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A large "Leaf"-floor lamp, designed by Tommaso Barbi, Italy c. 1970, bent and chased brass, height approx. 140 cm, estimate € 8,500 - 14,000

DESIGN TIME TRAVEL
2nd November 2017: Design Auction at Dorotheum

(18.10.2017)

From rare or unique objects, prototypes or fine furniture and objects of the 20th century – the Dorotheum design auction on 2nd November 2017 has something to offer every kind of design fan. The auction looks right back to the...[more]

Egon Schiele (1890 - 1918) Reclining Woman, 1917, gouache, black crayon on paper, sheet size 45 x 29.7 cm, estimate € 700,000 - 1,200,000 Auction 21 November 2017

FROM SCHIELE TO KIPPENBERGER
21st – 24th November 2017: Dorotheum Auction Week with Modern and Contemporary Art, Jewellery and Watches.

(17.10.2017)

The upcoming major auction week at Dorotheum Vienna, which will be held between 21st and 24th November 2017, places a special emphasis on contemporary art and classic modernism.   PIONEERS OF MODERNISM Modern art auction,...[more]

Nr. 66 Important Mangbetu figure, Democratic Republic of Congo, a very early collected Mangbetu royal figure, 71 cm high, starting price € 45,000

ART AND MAGIC
Tribal Art Auction on 31 October 2017 at Vienna Dorotheum

(10.10.2017)

Tribal art objects and the notion that they are imbued with magical powers by witch doctors and shamans has been a steady source of inspiration to a long list of modern and contemporary artists. Accordingly, Dorotheum's new...[more]

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato estimate € 340,000 - 440,000

DOROTHEUM PRESENTS 100 YEARS OF AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY
October 21: Classic Cars and Automobilia auction at Classic Expo Salzburg

(06.10.2017)

Just because you're madly in love with a classic car doesn't mean you have to make it the centerpiece of your living room. That's what the actor Josef Meinrad did with his Rolls Royce Silver Shadow from 1966, but as interior...[more]

Emperor Franz Joseph I - personal pince-nez with documentation “The last pair of glasses, worn until the day of his death …“, from the estate of the renowned military painter Alexander Pock, estimate € 2,500 – 3,000

THE EMPEROR'S SPECTACLES
Dorotheum auction on 30th October 2017 with memorabilia of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria, Empress Elisabeth of Austria and many others.

(10.10.2017)

Fans of Europe's imperial past will be looking forward to the annual auction of memorabilia from the old ruling houses of Austria and other countries. At the upcoming Dorotheum auction in Vienna on 30th October 2017, interest...[more]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Personal shoe buckle, brass applied with silver, floral ornamental engraving, iron pin, 8.5 x 7.2 cm, with autograph documentation in display case estimate € 2,000 - 4,000

BUCKLE UP! - MOZART'S SHOE BUCKLE AT AUCTION
On 30th October 2017, Dorotheum Vienna will present one of the world-famous composer's silver-plated shoe buckles at auction.

(06.10.2017)

All over the world, musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is worshipped in a way commonly reserved for saints. It is therefore hardly surprising that this shoe buckle once worn by the composer is presented in a glass display...[more]

Felice Ficherelli (1603 - 1660) Saint Praxedis, oil on canvas, 115 x 90 cm, estimate €150,000 - 200,000 Auction 17th October 2017

ART FOR EVERY SEASON
October 17 - 19, 2017: Auction week with Old Master paintings, 19th Century paintings, Works of Art and Jewellery

(03.10.2017)

Old Master paintings are always in season, some literally so. The four seasons are depicted side by side in Allegories of Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter by Giovanni Paolo Castelli, known also as Lo Spadino. In a style similar to...[more]

Buccellati diamond bracelet, total weight c. 17 ct,  from European aristocratic collection, workmanship c. 1920/30 estimate €14,000 - €20,000

MILAN JEWELLERY ART AND HIGH-CARAT DIAMONDS
Dorotheum Auction on 19th October 2017 with early pieces by Buccellati

(25.08.2017)

The delicate craftsmanship of the jeweller rarely finds a better expression than the pieces produced by the Milan company Buccellati. A large number of such high-carat items by this remarkable manufacturer, all from European...[more]

Carl Theodor von Piloty and Franz Adam (1826–1886) and (1815–1886) Empress Elisabeth of Austria as bride on horseback in Possenhofen 1853, oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm; realized price €1.540,000

DOROTHEUM ON TRACKS FOR SUCCESS
Sisi & Co: Record sales during the first half of 2017

(04.07.2017)

Look back in joy: Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house, was once again able to achieve a number of record results during the first half of 2017. The extensive range of the auction house, which continues to...[more]

Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, Basel, Johannes Oporinus, June 1543, first edition, realized price €367,237

SENSATIONAL SALE OF ANATOMY COMPENDIUM
€367,237 for first edition Andreas Vesalius 1543 – New record book sale at Dorotheum

(30.06.2017)

Andreas Vesalius' seminal work of early modern anatomy was sold for the sensational sum of 367,237 Euro during the recent Dorotheum book auction on 28th June 2017. This represents the highest winning bid for a book at a Dorotheum...[more]

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé, estimte €350,000 - 440,000, starting price €150,000

A JOYRIDE THROUGH AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY
Auction “Classic Cars and Automobilia” at Dorotheum, 24th June 2017

(13.06.2017)

A silver-coloured Arch-Jaguar, a veteran of the race track, leads the impressive fleet of vehicles presented at the upcoming auction of "Classic Cars and Automobilia" on 24th June 2017 at the Dorotheum...[more]

Lot 290 Andreas Vesalius, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, Basel, Johannes Oporinus, June 1543, first edition, starting price €180,000

THE BIRTH OF MODERN ANATOMY
Book sensation on 28.06.2017: € 180,000 starting price for a first edition Vesalius of 1543

(14.06.2017)

The first edition of “De humani corporis fabrica libri septem“ (On the architecture of the human body) by Andreas Vesalius (Brussels 1514 – 1564 Zakynthos) published in 1543, can be regarded as the true highlight of the upcoming...[more]

Emilio Vedova (1919-2006) Tensione, N 4 V, 1959, oil on canvas, 145.5 x 196 cm, realized price €792,500

WORLD-RECORD PRICE FOR EMILIO VEDOVA
Excitement guaranteed: top dollar for contemporary art

(01.06.2017)

Dorotheum's 'Contemporary Art' auction on 30 May 2017 started with a bang. Emilio Vedova's large-scale 'tensione' (English: 'suspense') sold for €792,500, over five times its estimate, setting a world record for a work...[more]

Carl Moll (Vienna 1861-1945) “Aus dem Wiener Prater I“ (landing stage at Heustadlwasser/Prater), c. 1930, monogrammed C. M, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, sold for €247,000

AUSTRIAN ARTISTS IN HIGH DEMAND AT DOROTHEUM
Works of modern art sell for far above estimate

(31.05.2017)

The ‘Modern Art’ auction on 30 May 2017 started Dorotheum’s auction week on a triumphant note. The event was marked by soaring prices, top results and an excellent sell-through rate.  The thriving market for Austrian art...[more]

A rare "Project in Red" sofa, designed by Zaha Hadid, 1988, for Edra, Italy. The sofa is part of the "Wave Collection", which was publicly presented at the Milan nightclub "Studio 54" in September 1988. Massimo Morrozi commissioned this moel for Edra's project, At the most, altogether three or four sofas were produced in slightly differing variants. estimate €65,000 - 90,000

HIGHLIGHTS OF DESIGN HISTORY
"Design First" Auction at Dorotheum on 20th June 2017

(31.05.2017)

Radical design of the 1960s, Vienna Modernism, contemporary design and Zaha Hadid. These will be the founding principles of the first design auction of a new kind called  "Design First". The auction will be curated...[more]

Nicolas De Stael (1914 - 1955) Composition, 1950, oil on canvas, 16 x 27 cm, estimate €200,000-300,000 Auction 31st may 2017

FOCAL POINT INFORMEL
30th May - 2nd June 2017: Dorotheum Auction Week with Modern and Contemporary Art

(10.05.2017)

The Dorotheum auction week, which will be held between 30th May and 2nd June 2017, will be all about modern and contemporary art, with the auction of Contemporary Art on 31st May placing a particular emphasis on the...[more]

Carl Theodor von Piloty (1826 – 1886) and Franz Adam (1815 – 1886) Elisabeth of Austria on a horse in Possenhofen 1853, oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm Sold for €1,540,000

PORTRAIT OF SISI MINTS MILLIONS
Dorotheum auctions portrait of Empress-to-be Elisabeth of Austria for breath-taking €1.5 million

(27.04.2017)

You could have heard a pin drop in Dorotheum’s auction hall. After a prolonged sparring of bidders, a caller pledged €1,540,000 for an historic portrait of Sisi–and was met with a standing ovation.  The painting by Carl...[more]

BOUCHERON  diamond and gemstone brooch „panier fleuri", ca. 1930, estimate €12,000-16,000 Auction 1 Juni 2017

FLORAL JEWELLERY & RARE WATCHES
Jewellery, wrist- and pocket watches at Dorotheum on 1st and 2nd June 2016

(02.05.2017)

Colourful floral brooches, jewellery by internationally renowned manufactories like Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels, high-carat diamonds, together with rare wrist-watches will all feature prominently in the...[more]

Apollonio da Giovanni (1416 - 1465) Battle of Pharsalos, tempera and gold on panel, 40 x 157 cm Price realized €674,000

DOROTHEUM’S AUCTION WEEK OFF TO A GRAND START
Tremendous international interest, soaring prices for old masters

(26.04.2017)

Dorotheum's auction week kicked off amidst high demand and soaring bids. A masterpiece of the Florentine early Renaissance, Apollonio di Giovanni's "The Battle of Pharsalos," achieved an...[more]

Apollonio da Giovanni (1416 - 1465) Battle of Pharsalos, tempera and gold on panel, 40 x 157 cm, Detail Auction 25th April 2017 estimate €400,000 - 600,000

A WEEK DEDICATED TO THE MASTERS
25th - 27th April: Dorotheum Auction Week featuring Old Master paintings, 19th century paintings, works of art, and jewellery.

(30.03.2017)

Scenes from mythology and history, alongside portrait and landscape paintings, seen through the eyes of Old Master painters and painters from the 19th century. Fine historical furniture, royal vases and splendid high-carat rings...[more]

Carl Theodor von Piloty (1826 - 1886) and Franz Adam (1815-1886) Elisabeth of Austria on a Horse in Possenhofen 1853, oil on canvas, 128 x 108 cm estimate €300,000 - 400,000

SISI’S ENGAGEMENT GIFT
Sensational painting: Portrait of a young Elizabeth, future Empress of Austria for sale at Dorotheum on 27 April 2017

(17.03.2017)

Hung above Emperor Franz Joseph I’s bed until his dying day, this painting is of great historic significance and was owned privately by the Habsburgs for more than 150 years.   The painting, which was given as a Christmas...[more]

<B>Indonesia, a rare figure of the Ngadju-Dayak,</B> called “Hampatong” or “Sapundu” from Heinrich Harrer’s Borneo collection, 19th Century – c. 1900, starting price € 3,000

HEINRICH HARRER'S FIGURE FROM BORNEO
Masks, sculptures, and ethno jewellery at the Tribal Art Auction on 6th April 2017 at Dorotheum

(09.03.2017)

In 1972, Heinrich Harrer (1912 – 2006), famous Austrian mountain climber, traveller, and author, crossed the island of Borneo from the North to the South, and later published an account of the journey in his book...[more]

No. 47 Tapestry, Brussels (Netherlands) 1. half 18th cent., cartoon by David Teniers, musical company in a riverside landscape, starting price €12,000

COURTLY TAPESTRIES
Tapestries of the 17th and 18th century, Oriental carpets, and other textiles at the Dorotheum Auction on 3rd April 2017

(09.03.2017)

Gobelin tapestry master pieces Primarily intended for court and clergy, tapestries have contributed to the dignified atmosphere of audience chambers everywhere from the late middle ages to the Baroque. The scenes depicted in the...[more]

Bulgari Ring Trombino with untreated Burma ruby. c. 6 ct., estimate €60,000-120,000

A BRILLIANT AGE
Exceptional jewellery by David Webb, Bulgari, and many others, at the Jewellery Auction on 27th April 2017

(07.03.2017)

The upcoming major jewellery auction to be held at Palais Dorotheum on 27th April 2017 offers a review of the jeweller's art through the ages, with a particular emphasis on the nineteen-fifties to nineteen-seventies. Designer...[more]

Designer Philip Hohenlohe with one of his concept pieces

"SELECTED BY PHILIP HOHENLOHE"
Interior designer Hohenlohe arrays paintings, furniture, and décor at the Dorotheum auction on 2nd March 2017.

(26.01.2017)

Looking back to see where one is going: „Classic design, classic architecture, studying the humanities: Perhaps we need to look at what lies behind us to connect to our roots", is how designer Philip Hohenlohe put it in his...[more]

Workshop of Hans Memling (Seligenstadt 1435 - 1949 Bruges), The Nativity, oil on panel, 99.2 x 72.5 cm realized price €1,200,000

RECORD AUCTIONS AT DOROTHEUM
World record sales in the millions: The 2016 auction year in review.

(27.12.2016)

2016 has been an excellent year for Dorotheum, German-speaking Europe's largest auction house: - best year for old master paintings in Dorotheum history - June: best auction result for contemporary art in Dorotheum...[more]

Nr. 151 teapot, designed in 1905 realized price €149,400

JOSEF HOFFMANN SUPERSTAR
Teapot sells for €149,900 at Jugendstil auction

(06.12.2016)

Josef Hoffmann’s name was worth its weight in gold at Dorotheum’s 1 December 2016 Jugendstil auction; items designed by the world-class artist and preeminent representative of Austria’s design legacy were among the event’s top...[more]

Enrico Castellani, Superficie Bianca, 1987, realized price €320,200

KICK-OFF WITH WORLD RECORD
A big night for contemporary art

(23.11.2016)

Dorotheum's 22 November "Contemporary Art" auction began with a bang thanks to a horde of bidders who clamored via the phone lines for Julije Knifer's "Kompozicija no. 12", resulting in a winning bid of...[more]

Lot 124 Josef Hoffmann, A carpet from the living room of the Primavesi family country house in Winkelsdorf, Designed in 1914, executed by Johann Backhausen & Söhne, Vienna, mottled wool, hand-knotted,  length 380 x 300 cm estimate €40,000 - 80,000

FLORAL GEOMETRY
Universal Artist Josef Hoffmann stars at the Jugendstil Auction on 1st December 2016

(18.11.2016)

More than any other name, Joseph Hoffmann evokes the concept of the "Gesamtkunstwerk" and the work of the "Wiener Werkstätte", making him one of the most prominent proponents of Austrian art. The Dorotheum...[more]

Leon Schulman Gaspard (Vitebsk 1882–1964 Taos ) “La Fin de la Kermesse” [The end of the fair] according to the French title on the reverse, verso remains of an old label, signed, dated and inscribed Leon Schulman Gaspard Russia 1911, oil on canvas laid down on board, 28 x 46.5 cm realized price €173,800

A SUPERLATIVE AUTUMN AUCTION WEEK
World Records and Top Prices at Dorotheum

(21.10.2016)

A week of superlatives at Dorotheum: soaring bids and world records characterised the auction of 19th-century paintings on 20 October 2016.  The painter Leon Schulman Gaspard drew a top price of €173,800 with his favourite...[more]

Lot 6 Well Tempered Chair, design Ron Arad, 1986, for the Vitra Edition 1986-1993 estimate € 9,000 - 12,000

A PERFECT FIT
Many Scandinavians and one new Expert: Design Auction 3rd November 2016

(27.10.2016)

Rarely is the combination of modern and applied art on the one hand and attractive investment opportunities on the other more fun than in the fertile field of design. Dorotheum design auctions regularly offer the perfect setting...[more]

Jacopo Tintoretto (1519–1594) The Battle between the Philistines and the Israelites oil on canvas, 146 x 230.7 cm price realised € 907,500

More than 900,000 Euro for a newly discovered Tintoretto
One of the most successful Dorotheum auctions of old master paintings to date.

(20.10.2016)

A spectacular newly discovered painting provided the focal point of the auction of Old Master paintings on the 18th October 2016:  Jacopo Tintoretto's Battle between David and Goliath is a major work by the celebrated...[more]

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster realised price €1,067,000

TOP PRICES FOR CLASSIC CARS AT RECORD-SETTING DOROTHEUM AUCTION
€1,067,000 for Mercedes Benz 300 SL at "Classic Cars" on 15 October 2016

(20.10.2016)

Dorotheum’s 15 October 2016 classic cars auction excelled on all fronts. A head turner of a Mercedes - a red 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster -  achieved a staggering €1,067,000 Euro, the most ever paid for a classic car...[more]

Diamond diadem, total weight ca. 30 ct, 1902-1922 estimate € 34,000 – 70,000

AGELESS GENIUS
Dorotheum Auction 24th and 25th November 2016: High-carat diadems and exceptional wrist-watches

(13.10.2016)

They are the heralds of a bygone age: diadems were once worn on special occasions and they still make the occasional memorable appearance today – at weddings, formal balls, or perhaps even a royal reception. At the upcoming major...[more]

Lot 449 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster estimate € 950,000-1.250,000

HERALDS OF THEIR TIMES
Dorotheum Auction „Classic Cars“ on 15th October 2016 at the Classic Expo in Salzburg

(05.10.2016)

Heralds of the wild nineteen-seventies including several sports cars and convertibles by the best makers and much, much more: The Dorotheum auction of "Classic Cars" on 15th October 2016 leaves nothing to be desired. ...[more]

Jacopo Tintoretto (1519-1594) The Battle between the Philistines and the Isrealites, oil on canvas, 146 x 230.7 cm estimate € 300,000 - 400,000

DRAMA, BABY!
18th to 20th October 2016: Big Dorotheum Auction Week with Old Masters, 19th-Century Paintings, Works of Art, and Jewellery

(22.09.2016)

Love and intrigue, beauty and horror, hells and idylls have always mesmerised humanity. The works of art that will be changing hands during the upcoming Dorotheum Auction Week are by no means out of date. From the 18th to the...[more]

Diamond pendant 5,44 ct. € 130,000-200,000

FANCY: PRECIOUS TREASURES
Exceptional diamonds and gemstones at the Dorotheum Auction on 20th October 2016.

(31.08.2016)

Fancy Intense, Natural Colour - these are the characteristic of a 2,79 ct. yellowish orange diamond, set into a ring by Bulgari. It is just one of three Bulgari lots to be presented at the upcoming Dorotheum jewellery auction on...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1967/68, waterpaint on canvas, blue, 46 x 55 cm realized price €735,000

WORLD RECORDS AND MILLIONS IN SALES
Successful first half of 2016 at Dorotheum

(28.06.2016)

Dorotheum has every reason to be proud of its first half of 2016 which saw six new world records, millions of euros of sales, and top results achieved for Modern and Contemporary Art. Some of the most successful auctions in...[more]

No. 433 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster, estimate €520,000-€680,000

GLAMOUR ON ALL CYLINDERS
Dorotheum “Classic Cars and Automobilia” Auction on 18th June 2016

(09.06.2016)

A plethora of classic cars await new owners at Dorotheum on 18th June 2016, just in time for the start of the season. There is no lack of splendid, personality-packed vehicles in this auction of “Classic Cars and Automobilia”....[more]

Lot 603 Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1967/68, waterpaint on canvas, blue, 46 x 55 cm realized price €735,000

WORLD RECORDS AND TOP PRICES
Dorotheum’s 1st June 2016 Contemporary Art Auction a Resounding Success

(02.06.2016)

After a painting by the Belgian painter James Ensor sold for over €1,000,000 on 31st May 2016, the initial success of Dorotheum’s auction week continued on 1st June 2016: the auction house once again demonstrated its strength in...[more]

Cat. No. 404 James Ensor (Ostend 1860–1949) “Baptême de masques”, around 1925–30, signed J. Ensor, titled on the stretcher Le baptême de Masques, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm, realised price € 1,022,500

JAMES ENSOR PAINTING RAKES IN A MILLION
Bidders at Dorotheum auction spar over bizarre masquerade depiction from the 1920s

(31.05.2016)

Dorotheum's 31st May 2016 modern art auction took a roaring start with a million-euro result. An outstandingly documented discovery from the oeuvre of the Belgian artist James Ensor incited riotous bidding on the telephone...[more]

Lot 37 An important "Organic Chair", Model No. A3501, designed by Eero Saarinen & Charles Eames, USA 1940, first manufacture from the early 1950s. Designed for the competition "Organic Design in Home Furnishings" launched by the Department of Industrial of the Museum of Modern Art in New York on 1 October 1940. estimate €35,000-€50,000

HARMONIOUS PROPORTIONS
Design Auction at Dorotheum on 16th June 2016

(24.05.2016)

At the heart of the upcoming Dorotheum design auction on 16th June 2016 is a piece of furniture with a special history: The event presents an important early example of organic design, the result of a cooperation between two...[more]

Kolo Moser (1868 - 1918) A necklace used to attach a muff, a present from Gustav Klimt to Emilie Flöge, manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte, desigend 1905, silver, lenght 70 cm estimate €60,000-€80,000

PRECIOUS KLIMT PRESENT
Kolo Moser necklace – a gift to Emilie Flöge from Gustav Klimt - at Dorotheum auction on 13th June 2016

(03.05.2016)

Coming up for sale at the next Dorotheum art nouveau auction on 13th June 2016 will be a precious gift necklace – designed by no-one less than Koloman Moser – that was originally given by Gustav Klimt to his confidante Emilie...[more]

Chanel dress starting price €300

CALL ME COCO
Vintage at its finest: „Chanel“ auction on 14th June 2016 at Dorotheum

(03.05.2016)

Coco Chanel, a magic name, a global brand, a fashion empire – immortalised by the little black dress, Chanel No 5, and the tweed lady’s suit. With around 160 Chanel dresses, pantsuits, blouses, twinsets, accessories, purses,...[more]

Lot 1117 Ippolito Caffi (1809 - 1866) Venice, Nocturnal Festivities on the Via Eugenia (today Via Garibaldi), 52 x 66 cm, realised price €161,000

WANDERLUST
Top prices and a world record for travel paintings at the 19th Century Paintings auction

(25.04.2016)

Significant interest from international bidders as well as hammer prices far above estimates characterized the “Oil paintings of the 19th Century” auction on 21st April 2016 at Dorotheum in Vienna.  The subjects of the...[more]

Lot 12 Workshop of Hans Memling (1435–1494) The Nativity, oil on panel, 99.2 x 72.5 cm Price realised €1,200,000

DOROTHEUM ACHIEVES A WORLD RECORD AND A MILLION EURO RESULT
1,200,000 Euros for "The Nativity" by the workshop of Hans Memling

(21.04.2016)

The immaculately preserved painting “The Nativity”, by the workshop of Hans Memling, one of the most significant Flemish painters of the late 15th century following Rogier van der Weyden, took the top price in Dorotheum’s Old...[more]

Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968) Concetto spaziale, Attesa, 1967/68, waterpaint on canvas, 46 x 55 cm estimate €600,000-€800,000 Auction 1st June 2016

CONTEMPORARY FOCUS
31st May – 3rd June 2016: Dorotheum Auction Week of Modern and Contemporary Art, Silver, Jewellery and Watches

(15.04.2016)

Dorotheum is continuing in the vein of its outstanding results for Italian and German avantgarde of the 1960s, especially works from the Pittura Oggetto (picture-objects) and the ZERO group, offering artworks from these...[more]

Chantecler diamond & gemstone bracelet, diamonds ca. 9 ct, estimate €16,000 - €24,000

COLOURFUL JEWELS & COMPLICATED CLOCKWORK
Dorotheum Auction Preview, 2nd and 3rd June 2016

(08.04.2016)

Perhaps it is the season that led to the upcoming Dorotheum auction on 2nd June 2016 featuring such a bright and colourful selection of jewellery, including many famous names like Bulgari or Chantecler. Artful jewellery from...[more]

Hans Memling (1430/40-1494) workshop The Nativity oil on panel, 99.2 x 72.5 cm estimate €1,200,000-€1,800,000 Auction 19th April 2016

MASTERFUL
19th to 21st April 2016 at Dorotheum: Major auction week of Old Master Paintings, 19th Century Paintings, Works of Art, and Jewellery.

(11.03.2016)

Works of art of the highest quality – including a number of important rediscoveries – will provide the focal point of the upcoming major Dorotheum auction week between 19th - 21st April 2016, featuring Old Master Paintings and...[more]

Cartier ring set with diamond and brilliants 3,01ct E/IFA €80,000-150,000

PURE LUXURY
Dorotheum auction on 21st April 2016 with over 200 select jewellery items by Cartier, Bulgari and many others.

(02.03.2016)

Naturally, famous names exert a particular fascination on the attendees of jewellery auctions and once again renowned makers such as Cartier, Bulgari or Lalaounis will play a major role at the upcoming jewellery auction to be...[more]

Enrico Castellani (born 1930) "Superficie", 1960 100 x 120 cm realized price €965,000

STRONG CONTEMPORARIES AND RECORD AUCTIONS AT DOROTHEUM
Auction Review 2015

(11.12.2015)

For Dorotheum, the largest auction house in German-speaking Europe, the year 2015 proved to be a particularly successful one. The results brought in by two of its contemporary art auctions far exceeded expectations and set new...[more]

Lot 715 Paolo Scheggi (Florence 1940 - 1971 Rome ) "Intersuperficie curva rossa", 1967, red acrylic on superimposed canvases, 80 x 80 x 6 cm realized price €393,400

A VICTORY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Contemporary art triumphs at outstanding Dorotheum auction week

(27.11.2015)

The history-making high sell-through rate and broad range of high-quality international work sold for exceptional prices combined to make contemporary art the high point of Dorotheum's auction week from November 24th–27th, 2015....[more]

A diamond ring, 4.74 ct realized price €161,600

JEWELLERY RESULTS
161,600 euros for a diamond ring at the Jewellery sale on 22 October 2015

(06.11.2015)

Fetching €161,600, a ring featuring a 4.75-ct diamond at its centre marked the peak price at the Vienna Dorotheum’s Jewellery sale on 22 October 2015. The emerald-cut top lot was successfully knocked down to a telephone...[more]

Lot No. 1160 Jan Matejko (1838–1893) Portrait of Carol Gilewski (1832–1871), anatomy professor in Krakow, oil on canvas, 133 x 92 cm 
realized price €344,600

19TH-CENTURY PAINTINGS SALE SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES AUCTION WEEK

(27.10.2015)

The Dorotheum 19th-Century Painting sale on 22 October 2015 was received with a keen interest and lively bidding activity. The auction’s highlight, a portrait of the Krakow anatomy professor Carol Gilevski by the Polish history...[more]

Lot No. 35 Jan Brueghel I. (Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp) Canal landscape with two workshops at the banks, oil on copper, 17.5 x 22.5 cm realized price €369,000

BIDS SOARED AT THE DOROTHEUM’S OLD MASTER PAINTINGS SALE

(21.10.2015)

The beginning of the Dorotheum’s auction week was marked by a keen interest from international bidders on the telephone and a packed saleroom. On 20 October 2015, numerous paintings attracting excellent bidding activity changed...[more]

Shelby Cobra 289 Mk. I 1963 realized price €1,012,000

RECORD PRICE FOR A SHELBY COBRA
The Dorotheum’s most successful Classic Car sale to date held at Classic Expo Salzburg on 17 October 2015

(20.10.2015)

More than one million euros for the 1963 Shelby Cobra Mk I, an icon in automobile history; an altogether high clearance rate of 95 per cent; lively bidding and a keen international interest: all this marked the Dorotheum’s recent...[more]

Light installation of 12 ceiling lamps, designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Sweden, 1960, €24,000–€28,000

FOCUS ON AUSTRIA
4 November 2015: Dorotheum Design Sale

(22.10.2015)

This time, an especially comprehensive focus will be on design made in Austria - from objects by Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos and early works by the architect Henry P. Glass, who emigrated to the USA in 1939, to prototypes...[more]

Gabon: „Ikwara“ of the Punu, opening price € 4,000

RITES AND RELICS
Rare Masks: Tribal Art Auction on 2nd November 2015

(16.10.2015)

Tribal art remains a collecting category that offers art lovers all over the world much to discover. Historical objects, masks, and statues, employed for long years in unfamiliar rites and ceremonies by tribal cultures from...[more]

Paolo Scheggi (1940 - 1971) Intersuperficie curva rossa, 1967, red acrylic on superimposed canvases, 80 x 80 x 6 cm Auction 25th November 2015 estimate €300,000-€400,000

MAGNETS AND MANIFESTS
24th - 27th November 2015: Major Dorotheum auction week of modern and contemporary art, silver, jewellery, and watches

(12.10.2015)

Poetry of Reduction Auction „Contemporary Art“, 25th and 26th November 2015 Rather than still lifes, portraiture, or nudes it is space, time, the interplay of light and dark, questions of finitude, and nothing less than the...[more]

A ring with untreated Burma sapphire 14.577 ct, diamonds estimate €150,000-€260,000

ROYAL BLUE
14,577 ct Burma Sapphire (estimate €150,000-€260,000) at Dorotheum Auction.

(12.10.2015)

Choice jewels from divers eras as well as exclusive wrist- and pocket watches will come up for auction at Vienna Dorotheum on 26th and 27th November 2015.  Treasured gems  It is very rare that an untreated sapphire of...[more]

Shelby Cobra 289 Mk. I 1963 estimate €950,000-€1,250,000

FOUR-WHEELED LEGENDS
Dorotheum Classic Cars and Automobilia Auction on October 17, 2015

(02.10.2015)

Three extremely rare and meticulously well documented prime examples of recent automotive history have secured pole position for Dorotheum's upcoming Classic Cars and Automobilia auction, which is held on October 17 as part of...[more]

Jan Brueghel I (1568-1625) Village landscape near a canal with numerous figures and animals, oil on copper, 17.5 x 22.5 cm Auction: 20th October 2015 estimate €300,000 - €400,000

A PASSION FOR DETAIL
Dorotheum auction week of old master paintings, 19th century paintings, antiques, and jewellery

(29.09.2015)

Among the highlights of the Dorotheum autumn season, the major auction week to be held from 20th to 22nd October 2015 will be old master paintings, 19th century paintings, furniture, glass and porcelain, sculpture and jewellery,...[more]

1963 SHELBY COBRA 289 Mk. I, Estimate € 950.000 - 1.250.000

SHELBY COBRA DRIVEN 9.673 MILES TO THIS DAY UP FOR AUCTION
Classic Expo Salzburg, 17th October

(08.09.2015)

On 17th October 2015, a very special piece of automobile history will go on the block at the Dorotheum Classic Car auction at Classic Expo Salzburg:A 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Mk. I will be looking for a new caretaker. What makes...[more]

4.74 ct diamond ring, €100,000 - €150,000

PRINCESS‘S DREAM
Auction at Dorotheum on 22 October of more than 200 select jewellery items

(02.09.2015)

It is the first large jewellery auction of the second half-year, which will be held at Dorotheum in Vienna on 22 October 2015. More than 200 select items from every era will come under the hammer. Historical jewellery in...[more]

Lot No. 83 Ninghsia dragon carpet, West China, ca. 358 x 281 cm, 19th century

OF CATS AND DRAGONS
Precious rare carpets, splendid tapestries and exceptional textiles at the Dorotheum auction on 21st September 2015

(24.08.2015)

To mark the 10th special auction in the oriental carpet, textiles, and tapestry category - to be held at Dorotheum Vienna on 21st September 2015 - this anniversary event will present a particularly fine selection of 228 lots,...[more]

Enrico Castellani (born 1930)  "Superficie", 1960 100 x 120 cm realized price €965,000

OUTSTANDING PRICES AND RECORD SALES
2015 proves a phenomenal year so far for Dorotheum

(01.07.2015)

The first half of 2015 has proven to be exceptionally successful for Dorotheum, Europe’s largest German speaking auction house. June Contemporary auction week became the best in the entire history of Dorotheum, with new sale...[more]

343  1959 Volkswagen T1 special edition "Samba" realized price € 121.000

PHENOMENAL AUCTION RESULT
Roaring Success: Top prices and excellent sales rate at Dorotheum's ”Classic Cars and Automobilia” auction.

(17.06.2015)

Eager car aficionados from around the world stepped on the gas at Dorotheum's ”Classic Cars and Automobilia” auction in Vösendorf, Vienna, on June 13th, going head to head for a chance to drive home in one of the exclusive...[more]

Lot No 717 Enrico Castellani (b. 1930)  "Superficie", 1960 100 x 120 cm realized price € 965,000

WORLD RECORDS AND HISTORIC TURNOVER AT DOROTHEUM'S CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION

(16.06.2015)

The June 10 and 11 Contemporary Art auction at Dorotheum generated the highest-ever turnover of any contemporary art auction in the history of the auction house. It was avant-garde 1960’s art that captured international...[more]

Lot No 207 Brigitte Kowanz Untitled, 1993, black & white photograph, 33 x 50 cm, estimate € 3,000 – 3,800

Picturing Austria
Dorotheum's Photography Auction on June 22, 2015, offers a trip through Austria's history of photography.

(11.06.2015)

Well-timed for the 150th anniversary of Vienna's Ringstrasse, Dorotheum is pleased to offer two vintage photos picturing the construction along the famous ring boulevard of The imperial Opera House (”Bau des neuen k. k....[more]

Lot Nr. 343  1959 Volkswagen T1 Sondermodell "Samba" Estimate  EUR 95.000,- to 125.000,-

FAST AND FURIOUSLY PRETTY
Dorotheum auction "Classic Cars and Automobilia" on June 13, 2015

(03.06.2015)

One of the highlights of Dorotheum's ”Classic Cars and Automobilia” auction in Vösendorf, Vienna, on June 13 is a convertible. The Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider from 1963 was awoken from a decades-long hibernation just ten years ago in...[more]

Cabinet on a Table”, Model No. BL 0810, designed by Otto Prutscher, 1908, manufactured by the Wiener Werkstätte Realized Price € 244.414

TOP PRICE FOR PRUTSCHER'S "CABINET ON A TABLE"
Wiener Werkstätte cabinet created by Otto Prutscher sold for 244,414 euro at Dorotheum's Design Auction.

(21.05.2015)

It shines like an oversize piece of precious jewelery in black and gold: Otto Prutscher's 1908-designed buck skin leather-covered "Cabinet on a Table" was the absolute highlight of Dorotheum's Design Auction on May 20,...[more]

One Off Moulton Special, UK, 1991, Price € 30.000 © Embacher-Collection, Foto: Bernhard Angerer

Treasured Bicycles
Dorotheum's Embacher Colloction bicycles auction a success

(20.05.2015)

There was a big run on the bikes at the May 19 auction in Palais Dorotheum, as bicycle connoisseurs from all over the world proved eager to secure one of the Embacher Collection's many extraordinary models. Collectors, designers...[more]

Vuvi (or Bavuvi), Gabon: An important, "classical", old Vuvi mask. From the collection of Louis Petit (1856-1943). Collected before 1883. estimate € 5,000 - 8,000

Out of Africa and elsewhere
Rare Masks at Tribal art auction at Dorotheum on 26th of May 2015

(19.05.2015)

For five years, Dorotheum has been holding Tribal Art auctions in Vienna. The next sale will be on Tuesday 26th of May 2015, at 2 pm. 284 carefully chosen lots of Tribal works of art and objects will feature.  A magnificent...[more]

Empress Elisabeth of Austria, personal travel, writing, and sewing set sold for €75,000

SISI'S SHOES BACK IN FASHION
Sisi Museum wins €75,000 bid for Empress Elisabeth’s silk ankle boots at Dorotheum.

(18.05.2015)

Empress Sisi Reigns Supreme €75,000 was the winning bid paid at Dorotheum’s Imperial Court Memorabilia sale on 7th May 2015 for a pair of silk ankle boots once belonging to the empress. Following a heated bidding battle via...[more]

Enrico Castellani (b. 1930) "Superficie", 1960, 100 x 120 cm estimate € 450,000 - 650,000 Auction date 10 June 2015

A GEOMETRIC FRAME OF MIND
9th–12th June 2015: Modern and Contemporary art, Silver, Jewellery and Watches lead the way at Dorotheum’s second major auction week

(08.05.2015)

Video: Contemporary Art Preview Leading names and outstanding quality at the second major Dorotheum sale week of 2015. From the 9th to the 12th June, the auction programme will highlight contemporary and modern art, as well as...[more]

Bulgari Serpenti Jewellery watch 1960/70 estimate € 40,000 – 60,000 Auction Date 12 June 2015

TRENDY LUXURIES
Dorotheum auction in June with select jewellery by Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels and exclusive watches by Patek Philippe or Jaeger le Coultre

(07.05.2015)

A trend towards leading makes of jewellery and watches: collectors more than ever prefer the exclusive product of renowned manufacturers, The jewellery and watch auctions at Vienna’s Palais Dorotheum, to be held on 11th and 12th...[more]

Lot 49 A Pair of table lamps, designed by Pio Porcinai, 1973/74 for the "Jackie-O" club in Florence estimate € 9,000 - 15,000

JET-SET AND DOLCE VITA
Mid-Century- and Contemporary Design at Dorotheum Auction on 20th May 2015.

(28.04.2015)

Viennese modern art, Art Deco, Czech Functionalism, vases from the fifties, classics from Denmark, all this and much more will be presented at the upcoming Dorotheum design auction on 20th May 2015, with a particular emphasis on...[more]

Lot No. 1157 Friedrich Gauermann (Miesenbach 1807 - 1862 Vienna) The Robbery, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 74 cm, realized price € 173,800

WORLD RECORD FOR DEBATING MONKEYS
International record sale of a painting by Gabriel Ritter von Max at Dorotheum

(24.04.2015)

Bids started to climb - with the speed of a monkey one might say - until the expected price had been exceeded several times over: 149,400 Euro set a new world record, by a considerable margin, for a painting by Gabriel Ritter von...[more]

Lot No. 591 Pair of grand Neo-Rococo chests of drawers, presumably original furniture from Linderhof Palace (formerly the bedrom) built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, realized price € 118.750

FURNITURE OF THE FAIRY-TALE KING
€ 118.750 for a pair of splendid Neo Rococo commodes at the Dorotheum auction on 22nd April

(24.04.2015)

On 22nd April 2015, as part of its major auction week, Vienna Dorotheum put up for auction a set of splendid items of furniture probably belonging to the original furnishings of Schloss Linderhof, erected by Ludwig II of Bavaria....[more]

Lot No. 16 Frans Pourbus II (Antwerp 1569 - 1622 Paris) Portrait of Prince Philip William of Orange (1554 - 1618) in a curass and with the Order of the Golden Fleece, oil on canvas, 102 x 82 cm, realized price € 575,516

SUCCESSFUL BEGINNINGS WITH BRUEGHEL
Top prices for old master paintings – second-most successful spring auction.

(24.04.2015)

The auction of old master paintings on 21st April 2015, signalled the highly successful start to the Dorotheum spring season. Be it Jan or Pieter, the I or the II – works by the Brueghel family of painters made a strong showing...[more]

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