Lemon Opal Stone (Serpentine)

  • 55cm (h)
  • 20cm (w)
  • 15cm (d)


Portrait photo of first generation Shona sculptor Bernard Takawira of Zimbabwe

Bernard Takawira


This lovely example of Bernard Takawira‘s work is being advertised for sale on behalf of a private collector.

The current owner acquired this piece at auction. It came from a private collection but unfortunately there is no accompanying paperwork apart from the auction catalogue, and the price reflects this.

Guruve are happy that this piece is a genuine work by Bernard, despite its lost history. Bernard’s trademark signature is on the base. We would estimate it dates to the late-1980s/early-1990s.

Guruve have professionally restored this sculpture so it is now in immaculate condition. We can provide photos of its pre-restoration condition.

Bernard Takawira was a great name in early Shona sculpture. Pieces by Bernard do not come onto the secondary market very often, so this is a very special opportunity for a collector to acquire a piece of African art history.

This piece is in the UK and Guruve will ship it from there; P&P is at buyer’s expense.