29th auction from 08.06.2017
Record sale for Walter Womacka graphic, high prices for luxury clocks and jewellery 90% successfully sold
The second spring auction is now behind us and before we turn our attention to the summer auction, we want to give you a short overview of the top sales:
Internationally sought after were the objects in the Asian Art category. Here was a total of 75% sold. Particularly mentionable is an old Buddhist book with 8 jade pages and golden characters, which brought the hammer price of 840 Euro. Also a Korean vase with dragon decor excited a large interest among the bidders and was sold for 432 Euro.
Our luxury clocks and watches found new owners to high prices. The most prominent being the overly large pocket watch with gold housing from the 1860´s by Perret & Fils sold for 7200 Euro.
Three different clocks by the maker Jaeger- LeCoultre from the 50´s and 60´s also brought high prices, one was sold for 2640 Euro, 1560 Euro and 1200 Euro.
From the 106 lots of jewellery were 90% of the pieces sold.
This auction proved once again that the international interest in East German art is growing. The graphic Girl with flower vase by Walter Womacka (1925-2010) ended on the record price of 900 Euro and went to a British buyer. A painting by the same artist, titled Poppies, lilies and larkspur was sold for 3840 Euro.
A notable sale from the Russian Art category includes a mirror by Pawel Petrowitsch Dmitrijew (mid-19th century.), with a heavy and costly silver frame. It got a new owner for the hammer price of 5400 Euro.
Other distinguishable sales includes an Art Nouveau Vase Les Sauterelles with iridescent glazing (Nancy, about 1906), with the hammer price of 1080 Euro, the painting Mon Bougnat by Jan Balet (1913-2009) sold for 840 Euro as well as a bronze sculpture by unknown artist, titled Standing man, which brought the hammer price of 420 Euro.
*all prices include provision
Pre- report to the spring auction part 2 on the 8th of June 2017
Asian art, jewellery, Art and antiques
Auction start at 2pm CET
We sincerely invite you to our second Spring-Auction of this year. The sale starts on Thursday the 08.06.2017 at 2pm CET in our house at Rosenthaler Strasse 16. 660 objects from lots of different categories will be up for sale during the afternoon.
A large selection of Asian art (for example a pair of green ceramic parrots from China (18th/19th century), an old Buddhist book with jade pages or an interesting Chinese double-vase with colourful décor (about 1900 or earlier)) is awaiting you.
Just as versatile is our jewellery section. A few of the distinguishable pieces includes a silver ring with a large aquamarine in luminous turquois, a flower-formed Art Deco brilliant pendant with pearl or a beam-formed Art Deco brooch with sapphires and brilliants.
The Russian art section is also represented with a couple of highlights. For example a large beautiful centerpiece in silver (about 1881), a standing mirror with a costly frame by Pawel Petrowitsch Dmitrijew (mid-19th century) and an extensive dining set Kusnezow, about 1900.
In the category of paintings and graphics are several sought-after artists represented, for example Walter Womacka (1925-2010), Franz Masereel (1889-1972), Willi Sitte (1921-2013) and Joan Miro (1893-1983).
Particularly noteworthy is also a stylish Art Deco vase with satyr and nymph, a classic Art Deco ceiling lamp and a large Meissen porcelain figure group from 1860 as well as three miniatures of the 18th century.
We are looking forward to your visit.
Follow-up report on the 28th Auction from 11.04.2017
Record sale for paintings by Walter Womacka
Highest prices achieved:
"Roses" (hammer price 7200 Euro),
"Cherries" (hammer price 4320 Euro) and
"Apples" (hammer price 2760 Euro)
Also the graphical works excited buyers to high prices.
Tribal art found new owners to good prices. Sale quote: 72%
This year’s Spring Auction started off with a large collection of tribal art, predominantly sculptures and masks. 72% of the objects were successfully sold.
The second part of the evening was a success for all lovers and collectors of East-German art, with the highlight being the sale of six paintings by Walter WOMACKA (1925-2010). The most popular pieces were "Roses" (hammer price 7200 Euro) and "Cherries" (hammer price 4320 Euro) which both led to a small bidding war.
"Female Nude", with a starting price of 250 Euro reached a surprisingly high hammer price of 2760 Euro.
But also other artists from the East-German region were highly sought-after and contested, for example Eva Maria BERGMANN (1941-2016) with her oil painting "Fireworks", brought the hammer price of 2040 Euro.
Astounding results from other categories were for example a Memory-Brilliantring (hammer price 2400 Euro), an AUDEMARS FRERES pocket watch for 2400 Euro and the bronze statue "Hermann Duncker" by Walter HOWARD (1910-2005) from 1959 with the hammer price of 1320 Euro.
*All prices includes provision