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Fine Art Auction

Helsinki Spring Sale
May 21


Finally, it’s here! The Spring Auction at Stockholm Auction House Helsinki. The 2023 edition features approximately 200 lots of classical antiques, high-quality paintings, jewelry, watches, and amidst it all, a superb piece of Swedish silverwork from 1873.

The highlight of the auction is a piece of Finnish art history – Ellen Thesleff’s portrait of her sister from the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. It is intimate and delicate, yet at the same time intense and almost hypnotizing. In short, a masterpiece. Among the most significant items in the auction are also Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s interpretation of the Legend of Prometheus, Magnus Enckell’s pleasantly summery painting Idyll, and a truly spectacular Russian samovar in silver. In addition to these lots, the auction also includes works by Ilya Efimovich Repin, a moonlit landscape by Klever Yuli Yulevich, prints by Marc Chagall and Helene Schjerfbeck, a stately slant-front secretary in Russian Directoire style, and much, much more.

Feel free to explore the catalog on your own. Welcome!
To the catalogue


When is the viewing and the auction?


May 16–21, Södra kajen 14 Helsingfors

Opening hours

Weekday 10am–6pm. Weekend and Ascension day (18.5) 11am–3pm.

Online Auction

May 21

How it works

Place bids online

Until the hammer auction commences you are able to pre bid online. Please note – an account at is required to be able to bid at the auction. You need to do this even if you already are a customer at Stockholms Auktionsverk.


There are several ways to particpate in the hammer auction:

– Absentee bids – absentee bids may be left with Customer Services or e-mailed to You can also place absentee bids on our website.

– Bidding in the salesroom – a paddle for bidding may be collected from Customer Services. Identification and reference is required.

– Telephone bidding – please contact Customer Services at
– Live online bidding – If you have signed up as a customer at Auctionet you are also able to place bids live online during the sale.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer services, +46 (0)8-453 67 50, if you need help placing bids.


You will receive a written confirmation via email after the auction. Payment can be made with creditcard at Nybrogatan 32, Stockholm or you can choose one of our secure methods of payment to pay your item and our commission. The lots should be collected no later than 10 working days after purchase.


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Regarding the Fine Art-auction online in Helsinki

To be able to place bids and buy items you need to sign up at Auctionet – it is easy and free of charge. Please do not hesitate to contact our customer services,
+358 9 3542 6700, if you need help placing bids.

After the Fine Art-auction online in Helsinki

You won the bidding, now choose one of our secure methods of payment to pay your item and our commission. You can now collect your item at the auction house at Eteläranta 14, Helsinki, or order transportation at Please note that there will be a storage fee for items not collected on time.