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  • PIASA will continue to chart the history of ceramics on 12 April 2018, when nearly 80 unique works by Milan’s Guido De Zan will be offered during the sale of Italian Design. The pieces come from De Zan’s personal collection, and form the first part of the auction.

  • Paris, February 2018 – PIASA’s first auction of Scandinavian Design in 2018, on February 15, yielded a total of €2.1 million. This new sale devoted to the Nordic creativity, replete with big-name masterpieces, confirms PIASA as leaders on the Design market.

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Most Important Sale Ever Devoted To Serrurier-Bovy Yields Record Prices | JUNE 3, 2015

On Wednesday 3 June 2015, PIASA staged an auction devoted to the most
pioneering Belgian designer of the early 20th century: Gustave Serrurier
Bovy. The 81 lots brought almost €1 million, with new records for the artist.
For the first time at auction at PIASA, an important collection of furniture cast
the spotlight on Gustave Serrurier-Bovy and his most famous designs (Liszt,
Campagne, Silex series, etc.).
Among the leading prices was a record €34,892 for his large sideboard in varnished
oak (lot 9), highly evocative of the influence of Nature on Serrurier-Bovy’s work.
A similar sideboard, in narra, can be found New York’s Metropolitan Museum.
There were also records for unique items from Château de la Cheyrelle in central
France, led by the floor-lamp from the entry hall (1903) that sold for €53,680 (lot
61); and the dining-room sideboard (1904), embellished with green ironwork and
ceramic tiles, at €46,970 (lot 53).
Connoisseurs were also captivated by iconic items of furniture from the Silex
series. Serrurier-Bovy was a veritable innovator, both technically and socially;
he invented ‘jointed furniture’ – a system of assembled modules made entirely
from solid poplar – imbued with an avant-garde minimalism, and decorated with
stencilled blue or green friezes evoking painted screws. Fine examples at PIASA
included a poplar wardrobe (lot 58) and infant’s chair (lot 57), which fetched
€22,814 and €25,498 respectively.
Also of note were the excellent results obtained for a small Liszt table with a
circular top (lot 34), sold for €60,390 (est. €5,000-7,000); and an elegant cylindrical
cache-pot (lot 41) at €48,312 (est. €5,000-7,000).

 

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