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DoneThu, Nov 2, 2006 3:30 PM GMT

German Art Nouveau/Special Henry van de Velde

Art Nouveau in Germany – The E.L. Collection of Jugendstil highlights – Henry van de Velde VON ZEZSCHWITZ Art and Design Auctions is devoting their autumn special auction to the sale of important items of Jugendstil from one of Germany’s leading collecting couples. Among the 328 lots can be found rare Kayserzinn items, pewter candlesticks and lamps designed by Friedrich Adler, glass, textiles and metalwork by Peter Behrens, brass and copperwork by Josef Olbrich, Albin Müller and Paul Haustein from the best Darmstadt years, silver, glass and an important large-scale oil-painting ‘Family portrait’ by Hans Christiansen, furniture by Patriz Huber, ceramics, watercolours and a rare carved wooden frame by Max Laeuger, porcelain from the Meissen and Berlin manufactories, rare furniture, metalwork and glass by Richard Riemerschmid, a carved ivory figure by Otto Poertzel, silverwork to the design of Franz von Stuck, as well as a painting of his daughter Mary, ca. 1910. Rare groups of furniture, as well as ceramics, book illustrations and silverwork by Europe’s leading designer and architect Henry van de Velde provide a fitting climax to an auction that gives a splendid overview of the achievements of German design in the Jugendstil period around 1900.