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Two green bottles emerge in Cape Town

05 March 2012

FOUR centuries of social, commercial and military history dictate that South Africa is just occasionally the source of rare European antiques and works of art.

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South African art on the rise

01 November 2010

IN the space of a fortnight, prices at the top end for South African art took a significant leap forward as the auction record for the Grande Dame of the market, Irma Stern (1894-1966), was broken twice, first in Cape Town and then in London.

South Africa insurance deal struck

10 March 2008

ARTINSURE have secured an arrangement to act as specialist insurance product provider to the South African Antique Dealers’ Association.

Cape of high hopes

11 January 2005

GOING further afield, The South African Antique Dealers Association hold their national fair in Cape Town on February 19 and 20 with a gala opening on the evening of February 18.

Popularity of the radially expanding dining table

19 April 2004

The perennial and international popularity of the radially expanding dining table was underlined in South Africa when Stephan Welz & Co (in association with Sotheby’s) sold this William IV circular extending dining table by Johnstone, Jupe and Co for R950,000 (£84,820), plus 10 per cent premium, in Cape Town on March 30.

New Cape Town saleroom

05 January 2004

SOUTH AFRICA: A new auction house is opening in South Africa. Charles Rudd, who for the past seven years was an auctioneer and valuer at Ashbey’s Galleries in Cape Town, plans to conduct his own regular monthly catalogue sales in Cape Town starting on February 3.

Morocco on the road to auction success

24 October 2003

MOROCCO’s nascent attempts to establish a reputation as an international auction venue were given fresh impetus by the 200-lot sale staged in Casablanca on September 20 by the Compagnie Marocaine des Oeuvres & Objets d’Art (18/16/14% buyer’s premium).

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