19th of April

BEAUTY OF THE CLASSIC!



Hagelstam & Co's international spring Classic Auction will be held in April.  The auction offers rare works that are relevant and interesting collection purchases. 

At the end of the 19th century Finnish art reached new heights. Painters such as Pekka Halonen, Eero Järnefelt, Helene Schjerfbeck, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Elin Danielson-Gambogi and Maria Wiik were able to create atmospheres and capture moments that have remained in the history of art forever, shaping our perception of the possibilities of Finnish art. Their palette, artistic style and approach to their motifs brought a new kind of authenticity to our art; real, vivid situations and perspectives.

Now you have the unique opportunity to acquire some of those pieces! The auction will be held on Thursday 25th of April, starting at 11 a.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 hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.

Viewing

We are welcoming you to the auction viewing, held 18th-24th of April at Tehtaankatu 36, at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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.




18th of February

WE ARE VISITING TURKU AND TAMPERE!



Now you have the opportunity to request a free-of-charge home visit from our specialists! 

We are visiting around Finland, and also accepting consignments to the upcoming auctions. 

For home visit requests, please contact hagelstam@hagelstam.fi

4th of April, Turku      Jaakko Nieminen and Thomas Luoma

5th of April, Tampere     Tero Metsärinta

Here you will find the contact information of our specialists.



14th of February

ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS!



We are now accepting consignments for the spring auctions! We offer you the best and most reliable possibility for international sale. You can have a free evaluation of your items by e-mail or at our office at Tehtaankatu 27.


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 hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.


Our international clients are looking particularly for works by e.g. 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, Ville Vallgren, 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.




26th of January 2024

MODERN!



In the first Modern Auction for this spring season, Hagelstam & Co offers a selection of fantastic and unique art and design for sale. There are pieces from e.g. Reidar Särestöniemi, Ole Kandelin, Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Gunnel Nyman, Rut Bryk, Toini Muona, Birger Kaipiainen, Eero Aarnio, Paavo Tynell, Nina Terno, Tapio Junno, Birger Carlstedt, Mari Rantanen, Marjatta Tapiola and Leena Luostarinen. 


In his self-portraits, Särestöniemi appears as both human and animal, a mythical form with sometimes fierce appearance. The pieces also contain hidden meanings, while the artist himself stated he wished to express messages through his works. Fantasy intertwined with the human joy and sorrow, intensity of the passion with wretchedness of life. The need for love and warmth is presented in a fantasy-like world which will eventually open to those willing to take it in. Särestöniemi's use of colour in strong and heavy blocks might at times seem too stifling. Yet the movements of the shapes give them soul and playfulness, lifting the motif from the canvas. The arctic being ever-present in his works, his ability to touch the wilderness was beyond anyone. 

 

Also Ole Kandelin was a remarkable figure in the Finnish abstract art scene. Young, bold and confident, he dared to advance in his works with such self-knowledge and analysis that the paintings seem to have been created our of necessity and simple purity. His relentless search for abstract and universal unfortunately ended abruptly when he died of tuberculosis only 26 years old. 


The auction viewing is now open at Tehtaankatu 36, at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Welcome!




20th of December

HOLIDAYS AT HAGELSTAM & CO



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

During the holiday season our opening times are: 

22nd of December     Our offices are open at 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

23rd of December - 1st of January 2024      We are closed

We wish you happy holidays!



18th of November

AT HOME



In the early 20th century, Helene Schjerfbeck lived with her mother Olga in Hyvinkää, where the artist, suffering from overstraining in the capital, had moved for health reasons. In all the ordinary life, however, the conflict between the inner artistic fire and the responsibilities deprived Schjerfbeck and made her at times bitter. She also longed strongly for peace and privacy, which was not always attainable when living tightly with her mother. Housework and everyday chores, according to her mother's old-fashioned demands, annoyed Helene, but she still tried to do her part, often feeling guilt. The mother, on the other hand, who in her own life had to be satisfied with her lot and could perhaps not pursue her own dreams, also did not always understand the daughter's strong emotional fire and her desire to get outside help, so that she could paint in peace. At the same time, the mother - also according to her correspondence - appreciated her daughter's talent and was very proud of it. 


Although the artist criticized her mother somewhat harshly, in the early 20th century she appears in her works as a beautiful, gentle and approachable old woman. Mother was Schjerfbeck's closest, most significant part of her life; the person who filled her days. Loneliness might have been a more daunting option. In 'At Home', Schjerfbeck draws with a simple line the perfectly tender figure, who is focused on her own work. Mother's hair is bit ruffled, her eyes are directed to her lap. In a larger piece Schjerfbeck painted the same year, acquired by the Turku Art Museum as early as 1904, her mother sews. The expression of both works is clear, simple, sensitive. The moment is captured with perfect minimal gestures, but at the same time there is something powerful, atmospheric and touching. The whole sketch-like work has been deprived of everything unnecessary. Mother, in the midst of it all, simply - mother.


Later, in 1915, Schjerfbeck painted a self-portrait with a silver background. It is possible that, at least on some level, this can be seen as a pair for the 1903 picture of her mother, with which background glows in a slightly golden hue. 1915 Schjerfbeck was already 53 years old, and even more confident in her autobiographical expression. The essence of Schjerfbeck's creation was the depiction of humanity, and this is how her strong understanding and ultimately her love shines through the interpretation in the work 'At Home'.  


The painting will be sold at the autumn Classic Sale, 23rd of November. 

Estimate 100 000 euros. 

See the work here.




17th of November

YOUNG LADY WITH A FAN



"Did I mention that I gave a pastel to the Reuterskiöld lottery for Swedish-Norwegian workers, a beautiful frame and everything" (Albert Edelfelt in a letter to his mother Alexandra from Paris 31.3.1884)


Albert Edelfelt executed his pastel work Young Lady with a Fan in his studio in Paris, at 147 avenue de Villiers, in early 1884. During the 1880s he had begun the history of modern pastel painting in Finland and was influenced by the fashionable tendency Rococo Revival. The Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny (1838-1874) was the forefronter of the Rococo style interior pieces in Paris and several Italian and Spanish artists in the city were painting in that particular style. Besides Rococo Revival, Edelfelt worked also Gustavian motifs which seemed natural to him, considering his family background. The artist's father was of a Swedish aristocracy and mother spent her summers in Haikkoo, surrounded byt the nostalgic memories with the Gustavian furniture  purchased from the compulsory sale of the family's Kiiala estate. In addition to the Rococo and Gustavian motifs Edelfelt completed several pieces of directoire period. According to Edelfelt expert Bertel Hintze, the artist was influenced by the 18th century masters, who were exhibited at the Louvre.


Young Lady with a Fan has been carried out with the composed Gustavian colours; greyish blue and pink hues against the black background. The lady is dressed in a typical Rococo dress with a lace ribbon in her neck and lace headdress in her powdered hair. Similar headdresses are to be often seen in the 18th century pieces of lady's maids. The dresses could be rented in Paris, borrowed from artists or an acquaintance's supply of theatre costumes. Edelfelt's colleague and studio neighbour in Paris, Gunnar Berndtson, had dressed his models in 18th century milieu in similar style. During the late 19th century it was common to use fans, particularly in concerts and at the opera. 


Edelfelt's precise line drawing and knowledge of the colour harmony are the base of his pastel technique. Bertel Hintze did not save his praise when describing this in his book on Edelfelt: "The figure painter Edelfelt must have largely thought in lines, yet his impressions he experienced above all in light and colour, therefore finding pastel chalk being possibly his most instantaneous instrument, material, which was both line and colour and thus responding the drawer's sense of form and the painter's intimate sense of colour."


This particular pastel Edelfelt presented to the Swedish-Norwegian lottery in Paris, with the proceeds being donated to the Swedish-Norwegian workers. The organiser Lovisa Reuterskiöld had been modelling for Edelfelt the year before. She was married to chamberlain, ambassador Lennart Reuterskiöld, who worked at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris.

Marina Catani  


The pastel will be sold at our Classic Sale 23rd of November. Estimate 170 000 euros. 

See the object here.



17th of October

MEET US AROUND FINLAND!

    

Do you wonder whose design your vase is?
Have you thought about finding out the marks of a silver bowl or the signature of a specific painting?

Now you have the opportunity to request a free-of-charge home visit from our specialists! We are visiting around Finland, and also accepting consignments to the upcoming auctions.

25th of Oct. Turku      Jaakko Nieminen, 040-6798 612 and 

Thomas Luoma, 0400-011 800 

2nd of Nov. Tampere     Kasper Hagelstam, 050-5826 203 

2nd of Nov. Rovaniemi  Thomas Luoma, 0400-011 800

Here you will find the contact information of our specialists.



27th of September

TYNELL AND LIGHT



Paavo Tynell's (1890-1973) unique lighting pieces are often works of art in themselves. Tynell's ability to create objects that are not only practical but also imaginative was insurmountable, thus his lights still remain of interest to collectors internationally.

Our autumn Modern Auction presents Tynell's monumental light fixtures designed for the old post office in Vaasa. The fantastic pieces were manufactured by Taito Oy in the 1950s, and they consist of a brass frame and decorations accompanied with glass domes/tubes. In the set of five pieces, each light is unique; there are slight differences in tone and size. 

See an example of one of the pieces here.



25th of September

WARDI, THE MODERN MASTER



Rafael Wardi (1928-2021) is undoubtedly the king of Finnish colorism. As a master of many techniques, Wardi also knew how to treat his motifs in a surprising way; hiding visions and messages in his works. The artist, who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Finland (Ateneum) in 1949, is said to have received a simple instruction from his teacher Sam Vanni: "Do what others don't do."

Wardi's works are particularly dear to Finns. In their cheerful colour saturation - the strongest shade being yellow - they bring light and joy even to the middle of autumn and winter. There is always something new to see in Wardi's work.

In our Modern auction, we now have a fantastic collection of Rafael Wardi's works for sale. In a special cooperation with the Didrichsen Art Museum, we are giving away free entry to Didrichsen's Rafael Wardi exhibition (9th of September 2023 - 28th of January 2024) to every customer buying a Wardi from our Modern auction.



18th of September

PEARL FROM THE MODERN AUCTION: RUT BRYK



The works of artist Rut Bryk (1916-1999) are still lifes, dream-like pictures, stories, constructions, concretism, texture. The definitions reveal how utterly versatile and capable of renewing her expression she was. The artist herself never really wanted to explain her works - sometimes she even told a real fairytale about the objects and created a story for them - but gave the viewer the freedom to experience her art in their own personal way. Perhaps here lies Bryk's greatest merits as an artist; her trust in the viewer being so strong that it gives room to interpretations and differing views. Internationally, Bryk is particularly appreciated as a ceramist who designed and produced varied pieces, from large monumental works of art to tiles. She worked for e.g. Arabia and Rosenthal.

You will find Bryk's impressive, unique relief/tile composition for sale at Hagelstam's autumn 2023 Modern Auction; consisting of faience pieces decorated with white and multicoloured glazing. It repeats different graphic shapes, which are placed opposite and next to each other, subtly changing the colour tone. The shapes are calmly abstract and simultaneously act as if designed to be in motion. You can already see references to Bryk's later works from the 1970s, such as the large piece City in the Sun, which is part of HAM's collections.

"The work in question is among the best by Rut Bryk that I have seen during my working career," says Tuomas Rossi, curator specializing in design at Hagelstam. "Its multi-level beauty opens up slowly as the slightly static first impression dissipates, the eye finds more depth and rhythm all the time, both through the colour composition, as well as through the multifacetedness of shapes, shadows and surface structure. On the basis of abstract shapes, piece by piece something greater than the sum of its parts opens up in front of the viewer. Works from this era have rarely been in private ownership, and thus being rarely offered on the art market, so I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of attention it will receive in the upcoming Modern auction."  

See the item here.

Autumn's Modern Auction will be held on 28th of September, at 11 a.m. 

The viewing is open 22nd - 27th of September, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Tehtaankatu 36.

 


7th of September

WELCOME TO IITTALA!



Are you wondering about Granny's sugar bowl? Have you always thought your favourite vase is by some designer, but aren't sure of whose? 

Welcome to meet our specialists Tuomas Rossi and Thomas Luoma, who identify and evaluate art and design as well as antiquities on Saturday 16th of September, at 12 p.m.-4 p.m., at Designmuseum Iittala. 

1-3 items per person. We are also accepting consignments for the upcoming auctions.



23rd of August

ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS



Autumn is here! Is it time for you to let go of something and replace it with new things? Recycle anything extra before you buy a new one.

Our specialists are now evaluating art, design and valuables as well as furniture and carpets for free of charge at our office on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We also conduct home visits by appointment. Contact us and we can decide the best selling price for your items.

Welcome to Hagelstam!



21st of June

SUMMER AT HAGELSTAM!


During the summer months, we are at your service accordingly: 

22nd of June at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

23rd-25th of June and 10th-23rd of July our offices are closed. 

We wish you happy summer vacationing!



26th of May

HAGELSTAM MODERN AND WIRKKALA'S PLYWOOD



Tapio Wirkkala's plywood objects are considered one of the most central works of his production. These pieces exhibit Wirkkala's great craftsman's eye and the wonderful sense of movement seen in the object. Wirkkala's ability to understand the shape of his future object through the material was unique. For him, the right kind of wood material was particularly important; the designer should feel the work in his fingertips.

Edward Wegelius (1903-1993), chief designer of the Finnish state aircraft factory, developed the manufacture of Finnish bombers and single-seat fighter planes using wooden structures. His specialty was the processing and fixing of plywood and wood veneer work by gluing. The airplane propellers designed under Wegelius were manufactured in Helsinki, where Wirkkala happened to get  acquainted with the special plywood used. The artist soon realized that it was possible to bring out their organic shapes and textures from the material in question. In the aircraft plywood, thin wood veneers (usually birch) were attached by gluing one on top of the other. The darker lines visible against the light plywood are glue.

Wegelius' new technique in handling the material enabled Wirkkala to produce three-dimensional works. Wirkkala and his assistants made the objects by hand; with a knife, file, ax and sandpaper. Sanding at a certain angle revealed the work with lines exactly as the artist had intended - the lines follow the shape and set the object in motion. 

In our Spring Modern Sale you will find an important plywood piece by Tapio Wirkkala. The provenance is Edward Wegelius' family. See the object here



14th of April


UPCOMING BEAUTY THIS SPRING!



You will find pieces from the notable Finnish and international artists, beautiful antiquities, furniture and jewellery in our Classic Auction on 27th of April. 

The catalogue will be published on 21st of April, and the viewing is open 21st - 26th of April. 

You can participate in the auction online on our LIVE bidding option or in the auction room. 



1st of March

PARTS OF ANTTI PAKASLAHTI'S COLLECTION IN OUR MARCH SALE



The internationally renowed psychiatrist Antti Pakaslahti (1942-2022) worked as a pioneering specialist for the research of element of risk for schizophrenia. Alongside his significant work, Pakaslahti was a considerable linguistic, and knew Indian art particularly well. Familiar with the traditions of Indian miniature painting, Pakaslahti acquired Finland's largest private collection of them. In addition, his collection included other Indian and Asian art and objects.

Part of Pakaslahti's collection is now on sale in our March auction. The pieces are fine examples of the interesting collecting and the deeper meaning of the works themselves might have. Furthermore, Tibetan thangkas, Indian watercolour works and manuscripts tell of Pakaslahti's broad understanding of Asian culture.




23rd of January 2023

CHAIRS AND CHAIRS

  

The 004 Chair, upholstered in black and white, is designed by Antti Nurmesniemi in 1980 for Vuokko Oy. The chair is a fresh and sculptured piece and definitely works as a centerpiece in any interior. 

According to the Hagelstam CEO, Joachim Borgström, Nurmesniemi's 004 is particularly interesting. "It is such a great example of good design. At the same time delightfully playful and extremely well functioning. For it is also very comfortable to sit on!"

Ron Arad's 'Little Heavy' chair is an impressive piece; showing that the simplest of forms is often the most interesting. Arad's chair is meant to be wanted, to be an extra special object in the home. 

"One can actually think whether it is a sculpture or a chair?" asks Hagelstam's specialist Jaakko Nieminen. "Nevertheless, it is great to have on sale a piece, which is not often seen in auctions." 

Both chairs are on sale in our Modern Auction, 26th of January.




18th of November

BY ELIN'S TEA TABLE 



Three women are sitting at a table with teacups in front of them. They are partially pictured from the side. The face of the person sitting on the sofa, playing the guitar, is almost completely in the shade, while the profiles of the other two women shine in the light. The gaze of the person sitting behind the table is directed at the cup raised to lips, whereas one of them concentrates on watching and listening to her friend playing the guitar. The painting was made at the beginning of the 20th century. During that time, the artist Elin Danielson-Gambogi often visited Finland, as she was a very sought-after portrait painter in her home country. With her, she brought paintings made in Italy for exhibitions and sales in Finland. 

Elin Danielson-Gambogi knew very early on wanting to become an artist and started her studies in Helsinki at the Art Association's drawing school in 1876, only at 15 years old. As an enthusiastic young artist, she wanted to spend her time drawing and painting. After her father's early death, Elin moved with her mother and sister to her mother's childhood home. In addition, Elin's aunt, great-aunt and uncle with his family lived there. More relatives lived nearby. Thus there were enough models in the home circle. By depicting these people, she developed to a good portrait artist early on. The subject of 'The Evening Tea' is typical for Elin Danielson-Gambogi. Being together with her relatives, she liked to paint them at the table, focused on their own chores. Such a motif, painting people gathered around a table, was a quite ordinary subject, and depicting those was typical for realism, the secrets of which Elin learned during her visits to Paris in the 1880s. 

Elin Danielson-Gambogi also painted the same subject in Italy, where she moved after marrying the Italian artist Raffaello Gambogi in 1898. In the letters she wrote to Finland, Elin told how their evenings in Italy included friends gathered around the table and playing music. Elin's husband, Raffaello Gambogi, is the second person in the two paintings portrayed the 'at the table' theme painted in Italy. Both of those paintings also feature a guitar; in one Raffaello is listening while in the other he is playing it for his companion. In these paintings, the listener is put in the spotlight and the player remains in the shadows. The same thing happens in this tea table piece. The work emphasizes the listeners, and not the player as the narrator of the story. Does the musician in the painting symbolize the artist who depicts her subject from shade, or is the painting just technically better this way? 

All of the 'At the table' paintings are united by the depiction of light, which is one of the central features of Elin Danielson-Gambogi's art. She was fascinated by the contrast between light and shade. In this painting 'The Evening tea' the player's face is in shadows, while the guitar in her lap and her hands are in the light. The empty place on the sofa next to her is also bathed in light, and that emptiness is emphasized by the light as well as the pillow. As if someone from the party is missing. Elin travelled to Finland alone, hence the empty seat could belong to her spouse Raffaello Gambogi, who stayed in Italy. The painting is on sale at our Classic Auction. See the lot here.

(Text: Art Historian Virve Heininen)




2nd of November

KNIFE JUNKERS AND COLLECTIBLES  


  


For Finns, a knife has been a necessity, security and tool, as well as a symbol of power. The knife models are grouped according to places, and in the 19th century, it helped especially junkers from Southern Ostrobothnia to become legendary. As a specimen of craftsmanship, the knife is a particularly impressive object; designed with both use and beauty in mind.

 It is sometimes said that the knife chooses its bearer, but now you have the unique opportunity to choose your knife. In our November auction, we have a collection of knives for sale: both cutting tools and collectibles. From a Sorceress Tooth to a double- knife, kaksineuvoinen, from Rovaniemi to Germany and Norway. 

You can access the knife category here:



2nd of August

UPCOMING THIS SEASON!




A new auction season has begun!

We offer our clients appraisals and auction services with the widest expertise on the market. We assist in both smaller and larger entities and also help with the insurance and estate evaluations as well as collection management.

If you need an evaluation of your objects, you are welcomed to visit our office or request a home visit. We also conduct evaluations by email, according to the pictures. We accept consignments on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at our office at Tehtaankatu 27.

If you are not coming to Helsinki, we will visit you! This autumn we tour around Finland. Request a home visit, +358 (0)9 6877 990 or hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.

In August and September we are visiting Tampere, Turku, Ostrobothnia and Uusimaa. 

24th of August    Tampere 

20th of September     Turku 

26th - 27th of September      Vaasa

Our international clients are particularly looking for works by e.g. 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, Ville Vallgren, 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.



1st of July

KALERVO PALSA 75 YEARS


 


A surrealist, expressionist, pioneer. Kalervo Palsa (1947-1987) was an artist, who created brutal pictures of his own life; arising from his imagination and inspired by his reading. The colourism of Palsa's works is combined with a strange range of subjects - at times he paints Simberg-like pieces depicting death, another time almost Hieronymus Bosch's works full of events. Sometimes an atmospheric beauty peeks out from an abhorrent motif. The lines are strong, but a certain picturesqueness seems to be present throughout the production.

In his diary, dated 7th of January 1968, Palsa writes: "Tonight I will paint again. My deliriums. In this area, you can find a whole new realm, where your imagination can fly free and senseless. I feel at peace when illustrating the world of my soul, strong, full of colour and on the other hand empty."

In 2022, it will be 75 years since Palsa's birth, and we are pleased to present a selection of his works in the upcoming Modern auction in the fall. Each of them tells about the artist's path and his inner struggle. 



8th of June

YRJÖ EDELMANN BEFORE THE PACKAGES




The artist Yrjö Edelmann (1941-2016) was born in Helsinki and moved to Sweden with his family at a young age, where he studied at the Academy of Arts in Stockholm. Edelmann began his career as an illustrator, drawing the covers and various magazine illustrations for the works published by Åhlen & Åkerlund.

Edelmann was influenced by French surrealism and the so-called hyperrealism, in which everyday objects are treated in a pop art manner. Gradually, however, Edelmann proceeded to pieces which sometimes are referred as package art, this eventually becoming his most distinctive style.

A rare collection of Edelmann's early illustrations is now on sale at our June auction - e.g. Veckorevyn's Illustrations as well as the cover works of publications - showing the change of time and styles in an interesting way. 

To the Edelmann collection here.



19th of May

MARIA WIIK IN THE SPRING'S CLASSIC AUCTION


  


Maria Wiik's soft palette delights in her portraits. Of the women artists, it was Wiik who created delicate portraits and pieces full of atmosphere which captured the essence of the model - the personality, gestures and facial expressions. The models in Wiik's works seem to be genuinely present, whether she painted with pastel technique or oil. As early as in the 1890s, the realism Wiik adopted particularly during her times in France, began to turn into style which presented moods and emotions. Lightness and brightness were emphasized, and the picturesque, soft tones took over the pieces.

Two Wiik's pastel works are now at sale in our Spring Classic Auction. In both, the artist has managed to introduce special features of her models. The works are delicate and charming, and their atmosphere captivates the viewer. From the portrait, we are viewed by a woman whose eyes sparkle under her fluffy fringe while she laughs cheerfully. The work is far from a serious and formal image, let alone a calm and modest 19th century image of a female. In the work with two children, the young girl listens to the boy's speech, perhaps amused, perhaps even a little bored. The afternoon moment presented in an interior, with references to the fashionable Japonisme of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, is delightfully homely.





6th of May

MISTER FANTASTIC OIVA TOIKKA



The long career of designer Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) includes an extensive selection of objects, most of which have become favorites of the Finnish people. Both the unique works of art glass and the objects in series production have inspired collectors as well as consumers who have acquired glasses or plates for ordinary homes.

As a creative person, Toikka was able to generate ideas from scratch; through work, he felt the inspiration arriving more easily. One started working, experimenting, shaping. Toikka was not content with merely one technique or accepted any limitation, but believed in opportunities, ideas, and particularly joy. Spontaneity and confidence in succeeding went hand in hand.

There are several Toikka's works now on sale at our spring Modern Auction, not only his beloved birds, but also Pro Arte artefacts and annual cubes, as well as quite personal art glass sculptures. The Lake Palace sculpture is one of Toikka's most incredible creations. Lake Palace features small cubes blown into a mold, each containing its own world of miniatures, assembled into a sculpture. 

The three-part glass sculpture, the jug, is in turn a theatrically fun work with different techniques meeting. Both glass sculptures are completely unique and very rarely seen on sale.

The stunning stories of Oiva Toikka's work open up to anyone who is willing to inspect them more closely - from different angles, in different light, in different situations. Their imaginative vision delights and the technical insights seem incredible. 

Oiva Toikka was indeed Mister Fantastic.





1st of April

THE LEGENDARY LADY DIOR AT HAGELSTAM




When Diana, Princess of Wales, travelled to Paris in 1995, for a charity dinner for the Great Ormond Street children's hospital, President Chirac's wife Bernadette wished to present the Princess a gift, which would tell of the French and particularly the French style. She decided to choose a brand new bag from Dior. The bag was called Chouchou, the favourite. It was handed to the Princess at Grand Palais' Cézanne exhibition she visited with the Chiracs. 


Diana loved the bag and used it regularly everywhere. The bag is known for its so-called cannage decoration, which resembles the caning decor of rattan chairs. It is based on the chairs in Christian Dior's apartment in Avenue Montaigne.


Officially the bag was renamed as Princesse, however, it is widely known as Lady Dior, to honour Princess Diana. Other notable users have included another President's wife, Carla Bruni, Monica Bellucci and Marion Cotillard. 


The rarely seen white version of Lady Dior is now on sale at our April auction. See more info here.




8th of March

WOMEN ARE SOON HERE!




Leena Luostarinen, Tove Jansson, Nanna Susi, Nina Terno, Christina Snellman, Eva Cederström, Kirsi Neuvonen, Mari Rantanen, Marika Mäkelä, Outi Heiskanen, Essi Renvall, Sigrid Schauman, Ina Colliander, Elvi Maarni, Gunnel Nyman, Aune Siimes, Saara Hopea, Heljä Liukko-Sundström... 


All fantastic, all great! The most interesting women artists and designers at Hagelstam in March! The viewing will be open 11th-16th of March, at Tehtaankatu 36. Welcome!





15th of February

WOMEN ARTISTS AT HAGELSTAM




We are now accepting consignments to our upcoming special auction on women artists and designers in March. 

Our clients are looking for works by e.g. Helene Schjerfbeck, Maria Wiik, Amélie Lundahl, Venny Soldan-Brofeldt, Hanna Pauli, Sigrid Hjertén, Sigrid Schauman, Vera Nilsson, Elsa Beskow, Siri Derkert, Eva Cederström, Marjatta Tapiola, Leena Luostarinen, Riitta Nelimarkka, Laila Pullinen, Eila Hiltunen, Rut Bryk, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Toini Muona, Francesca Mascitti-Lindh,  Uhra-Beata Simberg-Ehrström, Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Eva Anttila, Dora Jung, Aino Aalto, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Gunnel Nyman, Saara Hopea, Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe and Efva Attling.

We will offer you the best expertise and most reliable way to sell. 

Contact our specialists and request an estimate.
Our office is open weekdays at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.




31st of January 2022


RUT BRYK AT OUR MODERN AUCTION




Ceramic artist Rut Bryk (1916-1996) who worked over 50 years at Arabia's art department, has a repertoire of colourful pieces, which are always delighting collectors.

The pioneer of the modern design, Bryk was known of her works where material is combined with the storytelling of the piece and the hues are emphasising the emotional atmosphere they create in the mind of the spectator. The basic features of Bryk's works are their insightfulness, gentleness and magical balance between style and decorativeness.

Bryk's fantastic piece, the gate from Siena Cathedral, is from the 1950s. Its blue and turquoise hues are simple, clean and calming. One can also see references to the blue glazed tiles of the Ishtar gate and the turquoise colours and patterns of the Syrian ceramics. 

The Cathedral Gate is on sale on our Modern Auction. Estimate 5000 euros.

The Modern Auction will be organized 4th - 10th of February. You can participate by absentee bids online, on the telephone, via our LIVE bidding option or in the auction room. The viewing is open 4th - 9th of February, on weekdays at 11 a.m. -7 p.m. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the weekend.



25th of November

       ALBERT EDELFELT'S RARE MAGDALENE




In the autumn of 1890, Albert Edelfelt painted his work Christ and Mary Magdalene (part of the Ateneum's collection) at the family's summer residence in Haikkoo near Porvoo. He stayed there with his servants in October to capture the cold, crisp autumn day with golden leaves, when the first snow fell. His wife Ellan, with their son Erik, was in the village of Saari [in Tammela] and Edelfelt's mother Alexandra with his sisters Annie and Berta in Helsinki. While there, the family had to make do without the servants, for the artist needed them as models for his painting; the gardener Ekman stood as Christ and the fisherman's daughter Ida as Magdalene. It is said that Ida's groom had drowned, but the girl later denied this. Regardless, the story is reinforced by her ability to experience grief with tears. 

The subject is taken from Elias Lönnrot's Kanteletar, a sister work of the Kalevala epos dictated in 1840. Albert Edelfelt ordered the Kanteletar from Porvoo for his mother in the summer of 1889, when she was visiting his wife's family farm at Saari's Manor. With his own translations and other Swedish interpretations of the time, Lönnrot wanted to highlight the richness of Finnish folk songs as cultural treasures. The subject of Christ and Mary Magdalene is found in the fifth song of Kanteletar's third book. Magdalene's water journey has even been translated into Magdalene's song. The subject is found in the Bible, where the sinful woman Mary Magdalene washes Jesus' feet as repentance. According to the story, she had killed her three sons and because Jesus knew this, she wanted to repent of her sins. This biblical story lives in the Catholic world in several versions, and the beautiful church of La Madeleine in Paris is dedicated to her, a fact which, of course, suited Edelfelt, for he painted the work in order to exhibit in the so-called New Salon in Paris in 1891. In Finland, these poems still live on in Ritvala's Helka songs and festivities. 

Albert Edelfelt's interest in illustrating Kanteletar can be explained from a Parisian perspective. Interest in symbolist subjects, especially in the ancient poetry of various countries, had arisen in England, e.g. with the myth of Ophelia, as well as in Denmark, with Fritz von Uhde's (1848-1911) depictions of Jesus as a contemporary subject among ordinary citizens. In a letter from 1890, Edelfelt writes that Uhde had already painted the Sermon on the Mount, so he could not choose the motive. Uhde, like many other 19th century artists, continued in the footsteps of the old masters. The theme noli me tangere (touch me not) had been portrayed by artists since the Middle Ages, such as Fra Angelico, Tizian and Poussin. Edelfelt's sketchbooks show that he, too, was considering putting the kneeling Magdalene to pull Jesus 'suit, according to iconographic noli me tangere role models. The oil painting of Magdalene's Head II is one of two well-known portraits depicting Magdalene. The first version of Magdalene's Head I, which is more sketch-like, belongs to the collections of the Lauri and Lasse Reitz Art Foundation's Museum in Helsinki. 

The version now on sale has been part of the collection of Eliel Aspelin-Haapkylä (1847-1917), an art historian, doctor of philosophy and professor of aesthetics at the University of Helsinki. Aspelin-Haapkylä studied art and medieval churches. The painting can be seen in a photograph taken at his home in Merilinna, at the corner house of Neitsytpolku and Merikatu, in the early 20th century. 

Literature: B. Hintze, Albert Edelfelt, Helsingfors 1942-44, Catalogue No. 552. Hanne Selkokari, Kalleuksia Isänmaaalle, Eliel Aspelin-Haapkylä as an art collector and art historian, SMYA 115 FFT, Vammala 2008.

We thank Marina Catani for the text and expertise help.




25th of October


THE MASTERFUL WORK BY SAM VANNI 

in MODERN + URBAN ART



The works of Sam Vanni (1906-1992, until 1941 Samuel Besprosvanni) in the 1950s are part of European concretism.  Vanni's geometric, abstract works present a collaboration of form and colour. The calm layout of the line, the mutually supportive tones and the ability to combine the surface structure and the impression of depth are characteristic of Vanni's production.

The Composition, dated 1952, represents impressive abstraction, a significant change in the world of Finnish visual art. Vanni was able to break boundaries and envision that non-figurative art could lead to a more interesting outcome than the traditional way of painting.

The Modern + Urban Art auction will be held on October 28, starting at 1 p.m.



27th of September

WOMEN ARTISTS - NANNA SUSI






Nanna Susi's (1967-) works, formed by thick layers of colour and prone to mysticism, are one of the most central and well-known pieces of Finnish contemporary art. Susi transforms the line to a strong, supporting feature that allows her to add a perfectly unique, expressive strength to the work. Imagination is naturally present and appeals to the viewer.

The shades may constitute as spontaneous, even at first glance incompatible, yet seem perfectly thoughtful. The structures of the images have interesting colour contrasts, and the works are not constricted. The surfaces of Susi's works appear as if they have been divided into sections. Yet the whole is liberated, moving, almost non-figurative.

Five works from Susi are now for sale at our Women Artists Auction, from 2002-2012.




8th of June

OUR WOMEN ARTISTS ARE COMING AGAIN!




Five years ago, we were the first in Scandinavia to organize an auction focusing on the work of female artists. The sale was a tremendous success for both sellers and buyers, and we are happy to present the next Women Artists Auction in September 2021.

We are now accepting consignments of paintings, design, ceramics, glass art, furniture and jewellery by female artists. Contact our specialists for evaluation and consigning! 

(Maria Wiik, Poppy, hammer price 15 000 euros)


2nd of June

THE DISH OF THE CHINESE EMPEROR




A Chinese Dragon Dish of Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799) was sold at Hagelstam & Co's Classic Spring Auction; an 18th-century porcelain dish, marked with the emperor's own seal. The unauthorized use of the dish was once punished by death. The emperor was known not only for his ruling and war skills but also for his poetry. He is said to have written more than 40 000 poems during his lifetime. The object was brought to Finland in the 1950s, when it was bought by a member of the Finnish trade delegation. Since then, the emperor's dish has been in the possession of the family, without their knowledge of its true history or value.

"Imperial, Chinese porcelain objects are infinitely rare. The discovery of such a treasure does inspire even an experienced expert," says CEO Joachim Borgström.

The dish became both the most expensive ceramic object and the most expensive Chinese porcelain object ever to be sold in Finland. The estimate was 30 000 euros, but after a ten-minute sale, the hammer price rose to a total of 367 000 euros.




29th of March

HUGO SIMBERG'S FORGOTTEN MASTERPIECE - 

ON DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 90 YEARS!



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

PEARL OF THE CLASSIC AUCTION:

IMPORTANT LANDSCAPE BY GALLEN-KALLELA




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.

Exhibitions:

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

ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FOR THE CLASSIC AUCTION




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 hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.

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

TOVE BOOM, FASCINATING FAIRYTALE PIECES AND WORLD RECORDS!




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




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

LEOPARD




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

AHTI LAVONEN AND SILVER-THEMED FORMS




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

ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FOR MODERN & URBAN ART




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


CHRISTMAS AT HAGELSTAM & CO




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


MY CHOICE IS...




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


MY CHOICE IS...




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


MY CHOICE IS...




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

PART OF THE HISTORY OF FINNISH LIGHTING




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 hagelstam@hagelstam.fi . 





30th of September 2020

THE BEAUTY OF NORTHERN LIGHTS




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 


BREAKING THE TRADITION - MEET LYNN CHADWICK'S WORK




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

FOUR STEPS TO JEWELLERY




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 IS OFFERING THE FINEST OF MODERN ART AND DESIGN!




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 hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.

Viewing

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 


MAY MONTHLY AUCTIONS



(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 hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.


Viewing

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


OUR OFFICES ARE CLOSED, BUT WE ARE STILL AT YOUR SERVICE!

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.


EVALUATIONS

We are currently conducting evaluations primarily through our online evaluation service, arviointi@hagelstam.fi. 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.


APRIL MONTHLY AUCTIONS

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 hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.


VIEWING

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.


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, 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, borgstrom@hagelstam.fi

+358 9 68 77 990, hagelstam@hagelstam.fi.

Wishing you all the best,

Hagelstam & Co




A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO


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


HELENE SCHJERFBECK'S BEAUTIFUL GIFT TO THE COMPOSER ERKKI MELARTIN


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, borgstrom@hagelstam.fi, +358 (0)40 555 1334.  










6th of Feb. 2020


ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FOR THE CLASSIC AUCTION!


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


CONSIGNMENTS ARE ACCEPTED FOR SPRING'S FIRST MODERN AUCTION!


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 HAS A NEW CEO


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 borgstrom@hagelstam.fi or +358 (0)40 555 1334 and request also a home visit.











25th of Nov. 2019


ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH STRONG RESULTS!


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


HAGELSTAM & CO CELEBRATES IN NOVEMBER!


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


COME AND MEET US IN TAMPERE AND TURKU!


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 arviointi@hagelstam.fi 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. 

Welcome!


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 ON TOUR!


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 arviointi@hagelstam.fi 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.

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