Estates & Collections
Collections are formed and grow over the course of a lifetime, or even over several generations. Connoisseurs often spend many years thoroughly studying their personal area of interest, as well as its artistic, social and historical background. They visit auctions and dealers around the world, exchange information and works with fellow collectors, and constantly ameliorate their collections with new additions. When such a collection is sold, we often have the sense that what comes up for auction is not merely the sum of the individual objects, but an entire life history. The auction catalogue is also often a documentation of a life’s work, and serves as a reference for future generations of collectors. At Koller we have had the privilege of offering numerous collections at auction, from many different categories. Our wide range of specialist departments – over twenty distinct collecting categories – allows us to catalogue and present collections from the most diverse fields in an accurate and professional manner.
CHF 60 500
BUCHMALER AUS DEM GEFOLGE DES MEO DA SIENA (MEISTER DES MONTELABATE KREUZES?)
CHF 60 000
MAJESTAS DOMINI,Limoges, beginning of the 13th century. Finely engraved bronze plaque with champlevé enamel and embossed and gilt copper. With an applied, embossed and gilt copper figure of Christ enthroned. 24.5x13.5 cm. Some losses.
CHF 45 000
A RICHLY DECORATED COMBINATION TOOL, Nuremberg, circa 1580. Iron with fine etched decoration. The tool can be used as pliers, hammer, nail-puller or mini-anvil. L 21.5 cm.
CHF 45 000
A PRECISION SUNDIAL, Southern Germany, late 18th c. With monogram JPF (possibly J.P.Fischer). Engraved and gilt brass, iron and enamel. Semi-circular steel frame on rectangular wooden shaft holding the moveable mechanical sundial with meridian arc and fixed polar axis. With 3 cogwheels connected to clock dial showing the hours and minutes. H 40 cm.
CHF 48 500
MASTER OF THE DOMINICAN EFFIGIES Leaf from an antiphonary with the initial V and the figure of John the Evangelist. Vellum. Florence, ca. 1340. 495 x 355 mm (historiated initial 115 x 115 mm). Provenance: - Castelfiorentino, Pieve dei Santi Ippolito e Biagio. - 1960, New York, Mortimer Brandt. - 1996, Paris, Les Enluminures. - thence to the current collection Bibliography: - Richard Offner, A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting, III/VII Florence 1957, p.70. - Miklòs Boskovits, A Critical and Historical Corpus of Florentine Painting, III/IX, Florence 1984, p. 287. Les Enluminures, Cat. 5, Paris 1996, p. 18. - Friedrich G. Zeileis Più ridon le carte (3.ed.), Rauris 2014, pp. 210- 211.
CHF 40 000
A RARE TURNING LATHE WITH A NUMEROUS TOOLS IN 2 LARGE AND 3 SMALL BOXES, by the company Holzappfel, London, 1824. Mahogany, cast iron, brass and steel. Pedal driven.
CHF 22 000
AN ELEGANT TREPANNING SET, France, possibly 19th c. Shaped and engraved, partly gilt steel. Consisting of a trepan with screw-handle showing Chronos, 7 drill bits, 3 elevators, 5 scrapers, etc. some instruments inscribed IOANNES GANTE. In walnut case with brass mounts lined with red suede (lid warped and cracked). 34.5x20.5x5.2 cm.
CHF 25 200
VALET DE CHASSE (LOUIS XV) ET SA HARDE.Darkly patinated bronze, signed P.J. MÊNE. 1869. Workshop of P.J. Mêne (1869-1879). 66.5x75x39 cm.
CHF 25 920
PORCELAIN TEA CADDY AND ITS CHINESE MODEL
CHF 20 000