Strauss & Co valuation road show heads to Eastern Cape

Following on Strauss & Co’s recording-topping November live sale in Johannesburg, which generated a headline turnover of R76 million on a solid 84% value sell-through rate, the company is embarking on a valuation road show in the Eastern Cape.

Strauss & Co art specialists, Kirsty Colledge and Ian Hunter will be visiting Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Swellendam from 27 November to 1 December 2017 to conduct obligation-free valuations of art and sculpture.

“Our art valuation road shows are always much anticipated by collectors and prospective sellers in the Eastern Cape, and indeed by our specialists too, who are always delighted and amazed by the wonderful things they are presented with,” says Kirsty Rich.

A 2016 road trip to the Eastern Cape generated some remarkable finds. A sunny landscape of Tietiesbaai by Stanley Pinker brought to the Swellendam valuation day was later sold for R1 250 480 at Strauss & Co’s October 2016 live sale in Cape Town, well above its high estimate of R700 000. Other notable finds included an undated floral still life by Maggie Laubser, from a valuation day in Knysna, which sold for R431 984, also above its high estimate.

Valuations are by appointment and cost R20 per item. Proceeds are always donated to the host institutions, or their specified charity.

Details of the valuation roadtrip are as follows:

PORT ELIZABETH
Monday, 27 November, 12h00-17h00
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, 1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth

PLETTENBERG BAY
Wednesday, 29 November, 9h00 to 13h00
The Plettenberg, Look–out Rocks, 40 Church Street

KNYSNA
Thursday, 30 November, 11h30 to 14h30
Cearn Hall, Hall Street, Leisure Isle

SWELLENDAM
Friday 1 December, 9h00 to 13h00
Bukkenburg Pottery, 8 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam

For an appointment contact: Gail 021 683 6560 / gail@straussart.co.za

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