Strong market for high-quality art and design

Bukowskis proved great strength after this season's anticipated auction, Modern Art + Design, that just took place at Berzelii Park 1 in Stockholm. The bidders showed strong interest in the rich selection of art by the Swedish modernists, as well as design objects from the internationally acclaimed Axel Einar Hjorth alongside a very extensive private glass collection, sold high over estimate with bidders from all over the world.

We are very pleased with the remarkable result. We are now looking forward to the Contemporary Art & Design and Important Timepieces Sale tomorrow, says Björn Extergren, Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fine Art.

Additional highlights hammered over estimate were, amongst others, Nils Dardel's "Ekipaget", Waldemar Lorentzon "Gatumusikanterna", and Leander Engström's "Norwegian coast".

After the evening's auction the market once again showed strength for Swedish and international modern art, says Andreas Rydén, Head specialist, Art, deputy managing director.

The iconic armchair "Chieftain"/"Chief Chair" by Finn Juhl sold for 637 000 SEK and became the department's most expensive furniture sold. Internationally sought-after furniture by Axel Einar Hjorth took off as ever before as well as classics by Hans J Wegner, Bruno Mathsson and Josef Frank of course.

It is extremely gratifying that interest in Swedish form seems to have spread throughout the world. Who had thought twenty years ago that the interest in Swedish pine furniture would overwhelm Danish design furniture? Some of the lots had dozens of phones and online bidders. Among the works of art, the bird sculpture by Kaipiainen flew to a final price of SEK 857,500 and the entire Swedish glass collection found new owners, says Eva Seeman, Head specialist design and 20th-21st Century works of Art.

Märta Måås-Fjetterström and Barbro Nilson were the shining stars of the carpet and textiles department with many lots sold high above estimate with intensive bidding.

Red carpets at the top of the auction as well as colourful rugs such as "Snäckorna" by Barbro Nilsson. Especially fun to see that both Märta Måås-Fjetterström and Barbro Nilsson's compositions were so sought after, partly due to Bukowski's international network and partly to the big exhibition at the Swedish castle this spring (which is now extended until the end of October), says Anette Granlund, Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art.

Bukowskis can now proudly present 19 lots sold over 1 million SEK for spring 2020 and look forward to the season's closing auctions Contemporary Art & Design as well as Important Timepieces which will take place June 17th.


Highlights glass and ceramics


54. Alessandro Pianon, a "Pulcino" glass bird, Vistosi, Italy 1960's.
Hammer price 
50 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK
78. Berndt Friberg, a stoneware vase, Gustavsberg studio, Sweden.
Hammer price 
100 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 60 000 SEK
102. Hans Hedberg, a faience sculpture of an apple, Biot, France.
Hammer price 
95 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
119. Rut Bryk, a stoneware relief from the "Karelian Village", Arabia, Finland ca 1953.
Hammer price 
105 000 SEK
Estimate 
30 000 - 35 000 SEK
121. Rut Bryk, a "City" ceramic sculpture, Finland ca 1960.
Hammer price 
120 000 SEK
Estimate 
8 000 - 10 000 SEK
122. Rut Bryk, a stoneware wall relief, Arabia, Finland 1970's.
Hammer price 
130 000 SEK
Estimate 
100 000 - 125 000 SEK


Highlights silver and jewellery



Highlights carpets



Highlights Furniture and Works of Art


286. Josef Frank, a coat hanger, Firma Svenskt Tenn 1940-50's.
Hammer price 
290 000 SEK
Estimate 
20 000 - 25 000 SEK


Highlights art


353. Waldemar Lorentzon, "Vid havet, utsikt från terrassen".
Hammer price 
330 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
354. Erik Olson, "Komedianter".
Hammer price 
210 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
373. Sigrid Hjertén, "Kalkstensklippan, St Aubin".
Hammer price 
250 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
378. Sven Jonson, "No. 8".
Hammer price 
420 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
389. Leander Engström, Norweigan coast.
Hammer price 
480 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK
399. Marcel Gromaire, "NU COUCHÉ aux bas gris".
Hammer price 
240 000 SEK
Estimate 
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
400. Bram Bogart, "Requin agonisant".
Hammer price 
200 000 SEK
Estimate 
50 000 - 70 000 SEK
416. Sigrid Hjertén, "Utsikten från Katarinavägen".
Hammer price 
600 000 SEK
Estimate 
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
419. Nils von Dardel, "Ekipaget".
Hammer price 
900 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 500 000 SEK
437. Waldemar Lorentzon, Street musicians.
Hammer price 
900 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
440. Carl Kylberg, "Natten viker".
Hammer price 
560 000 SEK
Estimate 
400 000 - 450 000 SEK
454. Bror Hjorth, "Skön Anna".
Hammer price 
460 000 SEK
Estimate 
500 000 - 600 000 SEK
460. Jean Egger, Portrait of Signe.
Hammer price 
320 000 SEK
Estimate 
175 000 - 200 000 SEK
462. André Lhote, Woman in landscape.
Hammer price 
160 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
470. Sigrid Hjertén, "Iván inför utsikten".
Hammer price 
1 000 000 SEK
Estimate 
1 000 000 - 1 200 000 SEK
474. Olle Olsson-Hagalund, "Vintermorgon".
Hammer price 
220 000 SEK
Estimate 
250 000 - 300 000 SEK
482. Klaus Staudt, "Gelbes Doppelrelief".
Hammer price 
460 000 SEK
Estimate 
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
506. Carl Kylberg, "Lugnet mot kvällen".
Hammer price 
300 000 SEK
Estimate 
300 000 - 400 000 SEK

Consignment and valuation

Consignments are now under way for our upcoming auctions. Welcome to contact us today.

Björn Extergren
Stockholm
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment & Sales Department, Fineart. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61
Andreas Rydén
Stockholm
Andreas Rydén
Head Specialist, Art, Deputy Managing Director
+46 (0)728 58 71 39
Lena Rydén
Stockholm
Lena Rydén
Specialist Modern Art
+46 (0)707 78 35 71
Amanda Wahrgren
Stockholm
Amanda Wahrgren
Specialist Modern Art, Prints
+46 (0)702 53 14 89
Marcus Kinge
Stockholm
Marcus Kinge
Specialist Prints
+46 (0)739 40 08 27
Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 69
Anette Granlund
Stockholm
Anette Granlund
Head Specialist Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 92
Jonatan  Jahn
Stockholm
Jonatan Jahn
Specialist Design and 20th-21st Century Works of Art
+46 (0)703 92 88 60
Camilla Behrer
Stockholm
Camilla Behrer
Specialist Design and 20th Century Works of Art
+46 (0)708 92 19 77