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
£ £
Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
1 Victor Matafi
Happy Moments
Opal Stone
Unique
150cm high, 60cm wide, 50cm deep
£3,000 - £5,000 - View
2 Fungai Dodzo
Family Unit
Springstone
Unique
142cm high, 60cm wide, 35cm deep
£3,000 - £4,000 - View
2a Innocent Nyashenga
Caring of the Young One
Springstone
Unique
60cm high, 18cm wide, 17cm deep
£700 - £900 - View
3 Rufaro Ngoma
Sisterly Love
Springstone
Unique
117cm high, 44cm wide, 30cm deep
£1,500 - £2,000 - View
4 Munyaradzi Jeche
Wise Owl
Opal Stone
Unique
71cm high, 37cm wide, 37cm deep
£800 - £1,500 - View
5 Lovemore Bonjisi
Sisters in Harmony
Springstone
Unique
124cm high, 40cm wide, 20cm deep
£1,200 - £1,800 - View
6 David White
Scenic
Opal Stone
Unique
156cm high, 97cm wide, 50cm deep
£3,000 - £5,000 - View
7 Charles Kowo
My Life
Avocado Stone
Unique
57cm high, 62cm wide, 35cm deep
£800 - £1,200 - View
8 Simon Creto
Jungle Life
Opal Stone
Unique
18cm high, 80cm wide, 58cm deep
£1,000 - £1,500 - View
9 Timothy Rukodzi
First Meeting
Leopard Stone
Unique
18cm high, 66cm wide, 48cm deep
£800 - £1,200 - View
10 Timothy Rukodzi
Relaxing Frog
Leopard Stone
Unique
15cm high, 33cm wide, 23cm deep
£400 - £600 - View
11 Cuthbert Tendai
Feeling of Happiness
Serpentine Stone
Unique
51cm high, 31cm wide, 15cm deep
£400 - £600 - View
12 Biggie Chikodzi
Feeling of Happiness
Serpentine Stone
Unique
43cm high, 35cm wide, 9cm deep
£400 - £600 - View
13 Singi Chihota
Mother's Pride
Avocado Stone
Unique
56cm high, 39cm wide, 26cm deep
£800 - £1,200 - View
14 Innocent Nyashenga
Takes Two
Avocado Stone
Unique
78cm high, 35cm wide, 22cm deep
£1,000 - £1,500 - View
15 Cuthbert Tendai
Knit Family
Serpentine Stone
Unique
36cm high, 25cm wide, 9cm deep
£300 - £500 - View
16 Alex Mazarura
Home Life
Serpentine Stone
Unique
41cm high, 20cm wide, 18cm deep
£300 - £500 - View
17 Innocent Nyashenga
Happy Family
Springstone
Unique
138cm high, 60cm wide, 50cm deep
£3,000 - £5,000 - View
18 Victor Matafi
The Secret to Success
White dolomite stone
Unique
162cm high, 84cm wide, 34cm deep
£5,000 - £7,000 - View
19 Simon Creto
Coming Out of My Shell
Leopard Rock
Unique
11cm high, 17cm wide, 26cm long
£200 - £400 - View
20 Tendai Chipiri
Dancing Together
Springstone
Unique
192cm high, 58cm wide, 32cm deep
£4,000 - £6,000 - View
21 Innocent Nyashengag
Natural Beauty
Springstone,
Unique
55cm high, 17cm wide, 13cm deep
£3,000 - £500 - View
22 Innocent Nyashenga
Caring of the Young One
Springstone
Unique
60cm high, 18cm wide, 17cm deep
£700 - £900 - View
23 Munyaradzi Jeche
Comunicating with my Spirit
Springstone
Unique
70cm high, 35cm wide, 30cm deep
£800 - £1,200 - View

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