25th July 2017

Premium Auction July 2017

  • July 25, 10 am: Session 1 - Books, Carpets
  • July 25, 2 pm: Session 2 - Paintings, Furniture, Decorative Arts, Clocks, Collectors, Lighting
  • July 25, 7 pm: Session 3 - Furniture, Paintings
  • July 26, 10 am: Session 4 - Silver, Watches, Jewellery

Omni Fine Art Auctioneer’s July sale features a number of important works by South African Master Painters including JH Pierneef, Maggie Laubser, Peter Clarke, Jean Welz, Irma Stern and Keith Alexander, along with a selection of international and local Furniture, Silver, Jewellery, Watches and a collection of Swarovski Crystal Collectables which will be on offer at Omni’s forthcoming auction on 25 and 26 July at their Newlands showroom.

A collection of a Gentleman, consisting of over 160 rare books, including many first editions, covering a wide spectrum of subject matter ranging from Africana to International Furniture and Art.

Without a doubt, one of the highlights is an early work by JH Pierneef, Waterberge (Estimate R400 000 – R600 000), an oil on canvas. Confirmed by renowned Pierneef specialist, Mr Jan Middeljans, this work can be seen behind Pierneef as he sits in his studio in a photograph currently in the possession of Mr Middeljan’s and soon to be released in a new publication. A sort after early work by South Africa’s most important landscape artist.

Three lots by Maggie Laubser, an oil on board and two charcoal on paper work’s sees the artist in great demand. Still Life with Sheep (Estimate R280 000 – R320 000) explodes with expressionism as one views sheep grazing in a vibrantly painted landscape. Another highlight comes from Keith Alexander, possibly South Africa’s most well known surrealist painter, Detritus (Estimate R350 000 – R450 000), also known as Kate’s Cupboard (Robbins, D, Keith Alexander, The Artist in Retrospect, illustrated in colour on page 84) depicts one of Alexander’s iconic Namibian dessert scenes.

Irma Stern appears at the auction, Still Life with Flowers and Paw Paws (Estimate R500 000 – R700 000, an oil on board with vibrant colours showing off the artist’s wonderful brush strokes where one can view the artist’s expressive use of colour. Still Life with Flowers and Paw Paws is a very fine example of the artist’s work.
Two Still Life works by Jean Welz, Still Life with Bottle and Flowers in a Vase (Estimate R80 000 – R120 000) and Still Life with Typewriter (Estimate R100 000 – R150 000) are both on offer.

Other artists represented on the sale include Edoardo Villa, Kenneth Bakker, David Botha, Frieda Lock, Fred Page, Pranas Domsaitis and Lippy Lipshitz to name a few.

From our Jewellery and Watch department, clients can look forward to an 18ct Gold and Stainless Steel Datejust Rolex Watch (Estimate R80 000 – R100 000), an 18ct White Gold Heart-Shaped Tanzanite Pendant weighing 265ct set with 50 round brilliant-cut diamonds (Estimate R1 250 000 – R1 450 000 ) and an 18ct White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet (Estimate R70 000 – R90 000).

We look forward to welcoming you to our viewing room from Friday 21st to Monday 24th July between 10h00 and 16h00.