Timed

Zimbabwean 'Shona' Sculpture

Start date Tuesday, 10 October 2023 End date Tuesday, 24 October 2023

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A Celebration of the Unique Stone Carving Tradition of Zimbabwe -  A major auction of the country's leading sculptors

Whilst most of the traditional African tribal artefacts were crafted in less durable materials such as wood, Zimbabwean sculptors are unique in having access to various local stone mines over the centuries.

To honour the movement and to preserve the integrity of techniques crafted over generations the Shona artists continue to work using traditional tools and methodology. It also enables the sculptors to form a closer relationship with the stone they are carving, each of which have different properties. In a raw state many of the stones are very nondescript in appearance, rather like uncut diamonds but in the hands of a skilled carver the inner beauty in a myriad of different colours and natural striations is revealed. Sometimes the sculptor will leave some of the original surface of the stone providing extra textural contrasts.

Summers Place Auctions is now celebrating this phenomenon and the unique diversity of the sophisticated and powerful Zimbabwean sculpture with this online auction which includes works by three generations of sculptors including some of the most famous first generation sculptors as well as some of the most talented third generation ones and the best of the second generation artists

This is a Timed Online auction which will be operated through the-saleroom.com

Bids must be submitted directly through the-saleroom.com platform.

Auction running from 10th October - 24th October.



Important Notice
This is an online Timed Auction running from 10th -24th October through the-saleroom platform only.
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Victor Matafi
Lot 1 Sold
Victor Matafi
Happy Moments
Opal Stone
Unique
150cm high, 60cm wide, 50cm deep
Sculpture 
Hammer price: £3,000
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
24 October 2023 , 14:18 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:18 BST
Henry Chingonda
Lot 2 Unsold
Henry Chingonda
Mermaid
Springstone
Unique
127cm high, 38cm wide, 18cm deep
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
24 October 2023 , 14:20 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:20 BST
Tonderai Sowa
Lot 3 Unsold
Tonderai Sowa
Ebb and Flow
Springstone
Unique
88cm high, 45cm wide, 40cm deep
Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
24 October 2023 , 14:22 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:22 BST
Rufaro Ngoma
Lot 4 Unsold
Rufaro Ngoma
Rainbird
Springstone
Unique
130cm high, 30cm wide, 34cm deep
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
24 October 2023 , 14:24 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:24 BST
Fungai Dodzo
Lot 5 Unsold
Fungai Dodzo
Family Unit
Springstone
Unique
142cm high, 60cm wide, 35cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
24 October 2023 , 14:26 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:26 BST
Rufaro Ngoma
Lot 6 Unsold
Rufaro Ngoma
Sisterly Love
Springstone
Unique
117cm high, 44cm wide, 30cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
24 October 2023 , 14:28 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:28 BST
Munyaradzi Jeche
Lot 7 Unsold
Munyaradzi Jeche
Wise Owl
Opal Stone
Unique
71cm high, 37cm wide, 37cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £800 - £1,500
24 October 2023 , 14:30 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:30 BST
Lovemore Bonjisi
Lot 8 Unsold
Lovemore Bonjisi
Sisters in Harmony
Springstone
Unique
124cm high, 40cm wide, 20cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
24 October 2023 , 14:32 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:32 BST
David White
Lot 9 Unsold
David White
Scenic
Opal Stone
Unique
156cm high, 97cm wide, 50cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
24 October 2023 , 14:34 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:34 BST
Simon Creto
Lot 10 Unsold
Simon Creto
Jungle Life
Opal Stone
Unique
18cm high, 80cm wide, 58cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
24 October 2023 , 14:36 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:36 BST
Timothy Rukodzi
Lot 11 Sold
Timothy Rukodzi
First Meeting
Opal Stone
Unique
18cm high, 66cm wide, 48cm deep
Sculpture 
Hammer price: £800
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
24 October 2023 , 14:38 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:38 BST
Michael Chiwandire
Lot 12 Unsold
Michael Chiwandire
Swimming Together
Springstone
Unique
18cm high, 85cm wide, 60cm deep
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
24 October 2023 , 14:40 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:40 BST
Timothy Rukodzi
Lot 13 Unsold
Timothy Rukodzi
Relaxing Frog
Leopard Stone
Unique
15cm high, 33cm wide, 23cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £400 - £600
24 October 2023 , 14:42 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:42 BST
Innocent Nyashenga
Lot 14 Sold
Innocent Nyashenga
Takes Two
Avocado Stone
Unique
78cm high, 35cm wide, 22cm deep
Sculpture 
Hammer price: £1,000
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
24 October 2023 , 14:44 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:44 BST
Cuthbert Tendai
Lot 15 Unsold
Cuthbert Tendai
Close Knit Family
Serpentine Stone
Unique
36cm high, 25cm wide, 9cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £300 - £500
24 October 2023 , 14:46 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:46 BST
Innocent Nyashenga
Lot 16 Unsold
Innocent Nyashenga
Happy Family
Springstone
Unique
138cm high, 60cm wide, 50cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
24 October 2023 , 14:48 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:48 BST
Victor Matafi
Lot 17 Unsold
Victor Matafi
The Secret to Success
White dolomite stone
Unique
162cm high, 84cm wide, 34cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000
24 October 2023 , 14:50 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:50 BST
Simon Creto
Lot 18 Unsold
Simon Creto
Coming Out of My Shell
Leopard Rock
Unique
11cm high, 17cm wide, 26cm long
Sculpture 
Estimate: £200 - £400
24 October 2023 , 14:52 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:52 BST
Tendai Chipiri
Lot 19 Unsold
Tendai Chipiri
Dancing Together
Springstone
Unique
192cm high, 58cm wide, 32cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
24 October 2023 , 14:54 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:54 BST
Innocent Nyashengag
Lot 20 Unsold
Innocent Nyashengag
Natural Beauty
Springstone
Unique
55cm high, 17cm wide, 13cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £500
24 October 2023 , 14:56 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:56 BST
Innocent Nyashenga
Lot 21 Unsold
Innocent Nyashenga
Caring of the Young One
Springstone
Unique
60cm high, 18cm wide, 17cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £700 - £900
24 October 2023 , 14:58 BST
24 October 2023 , 14:58 BST
Munyaradzi Jeche
Lot 22 Unsold
Munyaradzi Jeche
Communicating with my Spirit
Springstone
Unique
70cm high, 35cm wide, 30cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
24 October 2023 , 15:00 BST
24 October 2023 , 15:00 BST
Godfrey Kurari
Lot 23 Unsold
Godfrey Kurari
Our First Born
Springstone
Unique
25cm high, 45cm wide, 12cm deep
Sculpture 
Estimate: £400 - £600
24 October 2023 , 15:02 BST
24 October 2023 , 15:02 BST
Steven Chikeya
Lot 24 Sold
Steven Chikeya
Feeding Time
Springstone
Unique
65cm high, 35cm wide, 28cm deep
Sculpture 
Hammer price: £600
Estimate: £600 - £800
24 October 2023 , 15:04 BST
24 October 2023 , 15:04 BST

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