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Bruun Rasmussen pulls Chinese flask from auction over uncertain dating

03 December 2018

Danish auctioneer Bruun Rasmussen has withdrawn a Chinese flask from sale for the second time following disagreements over its age.

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Asian Art in London to overhaul awards after authenticity of 'best object' winner questioned

19 November 2018

The organisers of Asian Art in London are to abandon the event’s ‘best objects’ award after doubt was cast on the authenticity of one of this year’s winners. The Danish auctioneer which won the award however is standing by the Yuan attribution for the flask after conducting a scientific test.

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Tiara with Danish royal provenance emerges in Copenhagen auction

12 November 2018

This diamond and sapphire tiara, which is to be offered for sale by Bruun Rasmussen on November 30 in Copenhagen, has a long and distinguished Danish royal provenance.

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Spotlight falls on Jacob Hermann as limited supply brings high prices for furniture designer's works

18 June 2018

Most high-flying ‘design’ is made in multiples. These can be limited editions in short runs but, as some of the most iconic pieces have been produced in their millions, their commercial value is typically vested in early examples or prototypes.

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Boxer Rebellion link backs soapstone sale

11 December 2017

Two Qing soapstone seals sold to a Chinese bidder for Dkr1.1m (£130,640), around 100 times their estimate, at Bruun Rasmussen (24 % buyer’s premium) in Copenhagen on November 29.

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Chinese hair ornaments are among Norie collection lots in Copenhagen sale

13 November 2017

This collection of late Qing dynasty Chinese hair ornaments fashioned as bats, flowers and foliage and set with kingfisher feathers, coral, jade and pearls is part of a group of 30 lots from the collection of Evelyn Williams Medows Norie (1862-1915) which is on offer at Bruun Rasmussen on November 29.

Finn Juhl furniture

Finn Juhl furniture grabs the attention at Nordic Masters auction

29 September 2017

Works by the highly-regarded Danish designer Finn Juhl (1912-1989) secured the three top slots in Bruun Rasmussen’s Nordic Masters design sale held in Copenhagen this week.

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Finn Juhl furniture are among highlights at Copenhagen auction

18 September 2017

Two rare early pieces of furniture by the famous architect and designer Finn Juhl are among the highlights in Bruun Rasmussen’s Design sale to be held in Copenhagen on September 27-28.

Hans Christian Andersen picture book

Unique picture book made by Hans Christian Andersen bid to £270,000

02 June 2017

The only picture book made by Hans Christian Andersen that remains in private hands was sold at auction this week in Copenhagen.

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Russian works of art in Copenhagen

30 May 2017

Bruun Rasmussen is holding a sale of Russian works of art in Copenhagen on June 9 featuring material from various private collections, including that of Norwegian commercial attaché Richard Zeiner- Henriksen (1878-1965).

Hans Christian Andersen picture book

Hans Christian Andersen’s unpublished picture book comes to auction

26 May 2017

Not content with writing all those those much-loved children’s stories that are his principal and lasting legacy, Hans Christian Andersen wrote plays, novels, travelogues and, just to fill up his spare time, turned his talents to drawing, creating collages and producing paper-cuts.

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Danish Art Deco daybed on offer in Copenhagen auction

08 May 2017

A relatively unfamiliar name in Nordic works is under the spotlight at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen in its Nordic Design auction on Thursday, June 8.

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Famous fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen's jester amuses at auction

10 April 2017

Hans Christian Andersen did not confine himself to the fairy tales that are his principal and lasting legacy.

Peder Severin Kroyer's scene of Skagen Beach

Peder Severin Kroyer’s summer view at Skagen takes €580,000 at Bruun Rasmussen

07 March 2017

An oil study by the Danish artist Peder Severin Kroyer for one of his best known and final masterworks has sold for €580,000 (£495,725) at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen.

Bonfire on Skagen Beach by Peder Severin Kroyer

Bonfire on the beach: Danish artist’s last masterwork comes to auction

22 February 2017

This dramatic study for the last masterwork produced by the Danish artist Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909) will be one of the highlights of the paintings and drawings sale at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen later this month.

Auctioneer Jesper Bruun Rasmussen

Watch auction of Chinese vase making house-record at Denmark’s Bruun Rasmussen

15 December 2016

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen posted a house record when an early Ming fruit meiping vase was knocked down at Dkr12m (£1.37m) – the highest price for any piece of porcelain ever sold at auction in Denmark.

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Scandinavian style, exclusive design

14 April 2014

The uncompromising Danish furniture designer/carpenter Peder Moos (1906-91) carefully hand-crafted virtually all his distinctive furniture.

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French cabinet at Copenhagen auction

11 February 2014

This 19th century French ormolu-mounted boulle side cabinet is attributed to the Paris-based ébéniste-marqueteur Mathieu Befort (1813-80).

From a golden age, a house painter called Sally

18 September 2002

ONE of the more unusual characters of the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of Danish art was Sally Henriques (1815-1886). Firstly, contrary to what the name might suggest, Sally was a man. Secondly he was Jewish. And thirdly he painted for just four years from 1841-45 before becoming – in a neat reversal of the career of Georges Braque – a house painter.

Juhl in the Danish crown

12 September 2002

DENMARK: The modern design session of Bruun-Rasmussen’s (25% buyer’s premium incl. VAT) mixed 5-day sale from August 5–9 included a smattering of pieces from each of the big Scandinavian names: Just Anderson, Axel Salto, Poul Henningsen, Hans J. Wegner, Mogens Koch and Kaare Klint all put in an appearance, but the main focus was on Finn Juhl.

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