Spring's most prominent auction results in 12 lots exceeding one million sek

Bukowskis is pleased to present 12 lots exceeding 1 million SEK and final prices high above estimate during Important Spring Sale. The masterpiece ”En Eva” by Anders Zorn, one of the highlights in the auction, became the most expensive painting sold this spring and reached a final price of 8 452 000 SEK.

– Art and works of art in good condition are always very sought-after and we are very proud to present such a strong result with high final prices and many International bidders. We are looking forward to another successful auction season this autumn, says Björn Extergren, Head of consignment and sales department.

The first day of the auction presented several art pieces by some of the greatest Swedish masters, such as Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson and Bruno Liljefors. Carl Larsson’s artwork ”Sommar i Sundborn/Flicka i Trädgård” and Anders Zorn’s ”Mrs. Walter Bacon”, were two of the auctions´ highlights reaching a final price of 5 573 750 SEK and 2 695 000 SEK.

– A personal favourite is Helene Schjerfbeck, soon on view in London this summer at the Royal Academy of Arts. This added somewhat a little extra excitement to be able to display and sell her magnificent artworks ”Luktärter” and ”Ung kvinna”. Both pieces were sold high above estimate after intense bidding from both Swedish and international bidders, says Andreas Rydén, Head specialist art and deputy managing director.

Included in the furniture department were top lots like a Gustavian commode by Gottlieb Iwersson from the late 18th century, reaching a final price of 563 000 SEK and two masterly pieces of furniture from Haupt sold for 379 750 SEK and 281 750 SEK, respectively.

– Unique pieces with character and history are always highly regarded among our customers. A table clock signed by clockmaker Claudius Du Chesne Londnin reaching the final price of 453 250 SEK and two decorative table girandoles from 1810 that sold for 453 250 SEK are two great examples, says Henrik Åberg, Specialist furniture and works of art.

– Density makes a difference. A 30-year-old Isfahan with its’ ca 1-1,1 million knots per square meter sold three times above estimate at 110 250 SEK. My true favourite, a Ziegler Mahal from the 19th century, showing signs of wear and damages also found a fortunate new owner. Last but not least, a bright and lovely ”Gyllenruta” and an elegant ”Falurutan” by Barbro Nilsson for MMF AB were sold at prices high above estimate, says Anette Granlund, Specialist carpets and Islamic works of art.

The Asian department offered energetic bidding with both Swedish and International bidders. Many of the items went far over estimate and their prices skyrocketed. One example evidencing the great interest was a pair of ’butterfly and peonies’ dishes from the Yongzheng Emperor period (1723-36), that reached an incredible final price of 2 995 125 SEK.

– The Chinese market has turned and is on the rise again. There is a great interest in art pieces from fine Swedish collections. Our long-term hard work has paid off and we are very proud of the trust from sellers as well as buyers, says Cecilia Nordström, Head Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art.

The delicate pendant from Fabergé offered a truly intense bidding in the comprehensive jewellery department. The final price reached incredible 2 633 750 SEK, most definitely a top lot in the auction.

  • – The exquisite pendant had everything our collectors are looking for such as provenance, an iconic designer, who also designed two of the most famous imperial Fabergé eggs and great quality and handicraft, says Cecilia Andrén, Head Specialist Jewellery.*

A selection of highlights

340. Carl Larsson, "Elof" / "Lille Elof" (Elof/Little Elof).
Hammer price 
880 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
355. Helene Schjerfbeck, "Ung kvinna" (Young woman).
Hammer price 
6 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 000 - 4 500 000 SEK
409. Albert Edelfelt, "Under björkarna" / "Koivujen alla" (Under the birches).
Hammer price 
1 400 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 800 000 - 2 000 000 SEK
412. Anders Zorn, "Mrs. Walter Bacon".
Hammer price 
2 200 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 000 - 3 000 000 SEK
424. Ivan Aguéli, "Palmlund" (Palm grove).
Hammer price 
900 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
439. Julia Beck, "L'Etang (Brume)".
Hammer price 
900 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
446. "L'Apocalypse de Saint Jean".
Hammer price 
640 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
448. Anders Zorn, "En Eva".
Hammer price 
6 900 000 SEK
Estimate 
7 000 000 - 10 000 000 SEK
465. Helene Schjerfbeck, "Luktärter" (Sweet Peas).
Hammer price 
2 850 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
487. Alexander Roslin, Portrait of an unknown lady.
Hammer price 
800 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
568. Yves Klein, "Untitled Blue Monochrome, (IKB 321)".
Hammer price 
1 650 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
91. A Gustavian late 18th century two-light girandole mirror.
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 60 000 SEK
98. An Empire eighteen-light chandelier, 1830's.
Hammer price 
220 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 120 000 SEK
102. A pair of Empire three-light candelabra, circa 1810.
Hammer price 
280 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
321. A Russian revolutionare dish, Lomonosov, dated 1921.
Hammer price 
720 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK

Välkommen för inlämning och värdering!

Contact our specialists today. Kontakta våra specialister redan idag.

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
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
Pedro Westerdahl
Stockholm
Pedro Westerdahl
Specialist Classic Art 19th/20th Century
+46 (0)761 36 66 33
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Cecilia Berggren
Stockholm
Cecilia Berggren
Specialist Classic Art, Prints 19th/20th Century (On maternal leave)
+46 (0)739 96 74 02
Anna Wehtje
Stockholm
Anna Wehtje
Head specialist Silver & Objects of Vertu
+46 (0)703 18 24 31
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92
Alexandra Xu
Stockholm
Alexandra Xu
Appraiser
+46 (0)707 15 77 12
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
Cecilia Andrén
Stockholm
Cecilia Andrén
Head specialist Jewellery
+46 (0)790 78 03 20