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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.

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Emperor’s bell set to shake things up in Stuttgart

29 November 2021

The opening 27 lots at Nagel’s sale of Asian works of art on December 7 in Stuttgart come from the collection of an aristocratic German family and have been in their possession since before 1904, when they were purchased in China.

Antique Ericsson telephone

Royal connection: King Oscar's telephone at auction

15 November 2021

Guaranteed to attract attention at science and technical antiques specialist Auction Team Breker on November 6 was this remarkable Ericsson telephone.

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Meissen decorated in Kakiemon style offered in Germany

15 November 2021

Metz auction house will feature plenty of pieces of Meissen among the ceramics in its sale to be held in Heidelberg from December 9-11.

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Atlas pathfinder up at auction

11 October 2021

A copy of the first modern atlas by Abraham Ortelius, which set the standard for all following atlases, will be on offer at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on November 29 with an estimate of €80,000.

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Near complete Visscher atlas on offer

11 October 2021

The sale at Peter Kiefer Buch und Kunstauktionshaus in Pforzheim on October 14-16 includes a near complete copy of 'Atlas minor, sive geographia compendiosa qua orbis terrarum per paucas attamen novissimas tabulas ostenditura' by the Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher Nicolaes Visscher (1649-1702).

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Printed map pioneer appears in massive German auction

11 October 2021

Like Antiques Trade Gazette, German biblio auction house Reiss & Sohn is marking its 50th anniversary this year.

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Showing caution over ‘El Greco’

27 September 2021

Experts split over El Greco attribution but Holy Family painting offered in Germany gets away

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Mystery chess set gets bidders on board

27 September 2021

A handful of collectors joined the competition when Mehlis (23% buyer’s premium) in Plauen offered a 19th century ivory and ebony chess set.

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Brueghel’s ‘own view’ of everyday Dutch rural life

27 September 2021

Numerous international bidders set their sights on a tondo by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1638).

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Lion sculptures and corkscrews among eclectic delights at German auction

27 September 2021

An eclectic mixture of works from the vast collection of the multi-talented German artist Charles Crodel formed a substantial part of a Hamburg auction.

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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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Four seasons in rock crystal form

27 September 2021

One of the unusual lots in the glass sale at Dr Fischer in Heilbronn on October 16 is a mid-17th century wooden casket, the sides and top panel of which are fitted with engraved rock crystal panels.

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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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Ornate work of clockmaker Lévy Frères emerges in German sale

27 September 2021

From the middle of the 19th century, Parisian clockmaker Lévy Frères, which had established a workshop in the late 1820s, was a highly successful manufacturer of timepieces in the neo-rococo style.

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Work by French artist Jacques Villeglé on offer in Berlin

27 September 2021

Born in 1926 as Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé, the French artist Jacques Villeglé has had a long and varied career.

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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.