Welcome to Quittenbaum Art Auctions
your auction house in Munich
The 20th century is our specialty. We offer objects of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, designs from Bauhaus to contemporary, Murano glass, handicrafts, jewelry, artist’s jewelry, photography, modern and contemporary art.
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Highlight International Design
The woodworker has a special intensity, a striving for perfection, a conviction that any task must be executed with all his skill…to create the best object he is capable of creating.George Nakashima
Like no other, George Nakashima greatly appreciated the material wood. For him, the uniqueness and character of each wooden panel were of great importance. For all his designs Nakashima selected woods with special care himself and devoted himself to wood processing with great respect to this material. Even after the wood is made into furniture, it lives on in his works. It breathes and shows its true beauty after hundreds of years hidden behind the bark of the tree.
Quittenbaum is very happy about having concluded a row of very lively auctions with numerous bidding battles and a sales quota of almost 65%. The design of the 1970s and 80s was particularly in demand. Right at the start of the auction, an exciting bidding war broke out over the cover lot. The drinks cabinet attributed to Osvaldo Borsani rose from € 2,500 to € 6,000 and went to an English aficionado in the end.
George Nakashima’s dining table ‘Miguren II’ from 1974 went to a Swiss collector for € 60,000, Salto’s vase from 1946 went to a British collector for € 30,000.
In addition to the many sales of classic seating furniture from the 1910s and 1920s, the high knockdown for Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand’s ‘Pavillon Suisse’ furniture stood out. The set of a wall and a floor shelf from 1931 sold for € 11,500.
The keen interest continued on the third day of the auction. Over 60% of the lots were sold – often with large price jumps.
Most of the high hammer prices and price increases were seen in works by Ercole Barovier, led by his ‘Sidone’ vase from 1957, which was sold for € 16,000 after having been called up at € 7,300.
Askan Quittenbaum about two exceptional vases by Fulvio Bianconi Fulvio Bianconi’s vases with the decoration ‘A fasce di colore’ are very rare on the market. The almost always very large-formatted pieces were very elaborate in their production, especially as the fused horizontal ribbons in the colours red, blue, green and deep violet required enormous technical skill. In the auction on 4 March, two vases of this type will be offered from different German private collections.