In the media:

Household contents of deceased woman yield neighbors 600,000 euros

On June 24, 2022, various newspapers reported about our Art & Curiosa auction, specifically about the impressive results of the Asian lots. The Telegraaf wrote the following:

IJSSELSTEIN - The household effects of a deceased woman have yielded more than 600,000 euros to her neighbors at an auction. The woman had left her entire household contents to her neighbors after she passed away last year, because both neighbors had cared for her for years. The furniture went under the hammer for more than half a million euros at the Heritage Auctions Europe auction in IJsselstein on Friday.

The proceeds are a lot higher than the auction house had previously estimated. “We had expected around 300,000 euros,” said Jacco Scheper, director of Heritage Auctions Europe. "The neighbors have left here bewildered and of course very satisfied with the yield."

An openwork jade belt buckle with a starting price of 100 euros sold for 23,000 euros, a Chinese porcelain plate fetched 20,000 euros and a so-called Chinese lacquer box from the 16th century sold for no less than 123,000 euros. The latter was bought by a telephone bidder from Hong Kong. A rare pair of Delft tulip vases was also sold for 54,000 euros and jewelery and silver objects were auctioned.

The neighbor and her previously deceased husband were collectors themselves and had a collection of Asian items, so-called Asians. “An enormous demand from Asian bidders in particular led to a bidding war on various top items,” says Scheper.

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Telegraph article

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