News


Categories

Switzerland


img_52-3.jpg

Merian marvel in Switzerland

12 September 2022

The Books & Autographs auction at Koller in Zurich on September 21 features the greatest work by artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian on the insects and fauna of Surinam, estimated at SwFr120,000-160,000.

img_66-7.jpg

Fluttering around in Surinam

16 May 2022

Though it is the pineapple that is most prominent, it is the assortment of creatures that flutter around, climb or emerge from its leaves that are the principal attraction of this coloured plate, below.

img_33-3.jpg

Swiss peak proves to be a bargain price 15 years on

09 May 2022

During the late summer of 1907, the Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler visited the Engadin region and painted six landscapes of nearby mountains.

img_38-3.jpg

Teniers painting emerges after 200-year wait

28 March 2022

The last time this painting by David Teniers the younger (before 1610-90), depicting an alchemist in his workshop, was mentioned in a publication was back in 1877 and it comes to the market after having been in a Swiss family collection for over 200 years.

img_48-1.jpg

Kubin’s disturbing demonic creations to be offered in Basel

14 March 2022

Works by Alfred Kubin will be offered at a Swiss auction this month.

img_48-3.jpg

Commode linked to Parisian ebeniste Nicolas Sageot offered in Swiss sale

14 March 2022

Among the contemporaries of André Charles Boulle, who perfected the complex form of marquetry that bears his name, was the Parisian ebeniste Nicolas Sageot.

img_38-1.jpg

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

img_45-4.jpg

Moves and promotions: the latest international auction house appointments

20 December 2021

New faces at Hindman, Sotheby's, Bonhams and Phillips.

img_16-1.jpg

Digging deep for the Deep Sea Special

06 December 2021

The Rolex Deep Sea Special, with its remarkable bubble case capable of withstanding huge pressure, was created in the early 1950s to test just how deep a diving watch could go.

img_18-1.jpg

Speedy buyers with a taste for chocolate

06 December 2021

If ever there were a price to demonstrate just how important condition has become in the top end of the collecting market then it is the record-breaking SFr2.55m (£2.065m) for a reference CK2915 Speedmaster at Phillips (26/21% buyer's premium) in Geneva on November 5.

img_46-1.jpg

Title winners: named services attract extra interest for European ceramics at auction

15 November 2021

Dessert plate taken to St Helena exile by Napoleon demonstrates provenance value

img_45-4.jpg

High view of Boulogne

20 September 2021

This 1930 view of Boulogne on a misty day was painted by Albert Marquet (1875-1947).

img_14-2.jpg

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.

img_36-4.jpg

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.

Marc Knighton
img_39-2.jpg

Scroll painting given to a politician makes eight-times estimate in Zurich

28 June 2021

Li Keran, who died in 1989, is considered to be one of the most influential Chinese Contemporary painters. He not only taught a generation of young artists; he is credited with the revival of Chinese landscape painting.

img_39-4.jpg

Brazilian ‘Patek Philippe’ triples estimate in Swiss auction

28 June 2021

The sale in 1872 of a silver pocket watch manufactured by Patek Philippe in Geneva to the jeweller and retailer Gondolo & Labouriau in Rio de Janeiro marked the beginning of a highly successful and mutually profitable business partnership that lasted until 1927.

Henry VIII gold medal

Henry VIII gold medal takes six-figure sum in Swiss auction

15 June 2021

A gold medal proclaiming Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England – the only known example in private hands – has sold in Switzerland.

img_4-1.jpg

Supreme medal for Tudor numismatists offered at Swiss auction

24 May 2021

A gold medal proclaiming Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church of England – the only known example in private hands – comes for sale in Switzerland.

img_72-1.jpg

Dragon vases fire up Zurich interest

10 May 2021

Porcelain on offer in Swiss saleroom catches the eye of international bidders.