Not quite in Stuttgart but Germany’s leading book event returns

05 June 2023

The Stuttgart Rare Book Fair, Germany’s leading fair for the rare book and prints trade, is returning after the pandemic for an anniversary event from June 16-18.


Expressionists emerge together

29 May 2023

Van Ham of Cologne is offering a work by the German Expressionist Otto Mueller on the occasion of its 500th sale: the painting Frau und Knabe (Woman and Boy) from 1922.


German artist Scholz's 'scandalous' picture takes six-figure sum at auction

29 May 2023

Berlin is obviously a good place to sell paintings by the German artist Georg Scholz (1890-1945), one of the leading representatives of Neue Sachlichkeit (new objectivity).


Beckmann's depiction of friend’s family comes to Munich auction

29 May 2023

Known for his countless self-portraits, second only in number to Rembrandt, and a distinctive style often with somewhat sinister undertones, Max Beckmann also created some surprising works.


Member of French clockmaking dynasty to feature in German auction

29 May 2023

The signature Fortin à Paris on the dial of this 21in (53cm) high marble and gilt bronze clock shows that it was made by a member of one of the most prominent Parisian clockmaker dynasties of the 18th century.


Work by metal worker Wesselmann emerges in Munich

22 May 2023

The composition and use of colour make 'Monica nude with Lichtenstein', which is being sold by Ketterer Kunst in Munich on June 9, instantly recognisable as a work by American pop-artist Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004).


Christo Reichstag wrap study on offer

22 May 2023

The artist couple Christo (1935-2020) and Jeanne-Claude (1935-2009) were obviously in equal measure creative, determined and patient.


Rare Hodgkin appearance in Germany

22 May 2023

It is a rare event when a painting by Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) turns up at a German auction, but on June 5, Van Ham can offer his 1996 painting Miami in its Modern and Contemporary sale.


Coral from the coast of Sicily

01 May 2023

Since the 12th century the Sicilian town of Trapani has been closely connected to the art of coral carving. Thanks to the invention of a particular tool, ideally suited to the material, in the 16th century, the industry thrived.


Two vases sold in Germany underline demand for Bohemian glass

01 May 2023

Judging by recent results, there has been a resurgence of interest in products from the Bohemian glass manufacture of Lötz Wwe (Loetz widow).


You’ve got the lion look

01 May 2023

The design of a sofa and two corresponding chairs on offer at Hargesheimer (28% buyer’s premium) in Düsseldorf could never be described as restrained.


Early 19th century pianoforte makes sound price

01 May 2023

Until his death in 2022, the musicologist and collector Rudolf Ewerhart lived in Wassenach, some 20 miles to the west of Koblenz.


Mary medal is one of just two known

01 May 2023

To say that a mid-16th century gold medal that was auctioned by Künker (25% buyer’s premium) in Osnabrück during the sale of March 16-24 is rare would be quite an understatement.


US design formed latest type of telegraph tech

01 May 2023

This rare US patent model, offered for sale by German ‘technical antiques’ specialist Auction Team Breker (21.8% buyer’s premium), aimed to change the way messages were passed via the telegraph in the mid 19th century.


Maltese bidders write on cue

01 May 2023

Maltese furniture rarely makes it to the international auction market, so it was something of a sensation when a finely decorated, mid-18th century writing cabinet came up for sale at Metz (28% buyer’s premium) in Heidelberg.

Roan bust

Roman bust found in Texas charity shop to return to Ludwig I’s collection in Germany after more than 70 years away

27 April 2023

A Roman bust discovered in a US charity shop and bought for just $34.99 will be repatriated to Germany.


The high priest of German Orientalism

24 April 2023

During the second half of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century, the German artist Ferdinand Keller (1842-1922) had a highly successful career as a painter of historical motifs, some imagined, some of a more documentary manner


Obituaries: Edward Smith and Eberhard Kornfeld

24 April 2023

Edward Smith passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023 after a short illness. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends

White And White Telegraph Keypad

Early telegraph keypad stars in our pick of five auction highlights

07 April 2023

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare ‘Telegraphic Key Apps’ from 1855 that made over 10 times estimate at a German auction.


Bavarian connoisseur clocks collection comes up for auction

27 March 2023

For three decades, from the 1950s-80s, a Bavarian connoisseur amassed a collection of clocks, some of which are being sold by Nagel in Stuttgart.