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The broad field of Art Nouveau & Design

Art Nouveau & Design is a broad area ranging from objects from the Wiener Werkstätte and the decorative arts around 1900 in Vienna to furnishings created at the turn of the millennium. Arts and crafts were a field that especially flourished in this period, particularly ceramics, a medium in which all renowned designers of the time worked. 

No auction at im Kinsky is complete without exemplary creations by Vally Wieselthier, Gudrun Baudisch, Josef Hoffmann, and Kolo Moser, to name only a few luminaries, going under the hammer. The Wiener Werkstätte artists’ cooperative employed many other artists that designed ceramic objects and often even produced them themselves. 

The objects from the Wiener Werkstätte we regularly present at our auctions thus include not only works made of metal, leather, and wood, but also expressive ceramic pieces.

Art Nouveau & design international

We do not limit ourselves to Austria, however: objects of French, German, and Czech Art Nouveau are also a vital domain in our business, because over a matter of decades we have established connections to international museums as well as to family-owned, institutional, and private collections abroad. 

Profit from our expertise

Take advantage of our experience. We take the time to conscientiously inspect every object shown to us. If you want to sell your artworks, we can advise you about the current market situation and about the best options for selling or auctioning them.

Our successful sales of the past include a 1912 Wiener Werkstätte brooch by Josef Hoffmann purchased by a museum with a winning bid of €420,000, while a ceramic sculpture by Michael Powolny went to an Austrian collector for €50,000.

We achieve these results because our buyers know they can rely on the accuracy of our descriptions and assessments. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to address them to Anja Wolf, Anna Stippl, or Ernst Ploil.