Dr. Kuno Fischer

Galerie Fischer Auktionen AG





Address Haldenstrasse 19
6006 Luzern



Phone +41 (41) 418 1010
Fax +41 (41) 418 1080  
Email info@fischerauktionen.ch  
Homepage www.fischerauktionen.ch  
Membership CINOA
Kunsthandelsverband der Schweiz
Vereinigung der Buchantiquare und Kupferstichhändler in der Schweiz (VEBUKU)
Verband Schweizerischer Auktionatoren von Kunst- und Kulturgut
Fairs London Antique Arms Fairs, London Earls Court
Asia International Arts & Antique Fair (AIAA), HongKong
Description Gemälde alter und moderner Meister, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, Fotografien, Skulpturen, Porzellan, Aussereuropäische Kunst, Möbel, Silber, Schmuck, Taschen- und Armbanduhren, Antike Waffen


The story of Galerie Fischer as the oldest Swiss Fine Art Auction House shows the development of the art market in Switzerland. The founder of Galerie Fischer in the year 1907 was Theodor Fischer (1878-1957), who was director of the Gallery of Mr. Bosshard in Lucerne, one of the leading Galleries for Fine Art and Antiquities at this time. With great enthusiasm he runs the business of the newly established Galerie Fischer. He opened a branch in Berlin, which existed until the spiral of inflation after World War I. The course of events during and after World War I was not without consequences: some important collections of the higher nobility came to Switzerlandand were auctioned by Galerie Fischer. Also the emigration between World War I and II as well as the capital requirements for the reconstruction after World War II had the consequence that Galerie Fischer was consigned a lot of important paintings and antiquities.


From 1921 to 1939 Theodor Fischer organized his auction sales at the Grand Hotel National in
and at the Guild House "zur Meisen" in Zurich. In the year 1939 the Galerie Fischer had been extended. From now on it was possible to run international Art auctions in the generous, stylishly designed, museum-like Gallery at the Haldenstrasse in Lucerne. At this time, Fischer reached the position as one of the most successful auctioneers on the European continent. His sons Arthur Fischer (1905-1981) and Dr. Paul Fischer (1911-1976) supported the founder and run the Gallery after his death in the year 1957.
Because of the tradition of nearly 100 years and the international network of collectors, museums, art experts and art dealers as well as the central location of Lucernebetween the german speaking countries in the north and Italyin the south, Galerie Fischer is still one of the leading auctioneers in Europe. The confidence of sellers and buyers is based on the widely renowned and recognized experts, the dynamic and conscientious staff and foresighted management.
Twice a year - in May/June and November - there are Fine Art Auctions, once a year - in September - there is an auction of antique Arms and Armour. The auction catalogues for old master paintings, modern and contemporary art, works on paper, furniture, antiquities, asiatica and non-european art, porcelain, silver, jewellery, watches and wristwatches as well as arms and armour are based on research, are described thoroughly and serve as esteemed reference books. They are shipped to clients in a large number of copies in the whole world. All of the lots are published in the Internet (www.fischerauktionen.ch). On a regular basis leading art market journalists write about the Fischers art auctions and the results in international journals and magazines, especially in art journals.

From the beginning in the year 1907 Galerie Fischer has auctioned a lot of important art collections. Only to mention a few: die Sammlung Graf Harrach, die Collection Chillingworth und Wessner (1922), die Grossherzoglich Sächsische Gewehrsammlung (1927), die Sammlung Prinz Friedrich Leopold von Preussen (1928), die Sammlung Rütschi (1931), der Nachlass Dr. Burgers, die Gräflich Erbachsche Waffensammlung (1931), die Sammlung Freiherr von Kleist, Waffensammlung Herzog Viktor von Ratibor, Gewehrkammer des Fürsten Thun (1933), kunstgewerbliche Sammlung Dr. Kodella (1934), Jagdkammer des Reichsgrafen von Kaunitz, Sammlung Bühler (1935), Waffensammlung Randolph Hearst (1939), Nachlass Gräfin Tiele-Winkler (1951), Impressionisten-Sammlung Schübeler (1964), Sammlung Kurt Sponagel (1965), Schlossbibliothek Erbach (1967), Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphiken aus der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Sammlung in Wien (1969), Sammlung Habart (1971), Sammlung Mayring (1976) sowie Jagd- und Kunstkammern verschiedener aristokratischer Häuser Deutschlands und Österreichs. In the sensational auction "Moderne Gemälde aus Deutschen Museen", 1939, a part of the so called "entartete Kunst" was auctioned; most of these works are today in the most famous museums all over the world. Galerie Fischer was and is still an important agent in the setting up and extension of national and international art collections.

Today the leading position of Galerie Fischer is based on a variety of objects sold (old master paintings, modern and contemporary art, sculptures, antiquities, furniture, jewellery and arms & armour), the network to the most important collectors, museums, art experts and art dealers. Galerie Fischer could keep its position as one of the leading auction houses in Europeand even gain additional market shares in recent years. This shows the auction results and the art market reports. To meet the demand of the international clients Galerie Fischer extends its international activities. For example Galerie Fischer exhibits on invitation of leading Asian art dealers at the "Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair (AIAA)" in Hong Kong
The Galerie Fischer is proud of its faithful and renowned clients and that it could expand its business, especially into Asiaand the Eastern Europein the recent years. Over the years not only private collectors could extend their collections with objects sold at Fischer's but also important museums. On the basis of these facts Trude and Dr. Kuno Fischer and the staff of Galerie Fischer are looking forward to celebrate the anniversary of 100 years Galerie Fischer and keeping on offering auctions service.