17 May: Exclusive Items

This is a relatively small auction (83 lots). Selective, eclectic and of a high standard.

Again we offer a particularly wide range of subjects and pieces: items reminiscent of the rich Dutch maritime history, Chinese porcelain, Western, Indian and Indonesian paintings, jewelry, silver, and once again a special selection of work by M.C. Escher (including letters by M.C. Escher). Below a few examples are shown.

The printed catalogue with all the details can be seen by clicking on the image. Of course there is also an online version.

This is a live auction.

18 May: Asian Art and Indonesian paintings

On 18 May we have two timed online auctions:

  • Asian art (mainly Chinese ceramics), 498 lots, starting at 9.00 AM
  • Indonesian paintings, 93 lots, starting at  1.30 PM

Click on here or on the button ‘Catalogue’ on our website for the catalogues.

Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981)

The Exclusive Items Auction of 17 May contains this masterpiece by Willem Gerard Hofker:

‘Balische zusjes op ‘t tempelfeest’ (‘Balinese sisters at the temple feast’)
Bali, December 1940
Oil on canvas, 100 x 75 cm.
€ 300.000 – 500.000

Seline Hofker wrote an extensive essay about this painting (20 pages). Click on the image to open the essay.