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 48
Tonderai Sowa
Ebb and Flow
Springstone
Unique
88cm high, 45cm…
Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
23 September 2022 , 15:52 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:52 BST
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Lot 49
Rufaro Ngoma
Rainbird
Springstone
Unique
130cm high, 30cm wide…
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
23 September 2022 , 15:54 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:54 BST
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Lot 50
Lawrence Tirivangan
Model
Springstone
Unique
154cm high, 33cm wide,…
Hammer price: £1,200
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
23 September 2022 , 15:56 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:56 BST
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Lot 51
Tonderai Sowa
Entwined
Springstone
Unique
80cm high, 48cm wide,…
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
23 September 2022 , 15:58 BST
23 September 2022 , 15:58 BST
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Lot 52
David White
Woman of Authority
Springstone with inlays of Red…
Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000
23 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
23 September 2022 , 16:00 BST
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Lot 52a
Tinei Mashaya
In Deep Thought
Opal Stone
Unique
72cm high, 24cm…
Estimate: £600 - £800
23 September 2022 , 16:01 BST
23 September 2022 , 16:01 BST

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