Auction 156C

Art Nouveau - Art Déco
Sculptures - Ceramics - Metal - Furniture

09. June 2021 at 3:00 PM MESZ CEST


Wednesday held high-quality bronzes, furniture, ceramics and graphics ready. Raoul Larche was represented once again with a figurative 'Loïe Fuller' table light, which confirmed its estimate of EUR 11,500 (lot 366). In the selection of the beautiful figures by Ferdinand Preiss, the 'Red Dancer' took first place and was knocked down at EUR 45,000 (lot 390). The Austrian Bruno Zach also had great success with his 'Girl with a Cigarette‘, around 1925. The self-confident young lady in pajamas exceeded her estimate of EUR 14,000 and was finally sold for EUR 21,000 (lot 411). The absolute highlight of the auction, however, was the five-figure chryselephantine sculpture by the Romanian-born Demètre H. Chiparus. The dancers from one of the numerous Parisian vaudeville theatres in their skin-tight costumes are now being transferred to a German private collection for EUR 265,000 (lot 347)

The armchair by the Englishman Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott was the principal work of the furniture chapter. The piece of furniture adorned with a mother-of-pearl decor on its back is now on its way to France for EUR 9,000 (lot 507). Vilmos Zsolnay's 'Snake Bowl' particularly stood out in the ceramics section. Hotly contested, its price rose from EUR 7,000 to EUR 20,000 (lot 646). Georges Hamel was also one of the winners that afternoon, his poster '6eme Grand Prix Automobile Monaco', 1934 was being upped from EUR 4,000 to EUR 10,000 (lot 654).