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GERHARD RICHTER (1932) Red-Blue-Yellow | 1973 | 6 Paintings| together 78 x 106,8 cm | 337th Auction "Contemporary Art" on 27 + 28 May 2014 | Estimate: € 480.000 - 720.000

EUGEN VON BLAAS (1843-1931) Venetian Lovers | Oil on canvas | 101 x 63,5 cm | 335th Auction "Fine Art" on 16 May 2014 | Estimate: € 50.000 - 70.000



MUSEAL ROCOCO CASKET Abraham Roentgen workshop | Neuwied around 1750-55 | Kingwood | 19 x 22 x 13,5 cm | 336th Auction "Europ. Applied Arts" on 17 May 2014 | Estimate: € 10.000 - 12.000 



PARMIGIANI FLEURIER Lonica | Men's wrist watch | Platinum | 334th Auction "Jewellery and Watches" on 15 May 2014 | Estimate: € 10.000 - 12.000

GÜNTHER UECKER (1930) "Sturz"| 1987 | 90 x 75,5 cm | 337th Auction "Contemporary Art" on 27 + 28 May 2014 | Estimate: € 150.000 - 200.000

COLLECTION HANNS SCHÄFER Selection of german and french clocks | 336th Auction "Europ. Applied Arts" on 17 May 2014 



OTTO PIENE (1928) "Anniversary Star" | 1976 | Mixed Media | 80,3 x 60 cm | 337th Auction "Contemporary Art" on 27 + 28 May 2014 | Estimate: € 50.000 - 70.000

EMILIE PREYER (1849 - 1930) Still life with peaches and grapes  | Oil on canvas | 17,3 x 23,3 cm | 335th Auction "Fine Art" on 16 May 2014 | Estimate: € 20.000 - 25.000

NATURAL PEARLS-DIAMOND-PENDANT Baroque natural pearl ca. 35,5 x 23 x 13,2 mm | Central Europe, around 1880 | 334th Auction "Jewellery and Watches" on 15 May 2014 | Estimate: € 23.000 - 25.000

Fine Art
16 May 2014

Collection Hanns Schaefer

Described as a "Cologne institution and an original" by Konrad Adenauer, Hanns Schaefer served for many years as the president of Cologne's Home and Property Owners Association. He was also awarded the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. Schaefer's extensive collection of pendulum clocks will be offered in Van Ham's spring sale and highlighted in a unique catalogue chapter with an introduction by Adenauer.


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.

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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.