Preliminary report for the 140th auction. We are very pleased to inform you that the auction house Historia has left behind its old-fashioned rooms in the Kalckreuthstraße, and moved into a much larger area at Manteuffelstraße 27 in Tempelhof. After extensive construction work, the 140th auction will be held there from 14 to 18 August, to which we would like to cordially invite you.
Donnerstag, 09. August 2018 10.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Freitag, 10. August 2018 10.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Samstag, 11. August 2018 10.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Montags vor und nach der Auktion bleibt das Auktionshaus wegen Vor- bzw. Nachbereitung geschlossen.
The auction will be a special event not only because of the newly furnished premises, but above all because of the enormous offer of more than 6000 items. Outstanding is the estate of a furniture retailer, which includes nearly 800 pieces of furniture from all eras. These can be visited for the last time in our alternative accommodation in the halls of the Mühlenbecker Flanerie. As with the last auction, the catalog had to be split into two parts due to the large number of lots. The first part includes glass, Asian, silver, jewelery, porcelain and varia, while the second part includes sculptures, clocks, paintings, graphics, carpets and furniture. The jewelry department will be opening on Tuesday morning from 10 clock with more than 500, mostly moderately prized pieces, the prelude. Among them are classic and modern gold and silver jewelery as well as contemporary pearl jewelery, as well as older exhibits from the 19th century, such as the loop diamond brooch with 359 old-cut brilliants and diamond roses (Lot 188, limit 7500 €). If you want to trump with imposing size, the stylistically similar diamond pendant with a more than 6-carat diamond drop to the heart (lot 189, limit € 28000). After a small selection of selected wristwatches and pocket watches, the more than 500 pieces of extraordinarily extensive silver offer, which primarily includes silverware and carcase goods, will be invoked. Including a German Historismushumpen, which captivates by a Napoleonic battle scene (Lot 702, limit 2400 €), or an exceptionally beautiful tray of the North German Confederation with relief coat of arms of Bremen, Lübeck and Hamburg (Lot 717, limit 2000 €). An extensive collection of various small cigarette cases, powder and pill boxes complete the range. Special attention will be drawn to the porcelain offer of more than 1100 lots, which will start on Wednesday from 10 o'clock. Among them are such rare and delicate pieces as a copy of the rare and imposing Kronos watches with soft painting by KPM (lot 2406, limit 25000 €), a large Meissener Wackelpagode (lot 2118, limit 2800 €) or two complete ape chapels by Meissen ( Lots 2438 and 2439, limit € 15000 each). Also from the house of Meissen comes the large group of figures "Three Graces" according to the design of Jüchtzner, which starts with 6000 € (Lot 2495). With an offer of almost 130 lots, the glass section is the conclusion of the second auction day. The Asian section will be kicking off on Thursday with over 350 lots. Already in advance, a Jade Buddha was envisaged by some collectors. The probably from the 18. Century originating piece from light green jade is with 19 cm relatively large and will leave behind the moderate 500 € probably fast (lot 3616). Two pairs of Japanese-made pottery cups from the 19th century are decorated with extremely fine relief carvings and will cost at least € 3300 (lot 3710). Also interesting are two photo albums from the environment of the imperial East Asia squadron as well as a China album by Philipp Alfons Freiherr Mumm von Schwarzenstein (lots 3776-3778, limits 800-1000 €). From the Varia section, with its exciting potpourri of collector objects of various colors, stands out a medieval hurdy-gurdy with museum provenance, presumably the oldest preserved of its kind. Accordingly, the expectations are at least 15000 € (lot 4302). Immediately afterwards follows a rare, early Iznik pitcher, which has been restored, but whose tulip decor impresses greatly. A Kurassierbrust with Beschußprobe from the 19th century goes with very low € 200 in the race and will certainly inspire some military collectors. On Friday, a long auction day awaits us, starting with clocks at 10 o'clock. Among these are two wonderful lyrical pendulums of the Empire to highlight, which start with 5000 and 6000 € in the auction. (Lots 1424 and 1425). The showpiece of the department is a museum Lenzkirch grandfather clock with 8-day work from 1870-73, whose body was provided with numerous figurative bronzes (lot 1438, limit 15000 €). After Giambologna's "Mars" could be brought back to Saxony by a joint coup of the federal government and the Dresden Art Collection, his name is again on everyone's lips. From his much more famous "Hermes" is a nearly life-size cast of the 19th century in the offer, which at € 6000 the sculptor department leads (lot 1700). Clodion's no less well-known group of figures with dancing bacchantes is offered in a beautifully crafted, heavy execution on a massive marble column (lot 1719, limit 6000 €). Of particular pathos and great emotion is Chalons group "Tannhäuser and Venus", which starts in a two-tone patinated execution at 5000 € (Lot 1762). With more than 800 lots from the estate of a major trader, the furniture department is a focal point of the 140th auction. Restraint is hard to find here. Everything dominates the opulence. For all its elegance, the salon showcase of Jugendstil with lot number 5000 is downright lavish (limit 2600 €). The same applies to the French Cabinet of the 19th century, which seems almost sculpturally to play through the program of Paragone between sculpture and painting. Completely preserved rooms are actually rarissima of the antique market. In this auction are offered 19 pieces, which oscillate stylistically between Neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau and are priced between 3500 € and 9000 € (lots 5790-5808). Nearly 130 carpets complete the penultimate auction day. The final Saturday brings almost 1000 paintings and graphics under the hammer, which are chronologically called from old masters to contemporaries. Only at second glance you can see a remarkable idyllic landscape of Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek, which is offered in its original condition for a moderate 1200 € (Lot 7388). The end is the estate of the Munich painter Rainer Reichert (1917-2007), who died in 2007, and his wife Edith Reichert (1924-2013), who together contribute 165 works and a compilation. Furniture and some other objects, especially large-format exhibits, can only be visited in our external warehouse in Mühlenbeck and can be picked up there at the latest three weeks after the auction. Likewise, some pieces are in an inaccessible outdoor warehouse, so that a visit is only possible via photos. The preview will take place on the 9th, 10th and 11th of August in our rooms at Manteuffelstraße 27, 12103 Berlin-Tempelhof.