Autum sales at Koller Geneva: Auctions with solid values for sought-after works

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GENEVA.- At the autumn auctions at Koller Geneva on 18 November over 70 % of the objects found new owners. The top lots were successfully auctioned. Good results were achieved especially for the 20th century painters from the West of Switzerland, large format sculptures and design objects made of gold and silver. As ever, classic Art Deco pieces by Gallé and Bugatti were sought after. The wine sale proved a good auction with only a few unsold items. In the Art Nouveau / Art Deco sector Koller Geneva counted on targeted bidding by collectors in the salesroom. A green glass vase by Emil Gallé, decorated with a multi-coloured iris motif and inscribed “Soyez toujours joyeux” brought a price of CHF 46 360 and thereby proved to be the highest priced item in the sale (Lot 7). Further sought-after works by Gallé were the four stacking tables circa 1900