Uppsala Auktionskammare, founded in 1731 is one of the oldest auction houses still conducting sales. As one of Sweden's leading auction houses, Uppsala Auktionskammare has handled the sales of some of Sweden's most important estates, with impressive sales targets to match. For example, the house has become one of the leading specialists in Europe for East Indian ceramics and porcelain. During this autumn's auctions, several important collections from Sweden will be going under the hammer.

During Important Sale Week, December 5 to 9, several items from many important collections and time periods such as Classic, Modern, Contemporary as well as Russian and Asian sales will be auctioned.

The three famille rose saucer dishes with the six-character mark of Yongzheng in underglaze blue set in a double circle, once belonged to the collector and Swedish envoyé in Tokyo and Peking between the years 1906-18 Gustaf Wallenberg.

Another item from the Envoyé Gustaf Wallenberg Collection is the famille rose yellow-ground ”medallion” bowl with Guangxu mark and period.

One of the more rare item is the superb gilt splashed bronze incense burner of compressed globular form with two upright loop handles raised on three short tapering feet. The base is cast with an apocryphal two-carachtar Xuande seal mark within a recessed cartouche. Period 17th to 18th century. The burner comes from a Swedish collection and was brought to Sweden around 1900 from one of Sven Hedin's expeditions by his accompanying doctor.

Among the Modern Art Sale there is a collection of original work by Karel Appel, one of the most prominent artist of the CoBrA group, along with the Dutch artist Anton Rooskens. The impressive ”Waiting in Space” by Appel, painted 1970, was sold to a Swedish collection in 1990 by Gallery Moos Ltd in Toronto. In total, there are 22 works by the two artists in the auction.

The French artist Fernandez Arman made ”Togo” (Gold, red and blue) in an edition of 60. The provenance is Art Multi, Paris and the artwork is registered in the Archives Denyse Durand-Ruel, archive number 5958.

From England comes contemporary artist Antony Gormley. The unique sculpture "Seam" from 1998 has been exhibited at Contemporary Sculpture Center in Tokyo, Japan the same year.

Several Scandinavian designers are represented in the modern design department, including Axel Einar Hjorth, Josef Frank, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Ole Wanscher and Finn Juhl. You can also find some amazing modern carpets designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström, ceramics by Birger Kaipianen, Axel Salto and glass by Fulvio Bianconi, Gio Ponti among others.

One of the highlights from the Russian Sale is an oil painting on canvas, ”Apotheosis of the Art”. The painting ”Apotheosis” is mentioned in the Ilya Repin estate probate documents dated June 14, 1931, as inherited by the artist's son Yuiry Ilyich Repin. The painting was acquired by counsel Karl Yngve Vendel from the artist's daughter Vera Repina in Helsinki 1943.

An additional result of Russia's greatness around the turn of the century from 18-19th century is the important hanging light attributed to Andrei Schreiber, made in St Petersburg during the Russian empire.


An English Regency 18-inch terrestrial globe signed W.& T.M Bardin, estimated £2700.

A pair of important Danish Louis XV-style silver tureens on stands by Anton Michelsen, made 1896 in Copenhagen. The two tureens with stands weigh just over eleven kilos together.

Check out all the objects from Uppsala Auktionskammare at Barnebys!