The public is invited to the forthcoming art and collectables auction, with 448 lots going under the hammer, including Part III of the Private Collection of the late Pik Botha, at Bernardi Place, 65 Thomson St, Colbyn, Pretoria.
Session I begins at 9 o clock in the morning with 102 lots of numismatics, estate jewellery and Mont Blanc pens.
Featuring SAM long & short proof sets, various gold coins and medallions – including Generals of the Anglo-Boer War, a collection of ZAR, British, Netherlands, European and world gold and silver bullion, followed by ladies’ gold and gemstone set dress rings, a ± 3.5ct emerald & diamond set ring, and 2 x certified 1.068 and 1.062ct diamond gemstones.
Then 83 lots of silver and collectables – featuring bespoke pieces presented to former minister RF Botha during his political career, including an Egyptian presentation rose bowl, a fruit bowl, a unique table centrepiece and a Pakistani electroplated cigarette box and a tray, presented by former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto to Pik.
Collectables and furniture feature with Nanking blue and white porcelain platters, a Scandinavian Oden Tor Marian floor lamp, a Russian porcelain vase, ivory carved figures of a Masai hunter and woman, a Jack Daniels Tennessee whisky presentation set, a Fritz Hansen folding tray table and an SAR fusee station clock.
The session concludes with 85 lots of collector’s books on the subjects of photography including: signed by David Goldblatt, Obie Oberholzer & Joe Ratcliffe; Josie Borain, Nude & Erotic art, Wildlife: P Augustinus, P Bosman, J Huntley and E Caldwell; and Architecture: J Adler, KS Birch and Prof JJ Oberholster.
Session II starts at 12.30 with 102 lots of South African art reference books and artist’s monographs – headlining a collection of Marlene Dumas exhibition catalogues and monographs (some signed), Johannes Meintjes, Ulrich Schwanecke, David Shepherd & Vladimir Tretchikoff.
Thereafter 76 lots of South African art and sculpture come under the hammer with works by Walter Battiss, Adriaan Boshoff, and, Bettie Cilliers-Barnard.
When and where
- Viewing: Wednesday 24th to Friday the 26th July from 10:00 to 17:00 and Saturday morning prior to the auction
- Visit www.bernardiauctioneers.co.za to view the lots and download the catalogue or call 012 342 3634 for more information