Willy Eisenschitz (Austrian, 1889 – 1974)

Mountain Scene, 60 x 74 cm

BACKGROUND:

We were asked by a company to research and sell this vivid landscape by Austrian painter Willy Eisenschitz.

VALUATION & OUTCOME:

We always felt that it was particularly attractive with the potential to do much better than its $3,000 to $5,000 estimate.

It did not disappoint, and the high volume of phone bidders from Europe only stopped when a final price of $23,000 was reached – more than seven times its low estimate.

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George Keyt (Sri Lanka, 1901 – 1993)

BACKGROUND: We might call George Keyt the Picasso of Sri Lanka. His work is very highly sought by Sri Lankan art collectors both at home and within the ex-pat community. In Australia, Keyt’s work is very rare. VALUATION & OUTCOME: The South Australian-based owner had inherited not one, but two

Case Study : Brokerage

Rah Fizelle (1891- 1964)

BACKGROUND We acted for the family of the artist in the sale of this previously unknown portrait of an elegant self-assured woman.  VALUATION & OUTCOME The painting carried a pre-sale estimate of $45,000 to $ 65,000. However, this beautiful typical work of the modernist artist sold for more than double

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