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Rome inspiration for Klinkosch's boxes

27 September 2021

For most of the second half of the 19th century the Viennese silversmith Josef Carl Klinkosch produced all types of silverware and objects of vertu.

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Munich fair switches from summer to autumn

27 September 2021

The stage was set for the 12th edition of Highlights in Munich at the beginning of July, but at short notice the local authorities prevented the event from going ahead, due to concerns about Covid.

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Astronomical observation and royal connections lift European horology sales

30 August 2021

Regulators hold their own distinct appeal for collectors who like their aesthetic and are interested in their historic horological function as precision timepieces.

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The fun of the fair at Cologne auction

30 August 2021

Auction Team Breker is holding its first sale of the autumn season on September 24-25 in Cologne.

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Expert shows cutting-edge skills

23 August 2021

In terms of improvement on expectations, the most successful lot at a Ketterer Kunst (25% buyer’s premium) sales earlier this year comprised early 19th century paper-cuts.

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Slashed and rejected canvas now worth €120,000

09 August 2021

If Marie Bashkirtseff had her way, the portrait she painted of her cousin in the late 1870s would never have survived, let alone made it to auction.

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Pocket globes point to Bavarian event

09 August 2021

The organisers of the Bamberger Kunst-und Antiquitätenwochen (art and antiques weeks), which run until August 22, thought long and hard about whether to hold this year’s event in light of the pandemic.

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Carpet weaves Genovese families link

09 August 2021

An unusual feature of a large fragment of an Ushak carpet which was sold by Rippon Boswell (24% buyer’s premium) in Wiesbaden on May 29 was the alliance coat of arms of two powerful Genovese aristocratic families, the Doria and the Centurione, in the top corner.

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Belgian buyers out in force as dealer's collection comes up for sale

09 August 2021

Despite a disappointing selling rate, dealer’s collection included notable results

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El Divino painting draws international bidders and sells 60-times over estimate in Stuttgart sale

09 August 2021

Nagel (25% buyer’s premium) in Stuttgart underestimated the international interest for a 16th century painting of Christ Carrying the Cross.

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Warhol flowers bloom in German saleroom

09 August 2021

Over many years, Helga and Walther Lauffs collected American and European art from the 1960s-70s.

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Meissen plaque catches the eye after being offered without reserve

09 August 2021

This large 19th century Meissen plaque with an allegory of summer caught the eye of numerous bidders at Metz (25% buyer’s premium).

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Ernst Nay's abstract painting is top result at Munich auction

09 August 2021

'Doppelspindel-Rot', a monumental oil on canvas from 1967 by Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-68), topped the latest evening sale of Modern and Contemporary art at Ketterer Kunst (25% buyer’s premium) in Munich.

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Ottoman sword is swell buy in Munich

19 July 2021

The prize lot sold at a recent Hermann Historica (25% buyer’s premium) sale in Munich was this 19th century Ottoman kilij of characteristic form with a curved blade swelling towards the tip.

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Sotheby’s launches auctions in Germany

30 June 2021

Sotheby’s is to hold sales in Germany and has opened a new office at The Palais Oppenheim in Cologne.

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German all-time auction record: Sino-Tibetan bronze takes €9.5m bid at Nagel

28 June 2021

Stuttgart auction house Nagel called it ‘beyond doubt one of the most important gilt-bronzes to appear on the market for many years’ – and the monumental Ming dynasty Sino-Tibetan figure of the wrathful deity Vajrabhairava did not disappoint.

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Icon overpainting fails to deter bids

28 June 2021

Determined international bidders knew exactly what they were looking for at a sale of icons and Russian works of art held by Dr Fischer (28% buyer’s premium) in Heilbronn.

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Painting in German collection now confirmed as work by Italian artist Spada

28 June 2021

For over a century, a 5ft x 6ft 4in (1.52 x 1.93m) painting of Samson and Delilah had slumbered as the work of an unknown Italian artist in a German private collection.

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How De Stijl shaped Schmidt’s ideas

28 June 2021

In 1922, Theo van Doesburg, gave a course at the Bauhaus in Weimar, devoted to the artists’ group De Stijl he had co-founded some five years before.

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Bench owned by Dutch notables emerges in Stuttgart sale

28 June 2021

In the course of the 19th century, the company founded by Henrik Fredrik Jansen became one of the most important manufacturers of furniture and furnishings in Amsterdam.