Tomorrow is Bernardi’s auction of art and collectables, numismatics and jewellery, starting at 10am at their gallery at 65 Thomson St, Colbyn, Pretoria.
Numismatics includes a variety of choice lots of gold and silver proof, uncirculated and circulated coins, Kruger Rands, a reproduction gold Burgerspond SA Mint Protea & Natura series, Nelson R Mandela’s 95th birthday.
Silver follows with some Danish Georg Jensen and English pieces with rare mining presentation memorabilia from Loraine Gold Mines, assorted Fiddle & thread pattern flatware, King’s pattern and Spilhaus Jesmond pattern EPNS canteens of cutlery, Stuart crystal, Glengarry-Cambridge stemware and a Waterford decanter to complement many a dinner table.
Unusual Boer War and Voortrekker memorabilia and ceramics, together with a ladies Rolex 18ct gold Oyster Perpetual superlative chronometer, faceted emeralds, aquamarines, citrines, tanzanite gemstones and a 1.73ct diamond ring will come under the hammer.
Autographs by American rock artist Bruce Springsteen, New York fashion designer Reem Acra and an autographed pastel of the boxer Muhamed Ali – signed, inscribed and dated in 1993 – are sure to pique interest. J
ust over 120 lots of SA art and sculpture will be sold from 1pm, featuring JH Pierneef, Ephraim Ngatane, Adriaan Boshoff, Bettie Cilliers-Barnard, Errol Boyley, Gregoire Boonzaier, Craig Bone, Peter Clarke, Zakkie Eloff, Martin Koch, Erich Mayer and Otto Klar, Nita Spilhaus, Ruth Prowse, and Pieter vd Westhuizen.
Etchings and charcoal drawings include some by contemporary artist Diane Victor, linocuts by John Muafangejo and two small definitive oils by the renowned and recently deceased British artist David Shepherd – Lion and Gentle Jumbos. They were painted in 1984 and gifted to the SABC cameraman Ivan Oberholzer when he worked with the artist at the Botswana Savuti bushcamp in 1994.
Bronzes include some by Tienie Pritchard, Jo Roos, Guillaume Theron’s Adam and Eve totem, and Willie Schmidt’s abstract figure. Hennie Potgieter’s Bosnimf and a small Edoardo Villa abstract bronze plaque, originally from the Jack Botes collection, will also go under the hammer.
Botes was a Pietersburg town clerk and founder of the Pietersburg/Polokwane art museum.
When and where
Viewing is on today until 5pm and tomorrow before the auction.
For more information view and download the catalogues from bernardiauctioneers.co.za or call 012-342-3634.