It is with pride that we look back at the Winter Auctions of 2022! More than 1.500 lots were up for auction, including jewellery, silver, Asian Art, Asian and European porcelain, furniture, European glassware, sculptures, and decorative art. This successful series of auctions fetched more than 1,7 million in sales, with close to 75 percent of all lots sold.
The Winter Auctions started on Tuesday 13 December, with our auction Exclusive Jewellery & Watches and Fine Silver. Leading lots were an 18k gold gem set and diamond bangle by Chantecler, which was sold for € 12.000, and a fine Dutch silver bread basket, which fetched € 10.000.
The Chinese porcelain turned out to be a highlight of the Arts of the East: Asian Ceramics & Works of Art on Wednesday 14 December. A rare pair of Cornelis Pronk 'Four Doctors' bottle vases and a blue and white double gourd vase were sold for respectively € 50.000 and € 20.000. Bronze sculptures were popular as well, with a Green Tārā being sold for € 20.000, a Japanese bronze okimono finding a new owner for € 18.000 and a Chinese figure of Dhanada fetching € 34.000.
We ended the Winter Auctions with the Home & Interiors: Antique Furniture & Design, Ceramics & Decorative Art on Thursday 15 December. A highlight was a lot with two bronze sculptures depicting 'Boreas abducting Orithya' and 'Pluto abducting Proserpina', fetching € 12.000. A collection of Delft pottery also received a lot of attention, with a pair of Delft pottery butter dishes finding a new owner for € 9.500. The auction included a nice selection of clocks as well, with a Dutch burr-walnut longcase clock going for € 10.000.
Our Books & Prints Online auction, which occurred in the same week, fetched nice results too, with a sales percentage of more than 80 percent.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to these auctions! All consigners, bidders, buyers, and others who made these auctions a reality: thank you. We hope to see all of you in the new year, during our upcoming auctions!