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Jewellery and vintage luggage are also on offer

Ashbeys Galleries has catalogued a wide selection of diverse and interesting lots for its final 2019 auction of fine arts, antiques, decorative items and collectables in Cape Town on December 12.

The sale of 449 lots will take place in two sessions at 43 Church Street. At 10am, silver, decorative items and jewellery will be on the block, followed by sculptures, art, and furniture at 2.30pm. Viewing is December 7 from 10am to 1pm and from December 9 to December 11 from 9am to 4pm.

Two artworks by acclaimed South African masters Sydney Khumalo and Sam Nhlengethwa are among the highlights in the art section. Khumalo’s magnificent 1984 bronze sculpture, Matriarch (pictured), a 62cm high work of which only five were cast, has an opening bid of R280000. Bidding will start at R80000 for Nhlengethwa’s oil and collage on canvas, My Favourite Couch.

Another highlight of the auction will be a glittering 18ct white necklace which incorporates two brilliant-cut diamonds, pear-shaped citrine with smaller teardrop, and a black South Sea pearl of 17.85mm, all suspended from a white belcher chain. This exquisite piece of jewellery has an opening bid of R100000.

Picture: Ashbeys Galleries

The auction’s other highlights will include:

* A platinum and diamond brooch with Old European-cut diamond, graduated diamonds and two pendant drops also set with diamonds (opening bid R30000).

* Vintage Gucci luggage comprising suitcases, carrying bag, vanity bag, and briefcase (opening bid R30000).

* Louis Vuitton “Taiga Epicea Pegase SS” rolling luggage (R15000).

* Victorian silver epergne (table centrepiece) dating back to 1874, produced by Thomas Bradbury & Sons (R35000).

* Victorian silver kettle on stand, made by Edward Barnard & Sons of London in 1860 (R15000).

* Colourful Whitefriars millefiori inkwell with blue centre cane and concentric rings of royal blue, white, mint-green and pink (R4500).

For more details and to view the entire catalogue, see or call 0214238060.


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