Rus News Journal

The foreign art market

the Zurich antiques - from the Middle Ages to symbolism

last Sunday in Zurich has finished the work 37 - I the Swiss fair of antiques (Kunst Art Messe). Passing earlier in Bern and Basel, KAM here four years successfully enough functions in Zurich, involving on local art - the market of foreign dealers. This year of 67 exhibitors about third made foreign galleries.

Though the basic specialisation KAM - decoratively - applied art (furniture, lanes, porcelain, glass, ornaments, a medieval armour and the weapon, east curiosities), at fair it is possible to find subjects both rare books, and Durer and Rembrandt`s engravings, and among abundance of semiamateur painting - pictures of symbolist Segantini. By this February dealer stocks have considerably replenished at the expense of last year`s grandiose sale to Baden - Baden that is appreciable by address marks in things. The prices at fair rather low, Central European. Royal - Athena Gallery (New York - London) has managed to sell a marble head of Venus (Rome, I century d.C.) for 75 thousand Swiss francs ($62,5 thousand). London Aaron gallery exposed art of the Ancient East and Greece: krasnoglinjanyj riton in the form of a horse (I century d.C.), taken out of Azerbaijan, has been sold for 16,5 thousand francs (about $14 thousand), a fragment of a plate with klinopisnym the text from a palace of Ashshurnasirpala II in Kalhu (IX century BC) - for 70 thousand, kikladsky an idol (III thousand BC) - for 13 thousand francs. East products, but not so ancient, gallery Haus Wedel - in particular offered also, the Turkmen dressing gown estimated in 8,1 thousand of francs (about $6,8 thousand) .
Works of Russian masters was a little. XIX-th century enamel the Crucifixion with coming the Zurich gallery Arete offered for 1,6 thousand francs, and silver shtofik second half XVII centuries was exposed at Payer for 18 thousand Russian miniature of a boundary XVIII - XIX centuries traded Bucher and Trogen: at the first the portrait of prince Alexander Golitsyn (8,4 thousand francs), at the second - Alexander`s portrait I (3,8 thousand) was exhibited. An abundance of works with a brand Faberge differed stand Ortenberg Dusseldorf.