Tajan

Tajan are an auction house based in Paris. They were founded by Jacques Tajan in 1994 who later sold the company in 2000 to LVMH, the luxury goods conglomerate run by Bernard Arnault. In 2004, the firm was acquired by Rodica Seward.

The saleroom hold over 60 sales per year in a wide range of specialist areas, as well as a prestigious annual auction in Monte Carlo.  They have representatives across France as well as in Switzerland and Belgium. 


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Gobelins pietra dura panel picked out at six figures at Paris auction

15 January 2024

It was in the hope of saving on the huge sums spent procuring works of art from abroad that Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV’s minister of finance, began inviting craftsmen to work at the Gobelins royal manufactory on the outskirts of Paris.

Lorenzetti’s panel

Rediscovered Old Masters in France sell to US collector

18 December 2023

Two rare Old Master paintings from the Sienese school of the early 14th century that had been rediscovered in France have been snapped up by an American collector.

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Work of Wiese father and son team

16 October 2023

On December 5 in Paris Tajan will be selling items from a private collection of jewellery assembled over the past 40 years.

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Bullish price for Capron creation

16 October 2023

The Roger Capron Navettes table from Tajan’s (26/21/14% buyer’s premium) September 19 sale of modern and contemporary ceramics, which was previewed in ATG No 2609, sold for €1000 (£870) including premium.

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Capron creates tile-topped table

11 September 2023

Tajan is holding a sale of Modern and Contemporary Ceramics in Paris on September 19 timed to be on view during Paris Design Week which runs from September 7-16.

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Braziliant Brecheret: a Modernist pioneer at auction

07 August 2023

Italian-born sculptor was a founding figure in the first wave of Modernism via São Paolo

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Painting of the flower that caused Tulipmania at auction

12 June 2023

This 17th century floral still-life features in the sale of Old Master paintings and drawings to be held by Tajan on June 21.

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Republic period vase from an Antwerp private collection

05 June 2023

Tajan's Asian Art auction on June 12 will include this Tianquiping vase, a republic period piece bearing an apochryphal Qianlong mark to the base.

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Painter’s fan design proves a model auction lot in Paris

24 April 2023

This design for a fan leaf painted with two reclining figures of elegant women appeared in an Impressionist and Modern art sale held in Paris

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Tajan to offer mixed selection of works on paper

13 March 2023

Works on paper are included in two picture sales running on consecutive days at Tajan in March.

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Moses sketch marks early Manet work

12 December 2022

This youthful work by Edouard Manet (1832-83) was the top-seller in the Modern and Contemporary auction at Tajan (26/21/14% buyer’s premium) in Paris.

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Solimena sets new high at Tajan

25 July 2022

The highlight of Tajan’s (25/20/12%buyer’s premium) Old Masters auction held on June 22 was an impressive large-scale modello created by the Italian artist Francesco Solimena (1657-1747) in preparation for his painting for the ceiling of San Domenico Maggiore, in Naples.

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A nice little urner from Chardin

13 December 2021

Genre scene sets a new high for French artist inspired by Dutch and Flemish paintings.

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Personal desk of designer Lafon offered at Tajan

08 November 2021

The personal desk set of the artist/decorator Paul Dupré Lafon (1900-71) will feature in the sale of Decorative Arts to be held by Tajan on November 23.

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Rare Chardin painting emerges as salerooms team up for Marcille family auction

08 November 2021

Two auction houses, Christie’s and Tajan, are collaborating for a November 22 sale in Paris of Old Master paintings and drawings from the collections of the Marcille family.

Leonardo drawing

One Leonardo sold, another caught up in a court battle

12 July 2021

Two Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) drawings created national news last week as Christie’s posted a record for a sketch by the great master in London while a court in Paris is to determine whether another can be legally exported from France.

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Strong demand at Christie’s for a work in Leonardo’s footsteps

05 July 2021

Some of the world’s most famous Old Master paintings have been highly regarded for many centuries, carrying a reputation that has led to them being replicated and copied by other artists – sometimes soon after their creation.

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Primroses, apples and porcelain

03 May 2021

A highlight of the Asian Art sale at Tajan will be this still-life of a pot of primroses, apples and porcelain by Chinese artist Pan Yu Liang (1895-1977).

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Unique Pablo Picasso puppet tile offered at Paris auction

22 February 2021

The Madoura pottery founded by Suzanne and Georges Ramié in Vallauris, a village in the south of France renowned for pottery production, was a popular place for many artists in the post-war years. From 1948-55 Pablo Picasso lived in Vallauris and divided his time between painting and creating ceramics at Madoura.

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Le Pho painting on offer in Paris

23 November 2020

This painting by Le Pho (1907-2001) will be one of the highlights of the Asian works of Art sale to be held by Tajan on December 7 in Paris.

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