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Important Winter Sale deliver seven lots exceeding one million

Bukowskis can proudly present seven lots exceeding one million SEK along with high final prices on both Art and Decorative Arts after this seasons final hammer auction. Helene Schjerfbeck’s masterpiece ”Spring Madonna”, one of the Important Winter Sale's highlights, was the auction’s most expensive lot sold and the art work achieved, after a withdrawn bidding, an incredible final price of 7,962 500 SEK.

- Yet another successful year for Bukowskis has come to an end with a fantastic result for the auction Important Winter Sale. Bukowskis dominates Fine Art and we are strengthening our position as the leading auction house in Scandinavia with new record sales and international relevance, says Louise Arén, CEO.

The auction’s first day included several art works from some of our time’s most prominent Swedish masters such as Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson och Bruno Liljefors. Two fine examples are Anders Zorn's painting ”Sandhamnseffekten”, which was sold for 2,327 500 SEK and Carl Larsson’s ”In Montcourt”, an incredible art work from his time in France, that achieved a total price of 1,960 000 SEK.

– The auction had a great international interest and the final prices reflects that quality always sells. Art and Decorative Arts in fine condition is still demanded by our customers and we are very proud over the auctions fantastic results, says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales Department.

Another success was the sculpture ”Serpentine dancer” by Carl Milles, inspired by the American dancer Loïe Fuller, a magnificent bronze piece that reached a fantastic final price of 637 500 SEK.

– Stunning masterpieces sells for sensationally high prices and it was very satisfying that we managed to achieve a new record price for a from the El Greco suite, by Helene Schjerfbeck, says Andreas Rydén, Head Specialist, Art.

A delicate Gustavian late 18th century table, by Georg Haupt, achieved a sensational final price of 2,450 000 SEK, a result that shows that high quality craftsmanship is continuously demanded. Jöns Efverberg’s master piece got a great deal of attention, along with a royal table, once belonged to Queen Lovisa Ulrika (1751-1771), which reached a final price of 171,500 SEK.

– Unique objects with character and history are always in demand. A French Baroque Bureau Mazarin is another magnificent example which achieved an exceptional final price of 214 375 SEK, says Henrik Åberg, Specialist Furniture and Works of Art.

The auction’s second day began with the Asian department which included several surprises and energetic bidding from Swedish and international bidders. The department offered two incredible lots that ended well above the estimates, a large iron-red and gilt ”dragon” charger from the Qing dynasty which achieved a final price of 294 000 SEK and a blue and white dish with a Yongzheng mark that ended at a final price of 245 000 SEK.

The silver department offered several high final prices, including an early 18th century silver breaker by Christian Hennings, sold for 104 125 SEK, and a pair of silver candlesticks by Pehr Zethelius from 1780, which achieved a final price of 183 750 SEK.

The interest in gemstones was high when the jewellery department presented a rich selection of sparkling diamonds. A unique ring from the Swiss jeweller Paul Binder reached a sensational final price of 357 500 SEK and a ring set with two old-cut diamonds ended on a final price of 306 250 SEK. The department’s top lot was an eye-catching platinum ring with a Colombian step-cut emerald that achieved the incredible final price of 477 750 SEK.

Discover a selection of the auctions successes:

11. A Gustavian late 18th century console table.
Hammer price 
95 000 SEK
Estimate 
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
44. JÖNS EFVERBERG'S MASTERPIECE, Stockholm 1775, Gustavian commode.
Hammer price 
175 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
118. A late Gustavian early 19th century nine-light hanging-lamp.
Hammer price 
135 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
351. Karl Nordström, A glimpse of the ocean.
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
358. Stefan Johansson, "Sommarkväll" (Summer evening).
Hammer price 
370 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
366. Jenny Nyström, Bringing the Christmas presents.
Hammer price 
140 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
367. Jenny Nyström, The New Year.
Hammer price 
105 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
371. Anders Zorn, "Sandhamnseffekt".
Hammer price 
1 900 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 000 - 3 000 000 SEK
397. Bruno Liljefors, Swans.
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
398. Bruno Liljefors, Common Eiders.
Hammer price 
310 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
400. Bruno Liljefors, Northern goshawk attacking black grouse.
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
401. Carl Larsson, "Havreskärning II"/"Havreskörd II" (Oat harvest II).
Hammer price 
1 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
415. Carl Milles, "Serpentindanserska" (= Serpentine dancer).
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate 
350 000 - 400 000 SEK
416. Carl Milles, "The Wings".
Hammer price 
110 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
425. Johan Johnsen, Still life with, fruits, lobster and a goblet.
Hammer price 
230 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
429. SCANDINAVIAN ARTIST, around 1620. Young girl with a goldfinch.
Hammer price 
400 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
431. Ola Billgren, "Restaurantträdgård, Locarno".
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
434. Lena Cronqvist, "I Badet".
Hammer price 
135 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
435. Ola Billgren, "Hommage à Robbe-Grillet".
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
443. Helene Schjerfbeck, "Vårbroddens madonna" ("Spring Madonna").
Hammer price 
6 500 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 000 - 4 500 000 SEK
448. Jenny Nyström, Elegant lady Christmas shopping.
Hammer price 
440 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
449. Hugo Simberg, The wood chopper.
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
453. Carl Larsson, "Vila" ("Rest").
Hammer price 
580 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
455. Carl Larsson, "Brudtärna" / "Ateljéinteriör" (Bridesmaid / Studio interior).
Hammer price 
1 300 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 300 000 - 1 800 000 SEK
461. Alexander Roslin, Unknown lady in a blue dress.
Hammer price 
560 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
502. Johan Niklas Byström His studio, Baigneuse.
Hammer price 
170 000 SEK
Estimate 
180 000 - 200 000 SEK
506. Gustaf Fjaestad, Winter landscape with ski tracks.
Hammer price 
350 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
517. Per Krafft d.ä., "King Gustav III" (1746-1792).
Hammer price 
160 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
524. Bruno Liljefors, Winter landscape with black grouse.
Hammer price 
520 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
533. Ola Billgren, "Interiör Sofielund".
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
554. Carl Milles, "Skridskoprinsessan" (=The skater princess).
Hammer price 
180 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
556. Marino Marini, "Piccolo cavallo filiforme".
Hammer price 
1 200 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 500 000 - 1 800 000 SEK
557. Carl Larsson, "I Montcourt" (In Montcourt).
Hammer price 
1 600 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 000 - 3 000 000 SEK
760. A nephrite bowl, Qing dynasty, circa 1900.
Hammer price 
80 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
944. A blue and white dish, Qing dynasty (1644-1912).
Hammer price 
200 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 - 6 000 SEK

Consignments accepted – please contact:

Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Carl Barkman
Stockholm
Carl Barkman
Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
+46 (0)708 92 19 71
Lisa Gartz
Stockholm
Lisa Gartz
Specialist Sculpture and Old Masters
+46 (0)709 17 99 93
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Head of art, Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Pedro Westerdahl
Stockholm
Pedro Westerdahl
Specialist Classic Art 19th/20th Century
+46 (0)761 36 66 33
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92