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Antwerp Master, circa 1610 – 1615. A study of the head of a monk looking upwards. Oil on panel. 47.5 ×37.7 cm. Estimate on request Did you know that pure yellow diamonds are known as “canary diamonds”? Or that Andy Warhol collected wind-up toys? And did you know that an altarpiece has stood in an important Antwerp church for almost four hundred years, whose authorship can only now be fully clarified following the rediscovery of a small oil study? I am pleased to present the first issue of our new publication, KOLLERview, which will be published four times annually, before each auction series in March, June, September and December. In each issue we will not only present highlights from our upcoming auctions, but also review our recent past auctions and inform you of forthcoming consignment dead- lines, preview dates and further activities and news about our company. This issue’s cover depicts a life study of a monk’s head that was the model for the head of Saint Dominic in Peter Paul Rubens’ 1618 altarpiece Saints Dominic and Francis Saving the World from Christ’s Anger, today in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon, France. This is a good example of the “modernity” that high-quality artworks of the past still possess today. As always, the focus of our autumn auctions is on fine and decorative arts from past centuries. Old Master paintings from the 14 th to 19 th centuries, fine furniture, silver and porcelain from the Renaissance to the revival styles, and books and manuscripts are on exhibit in our galleries from 19 – 23 September 2018. Each auction series throughout the year also features a fine selection of jewellery. In the second section of KOLLERview, we take a look at our June 2018 sales, which featured fine examples of Asian Art and a large selection of modern and contemporary European and American art. We are currently accepting consignments for our sales in November and December 2018 and would be happy to arrange a no-obligations appointment to provide an estimate of works you may wish to offer in view of these auctions. We hope you enjoy reading this issue. If you have questions about any of the items featured in this publication, please don’t hesitate to contact our staff of specialists. Cyril Koller Dear Readers, KOLLERview is published four times annually. Next issue: November 2018. All auction results include the buyer’s premium. 1 CHF = € 0.88 / 1 CHF = 1.01 US Dollar (as of August 2018) OUR view. P. 2 Editorial PRE view. P. 3 –10 September Auctions RE view. P. 11–18 June Auctions OVER view. P. 19 Contacts CALENDAR view. P. 20 Auctions & Events 2