K & K – Heidelberg
Estate of a Baden-Baden based medical doctor & House "Fliederhof", Dresden
Houses tell interesting stories
So do the two estates that make up an important part of the sale on September 15th , 2017 at K&K-Auktions in Heidelberg.
The portrait of Sophie Margharete Schuncke, wife of Prof. Julius Schuncke dating 1909 was painted by Albert Haueisen
(estimate € 800-1000,-/ reserve price € 350,-). Prof. Schuncke, 1855–1922, chemist at the BASF, was a member of a family of
musicians and their estate called "Villa Fliederhof" in Dresden-Blasewitz hosted many musicians and artist, among these Rachmaninoff (see also silver beaker
with dedication). One would love to know which records Mrs. Schuncke liked best when they played the Polyphon no. 54, "Mikado" made in Leipzig
about 1895 (estimate € 6000-9000,-/ reserve price € 3000,-). The portraits of the Frankfurt based couple Jean Noé du Fay and his wife Amélie
du Fay dating 1821 painted by Carl Wilhelm Tischbein, 1797–1855 are just as intriguing (estimate 8000-10.000,-/ reserve price € 3.800,-).
Did Mr. du Fay take out this fine Stobwasser tabacco tin depicting the Byzantine general Belisar, after a painting by Jacques-Louis David, 1784 in the evenings
in front of the fireplace to take a snuff (estimate € 800-1.200,-/ reserve price € 350,-)?
Two tempera paintings by Willi Baumeister dating 1952/53 (stimate € 7000-9000,-/ reserve prices: € 1.900,-/ 2.500,-) and the estate of his
student Elisabeth Bieneck-Roos place an emphasis in the modern art section. Bieneck-Roos attended the Art Academy at Stutgart
in 1947–52. Her oevre can be assigned to the New Realism movement, becoming more abstract over the years, favoring industrial and technical
themes (Lots 86–120, see also her correspondence with Baumeister lot 82).
Some rare porcelain paintings should be mentioned: "Menaka" after August Riedel, dating 1852, another after Tiziano of the mid 19th century and still another showing a young lady by KPM about 1880/1900, all in frame. Also quite rare and in a good condition is an Empire coffee set by Meissen (estimate € 3.000-3.500.-/ reserve price € 600,-).
Collectors of Art Nouveau will be delighted by the fine glass pieces this time: the cameo vase with an autumnal landscape, signed BS about 1905, the large vase with a fig and lizard in pate-de-verre about 1920, both by Daum, Nancy (estimates 1.200-2.500,-/ reserve prices € 400,-/ 900,-) and the vase "Halbrans" by Schneider, Epinay-sur-Seine, 1924-27 (800-1.200,-/ reserve price € 350,-) are fascinating. So is the pottery vase "Grande Vaso" by Guido Gambone about 1960 (estimate € 900-1.200,-/ reserve price € 450,-).
There is a great offer of toys in the sale: a collection of Märklin trains and equipment of the 20ies and 30ies, military toys of II. WW by Bub, Tipp, Lineol, Elastolin and Hausser et al.
The Chinese Qing Period six folded folding screen with "Bogu" decoration about 1900 is a rare antique. On black lacquer, the folds are symmetrically jeweled with "100 antiques" in jade, other gems and ivory (estimate € 6.000-7.000,-/ reserve price € 2.500,-).
In the archaeological sector, the sale includes a great collections of Pre-Columbian pottery, figurines and objects from South und Central America. (lots 597–614).
Kunst und Kuriosa OHG