Timed

Zimbabwean 'Shona' Sculpture

End date Friday, 23 September 2022

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

Running from 1st September - 23rd September.

Viewing by appointment


Important Notice
This is an online Timed Auction running from 1st-23rd September.
Viewing is by appointment only
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Lot 1
Victor Matafi
Happy Moments
Opal Stone
Unique
150cm high, 60cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
23 September 2022 , 14:18 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:18 BST
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Lot 2
Fungai Dodzo
Family Unit
Springstone
Unique
142cm high, 60cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
23 September 2022 , 14:20 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:20 BST
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Lot 2a
Innocent Nyashenga
Caring of the Young One
Springstone
Unique
60cm…
Estimate: £700 - £900
23 September 2022 , 14:21 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:21 BST
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Lot 3
Rufaro Ngoma
Sisterly Love
Springstone
Unique
117cm high, 44cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
23 September 2022 , 14:22 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:22 BST
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Lot 4
Munyaradzi Jeche
Wise Owl
Opal Stone
Unique
71cm high, 37cm wide,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £800 - £1,500
23 September 2022 , 14:24 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:24 BST
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Lot 5
Lovemore Bonjisi
Sisters in Harmony
Springstone
Unique
124cm high,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
23 September 2022 , 14:26 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:26 BST
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Lot 6
David White
Scenic
Opal Stone
Unique
156cm high, 97cm wide,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
23 September 2022 , 14:28 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:28 BST
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Lot 7
Charles Kowo
My Life
Avocado Stone
Unique
57cm high, 62cm wide…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 14:30 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:30 BST
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Lot 8
Simon Creto
Jungle Life
Opal Stone
Unique
18cm high, 80cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
23 September 2022 , 14:32 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:32 BST
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Lot 9
Timothy Rukodzi
First Meeting
Leopard Stone
Unique
18cm high,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 14:34 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:34 BST
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Lot 10
Timothy Rukodzi
Relaxing Frog
Leopard Stone
Unique
15cm high,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £400 - £600
23 September 2022 , 14:36 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:36 BST
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Lot 11
Cuthbert Tendai
Feeling of Happiness
Serpentine Stone
Unique
51cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £400 - £600
23 September 2022 , 14:38 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:38 BST
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Lot 12
Biggie Chikodzi
Feeling of Happiness
Serpentine Stone
Unique
43cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £400 - £600
23 September 2022 , 14:40 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:40 BST
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Lot 13
Singi Chihota
Mother's Pride
Avocado Stone
Unique
56cm high,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 14:42 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:42 BST
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Lot 14
Innocent Nyashenga
Takes Two
Avocado Stone
Unique
78cm high, 35cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
23 September 2022 , 14:44 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:44 BST
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Lot 15
Cuthbert Tendai
Knit Family
Serpentine Stone
Unique
36cm high,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £300 - £500
23 September 2022 , 14:46 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:46 BST
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Lot 16
Alex Mazarura
Home Life
Serpentine Stone
Unique
41cm high, 20cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £300 - £500
23 September 2022 , 14:48 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:48 BST
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Lot 17
Innocent Nyashenga
Happy Family
Springstone
Unique
138cm high, 60cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
23 September 2022 , 14:50 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:50 BST
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Lot 18
Victor Matafi
The Secret to Success
White dolomite stone
Unique…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000
23 September 2022 , 14:52 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:52 BST
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Lot 19
Simon Creto
Coming Out of My Shell
Leopard Rock
Unique
11cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £200 - £400
23 September 2022 , 14:54 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:54 BST
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Lot 20
Tendai Chipiri
Dancing Together
Springstone
Unique
192cm high,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
23 September 2022 , 14:56 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:56 BST
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Lot 21
Innocent Nyashengag
Natural Beauty
Springstone,
Unique
55cm high,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £3,000 - £500
23 September 2022 , 14:58 BST
23 September 2022 , 14:58 BST
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Lot 22
Innocent Nyashenga
Caring of the Young One
Springstone
Unique
60cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £700 - £900
23 September 2022 , 15:00 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:00 BST
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Lot 23
Munyaradzi Jeche
Comunicating with my Spirit
Springstone
Unique…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 15:02 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:02 BST

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