Silver denarius

Brutus Eid Mar denarius sets record for any coin sold in Scandinavia

26 June 2023

A Brutus Eid Mar-type silver denarius, struck shortly after the murder of Julius Caesar, has become the most expensive numismatic object ever sold at auction in Scandinavia.

Bruun Rasmussen Copenhagen

Bonhams buys Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen

22 March 2022

Bonhams’ run of acquiring other auction businesses continues.

Gerda Wegener portrait of Lili Elbe

Pick of the week: Record bidding for The Danish Girl

21 March 2022

“At a time when gender, sexuality, identity and roles are being negotiated like never before, the story of Gerda and Einar Wegener has only become more topical despite the almost 100 years that have passed since the artwork was created.”


Ming dish sets house record in Copenhagen auction

07 June 2021

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen achieved a house record with the sale of an early Ming porcelain dish.

Daniel Quare pocket watch

Plea to help track down stolen Daniel Quare pocket watch

20 March 2021

A Daniel Quare pocket watch has gone missing in transit and its owner hopes the trade may help locate it.

‘Interior, Strandgade 30’ by Vilhelm Hammershoi

Vilhelm Hammershøi interior scene sets record for a painting sold in Denmark

28 November 2019

Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen has set an auction record for any painting sold in Denmark.


King of Siam's golden gifts to an enterprising Dane

20 May 2019

Two impressive golden bowls presented by the king of Siam to an enterprising Danish admiral, businessman and politician star in Bruun Rasmussen’s May 28 auction in Copenhagen.


Danish silver collection recovered

04 February 2019

ATG has learned that the collection of rare Danish silver advertised on two pages of ATG No 2359 as stolen has been returned to its owner.


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.


Reward offered for information to help recover stolen Danish silver collection

18 September 2018

Danish police are appealing to the antiques trade to help track down a large collection of silver that was stolen in a burglary on September 8.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Vilhelm Hammershøi’s White Doors

Hammershøi artwork returns home to Denmark after £1.2m Copenhagen museum buy

09 June 2017

Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen has purchased Vilhelm Hammershøi’s 'White Doors' for the hammer price of £1.2m, well above its £400,000-600,000 estimate.

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.


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.


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.