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The Monzino Uli, Lembankakat Mbaru, New Ireland, 17th to 19th century, prezzo realizzato €1,425,000

Summary of the auctions held at Dorotheum during the first six months of 2018


Hot on the heels of the best financial year in Dorotheum’s history, the auction house once again recorded excellent results for the first two quarters of 2018.   Contemporary art performed exceptionally well in the first six...[more]

Monzino Uli, Lembankakat Mbaru, New Ireland, 17th-19th c.

Sensational price for sculpture at Dorotheum
1.425 million euros for a work from the famous Monzino Collection


The so-called Monzino Uli, from Lembankakat Mbaru, New Ireland, was sold at the Dorotheum Auction House as part of the "African and Oceanic Art - Treasures from the Monzino Collection" auction on June 21st for 1.425...[more]

Lot 603 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, realized price € 899,000

93 percent sales rate, great prices at the Classic Cars auction on 23 June at Dorotheum Vienna-Vösendorf


Classic cars and modern-era classic vehicles drive at fast speed - the numerous bidding contests took a long time in the crowded hall and on the telephone at the Dorotheum Classic Cars auction at the Motor Vehicles and...[more]

Empress Elisabeth of Austria: A pair of personal black satin shoes, silk, embroidered with beads and decorated with bows,length 25 cm, realized price €21,250

Umbrella and shoes from Empress Elisabeth successfully auctioned at Dorotheum’s Imperial Court Memorabilia auction.


The hype surrounding Empress Elisabeth is unbroken - Sisi's reputation hails as far as Asia. As a result, items from the personal belongings of the legendary Empress were sold at the Imperial Court Memorabilia auction at...[more]

Lot 603 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, estimate € 850.000 - 1.000.000

Grandiose selection, the majority without limit: “Classic Cars and Automobilia” on 23 June 2018 at Dorotheum Vienna Vösendorf


Vintage cars look great. They can be driven as well as put on display. In addition, they serve as a form of investment. A fleet of approximately 100 such investments on wheels, the finest and most extensive selection offered by...[more]

A Poltrona di Proust lounge chair, designed by Alessandro Mendini in 1978, manufactured in 1990, carved wooden frame in the Rococo style, the white textile covering hand-painted with a Pointillist pattern, signed: 90 A. Mendini and with a dedicatory inscription to the present owner. estimate €30,000 - 50,000

June 6th at Dorotheum: Design Auction, also featuring the Teichgräber Collection


Rare classics, idiosyncratic designs, along with objects from the collection of Viennese design expert Peter Teichgräber – all this and much more will clamour for attention at the upcoming Dorotheum design auction on June 6th...[more]

Emperor Franz Joseph I. of Austria: A pair of personal slippers, kid leather, red silk lining, length 28,5 cm,  confirmation of Eugen Ketterl,(the Emperor's valet) dated 1916, that "these slippers were worn exclusively by HRH Franz Joseph I .. " estimate €5,000 - 8.000

June 18th 2018: Dorotheum „Imperial Court Memorabilia“ auction featuring personal possessions of Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Elisabeth and others.


This year's auction of "Imperial Court Memorabilia & Historical Objects", to be held at Dorotheum Vienna on June 18th 2018, will feature a wide variety of objects once belonging to Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) Concetto Spaziale "ATTESA", 1964-65, fluorescent pink 46 x 38 cm sold for €552,000

Contemporary Art Showed its Strength at Dorotheum


After the success of Fernando Botero (€393,400) at the Modern Art auction, another work by a South American-born artist demonstrated his strength on the art market at Dorotheum, the following day (May 16). At the Contemporary Art...[more]

Fernando Botero (born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932; lives and works in Paris and New York) L’Odalisque, 1998, oil on canvas, 52 x 42 cm, realized price €393,400

Nearly 400,000 euros for a Botero painting at Modern Art Auction - world record for Pippo Rizzo


Three women - three styles - three artists: All of them achieved outstanding sales prices at the Modern Art auction on 15 May 2018 at Dorotheum. The painting of a voluminous Odalisque in the unmistakable style of Fernando Botero...[more]

Selendi "bird-design ushak", West-Anatolia, ca. 336 (340) x 200 cm, 16th/17th century, starting bid €500,000

19th June 2018: Private Collection of Adil Besim – 150 rare Oriental carpets at Dorotheum auction


Besim: Over the past decades, the name Adil Besim has come to be associated with the highest quality and integrity in the trade with hand-knotted, natural coloured, antique Oriental carpets. On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Dorotheum...[more]

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