Set o4 Georgian silver candlesticks

Set of four George II Silver candlesticks marked for London 1751 by John Café.

Late 19th century French Carriage clock 2

A late 19th century French gilded brass and beveled glass oval repeating Carriage clock, striking on the half hour and hour. Provenance: Sotheby’s Johannesburg, October 4th 1994.

JJ Vos Cape silver hair comb 4

Rare Cape Silver hair comb by J. J. Vos,
circa 1841-1882.

Currently the first recorded by J. J. Vos, See S. Welz- Cape Silver & Silversmiths, Page 63 for picture and information on the other recorded makers.

1899-1900 Kimberley Siege brooch 2

Boer War brooch made from a piece of artillery shell fired into Kimberley probably by “Long Tom” during the siege.

Inscribed: ‘SIEGE OF KIMBERLEY 1899- 1900’ on the brass and ‘BOER SHELL’ on the steel.The Siege of Kimberley lasted 124 days and was finally relieved on 15 February 1900 by a cavalry division under Lieutenant-General John French, part of a larger force under Lord Roberts. From the 7th of February the Boers used the much heavier 100-pounder “Long Tom” to counter “Long Cecil”.

See page 184-185 of The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham 1979 for an account of these bombardments.

Cork silver milk jug by Stephen Walsh Circa 1760-1780 7

Rare Irish Provincial Rococo silver milk jug with cast Ostrich crest handle, by Stephen Walsh of Cork, circa 1760-1780.

He was apprenticed to William Bennett in 1742 and became a freeman in 1749. He was Master of the Cork Goldsmiths in 1768. He moved to Dublin in 1780 where his petition to the Dublin Goldsmiths for Freedom was rejected in 1781. Marked to the base with two of his makers marks – SW over STERLING and SW over WALSH. Later engraved inscription to the base and old repairs to the rim.

Submitted to the Antique Plate Committee at The Goldsmiths Company in London in 2014 (Case No. 9041) it was tested and found to be up to Sterling silver standard and therefore legal to be sold in the UK as unhallmarked silver.

Daniel Heinrich Schmidt marrow scoop 3

Rare Cape silver Marrow scoop of large size by Daniel Heinrich Schmidt, Circa 1779-1811. See page 77 of S. Welz, Cape Silver where smaller examples are illustrated.



Gordon Vorster (SA 1924 - 1988), "African Forest", signed, oil on board (70 x 85cm).

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Wilfred Delporte ( SA 1937 - ), "Bird", signed and dated 1974, metal (h 89cm).


An associated pair of Ceramic Studio large sea green planters, 1938 (h 60cm).


A fine Cape Neo-Classical Stinkwood, Amboyna, Ebony and Yellowwood  Cylinder Bureau, Cape Town, c. 1790.

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Lucas Sithole (SA 1931 – 1994), “Wish you were here!” LS8405, wall sculpture in msimbiti wood, signed, 1984. Provenance: Gallery 21, Johannesburg, thence by descent.
Exhibited: Gallery 21, Johannesburg - 1984, Gallery 21, Johannesburg - 1985 cat. X14, Kunstsammlung Kulturstiftung, Unterseen / Interlaken, Switzerland (Memorial Exhibition) - 1995 cat. 13, Artimex Fine Arts, Basel - 1997/98.


Bancroft Antiques - 18ct Gold, Rose Quartz Pearl and Aventurine Pendant Necklace

18ct Gold, Rose Quartz, Pearl and Aventurine Pendant Necklace.

Bancroft Antiques - Antique 18ct Gold and 1.06ct Mine Cut Diamond Ring

Antique 18ct Gold and 1.06ct “Mine Cut” Diamond Ring.

Bancroft Antiques - Georg Jensen Silver Bracelet Design 176 by Annette Howdle

Georg Jensen Silver Bracelet Design 176 by Annette Howdle.

Bancroft Antiques - Mid-Century 14ct Yellow Gold Link Bracelet

Mid-Century 14ct Yellow Gold Link Bracelet.

Bancroft Antiques - Mid-Century 18ct Gold Amethyst and Diamond Dress Ring

Mid-Century 18ct Gold Amethyst and Diamond Dress Ring.

Bancroft Antiques - Modernist Style 18ct White Gold and Diamond Jiggle Ring

Modernist Style 18ct White Gold and Diamond “Jiggle” Ring.

Bancroft Antiques - Vintage 9ct Gold and Silver Scottie Bar Brooch

Vintage 9ct Gold and Silver “Scottie” Bar Brooch.

Bancroft Antiques - Vintage 18ct Gold Pearl Ruby and Diamond Cat Brooch

Vintage 18ct Gold, Pearl, Ruby and Diamond “Cat” Brooch.

Bancroft Antiques - Vintage 18ct Gold Pearl Ruby Sapphire and Diamond Scarecrow Brooch Pendant

Vintage 18ct Gold, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond “Scarecrow” Brooch Pendant.

Bancroft Antiques - Vintage 18ct White Gold and Diamond Ribbons Stud Earrings

Vintage 18ct White Gold and Diamond Ribbons Stud Earrings.


Two Gents and Francis Bacon

Robert Hodgins (1920-2010). Two Gents and Francis Bacon, 2008/10. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated & titled on reverse 91 x 122 cm.

Opalescent glass figural lamp

Marius-Ernest Sabino (1878-1961). Suzanne au Bain, 1927. Opalescent glass figural lamp. Sabino glassworks, Paris, France. Height: 23 cm.

A Griglia Grillwork vase

Archimede Seguso (Italy 1909-99). A Griglia (Grillwork) vase, 1961. Vetreria Archimede Seguso , Murano. Green glass body with internal & external grillwork ribbing. Height: 20 cm.

Large glass centrepiece

Duilio Barnabe (1914-1961). Large glass centrepiece c.1950s. Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy. Reverse-painted glass, with polished chipped edges. Signed Dube Fontana Arte. (flakes of paint missing) 53 x 34,5 cm.

Dinanderie vase

Claudius Linossier (1893-1953). Dinanderie vase, c.1925. Patinated copper body inlaid with silver and overall martel finish. Chiselled signature on base. Height: 20,3 cm.

Pair Royalton chairs

Philippe Starck (France 1949-). Pair Royalton chairs, 1991/95. Designed in 1988 for the Royalton Hotel in New York. Commercially produced by Driade, Piacenza, Italy from 1991-95. Molded beech plywood shell with single cast aluminium and an overall verdigris finish. Driade label. 55 x 47 x 87 cm. (one arm restored).

Coral Tulip vase

Polspotten, Netherlands. Coral Tulip vase, c.2000. Design by Norman Trapman. Diameter: 40 cm, Height: 60 cm. Impressed company logo near base.


Jean Jansem (1920-2013). Danseuses, c.1968. Oil on canvas. Signed bottom left 24,5 x 34 cm.

Rose pate-de-verre glass vase

Daum Glassworks, France. Rose pate-de-verre glass vase, c.1990s. Signed on base. Height: 24 cm.



Mr Dullaert from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, general antique dealer since 1973, sworn appraiser in antiques since 1990, in his Tulips from Amsterdam costume, with a pair of mid 18th century Delft baluster vases, high 47 cm. Mr Dullaert is often in Johannesburg.


A pair of sterling silver Torah towers, hall marked J.Zweig, London 1911. High 35 -37 cm.


Chinese porcelain famille verte Gu shaped vase, high 42 cm, marked Kangxi.


A French white marble and ormulu portico clock set with candelabra. Charming cherubs! In the Louis 16th style, 19th century. High 51 cm. In good working order.


A rare pair of gilt wood gueridons depicting beautyfull ladies carrying grapes and flowers. French 19th century. High 125 cm.


Handcolored Worldmap, one of the 6 handcolored maps in a Dutch Statenbijbel printed in 1741 by the Keur brothers in Dordrecht. The Bible contains the Old- and New Testament and the Apocryphal books and is bound in a calfskin binding with brass clapses and corner pieces. 35 x 26 x 10 cm


One of a pair of Spanish kitchen stillives with water melon, califlower , fruits and various vessels, circa 1800 .
100 x 80 cm. Oil on canvas.


Top quality Dutch rococo walnut armoire with fantastic wood carvings. Circa 1765.
Provenance: Canal House " Hope, Faith and Love", Amsterdam. High 245 cm, wide 188 cm, deep 65 cm.


So called " kruis voet kabinet" with an unbelievable quality of marquetry inlay work in the Louis 14th fashion. This museum piece, made between 1690 -1710 in the Netherlands, comes from the estate of the late Jonkvrouw Johanna de Zantis de Frymerson- nee van der Goes, from castle Frymerson in St. Odilieenberg in the Netherlands. High 230 cm, wide 165 cm, deep 58 cm.


A fine pair of Georgian mahogany knife boxes. In the neo classical style. Circa 1800. High 72 cm.