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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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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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Exquisite silver from dealer’s collection offered at Lempertz auction

28 June 2021

Bernard De Leye has been trading in silverware since 1977 and has been a regular participant at major antiques fairs in Belgium and France for many decades.

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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.

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Marble Roman river god offered in Munich

28 June 2021

Among the antiquities coming up for sale at Gorny & Mosch in Munich on July 9 is this marble figure of a river god, carved in the first century, during the Roman imperial period.

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Early avant-garde scene offered in German auction

28 June 2021

The colour scheme and composition of 'Blauer Junge mit Sense' (Blue Boy with Scythe) appear almost psychedelic, but in fact the 4ft 8in x 6ft 8in (1.41 x 1.72cm) oil painting was executed in 1911.

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Upcoming summer highlights in Europe

21 June 2021

Our selection of potential stand-out lots in sales across Europe, plus a French tribal art fair

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New faces in Dublin, London and Munich are among the latest hires

16 June 2021

A round up of the latest appointments plus a new publication from a book dealer.

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Star turns of a gigantic sale

14 June 2021

Auction marking German firm Reiss & Sohn’s 50th anniversary included earthly and heavenly delights

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Bureau cabinet rated highly as Mainz ‘masterpiece’ example

31 May 2021

Distinctive bureau cabinet form could have been intended for presentation to the guild.

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Gallé vase captures Lake Como at dusk

31 May 2021

One of the highlights at Quittenbaum’s sale in Munich on June 8 is a Gallé vase from the period 1920-36.

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Hopes for a John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope chain reaction

31 May 2021

Along with his famous Pre-Raphaelite colleagues Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and George Frederic Watts, John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope was often influenced by the tales of classical antiquity and the paintings of Italian Old Masters.

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Artist Zacharie Noterman goes ape

31 May 2021

A south German collector is parting with a painting by Zacharie Noterman, which is coming under the hammer at Metz in Heidelberg on June 18-19.

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Take your opportunity to own a game of chance

31 May 2021

Wendl in Rudolstadt is holding its 100th sale and among the unusual collectables is a 19th century game of chance, known as Kakelorum, from c.1830.

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Barbarity brings faith for Arthur Segal

31 May 2021

Having spent seven years in Berlin, the Romanian artist Arthur Segal left Germany at the outbreak of the First World War.

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Photography via a painted focus

31 May 2021

The early 20th century German photographer August Sander has a legendary status, not least for his long-running series of documentary portraits, published under the title 'People of the 20th Century'.

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Watchmaker to the royal family

10 May 2021

Little is known about the biography of the German watchmaker Sigismund Rentzsch, who came to London in the early 19th century, where he set up a workshop.

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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Goldscheider lamp offered at Plauen sale

10 May 2021

'Orangepflückerin' (Orange Picker) lamp by Goldscheider up at auction in Germany.

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Lapis lazuli lion from the Elamite Empire

10 May 2021

Hermann Historica in Grasbrunn, on the outskirts of Munich, is holding its extensive spring auction from May 26-28 and June 1-2.