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Helvoirt 13 February 2018 - TEFAF Maastricht will present more than 280 of the world’s finest art, antiques and design dealers, who will bring their very best pieces to the 2018 edition of the Fair. The Fair provides an unrivalled draw for private collectors, museum curators, art market professionals and art lovers from many different countries. TEFAF Maastricht is the world’s leading art and antiques fair, and its international reputation is reflected in the range and quality of the rare works of art for sale at the Fair, which is held in the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre) from 10 – 18 March 2018.

Dealers that participate in TEFAF Maastricht are leaders in their respective fields which means that often newly discovered and re-discovered works come to market for the first time. This is the case for Kollenburg Antiquairs (Stand 182), who will exhibit Saint Albinus and Saint Bernardus, 1496, tempera on panel, by Filippino Lippi (c.1457-1504). This work is coming to market for the first time in over one hundred years and comes with extraordinary provenance. The panel, which was part of a larger alterpiece, was painted for the Convent of the San Donato agli Scopeti, to substitute the one commissioned in 1481 to Leonardo da Vinci, who left it unfinished.

TEFAF Antiques is the largest section of the fair, comprising 90 dealers. Each year the section presents some of the most outstanding examples of fine and decorative arts available on the market. Sculpture from across the centuries will be particularly well represented at the 2018 Fair.

Daniel Katz Gallery (Stand 100) will offer the extraordinarily evocative bronze sculpture Torso of a Crouching Woman by Camille Claudel (1864-1943). Conceived c.1887 and cast by 1913, it is believed to reflect the destructive relationship between Claudel and Auguste Rodin, in whose studio she worked for many years. Axel Vervoordt (Stand 424) will present a beautiful 1st century AD marble sculpture of the Head of Venus Genetrix, coming to market for the first time since the 1960s.

Often dealers will choose TEFAF Maastricht as the opportunity to celebrate a particular movement or theme from art history, as well as celebrating their own anniversaries. Epoque Fine Jewels (Stand 186) will celebrate their 60th anniversary at TEFAF Maastricht. To mark the occasion, they will display a remarkable piece of Belgian heritage: the Art Nouveau ‘Glycines’ choker by Philippe Wolfers (1858-1929). The choker is one of the most impressive pieces of jewellery designed by Wolfers and is composed of five alternating wisterias set with carved watermelon tourmaline and carved opal, between purple and green plique-à-jour enamel leaf clusters.

A small but impressive assemblage of exhibitors within the TEFAF Antiques section are the TEFAF Haute Joaillerie exhibitors. TEFAF Maastricht is delighted to welcome new exhibitor Glenn Spiro who is exhibiting under the name G (Stand 139). G is one of the UK’s finest contemporary jewelers and his first time exhibiting at TEFAF Maastricht will be sure to delight visitors to the Fair. A highlight on his stand will be a pair of extremely rare Cornelian bangles from the ‘Antique’ collection. They feature Mesopotamian Cornelian Arrowhead shaped elements, dating from the 1st millennium BC, paired with white rose cut diamonds, coral beads and 18ct yellow gold.

Between TEFAF Paintings and TEFAF Modern, collectors to the Fair are guaranteed to discover some of the most exciting paintings currently available, from Old Masters through to contemporary. TEFAF Modern is an ever-expanding section of the Fair which continues to go from strength to strength. In 2018, we welcome Perrotin (Stand 441), Massimo de Carlo (Stand 443), Mazzoleni (Stand 500), M&L Fine Art (Stand 523), and Leon Tovar Gallery (Stand 522). They join the 48 other dealers in this section.

Modern masters of the 20th century lead the charge in TEFAF Modern; Paolo Antonacci (Stand 337) celebrates the first retrospective dedicated to Marino Marini at the Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, Italy, presenting the powerful and evocative Cavallo e Cavaliere (‘Il Lambicco’), 1952, oil on canvas, by Marino Marini (1901 – 1980). Alongside this, Van de Weghe (Stand 510) will offer an exceptional oil on canvas work by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête d’Homme, 1965.

Notable artists from central Europe are also well represented at the Fair; Richard Nagy (Stand 412), will offer works by Austrian master Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918), including the exquisite Nude with Green Stockings, 1918, gouache and black crayon on paper, whilst The Mayor Gallery (Stand 451) will offer, a sensational work, Barson, 1966-1969, oil on wood, by world renowned Op artist, Victor Vasarely (1906 – 1997).

Rediscoveries also take precedence in TEFAF Paintings, with Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art (Stand 345) offering an unpublished painting by Antonio Canova (1757 - 1822), which constitutes a major rediscovery and marks a significant addition to our knowledge of the great sculptor’s work as a painter. The painting in question is Ritratto di Giorgione, oil on canvas, a work created to deceive some of the most renowned artists of the time into thinking it was a self-portrait by Giorgione. Portraits of Giorgione by other artists are exceptionally rare.

TEFAF Paper provides visitors with some of the most expressive and culturally significant works on paper. Spanish dealer Artur Ramon (Stand 160) will present an unpublished work by José de Ribera (1591-1652) entitled Philosopher, an oil on canvas work. It is a masterpiece of portraiture by Ribera and the intensity of the work can be compared to depictions of the Apostles today at the Prado (such as Saint Bartholomew, Saint Philip or Saint Thomas).

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art (Stand 724) will present a magnificent ink drawing by Théodore Géricault, Study of a Lion, 1791. Géricault is unrivalled in the quality of his depictions of animals. This delicate work is believed to have originally belonged to the artist’s illegitimate son, Georges-Hippolyte Géricault, and has been in a private collection since the 1980s.

TEFAF Ancient Art enables visitors to view some of the oldest works of art available to buy today, with objects coming from all areas of the world. A highlight from US based The Merrin Gallery (Stand 430), is a Mayan polychrome cylinder vase depicting young corn gods on jaguar skin cushion, which dates from 550-950AD.

Alongside TEFAF Ancient Art there is the newest section of the Fair which is TEFAF Tribal, which first appeared during the 2017 edition of the Fair. This is an exciting and growing section of TEFAF Maastricht and visitors can find items of rich cultural history here. Of note is a Standing Statue, from New Ireland, black Uli, which will be exhibited by Belgian dealer Bernard de Grunne Tribal Fine Arts (Stand 121). This is one of the finest examples of this kind of work to come to market; a real show stopper within TEFAF Tribal.

Another dynamic section of the Fair is TEFAF Design, which comprises 15 dealers, who will have exhibited an unrivalled selection of rare and award-winning objects. New York based Demisch Danant (Stand 610) are offering an impressive wall library, which was crafted in 1958 and then presented at the Brussels International Exposition in the same year. It was awarded the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the Exposition. Alongside this, Galerie Eric Philippe (Stand 608) is presenting two chandeliers by Finnish designer Paavo Tynell (1890-1973), which were created in 1954. Only three of these were ever produced making them exceptionally rare.

TEFAF Maastricht is delighted to host 5 exciting, young dealers in TEFAF Showcase: the 2018 participants are Galerie Le Beau (Stand 1), Charles-Wesley Hourdé (Stand 2), Kallos Gallery (Stand 3), Cortesi Gallery (Stand 4), and Librairie Camille Sourget (Stand 5). The range of collecting disciplines within TEFAF Showcase is extremely broad and the participants are excited to showcase their areas of expertise. Galerie Le Beau will have a stand dedicated to four lounge chairs, most of which have never been seen. Of note is the chair designed and produced by José Zanine Caldas (1919 – 2001), who created a chair in 1949 for production by a company set up to make furniture in affordable materials for those with an eye for modern style but limited budgets. Crafted from plywood, rope and fabric, this is a unique prototype that never went into production.


Selection of registered sales during TEFAF Maastricht 2018 (until Wednesday 14 March 2018).


A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier (Stand 240), Johannes van der Toorn (1825-1881), Two Sophisticated Sugar Baskets, 1775. Silver.
Private Dutch Collection.Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier (Stand 240), Francois Lambregts (1696-1751), A Tea Chest with Four Silver Tea Caddies, 1730. Silver. 22 x 16 x 16.5cm (1,3 kg).
Private Dutch Collection.Agnews (Stand 346), Claudio Bravo (1936-2011), Portrait of Stephen Spector, Painted 1965. Mixed media on paper. 100 x 70cm.
Private European Collection.Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art (Stand 345), G.M. Cels, Study for clouds and sky. Oil on canvas.
Private Collection.Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art (Stand 345), Lorenzo Bartolini (1777-1850), Joseph. Marble. In the region of € 100,000.
Public French Collection.Aronson Antiquairs (Stand 106), Pair of Polychrome Pheasants, Delft, 1780. Porcelain.
Private Collection.Aronson Antiquairs (Stand 106), Polychrome Figure of a Street Vendor, Delft, c. 1760. Porcelain. 23.8cm high.
Private Collection.Gregg Baker Ancient Art (Stand 260), A two-fold paper screen painted with ink and colour on a gold ground with red and white poppies, Edo period, 17th century. Paper with ink and colour on a gold ground. 162.5 x 172.5cm.Gregg Baker Ancient Art (Stand 260), Figure of Guanyin (Goddess of mercy), Ming Dynasty, 16th/17th century (China). Lacquer and gilt wood. 88cm high.Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art (Stand 527), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Buste au corsage à carreaux, 1968. Lithograph on Arches woven paper with Arches watermark. 55.5 x 44cm. Range of €110,000.
Private Swiss Collection.Kunsthandel A.H. Bies (Stand 331), Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870), A dutch winter landscape with skaters, a horse-drawn sleigh and a ‘Koek-en-zopie’, 1852. Oil on panel. 77 x 105cm.
Private Collection.Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung (Stand 212), Rare Scent Bottle in Form of a Seated Chinaman, Early 18th century. Paris fleur-de-lys mark on the cap. Ivory, diamonds and gold and silver mounts. Height 8.2cm.
Private European Collection.Julius Böhler Kunsthandlung (Stand 212), A Pair of Reliefs with the Annunciation, c. 1410/20. Alabaster, with traces of the old polychromy and gilding. 28 x 28cm.
German public collection.Galerie Canesso (Stand 378), Giuseppe Cesari (1568-1640), The Victory of Constantine. Oil on canvas. 174 x 382cm.Galerie Canesso (Stand 378), Orazio De Ferrari (1606-1657), Latona turning the Lycian Peasants into Frogs. Oil on canvas. 193 x 261cm.Colnaghi (Stand 306), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), La Dolorosa. Oil on canvas. 63.7 x 53.5cm. Seven figure sum.
Private European Collection.Colnaghi (Stand 306), Luis de Morales, called “El Divino” (1520-1586), Christ the Man of Sorrows. Oil on panel. 49.5 x 35cm. Asking price €1.2 million. Public US Institution.Colnaghi (Stand 306), Juan Martinez Montañes (1568-1649), Infant Christ. Polychrome bronze. 45cm high. Asking price €150,000.
Public European Foundation.Daniel Crouch Rare Books (Stand 702), Johannes Blaeu (1596-1673), Grooten atlas, 1662-1665. Asking price €730,000.Daatselaar Fine Art & Antiques (Stand 164), Théo van Rysselberghe (1862-1926), Les amandiers en fleur, 1918. Oil on board. 45 x 65cm.
Private Collection of Impressionism.Day & Faber (Stand 701), Diego Rivera (1886-1957), Portrait of Ralph Stackpole, 1932. Pencil on paper.
Private Collection.Demisch Danant (Stand 610), Janine Abraham & Dirk Jan Rol, Desk, 1974. Leather wrapped wood, glass, chromed metal, aluminium. 95 x 210 x 77cm. Private USA Collection.Demisch Danant (Stand 610), André Renou, Jean-Pierre Genisset, Wall Library, 1958. Walnut, oak, palm wood, bronze, integrated metal lamp. 289 x 396 x 55cm.
Private Collection based in New York.Patrick Derom Gallery (Stand 449), Pol Bury (1922-2005), Erectile Entity, 1962. Painted Wood, nylon wire and electric motor.
Private European Collection.Didier LTD (Stand 602), César Baldaccini (1921-1998), Gold Pendant with diamonds. Gold, Diamonds. 5.2cm.
Private Collection.Douwes Fine Art (Stand 372), Charley Toorop (1891-1955), Takken met appels, 1952 - 1953. Oil on canvas. 95 x 69cm.
Public Collection: Museum Singer Laren.Charles Ede (Stand 426), Egyptian Ptolemaic Period head, c.332-30 BC. Asking price €85,000.Charles Ede (Stand 426), Athenian fragment of a head, 4th century BC. Asking price €50,000.Donald Ellis Gallery (Stand 128), Grease bowl in the form of a baby bird, c. 1800-1830. Wood with traces of red paint. 9.5 inch length. €285,000. Private Collection.Galerie Ulrich Fiedler (Stand 615), Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), Two Nesting Tables, 1927. Nickel-plated tubular steel, blackboard, hexagonal domed screws, veneered and painted with red and blue lacquer. 60 x 64 x 40cm. Private Collection.Giacometti Old Master Paintings (Stand 376), Bernardo Cavallino (1616-1656), Saint Stephen, 1640-45. Oil on canvas. 62 x 49cm.
Private Collection.Oscar Graf (Stand 603), Sergei Malyutin (1859-1937), Teremok' Armchair, 1903. Birch. 62 x 62 x 143cm. Between € 50,000 - € 100,000.
Public USA Collection.Oscar Graf (Stand 603), Christopher Dresser (1834-1904), Claret Jug, 1892. Silver, glass, ebony. 42cm high. Between € 50,000 - € 100,000.
Private Collection.Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books AG (Stand 109), Epistola de insulis nuper inventis, 1494. Asking price €1 million.Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books AG (Stand 109), Carolus Verardus, Carolus Verardus, Historia Baetica - Christopher Columbus, Epistola de insulis nuper inventis, 1494. 36 leaves, with 6 woodcut illustrations. 36 leaves.Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books AG (Stand 109), Simon Bening's workshop, Annunciation and Visitation, 1510-1520. Two miniatures, mounted together in one frame. 110 x 65mm.Hammer Galleries (Stand 406), Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Lilac, 1887. Oil on canvas. 27.3 x 35.3cm. Asking price $ 9.5 million.
Private Collection.Ben Janssens Oriental Art (Stand 202), Caparisoned horse, Mid 6th century. 36,5 x 31 cm. Pottery. €50,000.
Private European CollectionGalleri K (Stand 718), Franz Gertsch (1930), Schwarzwasser I, 1991. Woodcut (1 block). 234 x 181cm (print) 276 x 217cm (sheet).Galleri K (Stand 718), Franz Gertsch (1930), Natascha IV, 1988. Woodcut (3 blocks). 232,5 x 182cm (print) 276 x 217cm (sheet).
Private Collection.Galleri K (Stand 718), Franz Gertsch (1930), Rüschegg I, 1988-89. Woodcut (2 drawing blocks & 1 background block). 234 x 181cm (print) 276 x 217cm (sheet).
Private Collection.Koetser Gallery (Stand 338), Jan Josefsz. Van Goyen (1596-1656), Ships in Dordrecht harbour with the ruins of Huis te Merwede in the background, 1655. Oil on panel. 39.5 x 63cm.
Private Collection outside Europe.Kollenburg Antiquairs (Stand 182), Filippino Lippi (1457-1504), Saint Albinus and Saint Bernardus, 1496. Tempera on panel. 32 x 44.4cm. Asking price between € 750,000 - € 1,000,000.
Private Non-European Collection.Galerie kreo (Stand 614), Hella Jongerius (1963), "7.30 PM" Evening, 2017. Handwoven paper. 165 x 265cm.
Private Collection outside Europe.M&L Fine Art LTD (Stand 523), Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964), Natura Morta, 1951. Oil on canvas. 24.5 x 32cm. Asking price €1 million.
Private European Collection.M&L Fine Art LTD (Stand 523), Keith Haring (1958-1990), Untitled, 1984. Acrylic on canvas. 100 x 100cm.
Private European Collection.The Merrin Gallery, INC. (Stand 430), An over-life size foot from a monumental statue, 2nd century BC-2nd century AD. Bronze and lead. Around €250,000.
Private Collection.The Merrin Gallery, INC. (Stand 430), Maskette with Incisions, 900-600 BC. Pale green stone. Over €150,000.
Private Collection.Modernity (Stand 607), Carl Malmsten (1888-1972), Desk Bibliofilen, 1946. Rosewood. 175 x 85 x 76cm.
Private Collection.Modernity (Stand 607), Grete Jalk (1920-2006), Pair of wingback armchairs "Tower", 1946. Teak, newly reupholstered in Pierre Frey Fabric. 115 x 74 x 75cm. Private Collection.Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd (Stand 246), Bartolomeo Ammannati, Wax model for the Fountain of Palazzo Pitti, 1556. 30cm high. €700,000.
Public Collection: Rijksmuseum.Salomon&C (Stand 375), Anonymous, Crucifixion. Oil on slate. 30 x 60cm. Private Collection.Hidde Van Seggelen (Stand 515), François Morellet (1926-2016), -un tableau et un fil électrique inclinés a 15" - un fil électrique verticaux, 1982. Neon tube, electrical wire and transformer and acrylic paint on wood panel. Range of
€ 200,000.
Public USA Collection.Rob Smeets Gallery (Stand 350), Jusepe de Ribera, called Lo Spagnoletto (1591-1652), Portrait of Archimedes, c.1638. Oil on canvas. 72 x 57cm. Private American Collection.Rob Smeets Gallery (Stand 350), Carlo Dolci (1616-1686), St. John The Baptist, c.1630. Oil on canvas. 95 x 135cm.
Private English Collection.Rob Smeets Gallery (Stand 350), Francesco Lupicini (1590-1656), David and Goliath. Oil on copper. 30.5 x 24cm.
Private American Collection.Rob Smeets Gallery (Stand 350), Jean Carriès (1855-1894), Mask of a Smiling Man, c.1889-1894. Enamelled stoneware. 26 x 20.5cm.
Private Spanish Collection.Rob Smeets Gallery (Stand 350), Francesco Fracanzano (1612-1656), Portrait of a Man, c.1640. Oil on canvas. 72.5 x 59.5cm.
Private Italian Collection.Studio 2000 (Stand 518), Gijs Bosch Reitz (1860-1938), Iris. coloured chalk on paper. 25 x 10cm. €10,000.
Public Collection: Rijksmuseum.Nicolaas Teeuwisse OHG (Stand 723), Flemish school, A panther, walking to the left, a leopard lying down, 1567. Pen and brown and grey ink, watercolour and gouache. 46.7 x 31cm (together on 1 album sheet).
Public Collection: Fondation Custodia.Tomasso Brothers Fine Art (Stand 304), Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), Castor and Pollux, 1783. Oil on canvas. 274.9cm high x 316.2cm wide.
Private Collection.Tomasso Brothers Fine Art (Stand 304), Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725), A pair of Monumental Marbles Depicting a Lion Attacking a Horse and a Lion Attacking a Bull On original Octagonal Bases, c.1700. White Marble. Lion and Horse: 141 x 111 x 230 cm, Lion and Bull: 142 x 112 x 233 cm. Asking price region €1,75 million.Tóth Ikonen (Stand 236), A visual representation of the Nicene Creed, First half of the 19th century. Egg tempera on gesso on canvas on wood. 30.7 x 26.3cm.
Private Collection.David Tunick, INC. (Stand 382), Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Le Repas Frugal, 1904. Etching on Van Gelder Paper. 46.3 x 37.5cm. Six figures (Dollars).
Private Collection.Vanderven Oriental Art (Stand 102), Mandarin, China, Qianlong period, dated 1741. 53.5 cm. €100,000.
Private European Collection.Rupert Wace Ancient Art (Stand 428), Greaco-Roman marble Aphrodite Anadyomene, Late Hellenistic, 1st century BC. Marble. 31cm high. €42,000. Private Collection.Rupert Wace Ancient Art (Stand 428), Villanova lid with hunting scene, 8th-7th century BC. Bronze. 8.9 x 17.6 cm. €150,000.
Public Collection.Jorge Welsh Works of Art, LTD (Stand 210), Hexagonal Salt Cellar, Ming Dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Porcelain. 14.6 x 13.5 cm. Mid six-figure sum.
Private European Collection.Yufuku Gallery (Stand 237), Sueharu Fukami (1947), Ko (Solemn), 2018. Slip-cast porcelain with pale blue glaze. 176.5cm high. Six figure sum.
Private Chinese Museum.Kunsthandel Mieke Zilverberg (Stand 437), A funeral stele for Apollos, Egypt New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty. Limestone. 45 x 29. 3 x 10cm.
Public Collection: Rijkmuseum van Oudheden.Galerie Le Beau (Stand S1), Jorge Zalszupin (1922), Pair of Presidencial Armchairs, c. 1960. Jacaranda wood, painted and chromed steel. 97 x 75 x 62cm.
Private Collection.Librairie Camille Sourget (Stand S5), William Lewin (1747-1795), The Birds of Great Britain with their Eggs, accurately figured, 1789-1794. Book with 232 original gouaches, first edition of the 'rarest of all English Bird Books'.
Private Collection.Librairie Camille Sourget (Stand S5), Comte de Buffon (1707-1788), Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, Paris 1770-1786. Volumes with 973 contemporary hand-colored plates, fist issue of the book.
Private Collection.Librairie Camille Sourget (Stand S5), Joachim Johann Nepomuk Anton Spalowsky (1752-1797), Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vögel, 1790-1792. Volumes with 178 copper-engravings entirely hand-colored at the time.
Private Collection. ­­

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