Strong market for high-quality art and design

Bukowskis showed great strength after this season's anticipated auction, Modern Art + Design, that just took place at Berzelii Park 1 in Stockholm. The bidders showed strong interest in the rich selection of art by the Swedish modernists, as well as design objects from the internationally acclaimed Axel Einar Hjorth alongside a very extensive private glass collection, sold high over estimate with bidders from all over the world.

-We are very pleased with the remarkable result. It shows that the market remains strong and we are now gladly looking forward to the Contemporary Art & Design and Important Timepieces Sale tomorrow, says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fine Art.

Additional highlights hammered over estimate were, amongst others, Nils Dardel's "Ekipaget", Waldemar Lorentzon "Gatumusikanterna", and Leander Engström's "Norwegian coast".

*After the evenings auction the market once again showed strength for Swedish and international modern art, says Andreas Rydén, head specialist, Art, deputy managing director.

The iconic armchair "Chieftain"/"Chief Chair" by Finn Juhl sold for 637 000 SEK and became the department's most expensive furniture sold. Internationally sought-after furniture by Axel Einar Hjorth took off as ever before as well as classics by Hans J Wegner, Fritz Hansen, Bruno Mathsson and Josef Frank of course.

It is extremely gratifying that interest in Swedish form seems to have spread throughout the world. Who had thought twenty years ago that the interest in Swedish pine furniture would overwhelm Danish hardwood furniture? At some auction numbers, there were dozens of phones and online bidders. Among the works of art, the subtle spawning of Kaipiainen flew to a final price of SEK 857,500 and the entire Swedish glass collection found new owners, says Eva Seeman, head specialist design and 20th-21st Century works of Art.

Märta Måås-Fjetterström and Barbro Nilson were the shining stars of the carpet and textiles department with many lots sold high above estimate with intensive bidding.

Rugs in floss technology and red carpets at the top of the auction as well as colourful rugs such as "Snäckorna" by Barbro Nilsson. Especially fun to see that both Märta Måås-Fjetterström and Barbro Nilsson's compositions were so sought after, partly due to Bukowski's international network and partly to the big exhibition at the Swedish castle this spring (which is now extended until the end of October), says Anette Granlund, Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art.

Bukowskis can now proudly present 15 lots sold over 1 million SEK for spring 2020 and look forward to the season's closing auctions Contemporary Art & Design as well as Important Timepieces which will take place June 17th.


Highlights glass and ceramics


54. Alessandro Pianon, a "Pulcino" glass bird, Vistosi, Italy 1960's.
Vasarahinta 
50 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
78. Berndt Friberg, a stoneware vase, Gustavsberg studio, Sweden.
Vasarahinta 
100 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
102. Hans Hedberg, a faience sculpture of an apple, Biot, France.
Vasarahinta 
95 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
104. Hans Hedberg, a faience and bronze sculpture of cherries, Biot, France.
Vasarahinta 
260 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
111. Birger Kaipiainen, a ceramic sculpture of a bird, Arabia, Finland 1958.
Vasarahinta 
700 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
125 000 - 150 000 SEK
119. Rut Bryk, a stoneware relief from the "Karelian Village", Arabia, Finland ca 1953.
Vasarahinta 
105 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
30 000 - 35 000 SEK
121. Rut Bryk, a "City" ceramic sculpture, Finland ca 1960.
Vasarahinta 
120 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
122. Rut Bryk, a stoneware wall relief, Arabia, Finland 1970's.
Vasarahinta 
130 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK


Highlights silver and jewellery



Highlights carpets



Highlights Furniture and Works of Art


286. Josef Frank, a coat hanger, Firma Svenskt Tenn 1940-50's.
Vasarahinta 
290 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK


Highlights art


353. Waldemar Lorentzon, "Vid havet, utsikt från terrassen".
Vasarahinta 
330 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
354. Erik Olson, "Komedianter".
Vasarahinta 
210 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
373. Sigrid Hjertén, "Kalkstensklippan, St Aubin".
Vasarahinta 
250 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
378. Sven Jonson, "No. 8".
Vasarahinta 
420 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
389. Leander Engström, Norweigan coast.
Vasarahinta 
480 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
399. Marcel Gromaire, "NU COUCHÉ aux bas gris".
Vasarahinta 
240 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
400. Bram Bogart, "Requin agonisant".
Vasarahinta 
200 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
416. Sigrid Hjertén, "Utsikten från Katarinavägen".
Vasarahinta 
600 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
418. Sigrid Hjertén, "Den blå Cheminéen" (The blue fireplace).
Vasarahinta 
260 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
150 000 - 175 000 SEK
419. Nils von Dardel, "Ekipaget".
Vasarahinta 
900 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
1 000 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
437. Waldemar Lorentzon, Street musicians.
Vasarahinta 
900 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
440. Carl Kylberg, "Natten viker".
Vasarahinta 
560 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
400 000 - 450 000 SEK
454. Bror Hjorth, "Skön Anna".
Vasarahinta 
460 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
460. Jean Egger, Portrait of Signe.
Vasarahinta 
320 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
462. André Lhote, Woman in landscape.
Vasarahinta 
160 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
470. Sigrid Hjertén, "Iván inför utsikten".
Vasarahinta 
1 000 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
474. Olle Olsson-Hagalund, "Vintermorgon".
Vasarahinta 
220 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
482. Klaus Staudt, "Gelbes Doppelrelief".
Vasarahinta 
460 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
488. Nils von Dardel, "Den bortrövade ormen".
Vasarahinta 
540 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
506. Carl Kylberg, "Lugnet mot kvällen".
Vasarahinta 
300 000 SEK
Lähtöhinta 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK

Consignment and valuation

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

Björn Extergren
Tukholma
Björn Extergren
Johtaja, Fineart - Sisäänotto & Myynti
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Andreas Rydén
Tukholma
Andreas Rydén
Varatoimitusjohtaja, Johtava asiantuntija, taide
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Lena Rydén
Tukholma
Lena Rydén
Asiantuntija – moderni taide
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Amanda Wahrgren
Tukholma
Amanda Wahrgren
Arvioija
+46 (0)702 53 14 89
Marcus Kinge
Tukholma
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Art
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Eva Seeman
Tukholma
Eva Seeman
Asiantuntija – modernit huonekalut, design, 1900-luvun hopea ja taidekäsityö
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Anette Granlund
Tukholma
Anette Granlund
Asiantuntija – matot, tekstiilit, islamilainen taidekäsityö
+46 (0)708 92 19 92
Jonatan  Jahn
Tukholma
Jonatan Jahn
Asiantuntija – modernit huonekalut, design, 1900-luvun hopea ja taidekäsityö
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Camilla Behrer
Tukholma
Camilla Behrer
Asiantuntija – modernit huonekalut, design, 1900-luvun hopea ja taidekäsityö
+46 (0)708 92 19 77