About us

HAMPEL FINE ART AUCTIONS
THE COMPANY

HAMPEL Fine Art Auctions has ranked among the world’s most important international hubs for fine art, antiques and luxuries.

The auction house was founded in 1989 and quickly achieved initial success on the regional market. The hugely successful auction of the art objects and inventory of The Munich Grand Hotel Continental in 1994 was well covered by the media, putting HAMPEL on the map far beyond Munich.

In 2005, owing to previous successes and a reputation for its high representational qualities, HAMPEL was entrusted (in preference to long-established auction houses) with the sale of probably the largest private collection of works by the Berlin artist Max Liebermann.

A series of very successful auctions of private collections followed such as the auction of art and designer objects from the villa of Carl Laszlo in Basel or the auction of the inventory of the Kitzbühl villa of the Munich restaurant legend Gerd Käfer – both in 2016.

HAMPEL excelled early on with its focus on Old Masters and gradually added new departments. Thus, today’s auctions also include premium works of modern art, great antiques and sculptures, exquisite furniture, exclusive wristwatches, jewellery, luxury and designer objects.

The special extra at Hampel

As publicly appointed and sworn auctioneers Hampel provides the following services:

  • Sale of estates & collections of all departments

  • Appraisal and valuation of art works and luxury items by auctioneers and
    experts across Europe or at the auction house

  • Safe processing and appraisal of your objects including transport arrangements

  • Art Loss Register check and liaising with collectors,
    dealers, experts and museums

  • High-quality presentation of art objects both in
    catalogues and online

  • Viewing days and vernissages

  • Quarterly auctions, also via livestreams

  • Professional post-auction sale

From Munich around the world

Sold to the The Middle East:

Extraordinary natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings

Extraordinary natural pearl and diamond
pendant earrings

Overall length: ca. 4.5 cm, overall weight: ca. 14.8 g

sold for € 1.234.302,- incl. Premium

Sold to Russia:

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, VILLAGE SCENE WITH ST MICHAEL INN

Pieter Brueghel the Younger,
1564 Brussels – 1638 Antwerp

VILLAGE SCENE WITH ST MICHAEL INN
Oil on canvas, 117.5 x 164.3 cm

sold for € 1.165.555,- incl. Premium

Sold to Morocco:

A large book collection

A large book collection

A book collection comprising 1,002 volumes from the 18th century

sold for € 310.753 ,- incl. Premium

Sold to The Middle East:

Pair of large, rare maiolica bowls

Pair of large, rare maiolica bowls,
probably from the Patanazzi workshop

Height: 22.3 cm, width: 50 cm, depth: 46.5 cm

sold for € 635.000,- incl. Premium

Sold to Belgium:

Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472 Kronach – 1553 Weimar, THREE-QUARTER PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN

Lucas Cranach the Elder
1472 Kronach – 1553 Weimar, workshop

THREE-QUARTER PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN
Oil on oak panel, the reverse reinforced with a second oak panel, 40 x 27 cm

sold for € 316.200,- incl. Premium

Sold to Israel:

Large diamond solitaire ring

Large diamond solitaire ring

21 ct, weight: ca. 11.1 g, Ring size 53/54

sold for € 268.972,- incl. Premium

Sold to the Czech Republic:

Hermès Birkin Bag 35 cm Taupe

Hermès Birkin Bag 35 cm "Taupe"

Height: 25 cm, width: 35 cm, depth: 18 cm

sold for € 16.380,- incl. Premium

Sold to Austria:

Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

Louis Vuitton "Steamer Trunk"

Ca. 58 x 100 x 55 cm

sold for € 12.600,- incl. Premium

Sold to Germany:

Friedensreich Hundertwasser, NOSTALGIA FOR THE BEYOND – A SPIRALOID, 1958

Friedensreich Hundertwasser,
1928 Vienna – 2000 Queen Elisabeth II

NOSTALGIA FOR THE BEYOND – A SPIRALOID, 1958
Oil, egg tempera, soot tar and casein on canvas, relined, 66 x 79 cm

sold for € 416.625,- incl. Premium

Sold to South America:

Friedrich Nerly the Elder, 1807 Erfurt – 1878 Venice

Friedrich Nerly the Elder,
1807 Erfurt – 1878 Venice

ST MARK’S SQUARE IN MOONLIT VENICE
Oil on canvas, 81 x 111.5 cm

sold for € 304.800,- incl. Premium

Sold to Central America:

Jan van Kessel the Elder, INSECTS, SHELLS AND BUTTERFLIES

Jan van Kessel the Elder,
ca. 1626 Antwerp – 1679 Antwerp

INSECTS, SHELLS AND BUTTERFLIES
Oil on copper, 17 x 22.5 cm

sold for € 185.925,- incl. Premium

Sold to China:

Large Shakyamuni sculpture

Large Shakyamuni sculpture

Height: ca. 65.5 cm

sold for € 48.830,- incl. Premium