Silent Auction Catalogue

Begins 17th July & closes 29th September 2017

To raise funds for special projects and maintenance at The Buddhist Retreat Centre.

30 INCREDIBLE ITEMS ON OFFER!

THREE EASY STEPS:

  1. Look through the catalogue below and decide which lot or lots you would like to bid on. You won’t know what anyone else has bid (hence the name SILENT AUCTION) - which adds to the excitement and mystery. Each lot has an estimated price, which is the approximate retail value, and the amount the lot is expected to realize. A few of the high value lots have a reserve price. If this amount is not reached, the item will be carried over for the next auction.
  2. Submit your bid (lot number and bid amount) to: renerose@telkomsa.net or 082-487 5393 (SMS or WhatsApp). You can bid on one, many or all lots. You can also decide to increase your bid at any time. We have included market-related estimates as bidding guidelines only and recommend you place a bid higher than the estimate if you REALLY would love to win that lot. We also warmly encourage - and trust - that as friends of the BRC you will participate and contribute on the principle of Dana (generosity) toward the BRC.
  3. You will be notified personally if you are the winning bidder of your particular item/s when the auction closes on 29th September 2017 when you can also arrange collection and payment (or courier for your cost).

If you have any questions, you are most welcome to send them to the above address.

And we would love you to invite your family, friends and colleagues to take part in the auction to support our beloved BRC.

Happy bidding! With kind regards, the BRC Fund-raising Committee

lot1

Lot 1

Camps Bay Accommodation

A week at this spectacular apartment in Camps Bay overlooking the Indian Ocean Out of season dates to be agreed for 2018

Estimate R 17 000 (Reserve R 10000)

(Kindly donated by Chrisi van Loon)

lot2

Lot 2

Accommodation In The Drakensberg

A week at this stunning cabin in the beautiful Drakensberg that sleeps 8-10 people. Dates to be agreed.

Estimate: R 14000 (Reserve R 5000)

(Kindly donated by Pamela Evans & Rob Havemann)
lot3

Lot 3

BRC Cookbooks

All three of the hugely popular BRC cookbooks

Estimate: R 900

(Kindly donated by the BRC)
lot4

Lot 4

Tibetan Singing Bowl

14.5 cm x 8 cm

Estimate: R 1200

(Kindly donated by the BRC)
lot5

Lot 5

BRC Buddha Maquette

Maquette (miniature version) of the majestic large Buddha at the retreat centre designed and sculpted by Louis van Loon

50 cm high

Estimate: R 1150

(Kindly donated by the BRC)
lot6

Lot 6

Art Glass Buddha Head

Large vintage art glass Buddha head sculpture by Vidrios of San Miguel Spain. Recycled glass

31 cm x 24 cm x 19 cm

Estimate: R 750

(Kindly donated by Rene Stevenson)

lot7

Lot 7

Persian Carpet

Well-loved, quality hand-woven Persian carpet. Torkman. R10,000 replacement value. Note: there is fading & wear

190 cm x 130 cm

Estimate R 3000

(Kindly donated by Rosemary Turner)

lot8

Lot 8

Sumi-e Painting

Exquisite Sumi-e painting by Louis van Loon (1). Painting A3 size in simple black frame

Estimate: R 1500

(Kindly donated by Louis van Loon)

lot9

Lot 9

Sumi-e Painting

Exquisite Sumi-e painting by Louis van Loon (2) Painting A3 size in simple black frame

Estimate: R 1500

(Kindly donated by Louis van Loon)

lot10

Lot 10

Sumi-e Painting

Exquisite Sumi-e painting by Louis van Loon (3). Painting A3 size in simple black frame

Estimate: R 1500

(Kindly donated by Louis van Loon)
lot11and12

Lot 11

Decorative Ceramic Pot

Magnificent decorative ceramic pot by renowned ceramicist Antony Shapiro (small) left in photograph

25 cm x 25 cm

Estimate: R 950

(Kindly donated by the artist)
lot11and12

Lot 12

Decorative Ceramic Pot

Magnificent decorative ceramic pot by renowned ceramicist Antony Shapiro (large) right in photograph

35 cm x 28 cm

Estimate: R 1100

(Kindly donated by the artist)
lot13

Lot 13

Om Pendant

Sterling silver designer “Om” pendant by Durban artist Maria Correia

Estimate: R 900

(Kindly donated by the artist)
lot14

Lot 14

Oil Painting

Black and white oil painting of a monk holding mala (prayer) beads by local artist Maria Correia

75 cm x 50 cm

Estimate: R 1500

(Kindly donated by the artist)
lot15

Lot 15

Indigenous Landscape Consultation

Splendid indigenous landscape consultation and garden enhancement including plants

Estimate: R 5000-R 7000 (Reserve R 2000)

(Kindly donated by Chris Dalzell Landscapers)

lot16

Lot 16

Framed Drawing

An exquisite large framed drawing by Cape Town artist Paul Edmunds

860 mm x 690 mm

(Note: photo does not do justice to this fine intricate artwork)

Estimate: R 3000

(Artwork kindly donated by the artist, and framing by Greg Hayes, “Stepping Stone Studios")
lot17

Lot 17

Ceramic Raku Vase

Gorgeous large ceramic raku vase by Antony Shapiro and Louis van Loon

38 cm x 22 cm

Estimate: R 4000

(Kindly donated by the artists)

lot18

Lot 18

Salt And Pepper Set

Quirky salt and pepper set by iconic ceramic designers “Ardmore”

Estimate: R 1100

(Kindly donated by Rene Stevenson)
lot19

Lot 19

BRC Cookbook

Copy of the 2nd BRC cookbook “The Cake The Buddha Ate”

Estimate: R 300

(Kindly donated by Adams Bookshop)
lot 20

Lot 20

Sumi-e Course

Hugely popular Sumi-e (Japanese brush painting) and Raku (pottery) 4-day course by Louis van Loon at the BRC with accommodation in an ensuite room

Estimate: R 5000

(Kindly donated by BRC)
lot21

Lot 21

Watercolor Painting

Framed watercolor, 1990, by the late Martin Burnett

37 cm x 27 cm

Estimate: R 2000

(Kindly donated to the BRC by the artist)
lot22

Lot 22

Buddha Head

Colourful painted resin Buddha head

15 cm x 9 cm

Estimate: R 900

(Kindly donated by Himalayan Handmades)
lot23

Lot 23

A Retreat At The BRC

Ian Weinberg retreat at the BRC – “A Neurosurgeon Probes Wellness and Performance” for 2 with accommodation in an en-suite chalet March 2018

Value: R 2000

(Kindly donated by BRC)
lot24

Lot 24

Opal Ring

Beautiful sterling silver and fine quality designer Ethiopian opal ring

Size: R

Estimate: R 6500 (Reserve R 3500)

(Kindly donated by Jo Raw; Lapis Lazuli)
lot25

Lot 25

Earrings

Delicate filigree sterling silver bespoke earrings

Estimate: R 1000 (Reserve R 800)

(Kindy donated by Pamela Evans)
lot26

Lot 26

Quartz Buddha

Small carved quartz Buddha

6 cm high

Estimate: R 500

(Kindly donated by Jo Raw; Lapis Lazuli)
lot27

Lot 27

Pendant

Splendid large silver and carved white jade dragon pendant

Approx. 6 cm including loop

Estimate: R 900

(Kindly donated by Jo Raw; Lapis Lazuli)

lot28

Ceramic Vase

Gorgeous Lisa Firer cobalt and white scribble vase

27 cm x 10 cm

Estimate: R 1500

(Kindly donated by the artist)
lot29

Lot 29

Singing Bowl

Exquisitively etched and tinted Tibetan singing bowl

14.5 cm x 8 cm

Estimate: R 1500

(Kindly donated by Himalayan Handmades)
lot-30

Lot 30

Silver Ladle

Magnificent antique 1894 hallmarked silver ladle

15.5 cm x 6 cm

Estimate: R 1100

(Kindly donated by Rene Stevenson)

Heartfelt thanks to all the artists and donors who have generously supported this auction