction calls you

In the blink of an eye, 2017 has gone by. To end off a very successful year, Old Johannesburg Warehouse Auctioneers will be hosting a festive three-day auction extravaganza.

• Friday, December 1 at 2pm, 3 000 bottles of rare French and South African wines and spirits from a one-owner collection will be auctioned off. Collections of 12 and 24 bottles of delectable wines, fine single malt whiskeys and brandy’s will draw lots of attention.

• Saturday, December 2 kicks off at 9am with a miscellanea of beautiful and collectable items. From crystal decanters, Murano and art glass, whole sets of glass and crystal drinking glasses; a fantastic selection of ceramics including wonderful Oriental pieces, and a magnificent large Equestrian Huttschenreuter centrepiece; swords, daggers & knives; shining silver pieces including a three-piece Irish silver tea set, a very rare David Anderson silver tankard, Russian silver candlesticks and beautiful silver salvers; a fine selection of vintage Louis Vuitton bags and an exquisite collection of vintage fur coats; a beautiful selection of classic, Danish and antique furniture in all shapes and sizes as well as Vintage toys and a large collection of Dinky Toys and Shuko toys.

For the automobilia lovers, a fine selection of classic cars and motorbikes will be on offer. Also a Harley Davidson Fatboy Softtail, an original DKW 1000S, an original 1980s Yamaha 500XT, a completely restored 1950s Villiers, BMW R1200C, completely restored Morris Minor 1000 and a 1970s VW kombi single cab pickup fully restored.

At 1pm on the same day, the art session begins – over 150 lots of traditional and contemporary South African and international art by the likes of Otto Klar, Pieter van der Westhuizen, Marie Vemeulen Breedt, Deborah Bell, Frans Claerhout, George Boys and Gabriel de Jongh, goes under the hammer. Of special mention is the large scale oil by Hermanus Willem Koekkoek of the Boer War. He was a Dutch Military Artist (1867–1929), who took part in the Boer War as artistic reporter of the Illustrated London News.

• On the third day of the auction, Sunday December 3, the proceedings begin again at 9am. A treasure trove of furniture, ceramics, glass, silverware, general art and more will keep auction goers busy for hours with over 500 lots!

On Sunday, the stand-alone jewellery, precious stone and watch session begins at 1pm – with over 400 glittering lots waiting. A selection of loose precious stones and diamonds; a variety of diamond and precious stones and a variety of Victorian, Retro, Edwardian and Modern earrings, bracelets, will be on offer.

When and where

  • Viewing for this auction is open to the public on Thursday November 30 and Fri day December 1 from 8.30am to 4pm.
  • On auction days, it is open from 8.30am until the auction starts at 9am.
  • Safe, guarded parking is available across the road from the warehouse.
  • Registration for the auction is free. All catalogues can be viewed online on our website oldjwauctioneers.com.
  • If you cannot make it to the auction, there is a convenient online commission bidding tool on our website.

For more information contact 011-836 1650 or info@oldjwauctioneers.com.

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