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10 Things to know about the German auction scene

26 March 2018

The essential guide to the German auction world - 10 things to know

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Core allegations dropped in Russian ‘fakes’ case

19 March 2018

An investigation in Germany into an Israeli art dealer, charged with being the ringleader of an international fraud ring, has concluded after the two central allegations against him were dropped.

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ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'

12 March 2018

Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...

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Case study: Germany's online auction record

12 March 2018

An auction house in a small Bavarian town sold a Dutch Golden Age painting for more than 50 times its estimate back in November 2017 – setting a record for an artwork auctioned online in Germany.

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ATG acquires German online sales platform

26 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) – owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom. com – has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

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Auction Technology Group announces merger with Lot-tissimo.com

25 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com - has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

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Hurdy-gurdy, armonica and serpent sales

05 February 2018

An 800-year-old hurdy-gurdy, thought to be the oldest in Europe, features in a collection of 450 musical instruments from a German private museum coming up at auction.

A lawyer writes: In Germany, a winning bid may not be a winner

29 January 2018

I was enjoying the annual SLAD Christmas drinks in December, when a dealer started to recount an extraordinary experience he had with a German auction house.

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Mammoth Munich auctions motor onward

29 January 2018

Hermann Historica (23% buyer’s premium) of Munich mounted its customary assault on the arms and armour market with no fewer than seven catalogues covering more than 6000 objects, ranging from ancient Greek helmets to military and other vehicles.

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Latest German saleroom results show Asian buyers stepping up

29 January 2018

Asian art sales are always unpredictable, more often than not in a positive sense.

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Present arms? No, it’s from the 17th century actually

22 January 2018

The chap in the voluminous breeches shown below is far removed from today’s riflemen as far as combat uniform is concerned.

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Uecker is nailed on as greatest hit of the influential Zero group

02 January 2018

Paintings by major exponents of Expressionism almost invariably occupy many of the top slots in the modern and contemporary art sales staged in late autumn across Germany and Austria.

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Beyond Zero: modern and contemporary highlights

02 January 2018

The potential star of the show at the sale of Selected Works held by Grisebach (25% buyer’s premium) in Berlin on November 30 lived up to its expectations.

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Discs prove golden for Ernst Wilhelm Nay prices

02 January 2018

The market for works by Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902-68) was pushed into a new dimension at recent German auctions.

Auguste Rodin's The Kiss

Bronze casts of Auguste Rodin’s ‘The Kiss’ win admirers at auctions in Germany and the US

18 December 2017

The highlight of the latest modern art sale held at Nagel in Stuttgart was a small bronze figure of Auguste Rodin’s 'Le Baiser' (The Kiss).

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Cortés maps out symbolic Spanish claims to the New World

04 December 2017

An exceptionally rare, complete copy in a 17th century binding of Hernán Cortés’ Praeclara Nova maris Oceanii Hyspania… of 1524 sold for a six-times estimate €240,000 (£212,390) at Hartung & Hartung (20% buyer’s premium) in its November 6-7 auction.

Roeland Savery Paradise

Paradise found in Germany: Roeland Savery painting sold online for 50 times its estimate

28 November 2017

A German auction house in a small Bavarian town has sold a Dutch Golden Age painting for more than 50 times its estimate – setting a record for an artwork auctioned online in Germany.

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On the hunt for Delacroix copies of Rubens works

27 November 2017

A mix of surprising and more predictable results emerged in the first round of Old Master auctions in Germany and Austria this autumn.

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Swan on song and harem scene sizzles

27 November 2017

Among the many hundreds of services manufactured in Meissen, the Schwanenservice (Swan Service) is one of the most exclusive – a fact not lost on today’s collectors of 18th century German porcelain.

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Germany to debate heritage bill

20 November 2017

The impact of the controversial 2016 cultural heritage bill has moved up the political agenda in Germany in the wake of the country’s recent elections.