The Berlin Auction at Lempertz

On the 30th of April, Lempertz was celebrating its 10th anniversary of the “Berlin-Auktion” with an overly successful auction in the german capital. Many unique pieces of porcelain, silver and paintings found a new home. Lempertz is proud to have had some of these exclusive KPM rarities in its auction. With a porcelain offer of unprecedented quality Lempertz’ position as the leading auction house for KPM porcelain was further strengthened.

Hammer price “Tête-à-tête decorated in the Egyptian taste”: 79.500€

The “têtê-a-têtê decorated in the Egyptian taste” from the KPM manufactory exceeded all expectations by doubling its estimated price (30.000 – 40.000 Euro) and changed owner at 79.500 Euro. A “neoclassical carved softwood console table” from the last quarter of the 18th century was sold for 24.800 Euros, leaving its estimated price of 13.000 Euros far behind as well as many of the 300 lots called in the auction. After a tough bidding war the “KPM vase with pâte-sur-pâte decor“(estimated price 3.000 Euro) eventually was acquired by a telephone bidder for 21.000 Euro. Lempertz-1065-120-BERLIN-Sale-A-Neoclassical-carved-of Neoclassical carved softwood console table.

Most consignments by German private collections.

The most lots for the Berlin-Acution where consigned by private collectors from Germany. Over decades these collections have been carried together with passion and meticulousness. Kunsthaus Lempertz is looking forward to the next Berlin-Auction wich will be happening in the Spring of 2017.