An icon of a collectible

Karl Kokeshi doll sells for over €4000 in Karl Lagerfeld’s Estate auction on Sotheby’s

The term” Designer Collectible” has adopted a whole new meaning for Lucie Kaas’s iconic line of Kokeshi Dolls. Though retailing from €59, the final hammer went down for an astonishing €4032, for a Karl Kokeshi in possession of Karl Lagerfeld since 2016.

Lucie Kaas’s iconic Karl Kokeshi was among the pieces included in a Sotheby’s auction containing over 1000 pieces of Karl Lagerfeld’s private estate, including valuable books, silverware, his original drawings, and renowned paintings. The Karl Kokeshi was in possession of Karl Lagerfeld since 2016, when Lucie Kaas first launched the collection. At the time Karl Lagerfeld was the creative director of Chanel and the piece caught the eye of those who worked closest to the legend.

 

Designed by English artist Becky Kemp, the Karl Kokeshi was and continues to be a tribute to Karl for his unparalleled contribution to Fashion, Art and culture.

 

For the team at Lucie Kaas, the news of being included in such an auction was an honor itself, with names such as Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand, Zaha Hadid, & Christian Liaigre being auctioned side by side with this piece from the brand.

See the Karl Kokeshi here

Sotheby’s about the auction:

 

”Sotheby's is paying tribute to this genius of a designer with the sale of Karl Lagerfeld’s personal belongings from his various residences, presenting an anthology of his personal taste but also of his life and career.

 

This auction features a superb collection of Georges Lepape drawings, and a diverse selection of design, clothing, luggage and pieces portraying Karl Lagerfeld from his residences in Monaco and Louveciennes, every one of which bears witness to his extraordinarily good taste.”

see the auction here