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Sculpted Narratives:
South African Ceramics
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Kate Gottgens

R 60 000 - 80 000

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Saturday Preview in Johannesburg
Art & Ceramics | 20 July 2024 from 9am - 4pm

Strauss & Co Johannesburg, 89 Central Street, Houghton

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Jacob Hendrik Pierneef
Plaas Hartbeesfontein, Pretoria

R 1 200 000 - 1 800 000

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Pretoria Sale: Modern and Contemporary Art
Sunday, 21 July 2024 at 12pm at Pierneef's Kraal

30 Knoppiesdoorn Avenue, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria

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Ian Garrett

R 50 000 - 60 000

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Sculpted Narratives: South African Ceramics
Sunday, 21 July 2024 at 10am at Pierneef's Kraal

30 Knoppiesdoorn Avenue, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria

may live sale
William Kentridge
Irises, Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope
& Landscape with Billboard
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Astrid Dahl
Brugmansia II

R 70 000 - 90 000

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Esias Bosch
Tile with purple crested loeries

R 200 000 - 300 000

may live sale
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Vladimir Tretchikoff
Still Life with Magnolias in a Vase

Price on Request


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Upcoming Auction Highlights

LIVE VIRTUAL AUCTION | Sculpted Narratives: Contemporary South African Ceramics
Pierneef’s Kraal, 30 Knoppiesdoorn Avenue, Lynwood Manor, Pretoria

Mellaney Roberts

Blistering Truth

R 90 000 – 120 000

Cameron Platter
Shit Happens

R 80 000 – 120 000

Ardmore Ceramic Studio
Candlesticks with lions and vervet monkeys, two

R 50 000 – 70 000

Katherine Glenday
The lunch table

R 20 000 – 30 000

Featured Artist

Hylton Nel

Hylton Nel was born in Zambia but grew up on a cattle farm in the Karoo, and is now based in Calitzdorp. As a Fine Art student at Rhodes University, he was enthralled by the ‘beautiful things’ in the cabinet of curiosities assembled by the then head of the department, Brian Bradshaw. It included Greek terracotta figures and Chinese ceramics including a Tang dynasty horse and a Song brush pot. Nel experimented with techniques and glazes the studio of Jürgen Hamberger, a well-known ceramist who ran a studio in Grahamstown, and later completed a diploma in ceramics at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, in Belgium.

Nel went on to assemble his own collection of ‘beautiful things’, and developed an extensive knowledge of Chinese ceramics and art history more broadly, and this seems to have promoted his unique experimentation and sense of adventure with ceramic sculpture.

At the age of 80, he continues to produce a riotous miscellany of wonky vases, inscrutable felines, and higgledy-piggledy houses that hark back to eclectic sources in historical ceramic traditions, literature and popular culture. He is also the influential mentor of a new generation of talented young sculptors, including the late Nico Masemola.

Current Live Virtual Auction

Sculpted Narratives: South African Ceramics

10:00am Sun, 21 Jul 2024


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