Books Born to Run at Auction

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2018 08:08 GMT

If you get a kick out of discussing horsepower, you now have the chance to become the owner of one of the world's largest motor book collections, Koster’s Motor Bookstore, which is up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers on 7 September.

Jesper Thilo’s Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone up for Auction

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 07:20 GMT

While the streets and music venues of Copenhagen overflow with jazz tunes during this summer's Copenhagen Jazz Festival (6-15 July), the musician Jesper Thilo’s Selmer Saxophone will be exhibited in one of Bruun Rasmussen's windows at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen. This iconic tenor saxophone can now be yours when it comes under the hammer at the international auction in mid-September.

Russian Art for DKK 6 Million

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2018 10:12 GMT

Bruun Rasmussen has just completed two weeks of international auctions in Copenhagen, where Russian art and antiques were distributed across a traditional auction on Friday 8 June and a subsequent online auction on Monday 11 June. The highest hammer price was achieved by a painting by Feodor Vasilievich Sychkov, which depicted life in a snow-covered Russian village in 1934.

Classic Danish Design Takes Off at Auction!

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2018 14:20 GMT

At Monday's design auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen, it was the iconic furniture pieces from well-known architects such as Flemming Lassen, Finn Juhl and Kaare Klint that achieved the highest prices. "The Tired Man" by Flemming Lassen was sold for DKK 610,000 (€107,000 including buyer’s premium).

New Auction Record: DKK 1.7 million for a Rolex Daytona

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2018 12:21 GMT

Thursday evening, Bruun Rasmussen achieved yet another Danish auction record with the sale of a Rolex Daytona Cosmograph from 1964-65, also known as the “Paul Newman” watch. It was sold for the extraordinary price of DKK 1.7 million (€297,000 including buyer’s premium), which is the highest hammer price ever achieved at a wristwatch auction in Denmark.

New World Record: DKK 1.2 million for Panthère diamond bangle from Cartier

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2018 12:02 GMT

The international auction at Bruun Rasmussen continues to surprise! Thursday, a new Danish auction record was achieved with the legendary panther bangle from Cartier, which went for DKK 1.2 million (€210,000 incl. buyer’s premium). It is the highest hammer price ever achieved at a jewellery auction in Denmark as well as being the world's highest hammer price on Cartier's panther diamond bracelet!

Drawings from Danish Art Collection Sold for DKK 12.6 million

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2018 11:47 GMT

The art collection that Bruun Rasmussen had under the hammer Wednesday afternoon has been stored at the Danish manor of Engelholm for more than 150 years. The collection was originally established by the Danish lawyer Benjamin Wolff, who built a unique collection of more than 2,000 drawings – from the old masters of the 16th century to the Danish Golden Age in the first half of the 19th century.

Chinese Dragon Dishes Sold for DKK 1 million

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 12:28 GMT

The summer's international auction at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen has begun. This time around we started out with Asian art, where we managed to achieve the auction's first million kroner hammer price with twelve Chinese dragon dishes from the period between 1723 and 1735.

A Meal Worth 4.8 Million Danish Kroner

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2018 12:17 GMT

At Tuesday evening's international auction of fine art at Bruun Rasmussen, a breakfast piece by Dutch artist Pieter Claesz was sold for DKK 4.8 million (€ 840,000 including buyer’s premium). The sale of the painting is a bit of a sensation since Claesz' early works from the 1620s are very rare on the auction market.

Asian Art Treasures at Auction

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2018 07:14 GMT

Yongzheng Porcelain, Shi Tao’s Landscape and Books About the Forbidden City. Once again, it is time for the year's first traditional auction of art and antiques from Asia at Bruun Rasmussen in Copenhagen, ranging in time from the 700s to the late Qing period of the 20th century.

Contacts 27 contacts

  • Press Contact
  • Press manager
  • +45 8818 1072

About Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

About Bruun Rasmussen

Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers is one of Scandinavia’s leading international auction houses, and one of Denmark’s oldest. It all started on 6 October 1948, when Arne Bruun Rasmussen conducted the first traditional auction in the saleroom at Bredgade 33 in Copenhagen. Today, Jesper Bruun Rasmussen stands at the helm of the family-run business together with the third generation of the family, his son Frederik and daughter Alexa, and the company’s CEO Jakob Dupont.

In 2004, the first online auction was launched, and today the auction house has expanded to include departments in Copenhagen and Aarhus and representations in Sweden, Germany, England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Thailand and the US. About 100,000 lots are put up for auction each year at the traditional auctions and daily online auctions. Here you can bid on everything from art, antiques, modern design and jewellery to books, coins, stamps, wine and weaponry.


  • Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers
  • Sundkrogsgade 30
  • 2150 Nordhavn
  • Denmark