Art Nouveau and Art Déco
The Viennese Jugendstil movement with excellent art objects and furniture by architects and designers from the turn of the century, such as Josef Hoffmann, Otto Prutscher, Adolf Loos, Koloman Moser, Otto Wagner and Michael Powolny, constitute one of the main focuses of the department of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and 20th-century applied art at the Dorotheum.
The selection also includes international crafts from the early 19th century, French glass by Daum frères or Walter Almaric, sculptures by, among others, Roland Paris, Bruno Zach and Ferdinand Preiss.
The Dorotheum has also repeatedly achieved top prices for works by international artists, such as Emile Gallé, René Lalique, Louis Majorelle, Jaques-Emile Ruhlmann, Henry van de Velde, Victor Horta and Georg Jensen.
Famous brand names from that time are represented at our quarterly auctions, such as the Wiener Werkstätte, Goldscheider, Thonet, Lötz Witwe, Meissen, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Werkstätten Hagenauer and Tiffany.
A 168-piece cutlery set, a collaborative work by Josef Hoffmann and Julius Zimpel, was recently sold at the sensational price of 344,600 euros, once more confirming the Dorotheum’s leading position in this field.
At the Art Nouveau auction in May, a 168-part silver cutlery set designed in 1922/25 by Josef Hoffmann and Julius Zimpel was sold for €344.600, more than three times the estimate.
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