Strong result and 11 lots exceeding SEK 1 million and a new record for Helmer Osslund

Grand opening of the auction season at Important Spring Sale

Bukowskis opened the spring auction season with a rich and exciting selection in all the categories that were for sale during the first day of Important Spring Sales. The auction's first lot exceeding SEK 1 million was the historically significant sale of an 8 "daler" plate coin, which was sold for the final price of SEK 2.450.000. Shortly thereafter, the audience was enjoyed yet another highlight when a royal gift, in the form of two exquisite filigree beakers by Rudolf Wittkopf, was sold for SEK 1.568.000.

Today's auction shows that top-quality items, collectors' items with a unique history and an exciting provenance stand the test of time as well as pandemics. We are so pleased that these historic objects are passing through Bukowskis and finding new owners in collectors around the world,” says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart.

Bukowskis can also proudly present a new record for the artist Helmer Osslund after the magnificent landscape painting "Mullfjället" was sold for an incredible SEK 8.942.500. Carl Larsson's "Theatre speculations", John Bauer's fabulous "The boy who was never afraid" and Georg Pauli's "Roman Bath" / "Odalisk" were further highlights during the auction.

In these very special times, it is impressive to see how strong the art market is. We now look forward with confidence to our Modern and Contemporary auctions in two weeks. It's also fantastic with 11 lots exceeding SEk 1 million and the fact that these wonderful pieces of art now have found new owners, Andreas Rydén Head Specialist, Art

The prints department "Important Prints" included a significant collection of modern and contemporary prints by international names such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. The department offered successful sales with final prices well above the estimate, with only 4 out of a total of 82 works unsold.

It is fantastic to see that we are reaching international price levels and that there is still a great demand from international galleries and collectors. The assortment of the auction also showed the inspiring experimental desire that happened during the 60s where both new ideas and new techniques constantly were being tested, with multiples as a fine example to reach more people, says Cecilia Berggren, Specialist Classic Art, Prints 19th/20th Century

Antiques and crafts with masters such as Gottlieb Iwersson and Johan Wilhelm Helleday at the forefront reached high final prices. One of the days first highlights was a pair of silver candlesticks from 1710, which surprisingly rushed from an estimate of SEK 200.000 and ended up with a total of SEK 759.500.


Highlights furniture and works of art


27. A Swedish Rococo 18th century console table.
Hammer price 
30 000 SEK
Estimate 
10 000 - 15 000 SEK
76. A Gustavian late 18th century eight-light chandelier.
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate 
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
105. PLATE MONEY, 8 daler SM 1659 (Karl X Gustav), Avesta.
Hammer price 
2 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
2 000 000 - 2 200 000 SEK
242. A Swedish Kosta Odelberg glass service, 1900-tal. (72 pieces).
Hammer price 
40 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 30 000 SEK


Highlights Important Prints


252. Georges Braque, "L'oiseau et son ombre I".
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
256. Marc Chagall, "Springtime in the meadow", from: "Daphnis And Chloe".
Hammer price 
175 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
261A. Jean Dubuffet, "Personnage au costume rouge".
Hammer price 
140 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
263. Lucio Fontana, "Concetto spaziale (Teatrino)".
Hammer price 
115 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
266. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Reine de Joie".
Hammer price 
115 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
267. Joan Miró, "L'aïeule devant la mer".
Hammer price 
115 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
271. Joan Miró, From Série I.
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
25 000 - 30 000 SEK
279. Pablo Picasso After, "Maternité".
Hammer price 
115 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
293. Jasper Johns, "6" from "0-9".
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
294. Jasper Johns, "Cups 4 Picasso".
Hammer price 
75 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 30 000 SEK
297. Roy Lichtenstein, "Fish and sky" from "Ten from Leo Castelli".
Hammer price 
70 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
299. Roy Lichtenstein, "Seascape II" from Édition MAT 6.
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
301. Roy Lichtenstein, "Moonscape" from "11 Pop Artists, Volume I".
Hammer price 
220 000 SEK
Estimate 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
305. Roy Lichtenstein, "Brushstrokes".
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
306. Roy Lichtenstein, "Yellow Haystack".
Hammer price 
110 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
308. Roy Lichtenstein, "Still Life" from "The Metropolitan Scene".
Hammer price 
175 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK
312. Roy Lichtenstein, "Dancing figures".
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
319. Andy Warhol, "Liz".
Hammer price 
580 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 600 000 SEK
322. Andy Warhol, "Chanel" from "Ads".
Hammer price 
1 250 000 SEK
Estimate 
800 000 - 1 000 000 SEK
325. Andy Warhol, "Portrait of the artists" from "Ten from Leo Castelli".
Hammer price 
270 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK


Highlights Art


331. John Bauer, "En liten prinsapöjk" (A little prince).
Hammer price 
85 000 SEK
Estimate 
35 000 - 40 000 SEK
335. Richard Bergh, Lady with a fan.
Hammer price 
260 000 SEK
Estimate 
80 000 - 100 000 SEK
343. John Bauer, "Prinsessan Tuvstarr" (Princess Tuvstarr).
Hammer price 
95 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
356. Domenico Bossi, Portrait of a lady in a white dress.
Hammer price 
80 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
400. Carl Milles, "Skridskoprinsessan" (=The skater princess).
Hammer price 
200 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
429. Anders Zorn, "Gammal spegel" (Old Mirror).
Hammer price 
3 600 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 000 - 5 000 000 SEK
438. Anders Zorn, "Badkappa II"/"På Hemsö".
Hammer price 
940 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
441. Georg Pauli, "Romerskt bad"/"Odalisk" (Roman Bath/Odalisque).
Hammer price 
880 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
474. Carl Larsson, "Förr"/"Gammaldags motiv".
Hammer price 
1 150 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 200 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
475. Bruno Liljefors, Fox and grouse in a winter landscape.
Hammer price 
280 000 SEK
Estimate 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
518. Leon Wyczółkowski, Flower still life.
Hammer price 
175 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 70 000 SEK
522. Carl Wilhelmson, "Tvätterska" (Washerwoman).
Hammer price 
500 000 SEK
Estimate 
275 000 - 300 000 SEK


Highlights Asian Ceramics & Works of Art


554. A blue and white lotus vase, 17th Century.
Hammer price 
165 000 SEK
Estimate 
60 000 - 80 000 SEK
568. A rock chrystal brush washer, Qing dynasty, 18th/19th Century.
Hammer price 
105 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
605. An embroidered silk robe, Qing dynasty, 19th Century.
Hammer price 
140 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
628. KAWASE HASUI (1883-1957), colour woodblock print. Japan, "Night Rain".
Hammer price 
105 000 SEK
Estimate 
4 000 - 6 000 SEK
683. A hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, late Qing dynasty.
Hammer price 
520 000 SEK
Estimate 
12 000 - 15 000 SEK


Highlights Jewellry


882. An 18K gold Tiffany bracelet "Vannerie".
Hammer price 
42 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
912. A Van Cleef et Arpels bracelet "Bracelet Baguette".
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 500 000 SEK
918. A 14K gold and silver brooch set with old-cut diamonds.
Hammer price 
100 000 SEK
Estimate 
70 000 - 90 000 SEK



Consignment and valuation

Consignments are now under way for our upcoming auctions. Welcome to contact us today.

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
Cecilia Berggren
Stockholm
Cecilia Berggren
Specialist Classic Art, Prints 19th/20th Century
+46 (0)739 96 74 02
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92
Christopher Stålhandske
Stockholm
Christopher Stålhandske
Specialist Carpets, textiles and Islamic works of art
+46 (0)708 19 12 58
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
Anna Wehtje
Stockholm
Anna Wehtje
Head specialist Silver & Objects of Vertu
+46 (0)703 18 24 31