Robert Prenzel carvings to attract auction purists

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 4th December, 2015

A 1903 Robert Prenzel blackwood settle and three panels is a major highlight of E.J. Ainger’s forthcoming special two-day sale from 11am Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6 at 433 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Each panel is finely carved in the Gothic Renassance style with Gryphons and the centre panel depicts foliage with the relief carved inscription ‘Salve’.

Another Prenzel panel features a lorikeet on an Australian native gum tree branch and was purchased by the Black family from his workshop and installed as part of a homestead fireplace at Tarwin Meadows.

The auction is just in time for the festive season and many of the items on offer could make an ideal Christmas present.

For the more adventurous there is an African taxidermy bull giraffe – however, the auction also contains a selection of Lalique, Waterford crystal, Moorcroft and Royal Worcester porcelain, Klytie Pate and Clarice Cliff pottery and Chinese jade.

A Steinway piano, purchased in 1990 from Allans music store, is another feature – while there also is Cristofle cutlery and contemporary tapestries to check out.

Among the art are works by David Boyd, Pro Hart, Ernest Buckmaster, Harold Herbert, David Bromley, Dermont Hellier and Dudley Drew.

Notable paintings include David Boyd’s After summer rain, Dudley Drew’s Still life of fruit grapes and Pro Hart’s The Play Ground.

The auction also features a Royal Worcester chocolate pot and a pair lf blue and white Chinese ginger jars.


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