Preliminary report 296th sale

296th Sale – July 14 and 15, 2023

Arts and antiques of the 16th to 20th centuries from regional estates and collections at K&K Auctions

At the big summer auction in Heidelberg on July 14 and 15, 2023, modern art will once again play just as important a role as old master paintings and graphics, plus the wide range of antiques, jewellery, luxury watches and rarities from Asia.

Highlights of modern art include a large Art brut mixed technique by Friedrich Schroeder-Sonnenstern 1958, Jonas with the Waallfisch, oder der Universal-Allesfresser (Jonas with the whale, or the universal omnivore) (estimate € 14,000-16,000), the signed drawing Minna II by Otto Dix 1920 (estimate € 6,000-8,000), Fritz Klimsch’s bronze sculpture Kleine Träumende (Little dreamer) (estimate € 8,000-12,000), and the rare color woodcut Flooded Sleep by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1976 (estimate: € 3,500-4,500) or by Otmar Alt Die Sehnsucht der Nachtigall (The nightingale’s longing), an oil painting from 1980 (estimate: € 2,600-2,800). Palatinate art is represented with oil paintings by Otto Dill At the horse race (estimate € 1,500-2,000) and Hanns Fay, a large Palatinate summer landscape near Bad Dürkheim around 1950. Several pastels by Anna Karpowicz-Westner and Jörg Immendorffs are also up for auction Lehmbruck-Saga in porcelain (estimate € 2,800-3,000) and works by Fritz Köthe, including Der Große Mund (The big mouth), a signed acrylic painting from 1999 (estimate € 6,500-7,000).

In the section of ancient art, an oil painting from around 1700, The Fox in the Chicken Yard (Volpe che caccia le galline), attributed to Angelo Maria Crivelli (Il Crivellone) (estimate € 2,600-2,800) as well as an interesting collection of old master graphics with engravings and etchings by Hans Sebald Beham, Agostino Veneziano, Albrecht Dürer and others. Of particular note is an oil painting with a mountain stream in front of a mountain backdrop by Edward Harrison Compton from 1910 (estimate € 4,000-5,000), a gouache by Walter Leistikow Großer Inselsberg im Thüringer Wald (estimate € 6,000-8,000), a Black Forest landscape from Hans Thoma from 1922 (estimate: € 10,000-13,000) or the museum-quality painting by Jean Spath The State Funeral of Léon Gambettas on January 6, 1883 (estimate € 6,500-7,500) which is important for the history of France.

Those interested in history have the opportunity to purchase the perfect porcelain sculpture of Frederick the Great on horseback by Theodor Kärner for Allach (estimate € 4,500-5,000) or the complete estate of a bearer of the German Cross in gold.

The offer is rounded off by a rich range of jewelry, including a ring with a pink fancy diamond, accompanied by the report from the German Foundation for Gemstone Research (DSEF) with an appraisal by Dr. Haidrun Wietler (estimate € 20,000-25,000). The attractiveness of the numerous wristwatches from Rolex, IWC, Glashütte, Chopard (Mille Miglia), Blancpain or Breitling goes without saying.

As always, Meissen and Berlin porcelain from the 18th to the 20th centuries are also on display. To be called up, silver, glass and rarities from all areas of collection, including a museum-quality glass pharmacy jar from London around 1880 (height 89 cm). In addition to porcelain and Tibetan bronze art from the 15th century, the Asian art section also includes a collection of ancient ink paintings. The richly illustrated book rarity by Jean Nieuhoff in French from 1665 L’Ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers L’Empereur de la Chine (estimate: € 3,000-4,000) or the large porcelain vases are also particularly noteworthy – Trio of the Qing period for the French market (estimate € 3,500-4,000).