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Success for Works of Art at Important Spring Sale





This season's final Live Auction presented consistently high quality. The great international interest in furniture and Works of Art resulted in fantastic final prices for objects by masters such as Haupt and Roentgen – a brilliant conclusion to an exciting auction season.


Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment and Sales Department, Fine Art. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics





Among the more spectacular objects in the silver department, we can mention a rococo coffee pot by Petter Eneroth, a Swedish 16th century parcel-gilt silver spoon, and an early 19th century gold and enamel box.


With Royal Provenance



Highlights from the extensive carpet section included a large antique Agra, with provenance from Engestofte Castle in Denmark, an antique Keshan "Motachem," and "Falurutan Blue" by Barbro Nilsson. Among the category of other textiles, we can mention a woven tapestry from the 17th century.





Finally, the Asian department also succeeded, closing the last auction day with two lots exceeding one million SEK. The first was an 18th-century Zitan altar table (final price: 1,025,000 SEK), and the second was a bronze Tara sculpture (final price: 1,312,000 SEK), which was also the highest-priced Asian item of the season on the Nordic market. Other noteworthy items included four imperial porcelain dishes decorated with a red five-clawed dragon bearing the mark of Emperor Daoguang.


– Bukowskis maintains its strong position as the market leader in the segment of Asian Works of Art. We thank our customers for their trust this season and look forward to an exciting intake for the autumn, says Cecilia Nordström, Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass.


As part of the Bonhams network, Bukowskis reach a global market with millions of customers through a combination of our digital platforms and auction houses in Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Consignments are underway for upcoming auctions.


Masters & Royal Provenances: A Strong start for the Season’s Final Live Auction


Bukowskis’ Important Spring Sale began with furniture & Works of Art, Silver & Objects of Vertue, Glass & Porcelain, Carpets and Jewellery going under the hammer. Unique to this season was a section dedicated to objects with royal provenance.

The auction's first lot exceeding one million SEK was a Gustavian secretary by Georg Haupt, with inlays in the form of laurel wreaths, crossed sprigs, ribbon bows, and pendants, which sold for a final price of 2,250,000 SEK. Additionally, an imperial table by David Roentgen (Louis XVI, circa 1785-1790), with an estimate of 250,000 - 300,000 SEK, quickly gained momentum during the bidding and sold for a final price of 1,875,000 SEK. Other highlights from the furniture section included a pair of bureaus by the master craftsman Nils Petter Stenström, a bureau attributed to Fredrik August Eckstein, and an dining table from England in solid mahogany (George III, late 18th century), all reaching a final price far above estimate.

Among the Works of Art, we can mention a pair of marble-veneered mirrors from Northern Italy, a Gustavian chandelier from the later part of the 18th century, a pair of Empire candelabras, and several gilded table candelabras.


Highlights Furniture & Works of Art


9. A pair of Gustavian commodes by N P Stenström.
9. A pair of Gustavian commodes by N P Stenström.
Hammer price 
520 000 SEK
Estimate
300 000 - 350 000 SEK
15. A late Gustavian commode, late 18th Century.
15. A late Gustavian commode, late 18th Century.
Hammer price 
80 000 SEK
Estimate
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
21. A Gustavian secretaire by George Haupt.
21. A Gustavian secretaire by George Haupt.
Hammer price 
1 800 000 SEK
Estimate
2 000 000 - 2 500 000 SEK
28. A George III late 18th century dinner table.
28. A George III late 18th century dinner table.
Hammer price 
160 000 SEK
Estimate
15 000 - 20 000 SEK


Highlights from the Royal Provenance Section


20. A English William and Mary (Baroque) secretaire.
20. A English William and Mary (Baroque) secretaire.
Hammer price 
36 000 SEK
Estimate
15 000 - 18 000 SEK
773. Per Krafft d.ä., Gustaf III (1746-1792).
773. Per Krafft d.ä., Gustaf III (1746-1792).
Hammer price 
580 000 SEK
Estimate
400 000 - 500 000 SEK


Highlights Carpets and Textiles


346. An antique Sarköy kelim, ca 239 x 214 cm.
346. An antique Sarköy kelim, ca 239 x 214 cm.
Hammer price 
60 000 SEK
Estimate
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
351. An antique Agra Carpet India, ca 527 x 443 cm.
351. An antique Agra Carpet India, ca 527 x 443 cm.
Hammer price 
165 000 SEK
Estimate
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
361. A Kashan 'Mohtasham' carpet, ca 434 x 319 cm.
361. A Kashan 'Mohtasham' carpet, ca 434 x 319 cm.
Hammer price 
150 000 SEK
Estimate
150 000 - 175 000 SEK


Highlights Jewellery


490. A 6.25 ct emerald-cut diamond ring.
490. A 6.25 ct emerald-cut diamond ring.
Hammer price 
1 550 000 SEK
Estimate
1 500 000 - 1 600 000 SEK
571. A Fabergé snow flake brooch, design Alma Pihl.
571. A Fabergé snow flake brooch, design Alma Pihl.
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
583. A chalcedony and diamond brooch by Fabergé.
583. A chalcedony and diamond brooch by Fabergé.
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate
100 000 - 125 000 SEK


Highlights Asian Art & Works of Art


978. A blue and white lotus dish, Qing dynasty with Qianlong mark.
978. A blue and white lotus dish, Qing dynasty with Qianlong mark.
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
1042. The Hongs of Canton by anonymous Chinese artist, around 1800.
1042. The Hongs of Canton by anonymous Chinese artist, around 1800.
Hammer price 
105 000 SEK
Estimate
80 000 - 120 000 SEK
1090. A large gilt copper alloy figure of Tara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
1090. A large gilt copper alloy figure of Tara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
Hammer price 
1 050 000 SEK
Estimate
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
1249. A famille verte dish with a carp, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722).
1249. A famille verte dish with a carp, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722).
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
1337. A blue and white jar, Qing dynasty, 18th Century.
1337. A blue and white jar, Qing dynasty, 18th Century.
Hammer price 
145 000 SEK
Estimate
6 000 - 8 000 SEK


Consignments are underway for upcoming auctions Contact our specialists


Lisa Gartz
Stockholm
Lisa Gartz
Head Specialist Silver
+46 (0)709 17 99 93
Carl Barkman
Stockholm
Carl Barkman
Head Specialist Fine Art and Antiques
+46 (0)708 92 19 71
Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment and Sales Department, Fine Art. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Christopher Stålhandske
Stockholm
Christopher Stålhandske
Head Specialist Carpets, textiles and Islamic works of art
+46 (0)708 19 12 58
Cecilia Andrén
Stockholm
Cecilia Andrén
Head specialist Jewellery
+46 (0)790 78 03 20
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
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