Auction 162C

Art Nouveau - Art Deco
Part II

11. May 2022 at 3:00 PM CEST

Glass objects from the French glass factory Lalique in Wingen-sur-Moder mark the beginning of the three-part auction series. René Lalique's beautiful ‚Ceylan' vase, which features four pairs of budgerigars in relief in the branches, stands out in particular. The slender vase in opalescent glass is estimated at EUR 3,500 - 4,500.

International glass follows seamlessly, with French works in the majority here as well. An enchanting vase with a rare 'Campanule' decor comes from Daum Frères, around 1910. The slightly spindle-shaped vase heralds the bright spring with its etched and enameled decor with bluebells and other meadow herbs. The vase, which is almost 36 centimeters high, is available for EUR 2,500 to 3,500. In contrast, the 'Crocus' vase, 1898-1900, reworked with the wheel, spreads an evening mood. Four of the flowers in different stages of growth stand out darkly against the orange background. EUR 6,500 - 7,500 should be achieved for the vase by Emile Gallé. Gallé’s 'Paysage aquatique’ bonbonniere, from 1895, is also very rare. The lid is richly decorated with an underwater landscape with shells and algae. EUR 10,000 - 15,000 are required for the Martelé vessel.

The second day continues with bronze sculptures, jewelry, silver, ceramics and furniture. The rare table light by Viennese Gustav Gurschner is a very special piece. A nautilus as lampshade fits organically into the stylized plant base. The rarity is estimated at EUR 6,000 - 8,000. The absolute highlight of the auction is a table by Louis Majorelle from Lorraine. While the form of the table is often found in literature with a bronze application in the form of orchids, this floral decoration is only shown in a photo from the Salon des Industries du Mobilier, Paris, 1905. Made of precious wood and gilded bronze, the estimate of EUR 60,000 - 70,000 is quite justified.

Preview starts on May 5, 2022

On Wednesday, bronze figures and furniture dominated the event. Roland Paris' rare figurine 'Satanella' features a young, masked dancer overshadowed by an oversized Mephisto figure. It fascinated a Swiss customer so much that he immediately approved EUR 15,500 for the sculpture, which had been called up for EUR 2,000 (Lot 303). Works by Austrian Bruno Zach are in constant demand. His large female figure with a riding crop went to the same collection for the nice sum of EUR 22,000 (lot 313). The interest in pieces of furniture from France was particularly pleasing. More than half of Emile Gallé's furniture was sold. The extremely rare 'Libellules' coffee table from 1900 particularly stood out. The elaborately crafted and inlaid table with dragonflies as legs came from a German private collection and is now being sold to another collection for EUR 28,000 (lot 325). The 'Sagittaires' table, designed by Louis Majorelle for the Salon des Industries du Mobiliar in Paris in 1905, had never been seen on the market. A German collector secured the extraordinary piece for EUR 70,000 for themselves (lot 336). The two claddings for central heating systems by Edgar Brandt, which were not yet available as standard in the 1920s, also board from EUR 8,000 to EUR 23,000 (Lot 321).

Secure one of the extraordinary pieces now! The after sale for the auctions ends on June 11, 2022.