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Wiener Werkstätte design catches the eye at Metz

14 March 2022

Among the eye-catchers in the general auction at Metz in Heidelberg on March 25-26 is a small, partly enamelled silver box with a gilt interior.

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Brockhusen depicts Berlin with a van Gogh influence

14 March 2022

After training at the Art Academy in Königsberg, the German painter Theo von Brockhusen moved to Berlin in 1905.

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Painting inspired by icy adventures sails into Stuttgart auction

14 March 2022

For several years, from 1902-06, the 'Oihonna', an ice-strengthened passenger ship belonging to the Finland Steamship Company, undertook regular cruises to the Norwegian archipelago of Spitzbergen.

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Collection from German castle hidden in wooden crates for 90 years emerges in Munich

14 March 2022

More than 600 lots at Neumeister’s Munich sale on March 30 have been hidden from public view for 90 years, packed in wooden crates.

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Restituted Lovis Corinth comes to auction in Cologne

14 March 2022

Earlier this year the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels restituted a painting from its collection for the first time: Lovis Corinth’s (1858-1925) 'Still Life: Red and Pink Roses in a Vase on a Tablecloth (Flowers)' of 1913.

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Sale season off to a roaring start in Germany

14 March 2022

The most cherished coin from the reign of Victoria proved popular at a German saleroom

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French inventor Colmar's Arithmomètre sells in German saleroom

14 March 2022

Although the French inventor Charles-Xavier Thomas de Colmar introduced the first model of his calculating machine Arithmomètre in 1820, he waited some 30 years before he started producing them in series.

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A taste of Givenchy and Lagerfeld style at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

21 February 2022

Christie’s and Sotheby’s have both announced sales from collections of famous fashion designers to be held this year.

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‘Traditional’ bears up well

31 January 2022

Prices for more traditional toys such as dolls and teddy bears may not be at the heights of years gone by, but demand remains strong for the best items and rarities.

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Arms and armour: Worldwide call to arms

24 January 2022

Munich auction house Hermann Historica (25% buyer’s premium) regularly turns up showstopping lots of arms and armour and the star of the latest sales series was a weapon that was always designed to impress on every level.

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Highlights from central Europe including a British dealer bidding 85-times estimate for a portrait copy

17 January 2022

ATG picks out 16 recent stand-out items making waves in German, Austrian and Swiss salerooms

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Curious but costly world view

17 January 2022

In Rodney Shirley’s monumental study of 'The Mapping of the World… 1472-1700', the very first entry is a simple, circular woodcut known as a ‘T-O’ map, one in which the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa are very simply shown as named segments.

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Chess: Ah, that’ll be the good old Ruy Lopez opening

06 December 2021

The World Chess Championship currently taking place in Dubai began on November 26 in familiar style.

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Cologne saleroom issues a call to arms

29 November 2021

The descendants of the Belgian collector Jef Vanderstraete have consigned this 20in (51cm) high gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara Ekadashamukha to Lempertz in Cologne, where it is coming up for sale on December 11.

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Russian icon inspires bidding battle in Germany

29 November 2021

Russian interest drives €125,000 result in Germany.

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Artist supervised by Matisse met a tragic end in wartime

29 November 2021

The German painter Rudolf Levy was born in north Germany, but was at home in many parts of Europe.

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Late 18th century clock to turn heads in German auction

29 November 2021

A late 18th century clock at auction in Germany has links to a French architect.

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New direction in von Bechtejeff’s career

29 November 2021

Although he was born and died in Moscow, the decisive phase of Wladimir von Bechtejeff’s artistic development can be dated to his time in Germany.

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German Expressionist Arnold Topp headlines Munich auction

29 November 2021

For many decades, the name Arnold Topp meant little to art collectors.

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Botticelli fascination in Heidelberg

29 November 2021

One of Sandro Botticelli’s most iconic paintings was his 'Madonna del Magnificat', painted in the 1481. The title is taken from the opening words of the Virgin’s song of exaltation, 'Magnificat anima mea dominum' (My soul doth glorify the Lord), which she is writing in the book before her.