Important South African & International Art, Decorative Arts & Jewellery

Live Auction, 10 October 2016

South African & International Art

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Lot 520
  • Robert Leggat; African Jacana

Lot Estimate
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Selling Price

About this Item

South African 1963-
African Jacana

signed, dated 2014, numbered 10/10 and stamped with SCS foundry mark

bronze, silver and polyurethane resin
height: 22cm


'In this piece I was able to realise two new concepts. I had been toying with the idea of combining silver into a bronze and decided that this would be the ideal piece. I cast the chest in silver, surrounding it in a rich russet-colour bronze which emphasises the silver. The second novel idea was to use a polyurethane resin as a base for the bronze. This simulates water, giving both a wonderful reflection and refraction.'

Robert Leggat (2016) African Jacana (Actophilornis Africanus) [Online], Available: [28 August 2016].

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