Scully, sculptures and rare pieces

Follow-up report to our autumn auction

The autumn auction on 24.11.2018 was a complete success! A high-quality and diverse range of art, applied art and design at attractive entry-level prices inspired the numerous interested parties on site, on the phone and on the online platforms and encouraged them to bid. The impressive sales rate of 74 percent and a variety of supplements in the five-digit range speak for themselves.

The field of art was extremely successful. Two large sculptures by Heinz Mack made of stainless steel and marble achieved a remarkable result with 43,000 €, as well as a pastel and charcoal drawing by Sean Scully, which found a new owner at 38,000 €. Two lenses by Adolf Luther increased together to 22,000 €. Equally popular were the works of Pablo Picasso. For example, a lithograph from a small edition of just 5 copies produced € 10,000, two glass sculptures and a ceramic together € 25,000. A mosaic to a design by Georges Braque scored 8,000 €, a signed screenprint by Gerhard Richter could more than double and ended at 9,600 €. A landscape attributed to John Glover (1767-1849) received a supplement of € 12,000. A relief by Ewald Mataré and a small pair on horseback by Gerhard Marcks achieved very pleasing results with 4,600 and 4,000 €.

With an extremely high sales quota, this time it was able to offer a wealth of modern ceramics with almost 150 lots. Ninety-nine percent of the collection Döhmen collected in over 40 years were slammed, here alone brought nine top pieces by Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Beate Kuhn the extremely high total result of 120,000 €. From a Rhenish private collection came many of the other ceramics, which met with the bidders equally great interest.

In design, the series of successful supplements continued. A rare 1963 designed armchair by Verner Panton increased its starting price six times and ended after a long bidding at € 15,000. Two Bakalowits Miracle candlesticks, designed at the beginning of the 1960s, together raised € 13,800. Three armchairs and two tables by Poul Kjaerholm climbed up to 14,800 €, pair of armchairs Adam and Eve yielded 5,200 €, two skate chairs by Jorgen Kastholm ended at 5,800 € and an early design by Wolfgang Tümpel for a lamp prototype from 1927 developed to 6,400 €. The wide range of design drafts until the 1990s was attractive to the bidders and brought good results across the board.

Porcelain, glass and metals completed the comprehensive offer. A rare glacier vase from Daum developed here from 1,800 to 4,800 € and a large richly painted Meissen wall plate from Braunsdorf up to 5,000 €. An early Chinese censer Gui from the Qing Dynasty was probably the oldest piece of the auction and brought with 11,000 € an excellent result.

Thanks to all who participated in the auction and / or accompanied them with their interest.



The results for our auction on 11.05.2019 will be published after the auction.



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