Subjects: Lifestyle, Fashion, Leisure
The Legendary Medal of Honour from the Battle of Copenhagen up for Auction
221 years ago this month, Frederik VI personally bestowed Captain Arenfeldt with a distinguished gold medal after the Battle of Copenhagen. This legendary medal of honour is today a true gem in Danish maritime history and will be sold at auction at Bruun Rasmussen on 26 April in Copenhagen.
Controversial Art History: Gerda Wegener's 100-year-old Portrait of Her Partner, the Trans Woman Lili Elbe, at Auction
Almost 100 years ago, Lili Elbe underwent one of the world's first gender reassignment surgeries. She sat as a model for her partner and internationally renowned artist Gerda Wegener for a painting that is once again highly topical considering the ongoing public conversations about gender and sexuality. The painting, which is valued at € 54,000-67,000, will be auctioned off a
Original NASA Photographs of the First Men on the Moon up for Auction at Bruun Rasmussen
An iconic moon selfie, the world’s first photograph of Earth seen from space and a ‘moonwalking’ astronaut all made history, headlines and onto the covers of international publications across the world. These are just three of the 74 original NASA photographs from the space race to the Moon, which are now up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen on 9 March for a value of DKK 1.5 millions.
The third highest hammer price in the history of Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers: Chinese Buddha figure sold for EUR 2.4 million (including buyer’s premium)
The third highest hammer price ever in the history of Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has just been achieved. The result was a dizzying EUR 2.4 million / USD 2.7 million / DKK 17.55 million including buyer’s premium, when a rare Chinese Buddha figure was sold in the centre of Copenhagen on Wednesday afternoon.
Stories of Imperial Russo-Danish Connections at Auction
The Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen can present art and antiques that tell us stories about the close connections between Russian and Danish culture. The auction at 3 pm on 2 December takes a long and interesting journey through history: from miniature portraits of the Russian Imperial family, through modern art made during the post-war period to unique antiques from Fabergé.
Jesper Bruun Rasmussen's 60th Jubilee – A Hammer and Heart Beating for Art
Owner of a prestigious auction house, art connoisseur extraordinaire and auctioneer with popular appeal. Jesper Bruun Rasmussen has been at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers for 60 years, and we celebrate his jubilee at the Christmas auction in Copenhagen.
Cassette Tape with Lennon Interview Just Sold at Auction
A never before released cassette tape with an interview of John Lennon and Yoko Ono was sold at auction on Tuesday night at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers. The tape was made during the couple’s winter visit to Thy in Northern Jutland in 1970. The hammer price landed on DKK 481,000 / EUR 64,700 / USD 75,500 (including buyer’s premium).
The Canary and the Panther: Exclusive Diamond Rings at Auction
The sought-after canary yellow diamond is with its natural colour extremely expensive. A yellow diamond ring of no less than 6.49 ct. is up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen 23 September together with the iconic diamond and emerald covered panther ring by Cartier.
Two Coveted Watches by Visionary Designer Gérald Genta at Auction
The swiss designer Gérald Genta is behind some of the most iconic wristwatches in history, and two highly coveted watches are up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen 29 September. One is the rare Audemars Piguet, estimated at DKK 600,000-800,000, and the other is the luxurious Patek Philippe estimated at DKK 150,000-200,000.
Never Before Published Cassette Tape with Lennon Interview up for Auction
A never before published cassette tape with an interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono from their winter stay in Thy, Northern Jutland in 1970 will be up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers. The recording includes a conversation between the couple and four 16-year-old schoolboys, and the never published song “Radio Peace” is also played. The estimated price is DKK 200,000-300,000.
Charity auction supports the fight for diversity and inclusion
Help support the fight for diversity and inclusion when WorldPride and EuroGames hold a charity auction in order to support LGBTI+ rights and equality. Several artworks and unique items can currently be viewed at Bruun Rasmussen’s website, where you can place your bid online until 31 August when the charity hammer falls.
Chinese Ming Dish Sets Record Hammer Price at Bruun Rasmussen: Sold for EUR 6.2 million / USD 7.6 million (including buyer’s premium)
A Chinese Ming porcelain dish achieved a hammer price of a staggering DKK 46.2 million / EUR 6.2 million / USD 7.6 million (including buyer’s premium) when it was sold at auction at the Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen on Wednesday afternoon on 2 June. It therefore also became the most expensive lot ever sold in the history of the auction house.
Russia's Infamous Grigori Rasputin up for Auction
The Danish auction house, Bruun Rasmussen, can now present two rare portraits of the infamous Grigori Rasputin, where he personally sat as a model, at their upcoming Live Auction on 2 June in Copenhagen.
Russian Imperial Gifts Sold at Danish Auction
A genuine bidding war broke out in the saleroom on Wednesday 7 December when Bruun Rasmussen auctioned off exquisite gifts given from the Imperial Family to various Danes, among them kings and queens.
Record Sale at Bruun Rasmussen: Most Expensive set of Finn Juhl Furniture
A sofa and two chairs, designed by Finn Juhl and nicknamed "The Elephant Furniture", have just been sold for a record price of DKK 4.03 million / € 542,000 (including buyer’s premium).
Trio of International Artists Lead Big Night of Modern Art at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers
On Tuesday, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers sold a record-breaking painting by Anton Rooskens for € 149,000 including buyer’s premium, an exceptional work by Pierre Soulages for € 873,000 including buyer’s premium as well as two paintings by Simon Hantaï for €200,000 including buyer’s premium and € 472,000 including buyer’s premium) respectively.
Valuable Drawings from Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Childhood Sold at Auction
On Tuesday afternoon, Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers of Fine Art sold five drawings and paintings made by a very young Vilhelm Hammershøi. So, save your children's drawings; they might end up being worth quite a lot, especially if one of your offspring turns out to become a world-renowned artist.
Artistes français en lien avec le Danemark
La vente aux enchères de Bruun Rasmussen en décembre propose un véritable florilège d'art français. Citons notamment des peintures de Pierre Soulages et de Simon Hantaï ainsi qu’une sculpture de Henri Laurens de la collection privée de Jørn Utzon.
Finn Juhl's Lost Furniture Found After 80 Years
Finn Juhl exhibited a sofa and two chairs in 1939. For 80 years, the design world believed it to have been lost, but now it has reappeared and will be sold at auction by Bruun Rasmussen in December. It'll hold the highest estimated price for a piece of 20th Century Danish design ever. A piece of Danish design history and cultural heritage is looking for a new home.