Koller

Koller is an auction house with headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland. The business dates back to 1958 when Pierre Koller opened a gallery of equestrian engravings and antique furniture.

Koller’s first auction was held two years later and before long the company was conducting sales of furniture, porcelain and modern art on a regular basis. Today the firm operates a group of offices across Europe including in Germany and Italy as well as Switzerland.


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Still-lifes and landscapes reflect the Dutch Golden Age

18 September 2023

Golden Age Dutch works in the form of still-lifes and landscapes will be on offer at Koller in Zurich in an auction of Old Masters on September 22.

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Asian buyers battle at auction for relics of their regions

24 July 2023

Recent sales of Asian art achieved some memorable prices, paid not surprisingly by Asian buyers.

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Hungary's Munkácsy bid to more than three times estimate at Swiss auction

29 May 2023

Like many of his colleagues, the Hungarian painter Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900) visited the major art centres of his day, such as Munich and Düsseldorf, before finally settling in Paris in 1871.

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Rich harvest nine years later

17 October 2022

The private collector who consigned a painting he had bought at Sotheby’s in London in 2013 to Koller (25/22/15% buyer’s premium) in Zurich for the auction on September 23 will have been most agreeably surprised by the result.

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Merian marvel in Switzerland

12 September 2022

The Books & Autographs auction at Koller in Zurich on September 21 features the greatest work by artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian on the insects and fauna of Surinam, estimated at SwFr120,000-160,000.

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Meal time for two at Zurich auction

23 May 2022

Koller will hold a three-session sale of Asian art in its Zurich rooms on June 1.

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Fluttering around in Surinam

16 May 2022

Though it is the pineapple that is most prominent, it is the assortment of creatures that flutter around, climb or emerge from its leaves that are the principal attraction of this coloured plate, below.

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Swiss peak proves to be a bargain price 15 years on

09 May 2022

During the late summer of 1907, the Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler visited the Engadin region and painted six landscapes of nearby mountains.

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Teniers painting emerges after 200-year wait

28 March 2022

The last time this painting by David Teniers the younger (before 1610-90), depicting an alchemist in his workshop, was mentioned in a publication was back in 1877 and it comes to the market after having been in a Swiss family collection for over 200 years.

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Commode linked to Parisian ebeniste Nicolas Sageot offered in Swiss sale

14 March 2022

Among the contemporaries of André Charles Boulle, who perfected the complex form of marquetry that bears his name, was the Parisian ebeniste Nicolas Sageot.

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Title winners: named services attract extra interest for European ceramics at auction

15 November 2021

Dessert plate taken to St Helena exile by Napoleon demonstrates provenance value

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Astronomical observation and royal connections lift European horology sales

30 August 2021

Regulators hold their own distinct appeal for collectors who like their aesthetic and are interested in their historic horological function as precision timepieces.

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Warhol flowers bloom in German saleroom

09 August 2021

Over many years, Helga and Walther Lauffs collected American and European art from the 1960s-70s.

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Scroll painting given to a politician makes eight-times estimate in Zurich

28 June 2021

Li Keran, who died in 1989, is considered to be one of the most influential Chinese Contemporary painters. He not only taught a generation of young artists; he is credited with the revival of Chinese landscape painting.

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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Sun rises in Berlin

03 May 2021

Among the highlights of the Asian Art auction at Koller on June 2 is this ink and colour scroll painting 'Sunrise at Mount Tai' by Li Keran (1907-89).

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Van Dyck St Jerome painting now confirmed and sold in Zurich

19 April 2021

The highlight of the Koller spring series came from the Old Masters sale.

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Swiss artist stars as a pair of his works occupy the two top spots in a Zurich auction

21 December 2020

Works by Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) were the highlights of the Koller (25/22/15% buyer’s premium) sale of Swiss Art, held in Zurich as part of its December auction series.

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Chinese ink drawings emerge in Zurich

23 November 2020

One section of the Asian art sale at Koller in Zurich on December 3, with its own catalogue, is devoted to a private collection of Chinese ink drawings.

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Trademark grid work by Otto Piene

16 November 2020

Koller is holding a sale of Post-War and Contemporary art on December 5 in Zurich.

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