Live Auction, 1 November 2010

Sold for

R 534 720
Lot 182
  • Anton van Wouw; Laughing Basuto
  • Anton van Wouw; Laughing Basuto

Lot Estimate
R 500 000 - 700 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 534 720

About this Item

South African 1862-1945
Laughing Basuto
signed, dated 1936, inscribed 'Joh-n' and bears the foundry mark "G. Massa. Rome"
bronze with deep brown patina and white enamelled eyes and teeth
31,3 by 26 by 20,5cm mounted on a wooden base 5,5 by 27 by 28,5cm

Provenance

Volks Auctioneers Sales Company in association with E. Schweickerdt, Pretoria, 27 October 1972, lot 3, illustrated.

Literature

A.E. Duffey, Anton van Wouw, The Smaller Works, Pretoria, 2008, illustrated on page 74 (illustration of another cast).


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