The International New York Times’s correspondent, Scott Reyburn, recorded these sales at TEFAF:
- a newly discovered painting by the 18th-century British artist Joseph Wright of Derby, shown by a London dealership, Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker, Two Boys with a Bladder was priced at £3 million to £4 million and sold to an undisclosed institution
- Bob Haboldt had a Madonna and Child by Paolo Veneziano was offered at 1.45 million euros, or about $1.64 million, and quickly sold to a European collector.
- Berlin-based print dealer Nicolaas Teeuwisse brought a rare early 19th-century lithograph of a Brazilian rain forest by Johann Moritz Rugendas, whose pioneering South American studies were praised by the Prussian naturalist and explorer, Alexander von Humboldt. Priced at €12,000, the Rugendas piece was bought by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
- Femme nue couchée by Pierre-Auguste Renoir sold to a private collector
John Endlich Antiquairs
- An 18th-century Doll’s House, known as Anna Maria Tripp’s House, which has remained in the same family for many generations, since it was first made, was sold by to a Foundation which will lend it to a Dutch museum on a long term loan
- Rosemarie Trockel, Birthmark, 2019, was sold to a private collector
- sale of a work by El Lissitzky, Self Portrait (Der Konstrukteur) which went to a private buyer
Galleria d’arte Maggiore
- sale of, Paesaggio, 1943 by Giorgio Morandi to a public collection
Robilant + Voena
- a very rare early work by Lucio Fontana, a glazed ceramic Madonna with gold varnish, which had an asking price of € 650,000
- a work attributed to Antonio Tempesta entitled, Siege for a price in the region of € 95,000
Bijl-Van Urk B.V.
- sold in excess of 8 works during the first three hours, including a pair of paintings
Fluyten and Other Three-Masters in Choppy Weather, c.1648-53, by Heerman Witmont (1605- 1684), which had remained with the same family for over 350 years and have now been sold to a private collector
Fondantico Di Tiziana Sassoli
- sold a painting entitled Hercules and Omphale by the Late Baroque and early Neoclassical painter Gaetano Gandolfi from Bologna, one of the most important 18th-century Italian painters of the period, to a private collector
Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG
- sold a number of objects including two items to a major museum in Tokyo, which were a leaf from a scroll on vellum entitled Compendium Historiae in Genealogia Christi, England, c.1280, by Peter of Poitiers (1130-1205) and a miniature on vellum decorated in tempera and gold entitled, David in waters and God in Heaven, Paris, c. 1320.
Symbolic & Chase
- sold a pair of JAR earrings made from diamond and natural pearl, 2010, and a natural
pearl and diamond brooch by Sabba, dated 2014, with a total value for both items of just under
- a table lamp designed by Erna Kopriva executed by Wiener Werkstätte, c.1902, which was sold to a private collector based in Berlin and also a Viennese showcase made from bent beech and plywood decorated with brass and mirrored glass, c.1902 by the manufacturer J. & J. Kohn, which sold to a Russian private collector
Laffanour Galerie Downtown
- sold a five-seat sofa which combined Alpine and Japanese elements designed by the French architect Charlotte Perriand to a private collector
- sold a fine Greek bronze statue of Zeus from the 4th century BC. This solid cast bronze figure of the god standing naked had an asking price of €500k and sold to a private collector