Auction Glass from Lorraine - a private collection20. November 2018

Auction Glass from Lorraine - a private collection20. November 2018

Trailer Auction Glass from Lorraine - a private collection20. November 2018

Auction René Lalique & Charles Schneider20. November 2018

Auction Art Nouveau - Art Deco21. November 2018

The Marie and David Cooper Collection of Fine Art Deco Sculptures21. November 2018

Trailer The Marie and David Cooper Collection of Fine Art Deco Sculptures21. November 2018

The Marie and David Cooper Collection of Fine Art Deco Sculptures

Excellent Art Deco Sculptures in November

Quittenbaum is delighted to be offering fine Art Deco sculptures from a distinguished private collection. The collection has been assembled over the past thirty years and comprises of nearly forty sculptures by some of the finest carvers including Demètre Chiparus, Roland Paris, Paul Philippe, Ferdinand Preiss and Otto Poertzel.

Ferdinand Preiss' female figurines captivate due to their unparalleled liveliness and ease. Having started his career carving antique-like figurines, he soon found his inspiration in the nightlife of Berlin and in world-famous actresses and dancers of his time. The marvellous 'Lighter than Air' figurine received its name from a performance by Ada May (estimate EUR 28,000 – 38,000). The top lots of the collection are, among others, 'Flame Leaper' (estimate EUR 70,000 – 90,000) and 'Spring Awakening', which will be called up between EUR 35,000 – 50,000.

Each piece is in an excellent condition as the collectors took great care in choosing only pieces of the highest quality.

Danese - Collection Mieke and Jan Teunen - October 09

Danese does not merely represent the success story of an Italian design company. With their unparalleled openness and freedom of thought, its two founders, Jacqueline Vodoz (1921 - 2005) and Bruno Danese (1930 - 2016), provided an opportunity for artists and designers such as Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari, and others to realize utopian art and design projects whose commercial success at the time did not at all seem given.

On october 9 Quittenbaum will offer part of the Danese collection of the design experts and design afficionados Mieke and Jan Teunen. In 1988 the couple took over the sales responsibility for the wonderful edition of multiples and design products by Jacqueline Vodoz and Bruno Danese from Milan. In 1980s Germany, the collection had been in a deep slumber. The Teunens kissed it awake with big-scale exhibitions at, among others, the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf (21.10. - 3.12.1989) and the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen (11.02. - 31.03.1990). They not only published the accompanying catalogue with the title Design.Kunst.Spiele in an edition with 6.000 copies, but were also responsible for its content. In the 1990s, Danese was sold and the new proprietors allowed Mieke and Jan Teunen to purchase objects from the Danese-archives which had been long out of stock.

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Italian Design - October 09

Following the private 'Danese' collection of Mieke and Jan Teunen, over 300 lots will be called up in our 'Italian Design' auction.

Famous names, like Gio Ponti, Aldo Tura and Ico Parisi spearhead the offer. Popular designs by Gaetano Pesce, Joe Colombo and last, but not least, Osvaldo Borsani, whom the Triennale Museum in Milan is currently dedicating a monographic exhibition to, are in hot pursuit.

The design of the 1980s, the Memphis, Milano group, got its own chapter. Here, not only classics of the time, like Ettore Sottsass' 'Carlton' shelf, but moreover a range of rare lighting design can be found. Almost 50 objects by Piero and Barnaba Fornasetti complete the Italian selection, one of the highlights among them is a 'Corona di Fiori' table.

Each object will be on display at our premises from 4 October.

Murano glass - October 10

Collectors will be excited about the offer of Murano Glass this October.

A pair of 'Primavera' candlesticks by Ercole Barovier are the highlight of the auction. These extremely rare 'Primavera' pieces had been introduced at the 17 Biennial in Venice in 1930. The 'Primavera' pattern was created by accident and the manufactory was not able to maintain this line of décor.

Napoleone Martinuzzi contributes another early design for Venini. The 'Filigrana' vase, whose red and blue threads make for a wonderful contrast, was exhibited at the Barcelona World Fair in 1929. Carlo Scarpa's 'Corroso' vases saw the light of day only a few years later, also for the Venini factory. A gorgeous piece will be present in the auction.

Ercole Barovier's popular décors of the 1950s, like 'Tessere ambra', 'Lenti', 'Intarsio' and 'A spina' continue the quality of the offer. The auction is rounded off by first-class manufactories like Aureliano Toso, Seguso Vetri d'Arte and A.Ve.M.

Each object will be on display at our premises from 4 October.

International Design - October 10

The auction series in October will come to an end with a selection of International Design, roughly comprising pieces from the 1920s to the 2000s.

French designers and manufacturers are numerous this time. Seven (!) sets of massive wood by Pierre Chapo will be called up. Roger Tallon's 'M 400' spiral staircase for Lacloche is indeed space-consuming.

Scandinavian Design occupies a larger chapter in the offer, well-stocked with designs by Hans Wegner, Verner Panton and Hans Agne Jakobsson. Colourful bottles by Nanny Still McKinney or classics like Arne Jacobsen's 'Egg' chair will be popular among the aficionados.

German Design has a permanent place in the repertory of Design auctions. With the Bauhaus jubilee in mind, names like Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe must not be forgotten.

Each object will be on display at our premises from 4 October.