29th of March



Best-known as a symbolist and creator of fantasy-like images, one of Hugo Simberg's (1873-1917) most beloved etchings is Winter road I. However, only few have been aware, that the graphic work is based on Simberg's atmospheric winter painting.

Simberg had been accepted to the Artists' Association in 1898 and the following year he was elected as a teacher to the Vyborg Art Friends' drawing school. This was significant period in his life; Simberg had grown to a real artist and held his breakthrough exhibition. Ahead was also a journey to the Caucasus, to meet his brother, railway engineer Carl Alexander, who was in Tbilisi, in charge of building the railway network.

By the end of the 19th century, the themes of death and devil had already gained a foothold in Simberg's production, but the public had little understanding yet. Symbolism had quietly arrived into the artist's work, particularly since already in 1894 Aunt Alexandra had urged the young painter to abandon his old-fashioned art studies, apparently encouraging him to venture into a new path of symbolism.

In March 1899, Simberg travelled to the shores of river Vuoksi in Antrea (Kamennogorsk), where he painted landscapes in the village of Kuukauppi. He admires in his letters the most beautiful winter mornings. According to Simberg, the light shimmers in the snow like crystals, and he is unable to look at it. In Antrea, Simberg painted Pappilanniemi, presenting a lonely sledge on a winter ice, drawn by a horse, with a hill rising in the distance and a day dimming in cold weather. The work is interestingly modern and simple, even a meticulous image of a winter day. The tranquility of the landscape is typical of the Simberg's expression dismantled of all unnecessary. With a few lines and carefully considered shades, Simberg has achieved a calm and impressive painting.

"It's fantastic to have a long-hidden work from Simberg's best and most interesting period on sale. The work contains all the finest elements of the artist and emphasizes the image of winter etched in every Finn's soul; a rugged landscape and at the same time an understanding towards nature", rejoices Joachim Borgström, CEO of Hagelstam & Co.

The work was purchased directly from the artist and has been in the same family ever since. It was last seen in public in Vyborg in 1931. The painting will be sold at Classic Auction. Estimate 25 000 euros.

We wish to thank Helena Ruuska for her expertise help.

24th of March


In Akseli Gallen-Kallela's art, the 1880s already marked a period of great works and thematically interesting motifs. Old Woman with a cat, Démasquée, the first Aino triptych, In sauna. The young Gallen-Kallela had proved to be a remarkable and highly unique painter: his works were also presented at the Salon de la Société des Artistes français in Paris, in which the artist participated in 1886, 1888 and 1889. Gallen-Kallela had studied at the drawing school of the Finnish Art Society Helsinki as well as in Académie Julian and the private studio of the artist Fernand Cormon in Paris. His style relied on French naturalism, but at the same time it was boldly personal and the brushwork was free.

The Lake View from the Mountain (in Mänttä) is an atmospheric picture of possibly a spring day, as the sun is already warm, but the trees on the opposite shore are still leafless. The sunlight is depicted masterfully, the water visible between the pine trees and the hill further away are presented in different shades of blue and green, creating a harmonious and peaceful entity. At the same time, however, the composition of the work is interestingly dramatic; the cliffs in the foreground give support to the viewer, admiring the moment in the artist's life. For a while, the viewer stands next to Gallen-Kallela, watching the calm water. The work also presents indications of the artist's determined pursuit of romantic nationalism and austere landscape interpretation.

The Mänttä and Keuruu region was familiar to Gallen-Kallela. He even spent considerable periods there, particularly in the winter and summer of 1887, when he worked on the portrait of his patron and friend Gustaf Adolf Serlachius, commercial counsellor. Presumably, Gallen-Kallela also painted landscape sketches and depicted the people of the region.

According to academian, Professor Onni Okkonen, Gallen-Kallela's gaze "saw to the deeper, more inner, symbolic reality. Culturally, he was superior to his surroundings and could look at it further from the French horizon - as a Nordic symbolizing romantic. "

The Lake View is one of the pieces that start the artist's path towards new Kalevala-themed paintings and strongly symbolic works, to the significant images of Finnishness. Reminiscences of Kullervo's Curse, The Great Black Woodpecker and Shepherd Boy from Paanajärvi, painted in Kuusamo, can be found in the Lake View, of a very Finnish landscape. Akseli Gallen-Kallela was an artist whose creative power initially pushed the Finnish art to realism and romantic nationalism. He himself admitted that "[...] my whole life is in my brush ..." The artist, who has later been considered even as the greatest of the Finnish painters, was emphatic that his task was to paint symbolism and create a pictorial language for the people he loved.

The work comes from a significant private collection. Estimate 120 000 euros.

The work has been examined with EDXRF analysis. We wish to thank the Gallen-Kallela Museum for their expertise.


Reflections of Nature - Akseli Gallen-Kallela Landscape Art, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Tarvaspää 1980.

Gallen-Kallela Museum's 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Tarvaspää 1986.

Suomi siveltimellä, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Tarvaspää 1993.

(Text: Johanna Lindfors)

12th of February


Our international Classic Auction will be organised in April. We are now accepting consignments. We offer you the best and most reliable possibility for international sale. If you are not coming to Helsinki, we will visit you! This spring we tour around Finland. Request a home visit, +358 (0)9 6877 990 or [email protected].

In April we are visiting Turku, Tampere, Ostrobothnia and Uusimaa.

Our clients are currently seeking works by Albert Edelfelt, Helene Schjerfbeck, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Pekka Halonen, Maria Wiik, Ferdinand von Wright, Hjalmar Munsterhjelm, Amélie Lundahl, Eero Järnefelt, Hugo Simberg, Ellen Thesleff, Elin Danielson-Gambogi, Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, Gunnar Berndtson, Oscar Kleineh, Santeri Salokivi, Juho Kyyhkynen, Adolf Bock, Vilho Lampi, Jussi Mäntynen, Wäinö Aaltonen and Ville Vallgren. 

Foreign artists of interest: e.g. Ilja Repin, Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Korovin, Julius Klever, Konstantin Makovsky, Ivan Shishkin, Alexandre Benois, Ivan Kramskoi, Isaac Levitan, Natalia Goncharova, Konstantin Gorbatov and Andrei Jegorov 

Also items by Russian court suppliers, e.g. Fabergé and Hlebnikov, icons, high quality porcelain items by e.g. Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, Popov and Gardner, Chinese porcelain, militaria items, carpets and jewellery.

1st of February


Hagelstam & Co organized the first Modern + Urban Art auction of the year on Thursday, January 28th, 2021. Modern and contemporary art, quality design and urban art were on sale. 

During these exceptional times when time spent at home is emphasized, we need beauty, joy and a touch of magic to our lives. The imaginative stories and moods of Birger Kaipiainen's impressive ceramic works fascinate collectors from generation to generation. Demand for Kaipiainen's works was at its peak again; up to 15 works were for sale, with hammer prices ranging between 260 euros and 19 000 euros. 

Paavo Tynell's snowflakes - the brass gems of Finnish handicrafts - received high interest again. The loose snowflakes for the legendary luminaire designed by Tynell, 13 pieces in total, were sold for 6 500 euros. Thus, the value of one beautiful snowflake became a whopping 500 euros! 

The Tove Boom won't end! The calm still-life of Finland's perhaps most beloved artist, Tove Jansson, was sold for 24 000 euros. The work is a French-inspired, elegant modern blue-coloured painting with a glimpse of cityscape in the background of the cyclames. 

"It's wonderful that people understand Tove Jansson's artistry isn't just about the moomins. Tove was very adept at depicting different moods and conveying modern life to the viewer", reminds CEO Joachim Borgström. 

The most exciting sale of the evening was seen with the work 'Leopard' by La Grande Dame of the Finnish expressionism, Leena Luostarinen. The work was on display for the first time in forty years - it was originally presented in the artist's breakthrough exhibition at the Galleria Sculptor in 1981. The painting acquired at Sculptor had since been in a private collection. 'Leopard' became the most expensive Luostarinen ever sold, at a world record price of 55 000 euros. 

At the end of the evening, the works in the Urban Art category were sold. The world-class trend, urban art, street art, inspired the buyers. The sale of the works was again success, with pieces acquired to Finnish and international private collections.

26th of January


Urban art is currently considered as one of the central and significant phenomena in the field of contemporary art. Through urban artists, street art and graffiti, the debate in the art world is opening up. Statements, bold experiments, understanding art in a new way - all thanks to Urban Art.

As the pioneer in Finland, Hagelstam & Co is now organizing the Urban Art auction for the second time, as part of our modern sale. Presented are 15 artists with character and the ability to break boundaries and bring increasingly interesting art to private collections.

See catalogue here.

23rd of January


One of the best-loved Finnish names in expressionist art, Professor, Pro Finlandia awarded Leena Luostarinen (1949-2013), is known particularly for her large-scale paintings that tend to be mystical, with autobiographical references and beauty based on tones. 

In Luostarinen's works, the atmosphere transcends form and the noble felines attract attention. The viewer cannot miss the similarity between Luostarinen's characters and the ancient Egyptian beliefs. For the Egyptians, the cat symbolized holiness - man's sacred connection to the gods. It was also believed cats had protective power. 

Luostarinen's impressive 'Leopard' is on sale at the Modern + Urban Art auction. The work is seen now for the first time in forty years. It was acquired from Luostarinen's  exhibition held at Galleria Sculptor in 1981 and has since belonged to the same Finnish private collection. 

Estimate 20 000 euros.

11th of January


The silver period of Ahti Lavonen's (1928-1970) informalist art began in the 1960s. Tired of the various shades of white alone, Lavonen was particularly enthusiastic about the era's development of the man experiencing space and the universal conception of art. Colour symbolism was central to Lavonen's production, and in addition to accentuating aesthetic values, also interesting was the inner experience as seen through the material. In an interview in 'Jaana' magazine in 1969, Lavonen emphasized the importance of visual art as a mediator between space and the person on earth. According to him, particularly the silver shades represented the era in question. 

In the silver-themed painting, the varied rhythm of the colour surfaces brings calm serenity to the work. The surface of the painting is uneven - it combines rough brownish with silver brightness and simple lines. Interaction with the work, itself a typical feature of informalism, is significant. The viewers may find intersections with themselves and reflect on the picture's optimism.

The painting will be sold at Modern + Urban Art Auction on 28th of January. Estimate 25 000 euros.

4th of January 2021


We will always provide you the best choice for sale, a positive auction experience and the most approachable service. Our specialists are the leading experts in Finland and now you have the opportunity to make a reservation for a complimentary home visit or a personal meeting at our office. You can also send pictures by e-mail. 

We are accepting consignments for our upcoming Modern + Urban Art Auction in January until 8th Jan. Our clients are looking for e.g. art, design, furniture, lighting and jewellery as well as carpets.  You will find the contact information here.

14th of December 2020


We would like to thank all our customers for the past year!

Despite the exceptional situation, we have been happy to be able to serve you as usual. During 2020, we have sold a record amount of art, design and antiquities. In the coming year, we will continue to hold our popular monthly auctions and interesting theme auctions as well as classic and modern sales.

During the holiday season our opening times are:

23rd of December - 3rd of January 2021  We are closed

4th - 5th of Jan.  We are open between 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

6th of Jan.  We are closed

7th - 8th of Jan.  We are open between 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

We wish you happy holidays!

26th of November 2020


Joachim Borgström, CEO and specialist at Hagelstam & Co, likes Helene Schjerfbeck's 'Girl in National Costume' now on sale at the Classic auction. The work was painted in 1879.

Probably Finland's internationally best-known artist, Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946), painted several impressive studies and historical paintings in the late 1870s. 'Girl in National Costume' depicts Kans-Karin, a delicate and somewhat shy girl from Dalarna. At the time, Helene was studying at Adolf von Becker's private academy and was already indicating great potential: she was awarded the third prize in the Finnish Art Society's Ducat Competition.

'Schjerfbeck is interesting in her ability to transform, a bit like Picasso', Borgström remarks. 'The artist administrated masterfully the very classical way of painting and at the same time was able to develop into a more modern artist. This work is a wonderfully fresh painting, and already at such an early stage a brisker touch can be seen than with many contemporaries; a hint of modern sketchiness.'

The starting price of 'The Girl in the National Costume' is 25 000 euros.

See the object here.

25th of November 2020


Tero Metsärinta, specialist at Hagelstam & Co, chose Emil Cedercreutz's wonderful dog ​​sculpture as his favourite from the Classic auction.

The sculptor, noble gentleman Emil Cedercreutz (1879-1949) studied at Finland's first line of sculptor training at the Academy of Arts. He later continued his art studies abroad, e.g. in Paris, where he was impressed by the work of Auguste Rodin, for example. Cedercreutz's sculptural technique is characterized by a sketchy grip. He is particularly known for his horse statues and his animal characters are lively and interesting. It is said that Marshal Mannerheim himself stated that "Anyone can carve me, but only Emil Cedercreutz can carve a horse under me."

"Cedercreutz's rare dog statue is a great object",  Tero Metsärinta smiles. "As a dog person, I value the talented artist's eye and ability to portray an animal. Besides, art is also meant to delight and that's exactly what this sculpture does! "

The estimate of the sculpture is 1300 euros.

See the object here.

24th of November 2020


Hagelstam & Co's specialist Tuomas Rossi's choice at the Classic auction is von Wright's impressive bird painting, 'Hazel Grouse'. The work was executed in 1887.

The youngest of the von Wright siblings, Ferdinand (1822-1906), received instruction in bird painting from his older brother Magnus. Ferdinand, who proved to be a diligent painter and draftsman, was simultaneously a spontaneous and precise maker whose hues glowed naturalness.

At the turn of the 1830s and 1840s, Ferdinand lived in Sweden with his brother Wilhelm, and learned oil painting techniques. As he returned home, he began to also paint different subjects with determination. Ferdinand's portraits and landscapes, as well as interesting still-lifes, appear to be historical genre images; of moments and atmospheres.

However, animal paintings always remained at the center of Ferdinand von Wright's art. In his classic bird paintings, he depicts bird life impressively and sophistically. After a study trip to Dresden in 1858, Ferdinand focused on creating works featuring particularly birds of prey and game. In the 1860s, a number of black grouse and capercaillie themes were born, and the ideas are repeated in his later production.

'Von Wright's brothers' interest in nature is tangible', Rossi ponders. 'Ferdinand had clearly examined and followed the life of the birds in the wild and was well acquainted with ornithology. The work also has a particularly fine and atmospheric background.'

The starting price of  'Hazel Grouse' is 15,000 euros.

See the work here .

26th of October 2020


Hagelstam & Co's Nordic Lights Auction presents fantastic wall-lights by Paavo Tynell. The 1916 founded movie theatre Titania in Rauma was destroyed in the Finnish Winter War in February 1940, and the lighting for a new theatre Iso-Hannu was ordered from Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy, his well-known design company. The result is unbelievably imaginative; the wall-lights have curling forms with beautiful glass shades.

The auction also presents pieces from e.g. Lisa Johansson-Pape, Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapiovaara.

The viewing is open at Tehtaankatu 36, between 23rd-28th of October, weekdays at 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and on weekend 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

The auction will be held on Thursday 29th of October starting at 3 p.m. 

Additional information on our website or at +358 (0)9- 6877 990 or [email protected] . 

30th of September 2020


The Nordic Light is a concept; a completely unique phenomena. During the summer, the light washes over Finland and the sun does not set in the north. In the winter, the dusk shadows the whole country and homes are lit by man-made artificial light. 

Hagelstam & Co's Nordic Lights Auction will present lighting from different decades, by known designers and newer names. They all share a particularly wondrous vision of lighting - light - and shaping it to even more interesting, beautiful and spectacular. Through design, the nordic light has been captured; the light more fantastic than anywhere else in the world.

We are now accepting consignments for the auction. Our clients seek pieces from designers like Paavo Tynell, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Alvar Aalto, Heikki Turunen, Harri Koskinen and Eero Aarnio. 

You can contact our specialists and request a free estimate of your objects and get more information about the auction. 

The auction will be held on Thursday 29th of October, starting at 3 p.m. 

18th of September 2020 


The British sculptor Lynn Russell Chadwick's (1904-2003) vision of art was slightly mystic - he believed in the artist's capability to find interpretations from the imaginary. Originally studying to become an architect, Chadwick was impressed by the Jacob Epstein's works and drifted towards the sculpture. 

In 1956 he was awarded with an international sculpture award in the Biennial in Venice, among seven other young British sculptors. Chadwick became known for his abstract expression and architectonic touch. The pieces are often bronze or other metal and the presented figures are edgy and strong. The monumentality is immanent, even if the size of the piece would be small.  Lynn Chadwick's works are included in e.g. MoMa's, Tate Gallery's and Centre Georges Pompidou's collection. 

In Hagelstam & Co's Modern + Urban Art Auction we present a wonderful, almost cubistic piece by Chadwick. The estimate is 16 000 euros.  See details here .

14th of September 2020


1. Pioneering Bracelets
Dare to stand out! Jewellery is your chance to reflect your personality and project it around you. The bracelet is a personal choice and you can use it to signal things important to you. The bracelet also rests over your carotid artery - thus symbolising how the heart is connected to the actions.

2. The New Coming of the Pearl

The softly shimmering pearl jewellery has always been popular with beauties and it tells everything about its wearer. Russian Tsar Nicholas II gifted his daughters a pearl as a birthday present, and as they came of age, they had a beautiful pearl necklace put together. Do remember that pearls get their shine from your skin. Should you forget to use them, your pearls will become lacklustre. Therefore, you are always an integral part of your pearl necklace.

3. Diamonds are Forever

The diamond symbolizes purity and perfection and it is also thought to have spiritual powers. A diamond has often been seen as a sign of mutual love and loyalty between a married couple. But you can also get a diamond for yourself - as a jewel it is invincible and timeless.

4. Miss Time

Aiming perfection, the award-winning Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier believes in the uniqueness of the woman. In their watches, elegance has always been combined with innovative design. The feminine wristwatch has timelessness and at the same time a unique style. Baume & Mercier's production is ethical and the company is also a member of the Responsible Jewellery Council.

See the jewellery catalogue in our September Monthly Auction here .

13th of May 2020


Hagelstam & Co's international spring Modern Auction will be held in May. We are presenting you an important selection of art and design from five decades.  The auction offers rare works that are relevant and interesting collection purchases. These are the items to invest in!

The auction will be held on Tuesday 19th of May, starting at 3 p.m. 

You can participate in the room at our premises, in real time via LIVE or by telephone at your convenience. We also accept absentee bids.  To book a line, contact either +358-9-68 77990 or [email protected].


The auction viewing is held 13th-18th of May at Tehtaankatu 36, weekdays at 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and on weekend 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please note, that under the circumstances, the maximum capacity for visitors is five people at a time.

Should you have any questions concerning the items, our specialists will be happy to assist you. You can also request additional photos of the items.

Payment and collecting the lots 

You can pay the invoice prior to collecting; via wire transfer or through our Svea / Maksuturva application. You will find it on 'My Hagelstam' page, under 'Invoices'. The invoice / wire transfer will also be e-mailed to you after the auction. 

The collecting will take place in accordance with prevailing regulations at Tehtaankatu 27, 20th and 22nd of May, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (five customers at a time). Please contact us in advance if you are collecting several items and/or items with time-consuming packaging. As an exception, we also provide storage for items free of charge as agreed. However, the invoice must be paid by the due date. You can also request about the possibility to shipping items, we are happy to help you in the matter.

25th of April 2020 


(Göran Augustson, Composition, estimate 500 euros.)

Our next auctions will be held on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th of May, starting at 3 p.m. 

Auctions will be held only on our website and you can participate in real time via LIVE. We also accept absentee bids as before. In these auctions there will be no prior price requirements/limit to phone bidding, so you can participate at your convenience. However, please note that there is a limited number of telephone lines available. To book a line, contact either 09-68 77990 or [email protected].


This time, the auction viewing is only organized on our website. Should you have any questions concerning the items, our specialists will be happy to assist you. You can also request additional photos of the items.

Payment and collecting the lots 

We wish to make it easy for our customers to collect the purchased lots. We are urging you to pay the invoice prior to collecting; via wire transfer or through our Svea / Maksuturva application. You can find it on 'My Hagelstam' page, under 'Invoices'. The invoice / wire transfer will also be e-mailed to you after the auction. 

The collecting will take place in accordance with prevailing regulations at Tehtaankatu 27, 6th-8th of May, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (five customers at a time). Please contact us in advance if you are collecting several items and/or items with time-consuming packaging. As an exception, we also provide storage for items free of charge as agreed. However, the invoice must be paid by the due date. You can also request about the possibility to shipping items, we are happy to help you in the matter.

27th of March 2020


Hagelstam & Co is closely following the recommendations of the Finnish government and health authorities, and we want to ensure that our operations meet all current requirements. 

The safety of our employees and our customers remains as our priority. We are acting upon the new regulations, as well as keeping with our responsibilities in the international art market. Due to the current situation, our offices will be closed from March 30th to April 13th. However, in all evaluation and auction matters we are at your service by telephone and e-mail.


We are currently conducting evaluations primarily through our online evaluation service, [email protected]. You can also contact our specialists directly; we'll be happy to help you to find the best way to participate in auction or evaluate your items. You will find the contact details here.


Our next auctions will be held on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of April, starting at 3 p.m. Auctions will be held only on our website and you can participate in real time via LIVE. We also accept absentee bids as before. There will be no prior price limit to phone bidding, so you can also participate by telephone at your convenience. However, please note that there is a limited number of telephone lines available. To book a line, contact either 09-68 77990 or [email protected].


The auction viewing is only organized on our website. Should you have any questions concerning the items, our specialists will be happy to assist. You can also request additional photos of the items.


We wish to make it easy for our customers to collect the purchased lots. We are urging you to pay the invoice prior to collecting; via wire transfer or through our Svea / Maksuturva application. You can find it on 'My Hagelstam' page, under 'Invoices'. The invoice / wire transfer will also be e-mailed to you after the auction. The collecting will take place in accordance with prevailing regulations at Tehtaankatu 27, 8th - 9th of April, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (five customers at a time). 

Please contact us in advance if you are collecting several items and/or items with time-consuming packaging. As an exception, we also provide storage for items free of charge as agreed. However, the invoice must be paid by the due date. You can also request about the possibility of shipping items, we are happy to help you in the matter.

Enquiries and further information:

Joachim Borgström, CEO, +358 40 5555 1334, [email protected]

+358 9 68 77 990, [email protected].

Wishing you all the best,

Hagelstam & Co


Dear Customers,

The current situation in the world is challenging as we are facing a global health threat. Hagelstam & Co is closely following the Finnish Institute of Health and Wellfare's recommendations,  and for us the priority is to ensure the well-being of our customers and our staff. We are continuing to provide you our services while making sure we respond as required to the epidemic.

We serve you the best we can and are providing you auctions and evaluations both online and in person. Our offices on Tehtaankatu are open normally on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will notify you of any changes.

Our next auctions will be held in April; the monthly auctions 7th-8th of April and Classic, Militaria and Numismatic -special auction 23rd of April. Please contact us for more sales and evaluation opportunities.

At the moment, a practical way to participate in auctions is through absentee bidding, phone bidding option or through LIVE -stream on our website.

We are also happy to assist you with a variety of transport options during this challenging time.

I wish everyone a good springtime!

Joachim Borgström

11th of February 2020


Hagelstam & Co is extremely pleased to present the highlight of the spring's Classic auction, one of the best-loved modernists in the world, Helene Schjerfbeck's enchanting work on appleblossom tree.

During the years, Schjerfbeck's way to paint had eventually become freer, with a hint of abstractism. Her style is atmospheric and instantly recognisable and expressive brushstrokes are presenting colour even more as an independent part of the painting. The work is a dream-like vision of a beautiful spring landscape. The glowing pastel-toned hues have blended to each other and with a powdery light create an impression of a lovely, sunny day. On the reverse side of the painting is a sketch to the Halkopoika; neighbour's son Einari Sahrman (Mäkinen?) from Hyvinkää.

Helene Schjerfbeck painted the work in the 1910s. According to the leading expert on her works, Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, the picture was sent to the composer Erkki Melartin, who admired greatly Schjerfbeck's paintings, before 1917. Melartin had hoped to get a sketch from the artist already a couple of years before, thus probably receiving the work Young Girl (A Study for a tapestry).  

The painting will be sold at Classic Auction, 5th of March. 

Estimate is 100 000 euros.

Painting comes for sale from a private collection. Provenance: composer Erkki Melartin and a private family collection. More information, please contact CEO Joachim Borgström, [email protected], +358 (0)40 555 1334.  

6th of Feb. 2020


Hagelstam & Co's Classic auctions have always brought high quality and sought-after pieces to the wider audience. This spring we will present a collection of curated pieces from the 18th Century to the Early 20th Century.

We are now accepting consignments to the sale. The final day to consign is 14th of February, at Tehtaankatu 27 & 36. Should you wish to have a home visit, do not hesitate to contact our specialists. You will find the contact information here

Our clients are seeking the works of e.g.  Helene Schjerfbeck, Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Elin Danielson-Gambogi, Maria Wiik, Pekka Halonen, Hugo Simberg, Amélie Lundahl, Eero Järnefelt, Ellen Thesleff, brothers von Wright, Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Korovin, Konstantin Makovsky, Nikolai Makovsky, Valentin Serov, Ilya Repin, Alexey Bogoljubov, Petr Petrovich Vereschagin, Ivan Shishkin, Boris Kustodiev, Pavel Fedotov, Fabergé, Vladimir Morozov, Pavel Ovchinnikov, Ivan Khlebnikov, Paul Buhre.

13th of Dec. 2019


Hagelstam & Co will organise the 

Modern Auction 

concentrating on modern and contemporary art as well as design 

on 23rd January 2020

The auction will present a collection of important art pieces and design items from the Mid 20th Century to today.

We are now accepting consignments to the sale. The final day to consign is 3rd of January, at Tehtaankatu 27 & 36. We conduct also home visits and answer your requests and give estimates by e-mail. You will find our specialists here

Our international clients are particularly looking for works by e.g.  Reidar Särestöniemi, Juhana Blomstedt, Max Salmi, Yrjö Saarinen, Ernst Mether-Borgström, Lars-Gunnar Nordström, Sam Vanni, Tove Jansson, Olli Lyytikäinen, Marika Mäkelä, Ilkka Lammi, Nanna Susi, Leena Luostarinen, Kain Tapper, Topi Ruotsalainen, Osmo Rauhala, Tommi Toija, Carolus Enckell, Nina Terno, Ahti Lavonen, Jarmo Mäkilä, Elina Brotherus, Sampsa Sarparanta, Jani Leinonen, Marjatta Tapiola, Samuli Heimonen, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and Victor Vasarely.

There is also a great interest for the designers Tapio Wirkkala, Alvar Aalto, Birger Kaipiainen, Rut Bryk, Kaj Franck, Oiva Toikka, Timo Sarpaneva, Finn Juhl, Hans J. Wegner, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Paavo Tynell, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Aune Siimes, Toini Muona, Michael Schilkin, Björn Weckström, Bertel Gardberg, Ritva Puotila, Dora Jung, Marianne Richter, Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Eero Saarinen, Josef Frank, Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Poul Henningsen, Gio Ponti, Gerrit Rietveld, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Isamu Noguchi, Harry Bertoia, Poul Kjærholm, David Linley, Piero Lissoni and Le Corbusier.

25th of Nov. 2019


Hagelstam & Co strengthens its position in the market, by appointing an internationally well-known professional, art collector and highly accomplished specialist, Joachim Borgström.

Borgström has been working in the art market for almost 25 years, as an entrepreneur as well as a leading auction specialist. He has been essential in the biggest art sales in Finland and part of curating several important collections. 
"It is a real pleasure to come to a house with long traditions and a well-established reputation alongside enthusiasm to create new ways to sell and acquire art", says Borgström. "Auctions must be in my blood for I have been dealing with them all my life, whether it be as a collector and buyer or a specialist."

Joachim Borgström evaluates e.g. Finnish and international art, silver, jewellery and furniture. You can contact him at [email protected] or +358 (0)40 555 1334 and request also a home visit.

25th of Nov. 2019


Hagelstam & Co organised a 40th anniversary auction on Saturday 23rd of November. The successful sale brought together collectors globally and the auction room was full of participants. The quality art, sought-after design, objets de vertu as well as furniture were sold in an auction with online and telephone participants competing with the live auction in the room.

The new CEO and the day's auctioneer, Joachim Borgström, was pleased of the joyful atmosphere. "In the art market, Hagelstam & Co is well-known for the service-oriented attitude and high regard for the customer. We are presenting our customers also the hammer sale option. It was nice to see that it is exactly what the sellers and buyers are looking for." 

The auction lots totalled high hammer prices, with a clear demand for the Finnish art from the Golden Era, i.e. Ferdinand von Wright, Amélie Lundahl, Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Pekka Halonen.  Also Finnish design with the names like Paavo Tynell, Alvar Aalto, Rut Bryk and Birger Kaipiainen were sold above high estimate.

Fabergé's workmaster Henrik Wigström's brooch was one of the most interesting pieces in the auction. After an intense international bidding the brooch was won by a private collector. 

Our sincerest thanks to all our customers during these 40 years!

11th of Nov. 2019


The eldest auction house in Finland, Hagelstam & Co, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, we are organising a special Jubilee Auction on Saturday, 23rd of November, offering a selection of Finnish and international art as well as design and objects of vertu. 

The catalogue will be published on our website on Friday 15th of November, and the viewing is held between 16th-22nd of November, at Tehtaankatu 36. Welcome!

Hagelstam & Co was founded in 1979, when the art specialist and collector Wenzel Hagelstam wanted to establish an international art market in Finland. Our reputation as the most prestigious and reliable auction house is based on our expertise, transparency and approachable service. We aim to concentrate on personal service and secure every client will be having a first-rate experience. We are serving both seasoned collectors and younger buyers and sellers, who wish to get acquainted with the art market. Our sell percentage is the highest in the market and we can always provide the best possible sale.

Hagelstam & Co's  specialists are leading in the market and will find you the suitable way to sell or buy art. We conduct home evaluations as well as evaluations for insurance and estate inventory. Hagelstam & Co organizes regularly highly popular evaluation days around Finland. We will also help you with larger entities. Our specialists will conduct written evaluations and documentations. We appraise the items by photographs, at our offices or at the convenience at your home. We assist museums and insurance companies and help with collection management with both public and private collections.

Contact us and enquire more about our services!

You will find our specialist's contact information here.

1st of Nov. 2019


To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Hagelstam & Co is touring around Finland. Our specialists are now available in Tampere and Turku. We are currently seeking art, design and objects of vertu for our upcoming auctions. We are also conducting home evaluations - please contact us at [email protected] or +358 (0)9-68 77990.

6.11. at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. TAMPERE, Café Milavida, Näsilinna.

7.11. at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. TURKU, Turku Art Museum, Aurakatu 26. 


We also evaluate items by photographs, which you can send by email directly to our specialists. You will find the contact information here

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12th of Oct. 2019


Hagelstam & Co is Finland's oldest most prestigious auction house with entirely Finnish ownership, concentrating on fine art, design and valuables as well as luxury collectibles.  This autumn season we are celebrating 40 years in the art market with an international jubilee auction. Hagelstam has always presented the customers with high quality items, expertise and personal service. Our aim is to provide you the very best.

We are now accepting consignments for the jubilee auction and our specialists are at your service at your convenience. Our customers are currently seeking art, design and objects of vertu. We are happy to visit you also at home, contact us now at [email protected] or 09-68 77 990.

KUOPIO 17th - 18th of October.  Our specialists Kasper Hagelstam and Tuomas Rossi are visiting Kuopio. Come and meet them at VB-photograph museum on Friday the 18th at 10 am-2 pm.

VAASA 22nd - 23rd of October. Specialists Kasper Hagelstam and Tero Metsärinta are visiting Vaasa and the open evaluation day is organised at Ostrobothian museum on Wednesday 23rd at 10 am-2 pm.