Decorative arts sale

A Watussi woman.

The Irma Stern portrait of a Watussi woman, painted on Stern’s second trip to the Belgian Congo in 1946, will be part of the Strauss & Co decorative arts sale at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, on Monday October 7. The catalogue for the sale includes art and objects from China, England and Japan drawn from two notable collections: the Andrew Newall Collection and the estate of the late Sonia Lapin. The sale includes three Chinese blanc-de-chine pieces formerly owned by Italian journalist and author Dr Carlo Maria Franzero (1892-1986) and sold through Bluett & Sons Ltd in London in 1974. It will run at 9.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 8pm.