Bonhams Decorative Arts and Design Sale

Bonhams is offering a stunning selection of rare vintage posters at its Decorative Arts and Design Sale on Wednesday 10th October, in the Knightsbridge saleroom. Many of the posters illustrate the well-known ski resort, Zermatt, which sits at the foot of Switzerland’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn. Pierre Kramer’s 1932 poster of a skier mid-jump, silhouetted against the Matterhorn peak, leads this exceptional collection. It is estimated at £6,000-8,000.

Bonhams consultant of 20th Century Decorative Arts, Richard Barclay, said “The posters of Zermatt provide a nostalgic look at the gilded age of ski resorts, and demonstrate the perfect marriage of both style and sport.“

Other highlights in the sale include:

A poster by Francois Gos (1880-1942), entitled Zermatt, Matterhorn, 1904, estimated at £2,000-4,000.
Carl Moos (1878-1959), poster entitled Zermatt, 1933, has an estimated of £2,000-3,000
An iconic ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ from 1939, published by the Ministry of Information has an estimate of £3,000-5,000.
A Hunziker Gerold poster, entitled Bugatti, depicts an abstracted outline of one the marque’s exquisite automobiles. The estimate for the lithograph is £5,000-7,000
A Henri Matisse Lithograph, NICE. Travail & Joie, captures the artist’s love for the sun-drenched city in the South of France. The estimate is £1,200-1,400.

Items go under the hammer on October 10th.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.