Contemporary art stole the spotlight thanks to its historic sell-through rate, but modern art and jewellery also performed well, leading to extremely positive overall auction results.
An astonishingly high percentage of the artworks offered in the “Contemporary Art” evening auction sold – the majority for far above the expected price. 1960s-era Italian and German art ranked amongst the highest selling.
The week got off to an excellent start with the Modern Art Auction, at which the Futurist Gino Severini emerged the top seller (€369,000). Frantisek Kupka’s painting “Badender” (€295,800).
There was also the matter of the ring with an untreated Burma sapphire that sold for a breathtaking €222,600. Second place in the Jewellery Auction went to a Belperron diamond brooch. The brooch sold for € 100,000 – significantly higher than estimated.
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