Highlights from Strauss and Co’s Exciting July Online Auction

This July South Africa’s leading fine art auction house Strauss & Co presents another fantastic opportunity to purchase some of the finest contemporary and historic artworks currently available on the South African market from the comfort of your screen in its latest Online Auction. By registering on the site you get to favourite and compare works and there’s also time to read up on your chosen artists before entering your bid, a great and affordable way for first-timers to get a taste for buying and collecting art.

There are almost 500 lots to bid for in the auction including paintings, prints, art on paper and decorative items such as antique silverware, glassware and jewellery. The Online Auction is open for bids from 08:00 on Mon July 9 until 20:00 on Mon Jul 16 and a selection of works from the auction will be on display at the RMB Turbine Art Fair in Newtown from July 12-15.

Here’s our pick of some the highlights from Strauss & Co’s July Online Auction.


Still life with Poinsettias by Aleta Michaletos Estimate R15,000-R20,000
Still life with cabbage seedlings and pear by Susan Helm Davies Estimate R6,000-R9,000


St George and the Dragon by William Kentridge. Estimate R30,000-R50,000
A la Ponte by David Koloane Estimate R3,000-R5,000
Maintenance by Sam Nhlengethwa. Estimate R6,000 – R9,000


Tsotsi by Cecil Skotnes Estimate R3,000-R5,000
Man with Oxwagon by Cecil Skotnes Estimate R2,000-R4,000 
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef. Kranskop met Wolke (Nilant 55). Estimate R20,000-R30,000.


Long Beach, Simon’s Town by Peter Clarke. Estimate R10,000-R15,000
Mother and Child by Simoni M.T. Mnguni. Estimate R4,000-R6,000
Pieter van der Westhuizen. Landscape. Estimate R50,000-R70,000.


Hermes Napoleon silk scarf, designed by Ledoux. Estimate R1,800-R2,000
Hermes Les Cavaliers d’Or silk scarf, designed by Rybal. Estimate R1,800-R2,000


Victorian diamond and pearl brooch. Estimate R2,000-R3,000.
An Art Nouveau amethyst and 9ct gold pendant, Murrle, Bennett & Co. Estimate R5,000-R7,000.
Victorian mother-of-pearl, garnet, pearl and gold brooch. Estimate R3,000-R4,000

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