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OUR NEW SPACE FOR YOUR ART in Cologne Raderthal | Hitzelerstrasse Entrance

GUSTAVE LOISEAU (1865-1935) Au bord d'Eure en printemps | Oil on canvas | 64,5 x 80cm | 351st Sale "Fine Art" on 15 May 2015 | Result: 179.200 euros

SPLENDID GOLDSMITH'S WORKS OF THE HISTORICISM from a Rhenish Private Collection | 352nd Sale "European Applied Arts" on 16 May 2015 | Result: 68.000 euros

NATURAL-PEARL-DIAMANT-COLLIER Germany | Ca. 1970 | 350th Sale "Jewellery & Watches" on 15 May 2015 | Result:83.200 euros

OUR NEW SPACE FOR YOUR ART in Cologne Raderthal

KARL HOFER (1878 - 1955) Girl with raised arms | 1941 | Oil on canvas | 100 x 65 cm | 353rd Sale "Modern Art" on 2 + 3 June 2015 | Estimate: 120.000 - 180.000 euros

OUR NEW SPACE FOR YOUR ART in Cologne Raderthal | The saleroom

HEINZ MACK (1931) Dynamic structures in black | 1962 | Synthetic resin on nettle | 129,5 x 170cm | 354th Sale "Contemporary Art" on 2 + 3 June 2015 | Estimate: 80.000 - 120.000 euros

OUR NEW SPACE FOR YOUR ART in Cologne Raderthal | View, Southeast

SIGMAR POLKE (1941-2010) Untitled | 1995 | Mixed media on light cardboard | 69,5 x 99cm | 354th Sale "Contemporary Art" on 2 + 3 June 2015 | Estimate: 50.000 - 70.000 euros

OUR NEW SPACE FOR YOUR ART in Cologne Raderthal | View, Northeast

IMPERIAL BOOK COVER MADE OF SPINACH GREEN JADE China | Qing Period | After 1790 | 356th Sale "Asian Art" on 6 June 2015 | Estimate: 15.000 - 18.000 euros

KONRAD KLAPHEK (1935) Preparatory drawing for the painting "fate" | about 1978 | Mixed media on canvas | 238,5 x 209cm | 354th Sale "Contemporary Art" on 2 + 3 June 2015 | Estimate: 60.000 - 80.000 euros


THANGKA. BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI Tibet | 17th century | 104 x 74,5 cm | 356th Sale "Asian Art" on 6 June 2015 | Estimate: 5.500 - 6.500 euros


Please note that our office will be closed on Whit Monday, May 25th, 2015.

Modern Art
3 June 2015

Asian Art
6 June 2015

After Sale
Jewellery and Watches
15 May 2015

After Sale
Fine Art
15 May 2015

After Sale
European Applied Arts
16 May 2015


We welcome consignments of collections, estates or single objects until up to two month before to the auction. We would be glad to provide you with information about current market conditions and offer complimentary estimates of your works of art.

The new "Intern"

We are thrilled to share the results of our successful inaugural auctions, which presented us with a number of record sales.

"In the end, the auction house is a success story for Cologne."
KStA, September 5, 2014

Achenbach Art Auction

Since receiving the contract for the sale of the majority of works from the bankruptcy estate of Achenbach Kunstberatung GmbH, VAN HAM has led extensive preparations for the upcoming auction. The auctions take place in Cologne and Düsseldorf in june. Comprising approximately 2,500 lots, the auction is likely to be the largest sale of contemporary art ever held in Germany.


Van Ham Auctions

This traditional auction house in Cologne was founded in 1959. Since then Van Ham has been a successful family run business in the dealing of art. The successful Modern Art and Contemporary Art auctions are counted among Van Ham's pillars of success. Among 19th Century Painting auctions, Van Ham is one of the highest grossing auction houses in Germany and provides first rate bids for its customers.

The Cologne auction house VAN HAM is constructing a modern building in the south of the Cologne. The new premises are set to open during the summer of 2014. The building's spacious design provides ample room for art of all areas, ranging from the Old Masters to Contemporary Art.

Successful Auctions

Van Ham carries out 12 international auctions annually, which consist of various fields such as: European Applied Arts, Jewelry, Photography, as well as Rugs and Carpets. Illustrated catalogues- which are also available online- and showroom previews at the Cologne based auction house can aid in preparation for the respective auctions of interest. All pieces included in the auctions will be listed on our website under as well as on the relevant art dealing platforms.

Artwork to Sell

Our art experts can provide you with accurate market value estimates on your art piece, free of charge. For this please provide us with a completed object evaluation form and include further information such as images of the object(s). Our art experts are located in various cities and are at your disposal to evaluate your collection/ piece and advise you of your chances of selling on the art market.