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Expressionist work by Kirchner tops list at Berlin auction

07 January 2019

Topping the results list at a recent sale at Grisebach (30/25/20% buyer’s premium) in Berlin was a work by the German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner that was created on island in the Baltic.

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No language barrier to sales of Nuremburg Chronicle at auction

07 January 2019

German and Latin versions of ‘Nuremburg Chronicle’ impress in separate sales.

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Price of Robert Capa’s 'Falling Soldier' photograph rises high

07 January 2019

One of the most iconic photographic images of war came under the hammer at a recent Westlicht (20% buyer’s premium) auction in Vienna.

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Eight bidders show flower power

07 January 2019

Eight determined bidders were on hand when Karl & Faber (25% buyer’s premium) sold a floral still-life by Nicolaes van Veerendael (1640-91) at auction in Munich.

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Baron Cohen porcelain draws interest in Berlin

07 January 2019

Since 1994, the New York businessman Richard Baron Cohen has been a welcome guest at international auctions, fairs and dealers.

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Imperial helmets and Archduke’s sword impress in Munich

07 January 2019

Two pieces with imperial connections took the top honours during the November 5-23 sale at Hermann Historica (25% buyer’s premium) in Munich.

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Thonet furniture from international expert's collection emerges in Cologne auction

07 January 2019

Since the early 1990s Wolfgang Thillmann, a German and philosophy teacher, has devoted himself to collecting Thonet bentwood furniture and become an internationally acknowledged expert in the process.

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Art Deco stand-out sculpture at Munich sale delivers at top level

21 December 2018

For 30 years the London lawyer David Cooper and his wife Marie devoted themselves to building a collection of Art Deco sculpture.

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Export clock at Frankfurt auction ticks Chinese taste

21 December 2018

Chinese bidders were the driving force at this autumn’s German and Austrian auctions of Asian art.

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Russian botanical work blooms in Germany

10 December 2018

Along with Pallas’ 'Flora Russica', the 'Icones Plantarum novarum… floram Rossicam' of the German-Estonian botanist Carl Friedrich von Ledebour is recognised as one of the great works on Russian flora.

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The economies of sale: Single-owner collection of economic essays come to auction in Germany

03 December 2018

The three volumes noted here are English language highlights of a separately catalogued, 380-lot, single-owner collection in the October 30-November 1 series of sales held by Reiss & Sohn (18% buyer’s premium) that was offered under the title Wirtschaft und Staat – or Economy and State.

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Fabulous chart reveals spice of East Indies life

26 November 2018

A cartographic highlight of the mammoth October 30-November 1 series of sales held by German auction house Reiss & Sohn (18% buyer’s premium) was the Insulae Moluccae… map shown below, which sold for almost four times the estimate at €38,000 (£33,670).

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Auction highlights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland including ornate watch selling in Hamburg

19 November 2018

The London watchmaker John Ilbery, active from 1780-1839, is credited with the invention of the ‘montre chinoise’, highly ornate goldenamel watches made for the Chinese market.

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Netsuke portraying historical general appears in Cologne auction

19 November 2018

The sales of Asian art at Lempertz in Cologne traditionally devote a large selection to Japanese works of art and the auction on December 7-8 is no exception.

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Volkstedt porcelain figures offered at Schloss Ahlden

19 November 2018

In 1921, the opening of the spring trade fair in Leipzig was accompanied by inauguration of the socalled Porzellan Palais.

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Renowned collector's Asian art comes to Heidelberg sale

19 November 2018

Among the lots in the sale of porcelain and works of art at Metz in Heidelberg on December 15 about 80 Asian pieces come from an old German collection that was on loan to the state museums in Berlin for many decades from 1963 onwards.

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Berlin auction offers Lyonel Feininger view of Paris

19 November 2018

The year 1907 was a decisive one in the artistic development of Lyonel Feininger (1871- 1956). In the previous year he had left his wife and family and moved with his new partner Julia Berg to Paris, where their son Andreas was born.

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Beautiful piscatorial plates go swimmingly in German sale

15 October 2018

Catching the eye in a German auction was a fine example of the most beautiful of all piscatorial plate books.

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Marie Antoinette portrait in terracotta and wax heads to sale

08 October 2018

Geble auction house in Radolfzell, on the shores of Lake Constance, has an intriguing work by the renowned French craftsman Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751- 1843) in its October 20 auction.

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Prototype for rare Bauhaus children's game offered in Berlin

08 October 2018

A rare example of Bauhaus design is coming up for sale at Bassenge in Berlin in the auction of October 16-18.