Ettore Sottsass





Upcoming auctions

European Fine Art – May 2018

30 May 2018

Jewellery, Watches & Silver – May 2018

31 May 2018

Interiors & Decorative Art

1 June 2018

The European Fine Art auction contains a beautiful collection of paintings and drawings, from Old Masters to 19th-century art to early modern works from the beginning of the 20th century.

In May 2018, we are proud to present a beautiful collection of 19th-century Dutch paintings by, among others, Wijnand Nuijen, Andreas Schelfhout, Henriette Ronner-Knip, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Matthijs Maris, Louis Apol, and Anton Mauve. We will also offer an exclusive selection of old drawings by both Dutch and international artists such as Jan van Goyen, Willem van de Velde II, Hendrick Verschuring, and Marco Marcola. A sublime collection of early modern paintings serves as the capstone of this auction, with a set of works by Jan Altink as a highlight.

You can view the artworks during the viewing days of our Spring Auction from Friday 25 up to and including Monday 28 May. The European Fine Art auction consists of an afternoon and evening auction, and takes place on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

You can view the Silver, Jewellery and Watches during the viewing days of our Spring Auction from Friday 25 up to and including Monday 28 May from 10 am up to 4 pm.

You can view the Interiors & Decorative Art collection during the viewing days of our Spring Auction from Friday 25 up to and including Monday 28 May from 10 am up to 4 pm.

The auction contains Furniture, Clocks, Porcelain and Miscellaneous

Upcoming auction:
Post-War and Contemporary Art - 19 april 2018


A selection of this auction

Lot 77

Daniel Spoerri (1930)

Tableau piège (Fallen Bild) - Der Fallen gelassene Zufall des Abfalls (1971) a mixed media object within a perspex case, overall dimension 46,5x40,5x15 cm ...

Lot 196

Daan van Golden (1936-2017)

Mozart c-print in artist's frame, 69,5x51,5 cm

Lot 217

Eugen Schönebeck (1936)

Untitled pencil on paper, 20,5x30 cm

Lot 228

Hans van Bentem (1965)

Skull a chandelier shaped as a skull, H 140 cm

Lot 229

Tony Scherman (1950)

Argus Dream microcrystalline wax and pigments on canvas, 181x150 cm

Lot 89

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Bands of Lines in Four Directions (Square Plate) (1993) woodcut in colours, numbered 42/125, 31,5x31,5 cm (42x42 cm)




31 years later – The Bert Jansen Collection

No, it is not one of the three usual Dʻs that have led to this Auction (debt, divorce, death). It was due to lack of space.

Photo: Lot 128, The Real Thing (1995), Antonietta Peeters.

Lees verder

Design from 1900 to the Present Day

In the past I have acquired many things of beauty from this auction house. However this is only the second time since the establishment of the Venduehuis der Notarissen that an auction devoted to Design has been organized. In the past year we have received in consignment many extraordinary pieces of design for this sale. During this process I have endeavoured to bring together pieces of international origin for this very special auction. More

Collection Sonnenberg; 881,000 euros

The auction of a collection of artworks from the estate of the late Mr Hans Sonnenberg, gallery owner in Rotterdam, has raised 859,000 euros at the Venduehuis in The Hague on 21 and 22 March 2018. The money will be transferred to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, who earmarked the money for future purchases.


Venduehuis der Notarissen

The Venduehuis der Notarissen will officially celebrate its 200-year anniversary in 2012 as an Auction House in The Hague. Before then, public sales of properties, farms, land, and household effects were organized by the City’s Auctioneers. The auction house was established in September 1811, when The Netherlands were conquered by the French Empire and fully integrated in 1810. The Netherlands came under the administration of the French judicial system. This resulted in further public sales being held under the supervision of a Notary Public.

The Association of Notary Publics in the city of The Hague were the first in the Netherlands to establish the “Venduehuis der Notarissen”. In January 1812 the first auction was held in the present building in the Nobelstraat. The Auction house is now – and always has been – owned by the Association of Notary Publics in The Hague. However they are not the only users of the Auction House. Anyone can buy and sell items other than real estate through our Auction House. The right to buy/sell real estate lies exclusively with the Notary Publics.

Meet our experts to discover what the Venduehuis can offer you. We will be happy to advise you about appraisals and consignment, so that you are able to make the best possible decision about your valuables.