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 24
Godfrey Kurari
Our First Born
Springstone
Unique
25cm high, 45cm…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £400 - £600
23 September 2022 , 15:04 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:04 BST
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Lot 25
Steven Chikeya
Feeding
Springstone
Unique
65cm high, 35cm wide,…
Sculpture 
Estimate: £600 - £800
23 September 2022 , 15:06 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:06 BST
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Lot 26
Anthony Masamba
Standing Together
Lemon Opal
Unique
60cm high,…
Estimate: £500 - £700
23 September 2022 , 15:08 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:08 BST
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Lot 27
Alfred Mutuke
We Belong Together
Opal Stone
Unique
39cm high,…
Estimate: £400 - £600
23 September 2022 , 15:10 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:10 BST
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Lot 28
Patrick Sepani
Seranading You
Springstone
Unique
92cm high, 35cm…
Estimate: £600 - £800
23 September 2022 , 15:12 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:12 BST
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Lot 29
Benedict Mazuvamama
Birds of a Feather
Springstone
Unique
Signed…
Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
23 September 2022 , 15:14 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:14 BST
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Lot 30
William Wiberforce Chewa
Dancing Lovers
Opal Stone
Unique
70cm high, 45cm…
Estimate: £600 - £800
23 September 2022 , 15:16 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:16 BST
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Lot 31
Innocent Nyashenga
United Family
Springstone
Unique
135cm high, 70cm…
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
23 September 2022 , 15:18 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:18 BST
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Lot 32
Victor Matafi
Melody
White Dolomite Stone
Unique
115cm high,…
Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000
23 September 2022 , 15:20 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:20 BST
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Lot 33
Fungai Dodzo
Laughter, Love and Happiness
Springstone
Unique…
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
23 September 2022 , 15:22 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:22 BST
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Lot 34
Innocent Nyashenga
How do I Look
Butter Jade on granite base
Unique…
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 15:24 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:24 BST
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Lot 35
Peter Chidzonga
Ocean Dance
Springstone
Unique
39cm high, 48cm…
Estimate: £600 - £800
23 September 2022 , 15:26 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:26 BST
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Lot 36
Winston Nyeketa
Panther
Springstone
Unique
60cm high, 85cm wide,…
Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
23 September 2022 , 15:28 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:28 BST
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Lot 37
Innocent Nyashenga
The Thinker
Springstone
Unique
80cm high, 38cm…
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500
23 September 2022 , 15:30 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:30 BST
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Lot 38
Sherpard Adrino
Singing My Heart
Avocado Stone
Unique
65cm high,…
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 15:32 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:32 BST
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Lot 39
Andamiyo Chihota
Uplifting
Serpentine Stone
Unique
46cm high, 66cm…
Estimate: £600 - £800
23 September 2022 , 15:34 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:34 BST
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Lot 40
Isac Choloka
3 Generations
Springstone
Unique
74cm high, 47cm…
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
23 September 2022 , 15:36 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:36 BST
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Lot 41
Godfrey Kurari
Meditating
Fruit serpentine stone
Unique
72cm…
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
23 September 2022 , 15:38 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:38 BST
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Lot 42
Charles Kowo
With all my Heart
Avocado Stone
Unique
55cm high,…
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 15:40 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:40 BST
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Lot 43
Michael Chiwandire
Swimming Together
Springstone
Unique
18cm high,…
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
23 September 2022 , 15:42 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:42 BST
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Lot 44
Innocent Nyashenga
Prospect of Happiness
Avocado Stone
Unique
34cm…
Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
23 September 2022 , 15:44 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:44 BST
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Lot 45
Simon Chidharara
Kissing the Wind
Serpentine Stone
Unique
83cm…
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
23 September 2022 , 15:46 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:46 BST
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Lot 46
Timothy Rukodzi
Having Fun
Leopard Stone
Unique
21cm high, 18cm…
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 15:48 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:48 BST
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Lot 47
Henry Chingonda
Mermaid
Springstone
Unique
127cm high, 38cm wide,…
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
23 September 2022 , 15:50 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:50 BST

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