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152nd Auction

DE-12013 Berlin, Manteuffelstrasse 27  

Auction on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 10:00  | Auction ended

Completed | Physical auction

Attention: Split of the auction

Attention: The technical problems of one of our bidding platforms unfortunately led to a delayed start of the auction by two hours. On the fifth and last day of the auction, almost 1,000 objects were on the agenda. This circumstance and the enormous volume of bidders prompted us to make a novelty in our company history: We are postponing part of the auction:

The artworks of the Contemporary Art section will be auctioned next Friday, January 29, 2021, starting at 12 noon!

Your already submitted pre-bids as well as live bidder activations will of course remain intact and valid.

We hope for your understanding and are quite sure that this split will benefit the objects, the consignors and especially the art lovers!

Your auction house Historia


The auction will be held conditionally without a hall audience. Please use the possibilities of written pre-bidding, live bidding on this page, as well as telephone bidding.

Conditions of auction

 Auction period

from Tue 1/19/2021 10:00 AM
to Sat 1/23/2021 11:00 PM

 Pre-sale viewing

Unless the restrictions imposed by Corona are lifted, we regret that a regular preview cannot take place. However, we will be happy to send you additional photos and a condition report for the lots of your choice. Please contact us at for the added information.

 Auction location

Historia Auktionshaus
Manteuffelstrasse 27
DE - 12013 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 218 18 18

 Additional information

The Historia auction house will hold its 152nd auction from January 19 to 23, 2021. The success of the last auctions attracted an abundance of consignments of entire collections, so that the current catalog includes well over 5000 objects!

As always, the jewelry department kicks off the auction with 660 lots, including an enchanting pair of Russian old-cut diamond earrings in yellow gold (lot 256, limit €9000). Nearly 90 bracelet and pocket watches from renowned manufacturers such as Rolex, Breitling, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lange & Söhne, etc. round out the offerings.

Subsequently, almost 350 silver objects come under the hammer, from which in particular some extensive cutlery stand out.

Porcelain is represented in this auction with almost 1000 objects not only unbelievably strong in terms of quantity, but above all exquisite. The offer is led by a Meissen Art Nouveau service with a decoration from the pen of Rudolf Hentschel. The opulent service for 12 persons starts at 10000€ (lot 2234). A rarity is the plate from the wedding service of Princess Luise of Prussia, which starts at 6000€.

Among the 150 large clocks, an imposing model of the Gothic cathedral of Reims, which serves as a 66 cm high clock case, stands out. The lifelike piece starts at 7500€.

Josef Thorak contributes some of the nearly 200 sculptures. The largest among them is a rare bronze sculpture of a nude woman tying a bundle of ears of corn (limit 15000€). An otter by August Gaul starts at a moderate 3000€ and will attract the numerous lovers of his animal sculptures.

Nearly 380 Asian collectibles are led by two large ivory brush washers with very rare pictorial themes (start 8000€). Also interesting should be 4 Chinese watercolors, which show in very fine manner children in the context of pageants or games. (lots 3570-73, each 800€ starting price).

The 850 collectibles include an exceptionally high quality collection of 40 17th and 18th century miniatures featuring illustrious figures of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine and other houses. Among them are Emperor Franz I Stephan, Duke of Lorraine and Empress Maria Theresa of Austria but also Marie-Antoinette or King Louis XVIII.
The Varia department is once again complemented by 340 fashion items. Among them are numerous furs and especially ladies' handbags by Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and many others.

The constantly falling prices for old furniture make it possible to get hold of baroque secretaries and chests of drawers, historicist chests and sideboards or entire rooms of the Art Nouveau at moderate prices. For example, the timelessly beautiful and practical Empire Chiffoniere 5583 starts at 600€.
Internationally the 100 following carpets of most different provenance will meet mostly with approval, which start throughout with only 100€.

Among the nearly 1000 paintings and prints from the 16th to the 21st century, an enchanting Dutch landscape, for which the Hague painter Anthonie Janszoon van der Croos is responsible, stands out (lot 7022, limit 4000€).
Two grazing cows by Heinrich von Zügel (7310, limit 5000€) lead an entire collection devoted to rural life. In addition to several Munich artists, it is mainly Düsseldorf artists who depict simple life in the Lower Rhine, such as Julius Paul Junghanns and Piet Leysing, who come to the call here. The gifted mood painter Louis Douzette is represented with three paintings.
Among the moderns and contemporaries are some great major works by abstracts such as Peter Atkins or Norbert Prangenberg. Uwe Bremer as representative of the fantastic realists contributes the monumental "Hokus Pokus Opus 2 - Desire for Depravity" (lot 8093, limit 1500€).

A good start into the year 2021,

wishes you the team of the auction house Historia